Ottawa-based consumer electronics upstart Nuvyyo released a new incarnation of its Tablo DVR for cord cutters Wednesday that makes use of Nvidia’s Shield TV game console to record and play programming from broadcasters like ABC, CBS and NBC. Tablo first previewed this product, which is now called Tablo Engine, at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Nvidia Shield owners do need to buy a special USB tuner from the company that’s necessary to connect an over-the-air antenna to the game console. After that, they can download a free Android app from the Google Play store to their Nvidia Shield to use the device as a DVR and record live television, as well as schedule recordings, much like one might do with a cable company DVR.
Nuvyyo is best known for its standalone networked DVRs, which can be used to record broadcast TV and then stream it to any mobile or TV-connected device. The company has released apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, just to name a few, to give cord cutters an option to still access broadcast network programming.