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

Free TV = Good TV: How You Can Get HDTV for FREE


Free television programming is back and unlike the fuzzy reception of yesteryear, it’s digital – delivered in crisp, beautiful high definition over the air, directly to your TV. In fact, because the free HDTV Over-The-Air (OTA) signal is the only content being delivered through this connection, the picture will be clearer than what you’re getting even from your cable provider because they’re trying to push internet and phone services through the same pipe as TV, therefore compressing the video signal.

How do I get FREE HDTV?

If you own a TV manufactured after 2007, all you need is an antenna. You’ll have to upgrade from the rabbit ears of old, but there’s a wide array of antenna options on the market from small table top models to larger attic or roof mounted options. Depending on what city you live in, how close you are to broadcast towers and how powerful your antenna is, you can expect to get a handful to over a hundred channels!

For example, in the United States, customers in most areas will be able to get FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and CW networks. In Canada, most will be able to get CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV as well as regional and language-specific content. Canadians living close to the border may also get signals from American networks.

To find out exactly which channels you could receive at your house, visit our TV channel signal locator tool.

Ditching my Expensive Cable Subscription Sounds Good, But…

Cable companies have done a great job at convincing us that we need them.

  • They’ve locked us in to long contracts with big cancellation fees.
  • They’ve bundled television with other critical services (phone and internet) at a discount to further entrench our telecom loyalty.
  • They’ve gotten us hooked on the time-shifting that proprietary set-top-boxes and traditional DVRs offer.

And yet, researchers estimate that over 900,000 households each year and growing are ‘cutting the cord’. Why?

Technology makes it easy to find cable alternatives:

One simple reason: technology is finally making “cord cutting” easy and less scary for the masses. OTA HDTV gives access to local and basic network programming. Over-the-Top streaming video providers like Netflix and Hulu round out programming choices. Hardware like AppleTV, Roku and Chromecast let you easily stream this content to your TV.

The missing piece has been the unifier: a technology that brings HDTV and streaming video together, gives you a user-friendly way to navigate through programming as well as a way to record and watch it later on a variety of devices.

Providing this unifying technology in an easy-to-use format to consumers is Nuvvyo’s goal. It’s why we built the Tablo DVR and apps. Learn more about Tablo enjoy a better way to watch Free HDTV today!

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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 

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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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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. 

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