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Helpful Tips If You’re Looking For Ways To Save On TV Costs

When it comes to saving money, the adage “every penny counts” rings true. However, what you do with your money matters just as much as how much money is coming in. Being a savvy spender can help you reach your financial goals. It gives you the ability to dish out your money where you think it should go, rather than be beholden to bills.

If you’re looking for ways to save on TV costs, there are a few methods for economizing that won’t interfere with the quality or quantity of your entertainment options.

Know Where Your Money Is Going

Do you know, off the top of your head, how much money you’re spending on cable or satellite TV each month? If not, the number might surprise you! According to U.S. News & World Report, it could be higher than an essential utility because the average cable bill (when bundled with internet) is more than $200. Satellite options like DirectTV, which starts at $79.99/mo. and YouTube TV, which starts at $72.99/mo., may trim down monthly costs, depending on what your current cable package is, but they won’t cut your monthly subscription fees entirely.


A Cost-Saving Alternative: Over-The-Air TV

Depending where you live in the US, you can access most or all of the same news channels, TV shows, movies and more through over-the-air (OTA) TV. Best of all, it’s free. With a TV antenna, OTA TV provides access to broadcast channels without the need for a monthly subscription.

While cable, satellite and even YouTube TV offer an abundance of viewing options, if you’re trying to save money and have the flexibility of watching what you want when you want it, watching OTA TV and pairing it with a Tablo device can help you save big, making it great for anyone looking to cut expenses.

Why OTA Users Need Tablo

Tablo devices let you view the same OTA shows but in a more accommodating and personalized manner. Tablo devices offer digital video recorder (DVR) capabilities, which allows users to record, pause and rewind TV, so you can  watch at your convenience. And instead of needing an antenna for every TV in your home, Tablo sends the antenna signal to various devices connected to your internet, including smartphones, tablets, streaming media players like Fire TV.

With Tablo, you can get access to all your favorite TV shows—for free—forever. There are no pesky monthly subscription fees to deal with.

Tablo devices can also automatically extend the recording time for sports and other live events plus you get an additional 70 (or more) streaming channels. Talk about a great deal.

Simply by making a one-time purchase, it can help you record and manage your TV content for years to come. Tablo even rolls out free firmware and app updates and offers complimentary technical support. If you’re looking to take back control of your entertainment finances, consider making the switch today. You can learn more at

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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. 

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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. 

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