Give $25 off and get $25 for yourself with Tablo's friends & family referral program.*

The latest Tablo news along with tips to maximize your free TV experience. 

7 Great OTA TV Shows You Can Watch For Free This May

Whether your ideal night in is getting involved in a juicy drama or wrapped up in a long-running reality TV show, the major broadcast networks offer everything you need to stay entertained. When you make the switch to over-the-air (OTA) TV by installing an antenna, you get to watch shows that are broadcast on live TV for free. As you can see, the OTA viewing options are brimming this spring! Here are 7 shows in May that you won’t want to miss.

‘American Idol’

Time: Sundays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET

Season 22 of ‘American Idol’ features a celebrity-studded panel of judges including Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. Don’t miss the season finale on May 12 at 8 PM ET. Which aspiring singer will be the big winner?

American Idol show


Time: Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Anchored by David Muir and Deborah Roberts, ’20/20’ is a long-running investigative journalism series that showcases true crime and in-depth coverage of major news stories. New episodes air on Fridays.

20/20 promo

‘Blue Bloods’

Time: Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS

Season 14 of the CBS drama series, starring Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg, is set to wrap up this year. Catch the first set of a two-part final season which completes in the fall of 2024.

Blue Bloods


Time: Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX

An animated comedy series that premiered earlier this year, ‘Grimsburg’ follows detective Marvin Flute who is known to be the finest detective in town. Except there’s one major mystery he can’t seem to solve involving his own family.

Grimsburg art

‘I Can See Your Voice’

Time: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX

Hosted by Ken Jeong with guest panels DeRay Davis and Nikki Glaser, one contestant each week has the chance to win big if he or she can decipher between good and bad singers—with one major hitch. Contestants can’t actually hear their voices.

I Can See Your Voice promo

‘The Simpsons’

Time: Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX

Talk about long-running, ‘The Simpsons’ first aired back in 1989! This spring marks its 35th season. See what kind of mischief Bart and his family create in their hometown of Springfield.

The Simpsons promo


Time: season premieres on May 29th at 8 p.m. ET on FOX

See if amateur chefs have what it takes to run a kitchen while host Gordon Ramsey, Joe Bastianich and Aarón Sánchez turn up the heat. Now in its 22nd season, the show will feature top home cooks from four different generations battling to claim the prestigious title and win the $100,000 cash prize.

MasterChef promo

So, what will you be watching?

Enhance Your Antenna With Tablo

Sometimes life gets in the way and you’re unable to watch your favorite OTA show live. But with an OTA DVR, like a Tablo device, you can record and rewatch shows, movies, sporting events and more when convenient for you. You can even pause and rewind live TV. Tablo offers a 2-Tuner and 4-Tuner variant, which lets you to watch and record up to four shows/channels at once. As a bonus, you also gain access to 70+ free streaming channels that aren’t available through an antenna.

Related Blogs

Get the latest from Tablo.

Signup to get the latest product and over-the-air TV  news delivered right to your inbox. 

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.

Tablo Logo White

Please enter a valid address. 

We recommend entering your full address for the most accurate results. 

Sorry, no results. Please check your zip code.

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

En Español

Additional TV Broadcast Networks

Internet Streaming TV Channels

Internet-based free streaming channels .

Alien Nation Black logo
All Reality WE logo
court TV logo
Anime HiDive logo
laff more! TV logo
Snowboarder Television logo
Surfer logo