Question: Do I Need A Freeview Aerial For BT TV?

Re: TV without an aerial

Youview offers freeview through an aerial and catch up services via the internet, BTTV also allows additional premium content to be added that enhances the freeview choice, hopefully in the future the aerial won’t be a requirement but for now it is.

Can you use BT TV without an aerial?

BT TV boxes will work without a Freeview aerial connected, but you’ll be missing out on lots of channels and some On Demand services. You’ll need to connect your aerial and scan your channels in order to receive all of your On Demand services.

Can I watch Freeview without an aerial?

You can only get Freeview via an aerial, and usually a rooftop one is required. It’a a terrestial service. You can’t get any Freeview channels via a Sky box. What you will get without a sub are the Sky non-sub channels (Freesat From Sky).

Does a BT YouView box need an aerial?

So your BT (IPTV) channels and your BT player on demand/catch up does not depend upon an aerialo being connected. Freeview channels will require a suitable aerial connection. Some Youview players do require an aerial connection to verify location to determine (geographic) elidigibilty to recieve their content.

Does Freeview play need an aerial?

You’ll need a Freeview Play TV or recorder, a working TV aerial, and broadband access so you can connect to the internet. Most TVs now include the option to connect using Wi-Fi and as long as you have a connection speed of more than 2Mbps you should be able to watch catch up TV.

Can I get Freeview TV through Internet?

Nope – the ONLY way to receive Freeview is through an aerial. You can also view broadcast TV through cable (Virgin) or satellite (Sky, Freesat, free satellite) and some channels will stream over the internet (BBC1 & 2 – most programmes) but it’s no replacement for ‘free broadcast TV’ that you’re looking for.

Can I have BT TV without BT Broadband?

Yes, you can subscribe to BT Sport Pack on the Sky Digital Satellite platform without being a BT Broadband customer. EE, TalkTalk and Plusnet customers can all get access to the BT Sport App by contacting their service provider directly.

Do smart TVs need an aerial for Freeview?

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 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.

What is the difference between Freeview and Freeview play?

Freeview Play is an off-shoot of Freeview. Live TV is delivered via your aerial just like it always has been, with the catch-up and on-demand elements delivered via your broadband internet connection.

How much does it cost to install a TV aerial?

If you need a new aerial installation, a typical aerial replacement based on industry guidance, costs £150. Additional sockets (for other TV sets you own) cost around £45 each.

What Aerial do I need for BT TV?

To get Freeview channels which are available in your area, you’ll need a working rooftop TV aerial with the right cabling to plug into the BT TV box. You won’t be able to use the cables installed for Sky or Virgin. You’ll need a TV with an HDMI port.

Can I use YouView box without subscription?

You can use YouView without an internet connection but you’ll be missing out on what makes YouView, YouView. Connecting to the internet gives you access to the backwards EPG, IP channels and On Demand content. Not having an internet connection will also inhibit your boxes ability to receive important software updates.