One week ago, Amazon removed most Tablo DVRs from its Amazon store and told sellers the removal was because of copyright infringement. Earlier today, Amazon once again put the popular Tablo Quad OTA DVR in the Amazon Prime Store. Sadly, there’s no sign of the Tablo Lite DVR at the time of posting.
Hopefully, this means the email Amazon sent sellers of the Tablo DVRs that said they were “identified as a streaming media player that is facilitating copyright infringement” was in error. Cord Cutters News reached out to Amazon for comment, but Amazon has not sent an official statement on what happened at this time.
Tablo sent Cord Cutters News the following statement about their DVRs being removed before Amazon re-added Tablo DVRs to their store. “We’re aware of the issue and are working with Amazon towards a positive resolution. It looks like our devices have been improperly categorized in their system as streaming media devices instead of DVRs. Tablo is an OTA DVR, the same type of device as the Amazon Fire TV Recast, and is 100% legal. We’re working as fast as we can to resolve this with the Amazon team in order to get Tablo DVRs back in the marketplace for OTA fans. In the meantime, customers can continue to purchase Tablo OTA DVRs via Tablotv.com and Best Buy,” said Renata Scorsone, VP of Marketing at Nuvyyo, which owns Tablo DVR.
The good news is you can now once again buy the Tablo DVR on Amazon.
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