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Tablo Q&A – Which Tablo app should I use?

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Searching for Tablo app on smartphone

Today’s question is from Kara who asks, “When I try to download the Tablo app I see there are two versions. Which should I use with my 4th generation Tablo?”

This summer we launched a slate of new Tablo apps specifically designed to work with the new 4th generation Tablo devices.

These apps have dark blue branding, are called Tablo and are available on iOS and Android mobile, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV platforms.

Apps for Apple TV, as well as smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Vizio are coming soon.

4th generation Tablo owners should NOT use the apps called Legacy Tablo with blue and orange branding, as those are only designed to work with older legacy Tablo devices.

Likewise, owners of legacy Tablo devices should not use the new Tablo apps until an upcoming firmware update which will enable compatibility.

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. 

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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 

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