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Old 01-02-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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i am looking for a way to watch all of my local channels with my new apple tv 4th gen. pref without paying for cable or using rabbit ears.. does anyone know of any good apps that i can download or do i have to download each one and pay for them seperatly
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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i am looking for a way to watch all of my local channels with my new apple tv 4th gen. pref without paying for cable or using rabbit ears.. does anyone know of any good apps that i can download or do i have to download each one and pay for them seperatly
You still need an antenna to watch the local free over the air channels, which by the way are digital now. You may want to read this article below first, then come back if you have any more questions. I use an Apple TV with a Samsung smart TV, but have a roof antenna that allows me to watch all the local channels and shows. However, if I miss the national TV shows and movies that are broadcasted in the local channels, I can use the Apple TV to watch these shows later in the day or any other time in the future. I search the Apple TV for the CBS, NBC, PBS, and so on...TV app. Once the channel app in on the Apple TV screen, all you have to do is to select the app you want, and then watch that channel's movie or show you missed. And please keep in mind that once you have the proper antenna (explained in the article below), you can watch the local free-over-the-air channels straight from your TV without using the Apple TV.

The only thing that I would like to have with the Apple TV is just the same remote, but the size of an iPhone 5. However, if you already have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can use any of these to control the Apple TV.

Also, all the movie apps (Netflix, HULU, and so on) are available on the Apple TV screen. If you already are a Netflix, HULU, etc. customer, just select the appropriate app and watch those movies there. Even "youtube.com."

https://appadvice.com/post/cut-the-c...pple-tv/712554

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Old 01-03-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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As noted above, you will need an antenna to watch local TV. Unless you're less than 10 miles from the transmission tower, rabbit ears won't cut it. Go to antennaweb.org to see where to point antenna and distance for size of antenna needed.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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This was just announced at CES -- should be exactly what the OP is looking for: Mohu AirWave bundles your local TV channels into handy app form
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