How To Get Free TV Channels Without Antenna

How To Get Free TV Channels Without Antenna

There has never been more cord cutting options than there is now. With the explosion of Internet TV and Streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu and Plex, there really hasn’t been better time than now. Here at we talk everything cord cutting so you don’t have to pay those monthly cable and satellite subscriptions. Today we are going to change things up a bit! I am going to show you how to get free TV channels without antenna.

While some of the options here will be “Free”, for completeness I decided to give you a thorough rundown of all your options. This way you can make an educated decision on the steps you want to take to cut the cable cord.

To start you are absolutely going to need a good media streaming box. Here are my top picks as far as streaming boxes go.

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With any of these boxes, you will get access to features and apps such as Netflix, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, AT&T TV Now, and Fubo TV. In addition, features like unlimited cloud storage, 4K HDR content and the ability to stream across multiple devices.

Free Live TV Apps

For us “pure cord cutters” there are several apps that are perfectly designed for us! However, before you do the “deep-dive” I strongly suggest you invest in a digital tuner and TV antenna. For a closer look at our 10 Best Outdoor HDTV Antennas be sure to check out my article.

Also, if you’re interested in checking out digital tuner boxes, I highly recommend HDHomeRun digital tuners from Silicon Dust. Be sure to check out my article on, The Best HDTV Antenna Setup Right Now!


Now with Plex DVR, SHIELD users can watch live TV with time shift controls and record your favorite free HDTV digital broadcast channels without commercials, including local news and sports, on many devices, anywhere in the world. Plex Media Server also lets you store your personal movies, music, pictures and more, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, on virtually any device. Advanced features require a Plex Pass for $4.99/month.

How To Get Free TV Channels Without Antenna


Kodi users love the ease with which the SHIELD Android TV box lets users stream all of their personal media to their big-screen TV. You can also download hundreds of community-created add-ons that provide access to popular internet streaming media services like Twitch, Vimeo, Vine, SyFy, NFL, Flickr, and more.

Live Channels

Live Channels is a native Android TV app that’s already on your SHIELD. Boasting a simple and intuitive user interface, with Live Channels you can effortlessly browse through channels, view program guides, and see programming details. Live Channels also lets SHIELD users DVR certain programs.



Don’t forget about YouTube! See what the world is watching — from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news, and more. Subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and watch on any device.

And if you’re a parent, check out the new Youtube Kids app, to make it safer and simpler for kids to explore the world through online video – from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime ;-), and everything in between. There’s also a whole suite of parental controls, so you can tailor the experience to your family’s needs.


Watch live streams of the video games and activities you love, and chat with streamers and other viewers, from anywhere, anytime. From League of Legends, to Overwatch, to live art demos, if it’s worth watching, it’s live on Twitch right now.

Pluto TV

Watch 100+ TV channels handmade for the Internet, free on any device, anywhere. The people at Pluto TV have one mission – to entertain the planet. They hand-pick and organize millions of hours of clips, full episodes and viral sensations into TV channels for the web.

Haystack TV

For all you news junkies, Haystack TV integrates seamlessly into NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Live Channels app. It brings a host of interesting content including news, late night laughs, just to name a few. It is completely free and in HD quality.


Watch and share videos in gorgeous HD, minus the ads, and follow categories, channels, and collections to fill your feed with amazing stuff each and every day with Vimeo.

While the above apps are great, thanks to Google Cast, with NVIDIA SHIELD TV, you’re not limited to only consuming content that’s available in the Google Play Store. Any app that works with your Android phone can be “cast” to your SHIELD Android TV in 4K.

Well there you have it! At this point you are an expert on how to get free tv channels without antenna. If you decide to cut the cord, go with NVIDIA SHIELD TV for its robust app selection, 4K HDR content, and reliable performance.

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