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Q&A on Recording Streaming TV

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we have a Q&A on recording streaming TV, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!

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Q&A > Why Can't I Record Streaming TV On My Tablo DVR?
Tablo DVR and TV showing recordings

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This week's question comes from Robert who says, "I’m perplexed about why I can only use my Tablo for Over-the-Air channels. Why can’t I use the DVR to record other streaming content?"

We often get asked whether Over-the-Air DVRs like Tablo can record content from streaming TV. Unfortunately, legal and technical restrictions prevent ANY commercial hardware DVR from recording streaming content.

All streaming TV providers operate within license agreements with the owners of the content they show. These contracts define how that content can be used, including how/when/if it can be recorded and played back. 

The good news is that many streaming services either offer programs on-demand (and therefore recording isn't required) or offer a cloud-based recording option. By saving and managing 'recordings' on the streaming service's servers, a company can ensure licensing agreements are followed, that only current subscribers can access those shows, and that they're accessed only on approved devices.   

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DEALS > Save on Refurbished Tablo DVRs & More
Refurbished Tablo Sale

This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include: 

SHORT CUTS > Apple to Stream MLS Soccer, & More
MLS Apple

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 


As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Watergate: High Crimes in the White House
  • Catch Soul of a Nation Presents: Sound of Freedom - a Juneteenth Celebration - June 17th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Tune in to the special Watergate: High Crimes in the White House - June 17th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS (June 18th @ 3:30 p.m. on Global)
  • Catch two back-to-back specials The Black Pack: Excellence and Brandon Leake: A Family Affair - June 19th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
  • See the premiere of the thriller series Hotel Portofino - June 19th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Followed by season 8 of Endeavour on Masterpiece - June 19th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • See Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20 - June 21st @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Catch season 3 of Wellington Paranormal - June 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
  • Tune in to the new documentary miniseries Planet California - June 22nd @ 10:00 p.m. on PBS
  • Watch the 2022 NBA Draft live - June 23rd @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC  
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.  


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