Tablo and Roku

Tablo TV today updated its app — excuse us, it's channel — on the Roku platform with what pretty much everyone agrees are some long-awaited features.

Here's what's new in version 2.9.0:

  • You can now manually schedule recordings from the live TV grid and the scheduled screen. (The former requires you to have a paid guide subscription from Tablo.)
  • The movies menu now includes ratings.
  • Live TV will auto-resume when a recording ends or begins.
  • Plus improved connectivity and other bugfixes.

For the uninitiated, Tablo TV is an over-the-air streaming box that takes the signal from a single antenna and allows you to share that feed among multiple devices. So you can watch your local channels on a TV and a phone and a computer and a tablet — pretty much wherever you want, with a single piece of hardware pointed at the sky.

Tablo TV also has one of the easiest implementations of DVR you'll find with this sort of thing. Just plug in a hard drive and start recording. No server boxes, no cloud storage.

For more on Tablo TV, check out our review of the Tablo Quad. And you can get the Tablo TV Roku channel here.

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