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Enjoy Tablo on Apple iOS.

See how Tablo works with iPhone and iPad.

Your portal to free TV on iPhone or iPad.

With a Tablo whole-home DVR and the free Tablo app, you can enjoy live and recorded antenna TV and free streaming channels on any of the iOS mobile devices in your home including: 

  • iPhone
  • iPad
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Watch the best of free TV on iOS.

Enjoy local news and sports as well as your favorite broadcast TV sitcoms and dramas in gorgeous HD quality without the fees or contracts of pay TV.

Plus, Tablo offers a range of free live streaming channels for you. And unlike other platforms and services, you can record your favorite shows and watch them any time with Tablo on your iPhone or iPad!

Tablo-compatible Apple iOS devices.

Browse, record and enjoy your favorite shows with Tablo’s industry-leading TV experience on your iOS mobile device.

Features of the Tablo app on Apple iOS.

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Integrated design

A beautiful easy-to-use interface that turns your iPhone or iPad into a television screen so you can enjoy the best of free TV. 

Live TV grid guide

See what’s on now and over the next two weeks with Tablo’s familiar live TV grid guide.

Favorites and recommendations

Enjoy quick access to your favorite channels, most watched shows and tailored recommendations.

One touch series recordings on Android

Set one-touch series recordings

Set a single episode or an entire series to record automatically with a single click.

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Full playback control*

When you’re watching your favorite show with Tablo on iOS, you’re in control thanks to pause, rewind and fast-forward features.

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More features coming soon!

Additional streaming-style TV guide screens, the ability to manage your recordings on the go and other features are coming soon to iOS.

* Playback of in-progress recordings cannot be started from the beginning of the program due to player software limitations.

How to get the Tablo app on your iPhone or iPad.

To access your Tablo, you’ll need to search for and download the app on your iOS device. 

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Visit the Apple App Store

On your iOS device, locate and select the App Store icon.

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Search for Tablo

In the search field, type in TABLO and select the Tablo app.

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Download the app

After downloading the app, follow the on-screen prompts to connect to your Tablo.

Get specific download instructions and detailed device model and operating system compatibility information on the Tablo Support Portal.

Compatible devices for legacy Tablo models using ‘Legacy Tablo’ apps may differ.

Tablo on Apple iOS FAQs.

Most Americans can access major broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS and the CW for free and in high-definition with a simple TV antenna. Many additional ‘subchannels’ are also often available with unique content like throwback sitcoms, sci-fi favorites and westerns. See what antenna TV channels you can watch and record with Tablo in your area.

Whether you’re into cooking, true crime, travel, or sports, there’s a free streaming channel on Tablo for you. See a list of the 60+ free streaming channels you can watch and record with Tablo on your iPhone or iPad.

Along with mobile devices, just one antenna and one Tablo can connect to multiple streaming devices and smart TVs in your home. See our Apps and Compatible Devices page for details. 

The minimum supported iOS version for the Tablo app is iOS 16+. Older iPhones and iPads do not support this OS. 

No. The Tablo app will only show content from your TV antenna and the free streaming channels integrated into the Tablo device.

No. While you will be able to perform basic management functions like setting recording schedules (feature coming soon), you cannot watch live or recorded TV while accessing your 4th generation Tablo remotely.

Ready to enjoy free TV?

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.

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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. 

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