Hi folks –
Today we’re releasing a significant update to the LG webOS app which works on LG Smart TVs.
The release notes are short, but the change is big so keep reading for all of the details…
Release Notes for Tablo App for LG webOS Smart TVs (update)
- Significant update to back-end communication methodology
- Additional performance optimizations and bug fixes
The update is being done on the back-end so you won’t need to update the app on your Smart TV or update your Tablo, but you should start seeing some performance improvements the next time you use the app.
This update significantly changes the way that the LG webOS app communicates with your Tablo. (For those of you who like the nerdy details, we have moved the majority of back & forth communication from Web Sockets to our REST API.)
- No more syncing – Tablo will fetch and load the information it needs as you move through the app
- More responsive – In app navigation will be faster
This should make for a much more useful and enjoyable in-app experience, especially for those who have larger channel lineups.
However, because we’re using the new communication method, the app will no longer provide the following filters & features:
- Most recent recordings
- Genres filter
Ratings on movies
We are hoping to add these filters/features to the REST API so we can bring them back at a future date.
And BTW - the Tablo app is fully compatible with the latest LG webOS firmware – LG webOS 3.5!
We hope you like this update. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.