Can you watch TV without an aerial?

December 2, 2020 12:21 pm


As technology advances, societal norms also change to keep up with the changing eras. These days, it’s seen as cool and trendy to have the latest gizmos and gadgets, and it can be quite hard to keep with the world with outdated products.


Practically all TVs need an aerial to work, which can be installed by TV aerial installation Gloucester company, Steve Unett Aerials. But people who own smart TVs may be able to get away without installing one. However, they are then quite limited to what they can watch which may only be the internet’s streaming apps. They cannot access the cable channels, but it may be worth investing in a small portable indoor aerial which can be used to access the Freeview channels.

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A plus side to owning a smart TV is that there won’t be the added expense of paying for monthly access to channels. There are apps available on the TV, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, which can be accessed at any time. Even though an aerial is not needed, an active internet connection is needed and must be able to handle the bandwidth of high- definition media streaming apps.

Apps such as BBC iPlayer have content, such as documentaries and movies, which can be viewed for free.

Live TV shows and programmes could be accessed through the live feature app on a smart TV, through the WiFi. However, this isn’t recommended as the performance quality can be quite low and WiFi connections are not always reliable.

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