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Tablo Targets Cord-Cutters With App for Xbox One

Links Tablo OTA-DVR to gaming console 11/15/2016 11:00 AM Eastern

In its latest effort to connect with the cord-cutting crowd, Nuvyyo has launched an app for the Xbox One that hooks up with Tablo, its over-the-air HD-DVR.

 

The combo enables Tablo users to record and stream live broadcast TV on the Microsoft gaming console.

 

Notably, Tablo is bringing the app to market about five months after Microsoft announced that it was putting development of a DVR for over-the-air TV on hold to focus on other game-focused features. In April 2015, Microsoft added an over-the-air capability for the Xbox One that can pull down free broadcast TV channels in the U.S. and Canada using a Hauppauge-made TV Tuner for the console.

 

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Nuvyyo said the free app is available today via the Xbox App Store. The 1.0 version of the app supports most Tablo features, including playback of live TV and recordings, a “Netflix-style” guide for content discovery and search, as well as a commercial-skipping component, the company said.

 

The new app can also run on PCs equipped with the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition OS.

 

Tablo’s support for Xbox One follows the June introduction of a free app for fourth-gen Apple TV devices. Tablo also supports iOS and Android mobile devices, certain Amazon tablets, Amazon Fire TV boxes and sticks, Android TV, a channel for the Roku platform,  and LG smart TVs that run webOS.

 

The Tablo two-tuner OTA DVR currently sells for $219, and the four-tuner version fetches $299.99. A guide data service/subscription for Tablo costs $4.99 per month.

 

“Many cord cutters were left without an OTA DVR option for their gaming system of choice when Microsoft put their project plans on hold,” Grant Hall, CEO at Nuvyyo, said in a statement. “We are excited to provide the gaming community with a Tablo App for Xbox One, bringing us even closer to our goal of becoming the universal app for live TV and recorded broadcast programs on all your favorite devices.”

 

From a cord-cutting standpoint, Tablo’s competitors include Channel Master, maker of a subscription-free OTA-DVR, and the TiVo Roamio OTA.

 

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