I have 3 TVs all hooked up to their own Nvidia Shield and another one hooked up to a MiBox. All have Google Assistant built in. I also have FireTV on each of them. Using CEC, they all respond to voice commands.
I want to be able to ‘ask’, “Tablo show me my recordings” or “Tune to channel X” or “Scan for new Ota channels”
Some user cut the cord to limit corporations limiting intrusion into their lives. Not everyone wants a giant corporation listening to them in their house - it’s great tablo offers an options. Amazon does make their own OTA DVR which integrates with Alexa.
But Tablo, I’m sure, is looking for additional sales and growth in the future, and as I mentioned, like it or not, it needs to happen. That is is the way of the future or it will be run over by the competition.
It needs to be an option for the user, not an obligation to use, as to satisfy those still using rotary phones or those who do not use internet banking and still write checks for example. Conspiracy theorists abound.
It’s not for everybody but don’t knock innovation, many embrace it.
I’ve asked for this feature a lot. For the people who wouldn’t use it: you wouldn’t have to. But at least give people the choice to do so. I can see the benefit in adding this functionality, as someone who idly watches TV while doing housework or other things that keep my hands busy (or let’s be honest: when I lose the remote ).