OTHER FREE TV OPTIONS
- FREE TV is available in the U.S. via wireless digital broadcast Here are some of the free TV stations you can get, which include: NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, THE CW, ME-TV, THIS TV, GRIT, ANTENNA TV, BOUNCE TV, GET TV, ION TELEVISION, QUBO, COZI TV, MOVIES!, ESCAPE, LAFF, BUZZR (CLASSIC GAMESHOWS), RETRO TV, PBS, CREATE, WORLD, NASA TV, MHZ NETWORKS, NHK WORLD, FRANCE 24, CLASSIC ARTS, DW TV, and free Spanish language TV that includes: UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, UNIMAS, MUNDO FOX, LATV, AZTECA, V-ME and more!
- Most new TV's have a built-in ATSC digital TV tuner (so don't buy a TV that is "Tuner-free", that way you can get free HDTV broadcasts), all you need to add is the small antenna to the "F" connector on the back of the TV. Since most of the stations are now UHF, you no longer need big "rabbit ears" or large rooftop antennas. If you live inside of an apartment building or far from a city, you may want to try using an amplified antenna. Many cities have a general direction that is better than others to aim your small antenna. In your TV's menu try scanning several times in various directions to see which direction nets you the most stations (the difference in antenna scans can be significant, like the difference between getting only 35 stations vs. 55 stations.)
- Check the FCC website for a list of your local broadcast stations. The quickest way to find the stations in your area on that website to enter your state and city and then select "TV Short List". Many city's have more than 50 channel entries. Join the millions of people who are discontinuing their cable TV subscriptions. For older TV's, check out this AntennaTV (not affilated with avuvi.com) guide to help you figure out how to hook up your TV that I think is very useful.
- Check out Amazon's Fire TV, Google's Chromecast, Roku, and other streaming media players; they're really cheap now and have very many free TV options within them, and of course new TV's have built-in apps (some better than others), I find myself switching to streaming youtube much more than I used too when watching via my Visio TV in the kitchen, and it's often in full HD even though it's via my WiFi.