Tablo is a wireless tuner and DVR system for a TV antenna. The Tablo connects to your antenna and your home’s WiFi network. After it’s set up, you can access over-the-air TV channels through the Tablo app on all of the TVs in your house. Each TV will need a streaming device like a Roku or Firestick in order to access your local channels from the Tablo app.
Tablo makes a few different models. The network-connected tuners are best used as a tuner that can be accessed wirelessly across multiple TV sets. The HDMI-connected tuners are best to use as a DVR on one main TV set. Keep in mind that some models will require the purchase of a separate hard drive to use the DVR function.
Watching free, over-the-air TV with an antenna is simpler than you may think. In many cases, you can take an antenna out of the box, connect the cable to your TV, run a channel scan and voila! You have dozens of local channels to surf.
The number of channels you can access and how clearly they come in is based on a number of factors, including your distance from the point of broadcast towers, the type of antenna you have and where it’s located in your home.
Not sure what kind of antenna you need? Take our simple quiz to help narrow down the options. You can also find a general list of recommended antennas here.
Pair your antenna with an OTA DVR device to record your favorite shows
Did you know you can use an antenna similarly to how you watch cable? Ditch the costly subscription fees, but keep the cable capabilities (record, pause, rewind and fast forward) with an OTA DVR device. Here are the products we recommend:
Tablo DUAL 128GB Over-the-Air [OTA] DVR: Record up to 80 HD hours and stream up to two free broadcast channels from your HDTV antenna simultaneously.
Tablo QUAD 1TB Over-the-Air [OTA] DVR: Record up to 700 hours and stream up to four free broadcast channels from their over-the-air HDTV antenna simultaneously.