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New Tablo OTA DVR Feature – Quick Channel Select

We love to make all Tablo DVRs – no matter when they were purchased - even more awesome via free app and firmware updates. 

Recently, Tablo’s main lean-back (aka TV-based) apps received a new feature that we call Quick Channel Select.

tablo quick channel select feature

Quick Channel Select is a TV guide overlay that lets you browse other currently airing programs while you continue to watch Live TV in the background.

When more than one Live TV stream is active on your Tablo OTA DVR, this feature also enables a ‘Last Channel’ option allowing you to quickly switch between two different programs.

Quick Channel Select is currently available on the following apps/devices:

 

Keep reading for details on how it works on each platform…

 

Tablo Quick Channel Select on Roku
On Roku streaming devices and Roku-enabled Smart TVs, begin playback of any channel from the Live TV grid guide of the Tablo channel.

Once playback begins, you can enable the Quick Channel Select overlay menu by hitting the UP or DOWN button on your Roku remote’s directional navigation pad.

tablo roku quick channel select

When your Tablo OTA DVR has two or more active Live TV streams, you can easily switch back to the last channel you were viewing by bringing up the Quick Channel Select overlay (UP or DOWN button) and then using the LEFT button on your Roku remote’s directional navigation pad.

tablo quick channel select last channel

NOTE – If you do not see this feature, your Roku may be too old or you may not be using the most recent version of the Tablo Roku channel.

 

Tablo Quick Channel Select on Amazon Fire TV & Android TV
On Amazon Fire TV or Android TV streaming devices and Smart TVs, begin playback of any channel from the Live TV grid guide of the Tablo PREVIEW app.

Once playback begins, you can enable the Quick Channel Select overlay menu by hitting the UP button on your remote’s directional navigation pad.

tablo fire tv quick channel select

When your Tablo OTA DVR has two or more active Live TV streams, you can easily switch back to the last channel you were viewing by pressing the BACK button on your remote and selecting your previous channel.  

tablo fire tv quick channel select last channel

NOTE – If you do not see this feature, you may not be using the most recent version of the Tablo PREVIEW app or using the original Tablo app for Amazon Fire TV/Android TV.

 

Tablo Quick Channel Select on Apple TV
On Apple TV, begin playback of any channel from the Live TV grid guide of the Tablo app.

Once playback begins, you can enable the Quick Channel Select overlay menu by swiping DOWN on your Apple TV remote’s touchpad.

tablo apple tv quick channel select

When your Tablo OTA DVR has two or more active Live TV streams, you can easily switch back to the last channel you were viewing by swiping DOWN on your Apple TV remote’s touchpad and select the ‘Back to’ option at the top of the list.

tablo apple tv quick channel select last channel

NOTE – If you do not see this feature, you may not be using the most recent version of the Tablo app for Apple TV.

 

We hope you’re enjoying Quick Channel Select on your Tablo!

If you have any questions about how this or other Tablo features work, you can use our website’s handy search function or touch base with us via Facebook or Twitter.

Have a new feature to suggest? Get in touch or leave a comment on the Tablo Community Forum!

 

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