Question: Can You Get Freeview Via Cable?


Freeview is only available through an aerial.

Cable is only for cable TV – Virgin.

Can you get Freeview through Virgin cable?

To watch Freeview you need to have an aerial installed – you won’t be able to get a TV signal through Sky or Virgin Media cabling. Check too that your aerial cable isn’t damaged by following the steps below: Unplug the cable from any outlets or ports.

What cable do I need for Freeview?

If you wish to watch a live TV service through your TV like Freeview or Freesat you will need a coaxial cable connecting into your TV. If you have a TV aerial socket plate or satellite socket a coaxial flylead will be required to connect between this and your TV.

Can I get Freeview without an aerial?

Yes, you need an aerial to receive Freeview on TV. If you already have an aerial, make sure the cables are undamaged and connected to the aerial point in your home. The aerial needs to be securely plugged into the socket in the back of your Freeview TV or recorder.

How do you get Freeview on your TV?

If you’re using a TV with Freeview:

  • Connect your antenna cable to the TV.
  • Power the TV on (making sure it’s plugged into the wall socket).
  • Tune in the channels.
  • You should now have all the 20 or more TV and radio stations available to you.

Can I watch Freeview via broadband?

Yes and no. If you only want to watch digital terrestrial Freeview channels, you won’t need an internet connection. But if you have a Freeview Play device and want to access catch-up and on-demand content, then you’ll need an internet connection of at least 2Mbps.

Can I use my old TiVo box without subscription?

Though TiVo digital video recorders require subscriptions for full functionality, TiVos can be used without a subscription. Without a subscription TiVos won’t be able to access updates to its program guides. Power on the TiVo unit.

How do I retune my TV with built in Freeview?

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How do I know if my TV aerial is working?

Another way to check the TV aerial is to take the TV to a socket that you are sure that is working properly and perform a test. If the TV is able to get a signal and identify the channels on another socket, then you can be rest assured that your TV is fine.

How can I tell if my TV has Freeview?

If you’re unsure, please contact the manufacturer of your TV and provide the serial number / model number of your TV to find out if your flat-panel TV has Freeview|HD built-in. Contact details for manufacturers of Freeview Approved TVs can be found on the Approved Products page.

How can I watch my TV without an aerial?

Cable TV

  1. New Build Fibre Systems. If you have moved into a new build estate which has installed fibre to all the buildings and houses you may find that you do not need a TV aerial anyway.
  2. CATV Systems.
  3. Smart TV.
  4. Smart TV Stick.
  5. Smart Set Top Box.
  6. Mobile Phone – Screen Mirroring.

How can I get TV channels without an antenna?

Here are a few ways to watch and stream local TV.

  • Install an HD Antenna. One of the simplest ways to watch local channels without cable is to simply purchase an antenna.
  • Watch online.
  • Install major networks’ apps.
  • Get Sling TV.
  • Watch local TV on FuboTV.
  • Install local TV stations apps.
  • Watch on YouTube.
  • Subscribe to YouTube TV.

Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?

Yes. You need an aerial to receive Freeview. If your TV has been made after 2010, then there’s a good chance your TV already has Freeview built-in. If your TV has Freeview built-in, you need an aerial in good condition to pick up the Freeview signal.

What is a TV with Freeview built in?

Most TVs on the NZ market have Freeview|HD built-in (they’re sometimes simply called “TVs with Freeview built-in”). This means by plugging the TV directly into your UHF aerial, you can enjoy Freeview|HD – no set top boxes required.

What is the difference between Freeview and Freeview Plus?

Freeview+ (aka Freeview Plus) has been called “Sky+ for Freeview”. Like any standard Freeview box, Freeview Plus offers up to 48 free-to-air digital TV channels and 24 digital radio stations.

Is there a Freeview app?

The Freeview mobile app is now available on Android devices. So, if you are an Android user, you can now watch your favourite Freeview channels wherever you are, and it is just in time for the Love Island final. You can download it here.