Nuvyyo, the maker of Tablo Over-the-Air (OTA) DVRs (www.tablotv.com), today announced the availability of Tablo ENGINE: an Android TV-based DVR app that lets cord cutters discover, watch, and record live TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Designed for customers who prefer an HDMI-connected OTA DVR experience, 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 today’s pay TV subscriptions,” said Grant Hall, CEO at Nuvyyo, the makers of Tablo. “That’s why we’ve 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 like Tablo TUNER, Nuvyyo’s 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:
- Live TV: Watch, pause and rewind live TV in stunning 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
A companion browser-based app for Tablo ENGINE is also available at my.tablotv.com for managing recordings and adjusting Tablo ENGINE’s settings while on the local network.
With Tablo ENGINE, recordings are saved in MPEG2 format to the Nvidia SHIELD’s internal storage (on PRO home media server models) or to a separate USB-connected hard drive (on 16 GB streaming media device models, or on PRO models when using optional expanded storage).
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 now via the Tablo webstore for $69.99 USD/$89.99 CAD.
As a special introductory offer1, 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 enjoy 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.