New Feature Request - Remember Last Channel for Live TV

I’m sure this has been asked in the past… but it would be nice if the Tablo app could remember the last channel I was watching during Live TV playback and go to that one as the default channel if that feature was selected, rather than start at the top of the guide. I like to watch a specific NBC channel that is generally 3/4th down the guide and every time I go to watch TV, I have to scroll past 20+ channels to get to the one I watch the most.

Maybe a favorites list would be nice for the guide.

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That’s something we definitely want to add in the future but I don’t have an ETA for this right now.

In the meantime, you can use the FFWD/REW buttons to zip through the Live TV menu faster on many TV-based apps.

I was thinking of the favorites list as well. Will be glad when it comes in but mostly I watched recorded items.

There’s a long list of requests/suggestions going back years - they’re working on / looking into / considering / on-the-way. While some of their marketing mentions watching live TV - much emphasizes their products as an OTA DVR, that’s their focus.

While you’re waiting, a suggestion or work-around, press the TV button on your remote. TVs stay on the last channel you watched, and have a means to select which channels.

Agree! Remember last Live TV channel watched is a much needed feature!!!

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Live TV should default to last watched channel.

It (at least web app) can “remember” which tab I was last using as well as which filter I last selected… but not which channel I was watching?

Note: when live TV is selected, no channel is started until selected. Likely because it doesn’t want an undue conflict with a scheduled recording. Yes, it sounds like there could a simple enough work-around, but it may be a bit more to it… or, less likely, they just don’t want to bother.

Aren’t remembering tabs and filters app based. You can be using 4 different devices and have four different views of the world.

Doesn’t remembering a Live TV channel require spinning up the tuner? And if I have 7-8 main channels, I only have a 12.5% chance of spinning up a channel that I really want to watch Live TV on. I need better odds. Especially if I wasn’t the last person to watch Live TV on that device.