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

How To Watch The Scripps National Spelling Bee For Free This Year

Getting in your A, B, Cs are as easy as 1, 2, 3! And you can watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year completely free. It’s as simple as switching to over-the-air television (OTV) with an antenna. Sit back and enjoy America’s best family-friendly competition as well as all of your favorite broadcast shows live ensuring you won’t miss a beat of water cooler conversation.

How To Watch

Get ready to be busy as a bee. Full coverage for Scripps National Spelling Bee begins May 28 with the preliminaries and quarterfinals. The beloved annual competition heats up on May 29 with the semifinals at 8/7c, followed by the finals on May 30 at 8/7c. And you can catch it all on ION.

It’s no surprise that cable and steaming services are more expensive than ever. But the good news? You no longer have to sacrifice your viewing pleasure to save a buck. That solution is (OTA) over-the-air TV which provides access to most of the same news channels, movies, TV shows and more.

And with a Tablo device, you won’t miss a moment of the heart pumping action during the two-night event with no limit on your viewing options. The days of fighting for the remote are outnumbered. Easily use the device to watch, pause, record, rewind and even replay live TV across multiple channels.

Why Use Tablo?

A Tablo device uses its digital video recorder (DVR) capabilities for the utmost of convenience and flexibility when it comes to your entertainment preferences. There are no pesky subscriptions which means zero headaches associated with contracts and monthly fees. Simply put: a one-time purchase of a Tablo means free TV for life — no strings attached.

And you’ll be able to catch your favorite shows across major networks, including the latest hits and comforting favorites across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and more. There’s also live sports and local news. By using an OTA DVR device like Tablo you’ll have access to over 70+ free streaming channels that aren’t available when using solely an antenna. All it takes is one Tablo device to fuel up the entire home with wirelessly tv capabilities across smartphones, tablets and more. Tablo offers both a 2-Tuner and 4-Tuner variant, which allows viewers to watch and record up to four shows at once. 

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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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Android smartphones/tablets 

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