I am suggesting when Tablo updates the stats we may find a new trend toward SSTV to warrant an increase in resources allocated to update the SSTV app. Or if the data trend is FireTV is the leader then perhaps I’ll just go all in on FireTV sticks and get the commercial skip feature. Nothing against Roku, but I already have 2 FireTV sticks and Amazon Prime. Tablo does support FireTV Live TV feature - very nice.
I am frustrated that commercial skip won’t be available on my current primary streaming device of choice - Samsung Smart TV (SSTV). Which seems to go against the strategy of having an OTA DVR that works on so many clients from different vendors which makes Tablo so unique.
I enjoy Tablo and selected it because it is client agnostic and a superior quality video than AirTv or Fire TV Recast. It’s my primary source for network television OTA. The only benefit for AirTV and FireTV recast is no monthly subscription needed. Let’s face it Tablo is awful without the guide subscription/lifetime membership. Sling is a great compliment to Tablo for OTT cable channels without paying for local network programming. For me the combo replaced my DirecTV well and saved us $$$.
If Tablo is willing to support Samsung’s new Universal Guide, that will make finding content for OTA and all other sources in one place - so great! So far Sling is not supporting Universal Guide nor has Samsung made available to older Tizen TVs like mine. Apple TV promised this but fell short.
So for now I won’t pay for commercial skip and just press the fast forward button - which works well on SSTV Tablo app.