Question: Do I Need A Set Top Box?

Consider these six ways to enjoy TV without having to pay that monthly cable bill:

  • Go back to broadcast TV.
  • Sign up for streaming video services.
  • Buy a smart TV with built-in apps.
  • Buy a “set top box.”
  • Buy a video game console.
  • Go old-school.

What does a set top box do?

A set-top box (STB) or set-top unit (STU) (one type also colloquially known as a cable box) is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that can then be displayed on

How can I watch TV without a set top box?

Consider these six ways to enjoy TV without having to pay that monthly cable bill:

  1. Go back to broadcast TV.
  2. Sign up for streaming video services.
  3. Buy a smart TV with built-in apps.
  4. Buy a “set top box.”
  5. Buy a video game console.
  6. Go old-school.

Do I need a set top box for Netflix?

You don’t need a smart TV. All you need is a streaming device; a handy little puck, stick or box you can plug into your TV to access Netflix – and a bunch of other streaming content – with minimum fuss. Nearly every streaming device on the market has a Netflix app installed and they all work as well as the other.

Can I use FiOS TV without a box?

While it is possible to connect FiOS to a TV without using a FiOS cable box, without the cable box FiOS customer support that that you only will be able to receive a “limited subset of unencrypted channels.” Check the TV’s owner’s manual for its specifications to learn if it has a QAM tuner.