4th Generation 4-Tuner Tablo Total System Now Available

Start with the right antenna.

Pair Tablo with the right antenna for your needs to take your free TV experience to the next level.

Free TV begins with an antenna.

The purpose of a TV antenna is to capture free TV signals broadcast in your area. This includes live access to dozens of channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and more. By installing a low-cost antenna in your home, you can watch your favorite dramas, comedies, news and sports absolutely free and in HD quality. 

Different TV antennas for different needs.

Indoor antenna models

Indoor TV antennas are compact, easy to install and easily blend in with your décor, but they are also less powerful. These antennas are the most practical solution for those who live in urban areas.

Antennas Direct 4MAX antenna on the roof of a house

Outdoor antenna models

Outdoor TV antennas are much more powerful and can lock in TV channels from further away, but setup can be more involved. Outdoor antennas are ideal for those who live in suburban or rural areas.

TV antenna buyer's guide.


Pick the right TV antenna
for your location.

Should you choose an indoor or outdoor TV antenna model? How far you live from your local TV broadcast towers dictates which antenna style you’ll need.

Understand TV antenna
features and options.

Amplified or unamplified? VHF or UHF? Directional or omni-directional? These common TV antenna features will help you narrow your choices.

Select quality TV antenna
models and brands.

Not every antenna is created equal. Knowing how to spot a reputable TV antenna manufacturer will help you steer clear of common junk antennas.

TV antenna placement tips.

Know where to point your antenna.

For a strong signal, your TV antenna should face your local broadcast towers.

The Antenna Setup Wizard inside the Tablo app makes this easy, showing you the correct direction to point your antenna.

Woman using the Antenna Setup Wizard in the Tablo app.

The higher, the better.

When it comes to getting the best performance from your TV antenna, height matters. If a roof or attic installation isn’t possible, choose an upstairs window.
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Find an unobstructed view.

Whether indoors or outdoors, install your TV antenna in a location with clear line-of-sight to your local broadcast towers. Avoid obstructions like trees or buildings.
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Trouble with TV antenna reception?

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Avoid obstructions that can block TV antenna signals. Trees, mountains, valleys, concrete walls and other obstructions can keep signals from reaching your TV antenna.

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Be aware of hidden impacts to your TV signal. Invisible sources of interference from power lines, LED lightbulbs and traffic can hinder antenna reception.

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Optimize your antenna setup to avoid routine technical problems including signals which are too weak, too strong or too filled with errors to come in clearly.

Your local TV broadcast towers.

A key step to enjoying free TV with an antenna is knowing the location of and your distance from local broadcast towers.

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Antenna installers in your area

Need a hand with an outdoor or attic-mount TV antenna installation? These folks can help.

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How to restart your phone/tablet

Sometimes, just restarting your smartphone or tablet can clear up issues with apps. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone

Android smartphones 

Most Android smartphones and tablets can be restarted by holding the POWER button and then selecting RESTART or POWER OFF and RESTART from the POWER OPTIONS menu.

NOTE: Newer Samsung devices require you to hold the POWER/SIDE button and VOLUME DOWN to make the POWER OPTIONS menu appear. On the Google Pixel 6, hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.

How to force close your Tablo app?

Sometimes, just restarting the app can fix things. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

Apple iPhone/iPad

Android smartphones/tablets 

Need help with the final steps?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Follow the steps in the video below for a full walkthrough of the remaining parts of the Tablo setup process.

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Getting your channels...

You can get channels for free!
( over-the-air channels and streaming channels )

This is an estimate only. Actual broadcast TV channels received may vary based on TV antenna location, reception, topography, and other obstructions. Streaming channels require an internet connection. View the Channel Details Report for specifics of each channel and to help determine what antenna is needed. 

Reception alert:  Based upon the location you entered, you may not get many of the major networks.  As a result, Tablo may not be the best fit for you.  Please enter your full address above for best accuracy. 

Major Local Broadcast Channels

Major networks you know that have live sports, major events, local news and more. 

Entertainment and Lifestyle Channels

Sports Channels

News Channels

Movie Channels

Family and Kid Channels

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Additional TV Broadcast Networks

Internet Streaming TV Channels

Internet-based free streaming channels .