In another thread I saw Tablo used to have cloud storage available, when was that and how long did it last? Wouldn’t be interested in such a service myself just curious.
I believe it was introduced along with the Tablo Dual 64 & Tablo Dual LITE sometime around 2018, maybe. It somewhat quietly faded away… I don’t know, couple years ago.
@djk44883 is correct. It was introduced with the Tablo Dual LITE back in 2018 as a free service. You could either use the cloud for storage or you could buy a hard drive like all other Tablos.
It was back when the Tablo folks were experimenting with making the Tablos not need the user to buy a hard drive. The Dual 64 had built in storage and the Lite had the option of cloud storage.
The Cloud DVR offered 64 GB of storage space. As a free service, it was tolerable, but in 2019 it became a paid service for $4.99 a month. Here is my list of it’s shortcomings after that:
- You can get a decent 1 TB portable drive for $50. Unless you are going to use a Tablo for a few months, it is way cheaper and more space to buy a drive.
- Cloud recording did not support commercial skip.
- Cloud storage created a lot more internet traffic, as the data was stored on the cloud and not your home network. Unless you had uncapped data, there was more of a chance to hit your data cap.
I haven’t seen anything that says it has gone away, but since it was only available on the Dual LITE model which is pretty old (2018), I doubt there are many users on it if any. By now, I would imagine everyone has migrated to their own drive.
It was an interesting option but not for me either. I bet more people would be interested if Tablo could legally host the entire DVR. A service tried that but did not survive the legal battle sadly. I know lot’s of people can’t put up the antenna they would like.
All links show 404, so it didn’t say its over, but doesn’t admit to its existence and there’s no option in account.tablotv.com
I kind’a recall it falling to the was-side with instructions how to convert to local storage… maybe.