Legacy Tablo Web App Transition - Chrome Support for Tablo Ending

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Due to ongoing changes in Chrome, the Tablo web app running on the Chrome web browser will be blocked from accessing video streams from a Tablo device, even when on the same secure local network.

While we have recently obtained yet another exception to this rule, it is not functioning as expected, which is why the legacy Tablo web app is NOT currently functional on Chrome. 


Why This is Happening

This results from Chrome enforcing a rule that disallows communication between the browser and local devices on a secure home network that does not use SSL encryption.

Tablo records and plays back unencrypted ATSC 1.0 broadcast TV streams. Since the source video is unencrypted, Tablo sends these streams over the Local LAN unencrypted. The Tablo encrypts control traffic for security but cannot do real-time encryption of high-bitrate video streams, as this has been unnecessary in the past.


Web App Alternatives

In the meantime, legacy Tablo owners can use the following web app alternatives:

Windows Users
Those with Windows PCs can download and install the Tablo Windows 10 desktop app or access the web app using the Firefox browser.


MAC Users
Users of MAC computers can continue to access the Tablo app at my.tablotv.com via the Safari browser for the time being. 

Linux Users

For our Linux users, we have validated that the Firefox browser supports most features of the Tablo web app at this time.