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Here at CES 2014, I finally got my first chance to spend some hands-on time with the Tablo, which is scheduled to start shipping in February. To recap, the Tablo records free over-the-air TV to an external hard drive, then streaming those shows over your home network to other devices, like an iPad or a Roku box.

For the demo, Nuvyyo had the Tablo app running on a number of devices, including both iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, a Windows 8 laptop and a Roku 3. It was even working on a LG TV with a built-in browser, which is how you access Tablo on most devices other than tablets, which have dedicated apps for iOS and Android. The other exception is Roku, which has its own app and an onscreen interface, providing a more traditional TV watching experience.

The software looks slick and it’s easy to record shows, search for content and access your recordings. “Season Pass”-style recording is available, as well as other DVR niceties like 30-second skip. There’s a program guide (with data from Tribune) and you can watch and pause live TV, just like with a traditional DVR. For launch, streaming is limited to in-home use, but Nuvyyo plans to implement out-of-home streaming as well.

It’s all virtually identical to what Simple.TV does, but the Tablo has a few hardware advantages. A big one is built-in Wi-Fi. Simple.TV says its system requires a wired connection to ensure a better experience, but it’s certainly nice to have the option of using Wi-Fi. The other advantage is that the Tablo comes in both two- and four-tuner models.

In all, the range of devices the Tablo was working with and the polished look of the apps were impressive, especially for a new product.

Read the full article at CNET…

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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