Today Tablo, that popular line of over-the-air DVRs made by Nuvyyo, announced the availability of Tablo ENGINE, an Android TV-based DVR app that lets cord cutters discover, watch, and record live over-the-air TV. The Tablo ENGINE brings the fast and user-friendly Tablo interface and DVR functionality to powerful Android TV set-top-boxes, starting with the Nvidia SHIELD.
By using a Tablo TUNER OTA USB adapter to connect a TV antenna to the Nvidia SHIELD and downloading the Tablo ENGINE app, TV fans will be able to discover, watch, and record live HDTV on their Android TV device without the need for Tablo OTA DVR hardware.
Consumers are frustrated with the cost and lack of choice offered by todays pay TV subscriptions, said Grant Hall, CEO at Nuvyyo, the makers of Tablo. Thats why weve designed Tablo ENGINE to address the needs of more traditional cord cutters who simply prefer to watch programs on their primary TV set from the comfort of their couch, versus those who value the flexibility and mobility of our network-based Tablo OTA DVRs which allow you to enjoy OTA TV anywhere, on any device.
How Tablo ENGINE Works
Live, local OTA TV signals are captured by a TV antenna connected to your Android TV device via a compatible dongle such as Tablo TUNER, Nuvyyos new dual-tuner USB adapter, or the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD USB tuner stick.
The free Tablo ENGINE app provides the Tablo interface and DVR features including the following:
- Live TV: Watch, pause, and rewind live TV in full HD quality
- Fast Channel Changes: Tune to live TV in seconds from the live TV grid guide
- Recording & Time Shifting: Watch, pause, rewind, and fast forward completed and in-progress recordings
- 14-Day Live TV Grid Guide: Browse and set recordings for shows airing over the next 14 days
- Content Discovery & Series Recording: Discover new shows and set one-click series recordings (ALL NEW or ALL episodes) via the Netflix-style program guide
- 5.1 Surround Sound: Enable Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound pass-through for a premium audio experience
You will also be able to manage your Tablo ENGINE on the web by visiting my.tablotv.com to manage recordings and adjust Tablo ENGINEs settings while on the local network.
Pricing, Availability, & Optional Subscription Details
The Tablo ENGINE app is free to download from the Google Play store and includes a free, fully featured 30-day trial of the Tablo ENGINE guide data subscription.
Tablo TUNER dual-tuner USB adapters are available via the Tablo webstore for $69.99.
As a special introductory offer, with the purchase of a Tablo TUNER adapter, cord cutters will receive 6 months of Tablo ENGINE guide data subscription absolutely free.
After the introductory offer, cord cutters can enjoy 24 hours of guide data and continue to watch live TV without a subscription. Or they can choose to purchase a Tablo ENGINE guide data subscription and access a full 14 days of guide data and one-click recording functions for $3.99 USD/$4.99 CAD monthly or $39.99 USD/$49.99 annually.
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