Tablo is a next-generation DVR that plugs into a digital TV antenna to capture free, local HDTV broadcast programs including news and sports within the US and Canada.
Unlike traditional DVRs that are connected to one TV, Tablo does not feature an HDMI connection. Tablo is a network-connected DVR that uses WiFi or Ethernet to stream content to Tablo apps on connected devices inside your home or anywhere you have internet.
*Looking for an HDMI-connected OTA DVR option? Check out our Tablo TUNER/Tablo ENGINE software OTA DVR solution.
To set up your Tablo OTA DVR you need:
To watch Tablo OTA DVR content on your big screen, you'll need:
Tablo OTA DVRs make it easy cord cutters to watch and record live, local HDTV broadcast programs on the device they already use to enjoy Netflix and other streaming TV apps.
By adding the Tablo app to your favorite streaming device, you can catch up on hometown news and sports and watch your favorite network shows as they air, without having to switch inputs on the TV or pick up a different remote.
Tablo OTA DVRs connect to your home's internet router instead of a single TV via HDMI, so one Tablo OTA DVR lets you watch live and recorded television on any device in your home.
Check out our full list of Tablo OTA DVR apps and compatible devices.
With Tablo OTA DVRs you can enjoy recordings of your favorite TV series without commercial interruptions.
Once enabled in the Tablo's settings screen, the Automatic Commercial Skip feature will identify and skip past commercial blocks within most completed recordings.
A Whole-Home DVR, Tablo lets you stream live and recorded OTA HDTV content to as many as 6 devices on your local network at the same time.
Or if you're on the go, you can stream your local TV shows anywhere in the world over WiFi or 3/4G wireless connections using Tablo Connect.
Cable operators compress their TV signals to conserve bandwidth in order to deliver multiple services (phone, TV and internet) over a single connection. Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV signals received through antennas are uncompressed, delivering an incredibly crisp HD picture, far superior to what you've been getting from your cable provider.
Best of all, because content is being delivered via your Over-the-Air antenna instead of an internet connection, you can watch as much TV as you you want at home without impacting your internet datacap.