All new and refurbished legacy Tablo DVRs come with a free 30-Day trial of our TV Guide Data Service subscription so that new users can enjoy Tablo's advanced DVR features, right out of the box.
You can register and purchase a subscription for your Tablo at: https://account.tablotv.com/
NOTE - 4th generation Tablo devices do not require a subscription. All TV guide data and features are included in your purchase.
Tablo TV Guide Data Service Features
The chart below shows exactly which features are included with your legacy Tablo OTA DVR as well as the more advanced features that are available if you choose to subscribe:
** Tablo Connect is only available for our Network-Connected Tablo units.
After the first 30 days, your trial period will have ended, and you will only have access to the included features.
If you decide you would like to subscribe, you can choose a low-cost monthly subscription:
|Monthly Subscription||$4.99 USD||$5.99 CAD|
TV Guide Data
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.
Live TV Grid View
With or without a subscription, you’ll be able to see at least a full 24 hours of programming within the Live TV grid view. You can also play Live TV from this view, and with an active subscription, set recordings from this view as well.
Scheduled & Recording Views
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 the scheduling view, you can unschedule specific airings and resolve scheduling conflicts.
The recordings view will show all of the recordings on your Tablo for you to select for playback.
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.
Views & Filters
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.)
Series Info & Cover Art
A full guide data subscription provides episode and series synopses so you can read what a show is about, or know whether or not you've already seen a particular episode.
When browsing, cover art for programs creates a Netflix-style guide in the Tablo app. Without a subscription, program tiles within all apps will revert to simple blue tiles with text.
Record by Series
Active subscribers will be able to Record by series.
With this feature, 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 Connect is Tablo's out-of-home streaming service. This lets you access live and recorded TV from your network-connected Tablo via paired devices anywhere in the world.
This is a subscriber-only feature and is not compatible with TV-Connected Tablo DVRs.
Secondary Television Streaming
For legacy TV-connected Tablo DVRs like Tablo DUAL HDMI and QUAD HDMI, in-home streaming to up to two secondary televisions is a subscriber-only feature.
This allows you to stream live or recorded TV from your TV-connected Tablo DVR to streaming set-top-boxes and Smart TVs running the following operating systems:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
If you have a network-connected Tablo DVR, streaming within the home does not require a subscription.
**Tablo ATSC 3.0 QUAD HDMI does not support streaming to any secondary devices.
TV Guide Data Service Subscription FAQs
Why do I only see 24 hours of guide data?
By default, the Live TV guide will show 24 hours of guide data. The remaining 2 weeks are sorted into the TV shows, Movies, and Sports tabs.
Tablo customers with a TV Guide Service subscription using Roku devices can enable a full 14-day live TV grid in the settings screen.
A 14-day Live TV Grid is standard on legacy apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and TV-Connected Tablo DVRs with active TV Guide Data Service subscriptions.
Why am I missing screens or features I used to see?
Ensure your Tablo subscription is active and associated with your Tablo by checking the ‘Subscription’ section of your Tablo’s settings screen.
You may need to refresh your subscription by selecting ‘Refresh’ from the top of the settings page in order for your Tablo to recognize the active subscription.
If you have the DUAL HDMI or QUAD HDMI units, you will need to use the HDMI input the Tablo is connected to, and the Tablo remote to access the HDMI interface in order to check your subscription status as well as to refresh your subscription status.
The Live TV guide missing guide data for some channels, or showing incorrect guide data. How do I fix this?
Contact Tablo Support with the zip code or postal code that you used to set up your Tablo as well as your Tablo’s MAC address (located on the bottom of your Tablo) and a list of the affected channel(s) to have this corrected.
Why is my 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, as we are located in Canada.