Tablo has announced that a new 2.2.22 firmware update is rolling out to their line of OTA DVRs. This new update fixes the video stuttering issue that some Fire TV Cube and Fire TV 3 devices have been experiencing. It also adds support for Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound audio (aka AC3).
Newer Fire TV models running Fire OS 6 have been suffering from an issue that causes Tablo video to stutter, which results in the video stream pausing for a split second every few seconds. Tablo has been working on a solution for some time and it has now been released to all devices with this latest firmware update. See Tablo’s instructions for how to check your device’s firmware version and for how to update.
This update also adds support for surround sound playback. It’s compatible with all Fire TV models, but you’ll need to be using the newer Tablo Preview app for surround sound audio to work. If you view Tablo video on devices other than Fire TVs, you’ll want to read their post about surround sound closely, because there are scenarios where turning surround sound support on will result in no audio.
Very Nice. 5.1 is great to have for sports. I hope this pushes the competition HDHomerun to finally release the forever rumored “update” that will make the app more useable and fix it’s glaring UI and recording option problems.