Unveiling the Next Chapter: Say Hello to Tablo’s 4th Generation Device and Revamped App

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Today marks a transformative moment for Tablo, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you join us on this exciting journey. For the past year, the brilliant minds at Tablo have been diligently crafting our newest network-connected device while simultaneously overhauling our app interface. Our aim? To offer you a seamless, subscription-free way to enjoy and record free TV.

We’re delighted to reveal not only these innovations but also our refreshed brand identity, complete with a new logo and website. Our gratitude for our devoted customers, who’ve been with us for nearly a decade, knows no bounds. So stay tuned for some special announcements just for you.

But first, allow us to introduce you to the game-changing 4th Generation Tablo and its revamped app.

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Get Acquainted with the 4th Generation Tablo

The newest Tablo iteration is a design marvel, both aesthetically pleasing and versatile enough to either mount on a wall or grace your tabletop. Internally, it houses two robust ATSC 1.0 tuners that produce crystal-clear MPEG2 video and an optional signal amplifier for a reliable over-the-air experience. With 50+ hours of built-in DVR storage, which is expandable up to 8TB via USB, you won’t miss a moment.

This latest model can connect to your home network via either Wi-Fi or Ethernet, making it easy to stream live and recorded content to smart TVs, mobile devices, and streaming platforms. What’s more, for the first time, Tablo is also offering access to over 40 free streaming channels through its revamped app.

Explore the Redesigned App Interface

Our fully reimagined app is designed to enhance user accessibility and facilitate effortless content discovery. A revamped homepage will lead you directly to current broadcasts and your most recent recordings. Navigate through future sporting events, new series, and popular genres like drama and comedy with ease.

The live TV grid guide is now lightning-quick, displaying two weeks of programming data for both over-the-air and free streaming channels without requiring a subscription. Additional customizations, such as favorite channel views, are just around the corner.

Purchased apps come with advanced features like one-touch series recording and additional recording settings.

Available Platforms:

  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Google TV
  • Android mobile
  • iOS mobile

Coming Soon:

  • Apple TV
  • Samsung TIZEN Smart TVs (2020 models and newer)
  • LG webOS Smart TVs (2020 models and newer)
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs

No Subscriptions, No Hidden Costs

The 4th Generation Tablo is a one-time purchase that includes full access to the TV guide and all features—no subscriptions, fees, or contracts involved.

Broaden Your Viewing Horizons with Free Streaming Channels

In addition to over-the-air networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, you can now access over 40 free streaming channels, ranging from Bloomberg TV and Docurama to Tastemade and World Poker Tour. These channels are available for live streaming and recording through Tablo.

Note: Free streaming channels are available to U.S. residents only.

Complimentary Apps, Firmware, and Superior Support

All Tablo apps remain free to download, and we’re committed to providing free updates for your device’s firmware. Our support team is now accessible via email, phone, and live chat, with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. ET daily, including holidays.

How to Get Your Hands on the 4th Generation Tablo

Our latest model is available at TabloTV.com and BestBuy.com with two pricing options:

  • Tablo Total System (includes a 35-mile indoor TV antenna): $109.95 (limited-time offer, regularly $129.95)*
  • Tablo device only: $99.95*

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

What’s on the Horizon for Current Tablo Users

Existing Tablo apps won’t support older hardware initially. However, a firmware update is in the works to align legacy network devices with the new app interface. Your current experience remains unchanged for now. When the update is available, you’ll have the option to switch to the new app experience and enjoy all its features, or continue using the legacy apps with the existing subscription model.

Please visit our Support Portal for additional information tailored to our current Tablo customers and for guidelines on identifying your Tablo model type.

*A firmware update for legacy TV-connected Tablo hardware models to make them compatible with the new Tablo app experience will be available in 2024.

Legacy network-connected Tablo device models include:

  • Original 2-Tuner Tablo OTA DVR
  • Original 4-Tuner Tablo OTA DVR
  • Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR
  • Tablo DUAL 64GB OTA DVR
  • Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR
  • Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
  • Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR

Legacy TV-connected Tablo device models include:

  • Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR
  • Tablo QUAD HDMI OTA DVR

We hope you’re as thrilled as we are about this new chapter for Tablo and we thank you for your continued support!

The Story Behind Tablo’s Acquisition by Scripps

As we move forward with these groundbreaking advancements, it’s important to acknowledge the strategic partnership that has fueled this evolution. We’re excited to announce that Tablo has been acquired by Scripps, a relationship that promises to fortify our offerings and continue the journey toward reshaping how people enjoy TV. This partnership is the cornerstone of Tablo’s strategy to expand its footprint, foster innovation, and deliver value to our users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my older Tablo device still work with the new app?

Not initially, but we’re actively working on a firmware update that will bring the new app interface to legacy Tablo devices. The update is expected to roll out later this year.

What is the cost of the new Tablo device?

Two pricing options are available: $109.95 for the Tablo Total System, which includes a 35-mile indoor TV antenna (a limited-time offer, regularly $129.95), or $99.95 for the Tablo device alone.

What channels can I expect with the 4th Generation Tablo?

In addition to over-the-air networks such as ABC, CBS, and NBC, the 4th Generation Tablo offers access to over 40 free streaming channels. These channels are available for U.S. residents only.

Are there any hidden costs?

Absolutely not. The 4th Generation Tablo comes with no subscription fees or hidden costs. The price you pay for the device is all-inclusive.

How can I get in touch with customer support?

Our dedicated support team is available via email, phone, and now also through live chat. We’ve extended our hours to be reachable from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. ET daily, including holidays.

What can current Tablo customers expect in the future?

Current customers can continue to use their existing Tablo devices without any change. Once the firmware update is released later this year, you will have the option to switch to the new app experience, complete with all its new features, or continue with your existing setup.

Can I expand the onboard storage?

Yes, the onboard DVR storage is expandable up to 8TB via a USB hard drive.

We hope this FAQ section addresses some of your immediate questions. For more in-depth information and updates, keep an eye on our website and our Support Portal.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this is more than just a product launch; it’s a redefinition of what Tablo stands for. Our journey over the last nine years has been incredible, and we owe much of our success to our loyal user base. As we roll out our 4th Generation device and refreshed app experience, we can’t wait for you to enjoy the new features, improved usability, and the freedom of subscription-free TV.

Thank you for your unwavering support, and here’s to a future filled with innovation and great TV!

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