NEW - Update for Tablo ROKU Channel (2.2.8)

Also, since this is a database attribute in the Tablo, it appears that if you’re watching Season 3 episode 4 of a Series in the kitchen and exit, then move to the living room, select the same Series and click Watch Next, you pick up where you stopped (as long as multiple people haven’t been watching different episodes from the same series). Excellent . Thanks for the enhancement, Tablo!


Very nice. I’ve only had my tablo for a few weeks, this was one item I had already wished for. Very useful.

@TabloTV you omitted to mention one improvement that I immediately noticed and appreciated. :slight_smile:
When I fast forward, thumbnails now appear on the higher speeds and not only on the slower fast-forward. THat’s helpful, since it was a major pain to try and guess where in a show I was fast-forwarding to.

The text overall seems more crisper and legible as well, which is noticeable and looks pretty good. One of those things one only notices by comparison - like when I sit on the ophthalmologist’s chair and I have to choose between “this one” and “that one” - :smiley:

I wish I could find one thing to complain about the new version. :stuck_out_tongue: I’m so disappointed.

You could complain about how it doesn’t have commercial skipping built-in.

Although I found a couple of commercials I like. I even saved a couple to my Plex server but I can’t figure out how to get it to do things with them.

Specifically: there is (or was) a cute parks commercial of a deer and a girl having a staring contest that cracks me up every time. And the longer commercial for The Orville; “that’s not a mint” :slight_smile:.

I already complained about this in general - it’s not app-specific and I was told that those devices that do have this only have it because they have a plethora of trained humans flagging the ads in specific shows. :slight_smile:

@TabloTV - the new Roku App has been working great (Roku firmware 7.7 4154). However the “broken fonts” (see this previous post) are still there in the Recordings listing. Maybe the upcoming Roku 8.0 firmware will help.

It’s definitely an issue on the ROKU side. They’re aware of it so we’re hopeful it’ll be part of the 8.0 update.

[quote=“mbellaire, post:16, topic:13030”]
Maybe the upcoming Roku 8.0 firmware will help.
[/quote] Nope, unfortunately its still there in 8.0…

Maybe 8.1 will fix it, lol :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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My Roku App updated last night. FF/REW progress indicator is different now. Didn’t see any other obvious changes, but did not look at every screen. @TabloTV do you have a list of changes?

@mbellaire You beat me to it: NEW - Update for Tablo ROKU Channel (2.2.8)

Saw the new look of the scrubber this morning, and wasn’t sure if it was Roku or Tablo update. But that’s all I noticed.

Would still love to see a watch random. For sitcoms sometimes I just want to see any episode to kill a half hour

Like Google’s ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button? :smiley:

Basically. I’ve posted about this before, but think off watching tv like a music app. Sometimes I want to shuffle. Sometimes I want to shuffle across genre (give me any random sitcom). Having those features would be great for just mindless TV/background noise.

When are we going to see ‘Original Airdate’ displayed in episode descriptions?

You mean like this?

I suspect it’s a function of the guide supplier providing that data. :slight_smile:

Isn’t FirstAired available in the WEB app. And if so, you can’t expect every feature in the Roku app.

I like that I can now see the preview images during double and triple fast forward!


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So I like the watch next feature and the FF thumbnails on 2 and 3 times but those are the only positive. It does not seem to work well with old tvs. when I FF or RW it skips from the window I am trying to select. Also when i hit OK to see what show I am watching it is bigger now.

When will we get a “settings” menu in the Roku menu? I have to use a PC to make settings changes.