Tablo OTA DVR

Tablo is a really interesting option when it comes to over-the-air TV. You'll plug in an antenna, then plug in an external hard drive, and you're off and running. Tablo takes care of the heavy lifting and streams to just about any device you can think of.

Oh, darn. We just blew the rest of this post in a single sentence. Yeah, if you have pretty much any modern smart devices — iPhone, Android, Xbox, whatever — Tablo can stream to it.

Let's take a brief stroll through the full list, per Tablo itself:

  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • Apple TV
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Xbox One
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Web browsers (via my.tablotv.com)
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • LG smart TVs with webOS
  • Kodi add-on

The only big strike we see here? No PlayStation app. That's not overly surprising given the size of the PS store itself, but it's still a miss. But for most folks, there's bound to be something on this list that you've got laying around.

Tablo OTA DVR

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The best over-the-air antennas

Who doesn't like free TV, right? And it turns out that in 2018 there's still plenty to watch — free and legal — if you've got a decent enough over-the-air antenna. For the cost of a decent meal at the Sizzler you can get an antenna that pulls in stations from dozens of miles away, piping free 1080i content straight into your TV.

All you have to do is pick the right one for you.

The best OTA antennas