All new and refurbished Tablo OTA DVRs come with a free 30-Day trial of our TV guide data subscription so cord cutters can enjoy everything Tablo has to offer, right out of the box. After the first 30 days, a subscription to the optional guide data service is recommended for the best cord cutting experience since it enables some of Tablo's cooler features including series recordings as well as out-of-home streaming through Tablo Connect.
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 Gracenote. Full details and screen shots of the interface are below.
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)
All of Tablo's apps are powered by TV guide data.
Users with subscriptions will be able to discover and easily set recordings for programs airing over the next 14 days, instead of just the next 24 hours for those who opt out of a subscription.
Both subscribers and non-subscribers have the ability to create Manual Recordings, however this is the ONLY way for non-subscribers to set programs to record.
Manual recordings are set by date/time/channel on a one-time or repeating schedule.
With or without a subscription, you’ll be able to see a full 24 hours of programming within the Live TV grid view.
From here you can also play live TV and set recordings.
All Tablo users have access to the scheduled view which shows all of your scheduled recordings, whether or not there is an airing in the next 14 days.
From here you can also unschedule specific airings and resolve scheduling conflicts.
All users also have access to the recordings view which shows and allows you to start playback of all of the completed recordings on your Tablo.
Subscribers will have access to additional sort and filter options on most apps including TV Shows, Movies and Most Recent.
Tablo subscribers have access to a few custom views that make it easy to discover your favorite programs and new shows including:
Only Tablo subscribers have the ability to filter their Tablo app with views that show programs that are premiering, are new (airing for the first time) and by genre (comedy, drama, reality etc.)
A full guide data subscription provides episode and series synopses so you can learn what a show is about, or know whether or not you've already seen a particular episode.
When browsing, cover art for programs creates the beautiful Netflix-style guide in the Tablo app. Without a subscription, program tiles within all apps will revert to simple blue tiles with text.
Have a ‘can’t miss’ show or want to start an archive of Simpsons reruns?
Record by series, available for subscribers only, makes this a snap.
You can choose to record ALL airings of that program or ALL NEW to just get episodes that have been previously unaired.
Have questions about your Tablo guide data subscription?
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Only see 1 day of guide data?
The Live TV grid guide will always show 24 hours of data. The additional 13 days are split up into the Primetime, TV shows, Movies and Sports tabs.
Missing screens or features you used to see?
Make sure your Tablo subscription is active and associated with your Tablo.
Subscription payment failing?
Ensure your Tablo account zip/postal and credit card zip/postal match and/or that your bank does not automatically block international transactions.