4th Generation Tablo App for Samsung and LG Smart TVs Now Available

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Tablo Q&A – Does Tablo have a paid subscription?

Tablo's flexible and compact design is ready to help you watch and record free TV
Tablo's flexible and compact design is ready to help you watch and record free TV

Today’s question is from Scott who asks, “Does the 4th generation Tablo have a subscription? I’ve seen some people mention they have to pay for the TV guide.”

4th generation Tablo devices have absolutely no subscriptions, fees, or ongoing costs.

Once you pay for the DVR itself, you’ll have full access to all Tablo features. This includes free TV guide data for both the channels you can receive with your TV antenna and the 60+ free streaming TV channels included with Tablo.

The information you or others may have seen was likely related to our older legacy Tablo devices, which operate on a subscription-based model for TV guide data and other advanced features.

Again, this has nothing to do with current 4th-generation Tablo models. With these new Tablo DVRs, you buy the device once and enjoy free TV forever.

Have a question about watching TV that you’d like answered? Send us a note and you may see your question on the Tablo blog and in an upcoming issue of our newsletter, Stay Tuned!

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How to restart your phone/tablet

Sometimes, just restarting your smartphone or tablet can clear up issues with apps. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone

Android smartphones 

Most Android smartphones and tablets can be restarted by holding the POWER button and then selecting RESTART or POWER OFF and RESTART from the POWER OPTIONS menu.

NOTE: Newer Samsung devices require you to hold the POWER/SIDE button and VOLUME DOWN to make the POWER OPTIONS menu appear. On the Google Pixel 6, hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.

How to force close your Tablo app?

Sometimes, just restarting the app can fix things. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone/iPad

Android smartphones/tablets 

Need help with the final steps?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Follow the steps in the video below for a full walkthrough of the remaining parts of the Tablo setup process.

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