Question: Do Smart TVs Work 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.

Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?

Yes, Freeview is TV through the aerial, so you’ll need an aerial in good condition. Even though, most aerials support Freeview, the reception of over-the-air signals is only as strong as its weakest link.

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).

Do I need an aerial to watch TV?

Yes. You need an aerial to get Freeview. But first, check your Freeview coverage and see what channels you can receive at your address. While some indoor (portable) aerials will pick up Freeview, for best results, we recommend a roof aerial.

Do you need a TV aerial for Sky?

Sky Q is a satellite television system, and needs a satellite dish: an aerial is no use for anything except Freeview.