What Channels Can You Get With Free Broadcast Television

Many people ask what channels can I get when I don’t have cable or a satellite dish. There are many free broadcast television channels available. It all depends on where you live. Broadcast television is sent over powerful antennas that are broadcast to your home. Then you’re over the air antenna and TV tuner transcodes the signal. In this post, I will share some resources you can use to find what is on and available in your area.

What Channels Can You Get

Rescan Your Television Channels

Once you have you’re over the air antenna setup it is time to find some stations. Since I have made the switch to broadcast television many new channels have become available. More channels are scheduled in the future. So it is always a good idea to hit the rescan option on your television from time to time. This will allow your TV to update the new channels. To find your channel scan options, check the menu on your television. It may take a few minutes to rescan the channels.
TV Station Locator Tool
How to Rescan Your Television

Online Tools and Resources for Broadcast Television

Trying to find what is on TV can be made easy with some of these websites.

Titian TV

Titian TV is one of the best. It allows you to enter your zip code and will give you the available channels and what is on television in your area. Here is an example of all the channels that I receive in my area which are quite a few. Click the image to view listings.


TV Guide

Looking for a great app for your smartphone to check listings for broadcast television? TV Guide has a good one. It is easy to install. Just type in your zip code and the broadcast area. There are no accounts to create.

TV Guide Mobile App – Easy to use interface and good descriptions of TV content.

Yahoo TV Listings

Yahoo Zap2it also has a nice TV listings feature that allows you to view broadcast listings in your area. Just click on change my location and enter your zip code. Then select broadcast (antenna) at the bottom of the box.

Yahoo TV Listings

Need help choosing an antenna. Click on our guide below:

how to choose an hd antenna guide


Finding out what is on broadcast television can be made easy with some of these resources. Knowing you are watching TV for free is priceless. If you have any suggestions feel free to comment.

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Best Places to Buy an Over The Air Antenna

Last updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2019A lot of people that I talk to still don’t realize that you can get free television by installing an over the air antenna. Many people can receive up to 50 or more channels, depending on how close you are to the broadcast towers. All the major stations are available like ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, and CW. There are also many substations with great content that show reruns and classic TV shows. You can also supplement your antenna with the many streaming options like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. Then you have the best of both worlds. So why not make the switch today? If you are in the market for an over the air antenna then let’s take a look at the best places to buy one. [...]
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I started this site to educate the public on alternative ways you can watch television besides subscribing to cable. I have been in the audio-visual business for over 20 years. I also have an extensive computer networking background. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and CompTIA Network+ Certified Technician. I hope you will find my articles and reviews helpful in conscious uncabling.


  1. So I live in area 43331 and have dish what channels should be free for me

    • I did a quick search and it looks like you can get about 30 channels with a 60 mile range antenna. These would include all the major prime time channels, like ABC, NBC, CBS FOX, PBS and more. You can use our station locator tool. Just type in your zip code and it will tell you what channels are available in your area. Then scroll down the page to find the proper antenna. Here is a link to our station locator page: http://www.overtheairdigitaltv.com/tv-station-locator-tool/

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