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can a smart tv be used without an ariel?

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i want to put a tv in my kitchen where there is no aerial connection - i want to watch terrestrial channels - bbc etc what are my options


Of course you can watch a smart TV without an Ariel, but the Persil and Tide channels are more fun to watch on the round TV in the laundry.


Just got a smart TV , don't have a satellite box , I connected aerial to wall socket and tv

Can't tune any channels ?

Help please


Hi @Norman Greene,

What is the make and model number of the TV?

Check in settings if there is an option to select antenna or cable.

Make sure that it is set to antenna,


Ofcourse you can ..

Go to apps ..

Add ..

BBCi player



and 5 ...

You can watch Catch up and live tv ..

You can also get them and other stations on a phone or tablet and CAST to the tv .. !!!


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@kieraj yes it can but you will have to connect something else to it. By that I mean something like Cable or Satelitte TV etc. No, you will not pick up any stations without an aerial.

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I don't have the internet just a normal tv aerial on the roof do they still work thanks


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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.

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how do this - tried just switching it on - nothing ....


Hi @vonn,

What is the make and model number of your TV?

To connect to internet services the TV needs to be connected to your internet service either by a WiFi connection to your modem/ WiFi router or via an ethernet cable (if this is an option in your TV) to your modem/router


How do I connect to the live TV without an aerial plse


Hi @viababy1 ,

Could you explain it a bit more clearly what you want to do? Not sure what you mean by live TV.

Do you wish to receive OTA (over the air) TV channels or cable TV channels or watch TV channels using the internet?

If OTA you need an aerial.

If cable what is the make and model number of the cable "box"?

if internet what is the make and model number of your modem router?

What is the make and model number of the TV?


Just to watch the news


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Via internet install apps for …

BBCi player ..


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