I am trying to sort through a lot of info on multiple DVRs, playback systems, as well as new AV setups for a guest house. (This is going to be our “fun” area for recreation, with a pool, 4K projection TV, and a guest bedroom.) Normally I’d go through Google and try to find answers but I need a bit of help with the details.
A while back I was evaluating DVRs and thought Tablo looked good and ordered one, but found a major issue: No autoplay or binge watch mode. This may seem like a small detail, but when I’m working, I do best being able to autoplay episodes of what I call “dumb TV.” (That’s mostly old reruns of shows like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” and so on.) It’s a major stress relief for me to have that in the background and I get a lot more done when I can do this. From what I can see, it looks like there has been no progress and I can’t even tell if this is a priority feature on the future roadmap for Tablo.
Can I use a 3rd party app to autoplay what’s on my Tablo? (I’m only recording OTR shows, nothing on cable or satellite.) From what I can see, there are options, like using Plex (but that seems to have to run on an actual computer and I don’t see if that’s for a back end and what kind of device I need for the front end), Roku, or, maybe, Apple TV.
So can I use something like one of these devices to binge watch shows recorded on a Tablo? (For instance, just specify to watch every episode of “Bewitched” that’s on the Tablo at that point, or maybe to pick out specific episodes to add to a queue so they autoplay in binge mode?)
When I first considered a OTA DVR, I did not expect to be buying other devices, like Roku or Apple TV, but now I know I’m going to be using at least one other device to handle streaming.
Is there a way to do binge watch streaming with the shows on my Tablo with another device?