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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV – Florida

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A few weeks ago we outlined the top 10 Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV markets across North America. In case you missed it, you can see the full list here. Today we’re focusing on Florida which hosts 3 markets that rank at #10 and #7 respectively which means an amazing selection of beautifully crisp FREE HDTV channels available OTA using an antenna.

Florida OTA antenna TV channel availability

If you live in the sunshine state, particularly in or near the major centers of Tampa Bay, Miami or Orlando you can receive between 15 and 18 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

For a full list of channels available in your zip code, check out our Channel Search Tool.

OTA HDTV in Orlando:

If you live in Orlando or its surrounding suburbs like Kissimmee or Winter Park, you can receive up to 18 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • Movies!
  • COZI TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • BOUNCE (African American programming)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • TUFFTV (men’s programming)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • GRIT TV (classic action movies)
  • ION (popular movies and TV)
  • ION Life (home & garden)
  • QUBO (children’s programming)

OTA HDTV in Tampa Bay:

If you live in Tampa Bay or surrounding satellite communities like St. Petersburg, Clearwater or Bradenton, you can receive up to 15 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:Tablo OTA channel availability Florida map

  • THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • LIVEWELL (lifestyle TV shows)
  • JUSTICE NETWORK (crime & court)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • MYFAMILY (family-friendly movies and TV shows)
  • QUBO (children’s programming)
  • Movies!
  • BOUNCE (African American programming)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • GRIT TV (classic action movies)
  • ION (popular movies and TV)
  • ION Life (home & garden)

Best of Both – Those living in and around Lakeland, Florida may be able to receive channels from both Orlando and Tampa Bay meaning even more choice!

OTA HDTV in Miami:

If you live in Miami or its surrounding satellite communities like Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach you can receive up to 15 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • QUBO (children’s programming)
  • Movies!
  • BOUNCE (African American programming)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • GRIT TV (classic action movies)
  • ION (popular movies and TV)
  • ION Life (home & garden)

Antenna TV in Florida:

If you’re retired and on a fixed income, own a vacation home in Florida or are simply wanting to kick your cable provider to the curb, choosing to watch television via an Over-the-Air antenna in the state of Florida is an excellent option.

If you want to find out more about antennas and how Over-the-Air television works, please check out our blog series on this topic.

And remember, to find out exactly what channels are available in your area, check out our Channel Search Tool.

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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. 

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Android smartphones/tablets 

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