One of the main reasons that many people may not have switched to streaming video services is because they don’t want to lose access to their local channels. Local channels include the big four networks of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and will carry popular primetime programming as well as local news, sports and weather that is specific to your area. Very few streaming video service providers will offer all the local channels that you currently enjoy. And if they do, you will have to pay for them as part of your streaming video service subscription.
But… did you know that you can get these local channels for free?*
That’s right, all the local channels that you know and love are available to you, and have been for decades, for no monthly fee. These local channels are broadcast over the air from local affiliates via radio waves which can be picked up by an antenna in your home. Until now, there hasn’t been a simple, all-in-one solution to combine streaming video services and local channels. But with an AirTV Player and Antenna, you can easily get live, local channels in HD on the TVs in your home.
Check out these top shows and events that you can watch on local channels
The Good Doctor
Thursday Night Football
The Big Bang Theory
NFL Sunday Night Football
This Is Us
Will & Grace
Law & Order: SUV
How can I get local channels over the air for free?
Getting local channels over the air for free is simple! There are a couple of different ways you can do so:
Option #1: Over the Air Channels via Antenna
If you would like to receive local channels over the air for free, you will first need to purchase an OTA Antenna from a local retailer. Next, you will need to install the antenna in your home, connect the coax output from the antenna into the back of your TV, and then scan for the available channels. Once your TV has scanned all the available channels, you will need to use the channel up and down button to see what is playing on each individual channel because there will not be an interactive program guide available to show you what is playing. Also, if you receive channels in this way, every time you want to view your local channels, you may need to change the input on your TV to switch over to the antenna.
Option #2: Over the Air Channels with an AirTV Player and Antenna
The simplest way to receive local channels over the air for free is with an AirTV Player and OTA Antenna from NTS! With the new AirTV Bundle from NTS, you will not only get a fast, reliable fiber Internet connection that is ideal for streaming video services, but we will also send a trained NTS technician to your home to install and set up the AirTV Player and OTA Antenna for you.
With an AirTV Player you will enjoy the following great features:
Interactive Program Guide
The AirTV Player provides you with an interactive program guide for the local channels. With this guide, you can see what is playing live on each channel, view upcoming programming, and set your favorite channels.
The AirTV Player makes it easier than ever to set parental controls on all of the local channels that you receive from the antenna as well as any streaming video content you may add to the device.
Voice to Text Search from the Remote
With the AirTV Player interface you can easily search and find programming content by using the built in microphone on the remote. Simply click the search icon on the screen and then the microphone button on the remote.
Find my Remote
How many times have you lost your remote control only to find it somewhere between the couch cushions? With the AirTV Player, if you ever lose your remote you can simply push the remote button the the device and the remote will start beeping from wherever it is so that you can easily find it.
DVR Service from the AirTV Player is coming soon!
On Demand PPV Rentals
The AirTV Player is an android device and comes standard with the Google Play Store so you can rent popular TV shows and movies with the touch of a button!
Get even more channels!
The AirTV player makes it easier than ever to add additional channels and apps for your streaming entertainment. It comes standard with access to popular apps like Sling TV, Netflix, and the Google Play Store that lets you put all your favorite streaming services in one place. Plus, get the most popular channels from Sling TV for only $25 per month!
*Customer-owned antenna required to receive over the air channels for free. HD channel availability varies by area and is dependent upon programmer availability.