To enjoy the full Tablo experience, a subscription to our optional guide data service is recommended. For a small monthly fee, our guide data service provides the beautiful cover art, episode and series synopses and metadata that make it easy for you to discover HDTV content by genre and set recordings on your Tablo OTA DVR through our various apps. It also enables some of Tablo's cooler capabilties including out-of-home streaming through the Tablo Connect feature.
Every Tablo OTA DVR includes a free 30-day trial subscription. After 30 days, if you choose to forgo a subscription, Tablo does include a manual mode that enables access to basic recording and Live TV functionality.
The chart below shows exactly which basic features are included with your Tablo OTA DVR as well as the more advanced features that you can get with an optional Tablo Guide Data Subscription. Some features are dependent on the guide data available, which we source from Tribune Media Services. For more details and screen shots of the interface, check out our blog post about our Tablo Guide Data service.
TV Guide Data
Manual Recording (date/time/channel/show)
Live TV Grid View
Prime Time TV View
Filters (genre, new, premiering)
Series Info (plot, first air date, etc.)
Record by Series
Tablo Connect (out-of-home streaming)