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Tablo Premium Service

Enhance Your Over-the-Air TV Experience with Tablo

Tablo's Premium Service is an optional, paid add-on for Tablo owners with active Tablo TV Guide Data Subscriptions that provides access to the Automatic Commercial Skip feature.  

Tablo Premium Service Subscription

All Tablo OTA DVRs come with a free 30-Day trial of both the TV Guide Data and Premium Service subscriptions.

Once enabled in a supported Tablo app's settings screen, Tablo Premium Service makes it possible for your Tablo OTA DVR to play the majority of completed recordings without ads on our most popular apps.

After the first 30 days, you can choose to subscribe and continue enjoying Automatic Commercial Skip with Premium Service on all eligible recordings. 

 

 

USA

CANADA

 

Monthly

$2.00 USD

$3.00 CAD

 

Annual

$20.00 USD

$30.00 CAD

 
An active  Tablo TV Guide Data Subscription  is required for users of Tablo Premium Service after the free 30-day trial.

Like Tablo TV Guide Data Subscriptions, Tablo Premium Service is tied to YOU, not a specific device.
This means you can change or upgrade to a new Tablo DVR and easily transfer your existing Premium Service subscription to your new device.

Tablo Premium Service subscriptions are billed monthly for monthly TV Guide Data subscribers. Annual and Lifetime TV Guide Data subscribers will be billed annually. 
 

Tablo's Premium Service enables the Automatic Commercial Skip feature which makes it possible for your Tablo OTA DVR to play the majority of completed recordings without ads on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android mobile devices. This feature is also available on the interface of TV-Connected Tablo DVRs.

Once enabled, your Tablo DVR will upload a small portion of completed recordings to the Tablo Commercial Skip Server for processing. A hybrid of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and machine learning will examine the data and mark the sections containing commercials.

Depending on the recording quality and audio settings of your Tablo, this process will use between 100-200 MB/hour of recording in external internet bandwidth.
Those with upload speeds slower than 3 Mbps, or with very low datacaps should NOT enable this feature.

 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo app on Roku.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen press down on the D-pad for Options. 

 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo app on Amazon Fire TV.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen press down on the D-pad for Settings. 

NOTE - Automatic Commercial Skip is NOT supported on playback via Tablo Connect unless you are streaming at full quality.

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo app Android TV.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen press down on the D-pad for Settings. 

 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo app on Apple TV.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen swipe down on the touchpad for Settings. 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo app on iOS or Android mobile devices.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen, toggle the Commercial Skip icon. 

NOTE - iOS and Android mobile apps will not show show Automatic Commercial Skip success/failure messages.

 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo web app at my.tablotv.com via Chrome or Safari.

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen, toggle the Commercial Skip icon. 

NOTE - Tablo's web app will not show show Automatic Commercial Skip success/failure messages.

 
 

Subscribers to Tablo's Premium Service can enable Automatic Commercial Skip via the settings screen of the Tablo interface on TV-Connected Tablo DVRs like Tablo DUAL HDMI.

They can also enjoy Automatic Commercial Skip on supported secondary streaming devices

To disable Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip on a per-recording basis from within the playback screen press down on the D-pad for Settings. 

In order to be eligible for commercial skip processing, your Tablo DVR’s recordings must:

  • NOT be a Cloud DVR recording
    Only recordings made on a Tablo’s internal or hard drive storage are currently supported.
  • NOT be a manual recording
    Manual recordings lack 'program type' details and therefore are ineligible 
  • Be completed successfully
    In-progress, failed, and incomplete recordings are ineligible.
  • Be created AFTER commercial skip has been enabled in your Tablo’s settings screen
  • Have completed Fast-Forward Preview processing successfully

Certain networks, program types, and shows are always ineligible for commercial skip processing including:

  • [NETWORK] PBS
  • [NETWORK] TVO
  • [PROGRAM TYPE] Manual Recording
  • [SHOW] The Saint
  • [SHOW] The Green Hornet
  • [SHOW] Laramie
  • [SHOW] Have Gun - Will Travel
  • [SHOW] The Burns & Allen Show
  • [SHOW] Bonanza
  • [SHOW] Gilligans Island
  • [SHOW] Dragnet
  • [SHOW] Leave it to Beaver
  • [SHOW] Alfred Hitchcock
  • [SHOW] Tales of Wells Fargo
  • [SHOW] The Twilight Zone
  • [SHOW] Good Morning America

When Tablo's Automatic Commercial Skip detection is enabled, all recordings that have been processed will show a commercial skip message identifying either success or one of several error messages:

  • SUCCESS - Commercial skip is ready.
  • FILTERED - Program ineligible for Commercial Skip.
  • NETWORK - Commercial Skip upload failed.
  • UNSUITABLE - Recording rejected from Commercial Skip.
  • RECEPTION - Commercial Skip failed due to poor reception.
  • OTHER FAILURE - Commercial Skip detection failed. 
     

For a full overview of the meanings of these error messages, head over to the Tablo Knowledge Base.

Tablo Premium Service FAQs

No. Since Tablo Premium Service is an add-on, it will match the billing term of your existing TV Guide Data subscription. The only exception is lifetime subscribers who will be billed annually.

If you're a monthly TV Guide Data subscriber, you will be billed monthly, on your current TV Guide Service billing date, so the first month's charge for Premium Service will be pro-rated. If you're an annual subscriber, you will be billed immediately for the Premium Service add-on, pro-rated according to your current TV Guide Data billing date, then it will repeat at full amount on an annual basis going forward. If you've got a Lifetime Tablo Guide Data subscription, you will be billed immediately for the full amount of the annual Premium Service add-on and it will repeat on an annual basis going forward.

Yes. Automatic Commercial Skip processing is tied directly to your Tablo, so each device on your account that will be using Premium Service must have its own subscription.

No, you don't need to re-enable Automatic Commercial Skip after your Premium Service subscription lapses if you had previously enabled it on your Tablo. As soon as your Premium Service subscription is active, all newly created recordings will be uploaded to the commercial skip server for processing. Recordings created during the time your Premium Service subscription was inactive will not be eligible for processing.

At this time, the player software on Samsung and LG Smart TVs is incompatible with the Automatic Commercial Skip feature. We will re-evaluate the possibility of adding this feature to these platforms in the future.

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