You need a TV antenna to pick up your TV signal so you can access Freeview On Demand (here’s why).
You can either use a UHF aerial or a satellite dish.
If you use a UHF aerial, you’ll need one of these products with Freeview On Demand for UHF.
Can you watch digital TV without 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.
Does a digital TV need a digital antenna?
Digital television owners can benefit from using an antenna. If you already receive your local channels from a cable or satellite service, adding an antenna is not necessary.
Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?
All TVs since 2010 come with Freeview built in so once you have unpacked the TV and set it on its stand/wall mount the most important thing you need is an aerial in good condition to pick up the Freeview signal. Plug the TV in and fit the batteries to the remote. Plug in the aerial and turn the TV on.
How do you know if your TV has a built in digital tuner?
How to Tell if Your Older TV Has a Built-in Digital TV Tuner
- Check the owner’s manual that came with your TV.
- Look on the front and back of the TV for a marking that indicates a digital tuner.
- Locate the model number of the TV and check the specifications at the manufacturer’s website.