Tablo Guide Data

Discover and Record TV Programs Easily

Our Tablo Guide Data Subscription provides the beautiful cover art, episode and series synopses, and metadata that make it easy for cord cutters to discover new shows, revisit old favorites, and set recordings on the OTA DVR through Tablo apps.

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Tablo Guide Data Subscriptions

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






$4.99 USD

$5.99 CAD


$49.99 USD

$59.99 CAD


$149.99 USD

$179.99 CAD

Your Tablo subscription is tied to YOU, not a specific device.
You can associate multiple Tablo DVRs or upgrade to a new device and keep your existing subscription.

What's Included In My Tablo Subscription?

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.




w/ Subscription

TV Guide Data

1 Day

14 Days

Manual Recording (date/time/channel/show)



Live TV Grid View



Schedule View



Recordings View



Prime Time TV View



Movies View



Sports View



Filters (genre, new, premiering)



Series Info (plot, first air date, etc.)



Cover Art



Record by Series



Advanced Recording Features



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 custom views and filters that make it easy to discover your favorite programs and new shows including:

  • Prime Time, Movies, & Sports
  • Premiering, New (airing for the first time), & Genre (comedy, drama, children 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. 

tablo cover art vs. blue tile

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. 

Available for subscribers only, Tablo's advanced recording options provide more flexible scheduling and recording management capabilities including:

  • Adjust Start/Stop Time - Start recordings up to 10 mins early and end as much as 3 hours after the scheduled program time
  • Keep X Recordings - Retain all episodes or only a select number of airings
  • Recording Channel Selector - Choose which channel to record from if multiple channels are airing a favorite program

Tablo's out-of-home streaming service - Tablo Connect - lets you access live and recorded TV from your Tablo via paired devices anywhere in the world.

It is a subscriber-only feature. 

Tablo Guide Data FAQs

Have questions about your Tablo guide data subscription?
We can help!

  • 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.

  • Live TV grid guide missing data for some channels, or showing incorrect data?
    Contact Tablo Support with the details to have this corrected.

  • 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.

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