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Nuvyyo Softens Its Cord-Cutting Shears

Debuts app for Android TV-powered Nvidia Shield 7/10/2017 8:00 AM Eastern
Nuvyyo's Tablo Engine

Nuvyyo is complementing its line of over-the-air/DVR hardware with a new, software-based offering that will initially target the Nvidia Shield and eventually reach other Android TV devices.

That new app, the Tablo Engine, turns the Shield into a cord-cutting device when paired with a new, USB-connected Tablo Tuner, which integrates two tuners and allows users to capture free over-the-air signals from local broadcast stations. Using the Tablo Engine, recordings are saved to Nvidia Shield’s internal storage in MPEG-2 format.

The Tablo Engine app is free on Google Play, and includes a free, 30-day trial of the platform’s guide data subscription, which Nuvyyo is selling for $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Nuvyyo’s approach with the Tablo Engine is new in that it provides an option to consumers who prefer an “HDMI-connected OTA DVR experience,” the company said. By comparison, its recently launched Tablo Dual OTA DVR integrates two tuners and 64 Gigabytes of on-board DVR storage, and shuttles broadcast TV signals wirelessly to other devices on the home network, rather than connecting via an HDMI cable.

The Tablo Engine and tuner also provide a new way for consumers to use the company’s cord-cutting platform without having to purchase separate Tablo OTA DVR hardware.

Nuvyyo’s latest batch of products expand others that are tailored for cord-cutters, such as the TiVo Roamio OTA, Dish Network AirTV Player and Adapter, and Channel Master DVR+, which does not require a subscription for guide data.

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