I know there could possibly be hardware limitations (especially older devices), but it would be awesome to have overlays Of information while watching tv shows.
Example: while watching live tv or a recording, be able to pull up the Live TV EPG or more info on the current program.
I previously requested a Second Screen functionality, which is slightly different, but having one of these features would be nice for multi-tasking while a current video is playing.
Be able to browse the Guide and set other shows to record while watching a current program.
While using something like AirPay or Plex: it would help the TabloTV app feel more like a native AppleTV/Plex app allowing you to pull up an EPG, other recording listings or show info while still watching the show.
I am pleased that someone got Plex and Tablo as far along as possible, but it’s still pretty archaic to watch tv this way. It needs a richer interface. In order to intice more cord-cutters and improve the ease user experience, the app needs to mimic some of the behaviors that current set-top boxes offer.
I am always thinking, “how would a house guest use my tv intuitively?” Currently it’s:
- turn on iPad
- open Tablo App
- turn on tv, AppleTV, audio amplifier (Harmony One remote helps with this big multi-step process)
- select TV show to play from Tablo and AirPlay it to TV
To us, these steps are no big deal, but to a non-tech savvy person, they thinking, “never mind, this is insane!”
All this being said I really love the clean layout and experience of the Tablo app as a whole. The EPG is simply beautiful.
My feedback for Tablo comes from numerous years (too many to count) of using Windows Media Center; using other programs such as EyeTV, Sage TV, stb’s and media streamers.