Tablo is the DVR for cord cutters that makes it easy to watch, pause, and record live, local TV broadcasts from your Over-the-Air TV antenna on your iPhone or iPad.
Simply connect your TV antenna to Tablo, connect your Tablo to your home network, and you can enjoy live sports, local news, and your favorite broadcast TV shows on any iOS-enabled device in your home via the Tablo app.
Tablo also works with your favorite streaming media devices including Apple TV, your computer, and much more so you can catch up on your favorite shows anytime, and anywhere.
Additional Tablo DVR hardware purchase required.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Firmware update helped a lot. NOT buggy
While I really couldn't complain too much about the overall performance of the iPad app for Tablo, the time it took to sync, especially the first time using it on the iPad was slightly annoying before the update. On the day before thanksgiving 2014 the company released a firmware update which certainly improved the sync time and overall performance of the Tablo device on both the iPad and the new iphone app (different apps).
Tablo team for Apple has gone dark
Last update to app now over a year old. App has become buggy - especially on iPad, for example, the large, intrusive, overlaid closed caption will not turn off no matter what you do. *Several support requests and many forum threads have gone unanswered. I sure wish silicone dust would build a 3+ OTA tuner. The 4 tuner tablo is the only reason I went with it over the competition but it's so buggy on iPad and Apple TV I'm about ready to ditch it and buy 2 SD units.
*update, a Tablo forum member pointed me to the CC option within iOS accessibility settings. While I had never enabled this and therefore initially discounted it as a solution, toggling the native setting on/off resolved the problem. And, Tablo support actually responded to my request today. I stand by my current assessment, the whole thing still feels a bit pre-release buggy but dang it - every time I am ready to write them off they come back like a bad rash. There is still hope that this will still be good and certainly could be amazing.....
Used to be a good product
But every time an update is installed, it creates more problems then it’s worth. Clearly they don’t test their software updates! It may work fine on Roku or FireTV, but forget about it on AppleTV. Since last update with commercial skip, which doesn’t work at all, the device constantly drops the connection, and can’t find the Tablo on the network. You can “Try Again” to no avail. I even tried hardwiring the device - didn’t help. Recordings that used to work perfectly are useless. Nothing plays back properly any more and has continual crashing when trying to watch with multiple failures even with a more powerful antenna that shows all green circles. The same programs that fail when recording I can watch live perfectly. How is that possible? It will work on my IPad most of the time, but fails trying to watch the same program via AppleTV. Don’t waste your money!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.