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 your over the air antenna and TV tuner trans codes 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 your 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.
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 is one of the best. It allows you to enter you 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.
Looking for a great app for your smart phone to check listings for broadcast television? TV Guide has a good one. It is easy to install. Just type in you zip code and 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.
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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.