Owners of Samsung smart TVs now have another way of watching shows from major TV networks like ABC, CBS and NBC: Tablo, the DVR for cord cutters, launched an app for Samsung TVs running the company’s Tizen operating system Tuesday.
The native app allows users to browse a program guide for over-the-air TV, schedule recordings and watch recorded shows — just like one would expect from a DVR like the one you’d rent from a cable company. Only, Tablo records over-the-air programming from broadcast networks, without the need of paying for cable.
Samsung TV owners still need Tablo’s DVR hardware in order to be able to record any programing. The company sells networked DVRs that can stream to multiple devices, including tablets and mobile phones, and previously also released apps for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and other streaming devices.
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