How Can I Watch Freeview On My TV?

Plug in the aerial and turn the TV on.

Most TVs will start with a set up procedure for you to follow.

If you have a smart TV then it you will be asked for your Wi-Fi network and password so have these ready.

Then you will be asked to tune your TV to find the available Freeview channels.

What do I need to get Freeview on my TV?

You’ll need a Freeview Play TV or recorder, a working TV aerial, and broadband access so you can connect to the internet. Firstly, make sure your aerial is plugged in to the aerial socket in the back of your TV or recorder.

Can I get Freeview in my area?

Freeview is only available through an aerial (for the digitally minded, it’s digital terrestrial television system). If you are in a Freeview coverage area (use our coverage checker). Most flatscreen TVs have Freeview built in, so all you need to do is plug in the aerial.

Can I watch Freeview on a smart 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.

How do I tune my TV to Freeview?

So it pays to retune your digital box or TV .

  • Press menu on your box or TV remote control.
  • Now select set-up, installation, update or similar option.
  • Now select the ‘first time installation’ option (sometimes called ‘factory reset’, ‘full retune’ or ‘default settings’).
  • Press menu on your box or TV remote control.