You need an aerial to get Freeview.
While some indoor (portable) aerials will pick up Freeview, for best results, we recommend a roof aerial.
Check your aerial.
Make sure your aerial is in good condition, and that your cables are undamaged and connected to the aerial point in your living room.
Can I watch TV without an aerial?
No, you will not pick up any stations without an aerial. Since it is a smart TV it should have internet TV services built in. Such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, just to name some. So, you will not need an aerial, unless you want to watch live TV in your area.2 Aug 2017
Do I need an aerial for Freeview built in TV?
Yes. You need an aerial to receive Freeview. All you have to do is connect your TV to a working aerial. If your TV has Freeview built-in, you need an aerial in good condition to pick up the Freeview signal.
Can I use a fire stick without an aerial?
Yes it works without an aerial so long as you have it connected to your Wi-Fi. If your tv has no aerial you can also watch live freeview channels through an app called Tv Player which can be downloaded onto the Fire stick.
Does a smart TV need a Freeview box?
Most Freeview HD TVs are now also ‘Smart TVs’. This means that they will give you all the standard Freeview channels and HD channels, but also, if they are connected to the internet, can provide you with a host of other entertainment options, including TV ‘on demand’.25 Mar 2013