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You Will Need
- A TV with a digital tuner
- A TV antenna that receives VHF and UHF signals
- A computer with internet access and a TV tuner
- An HDMI cable
- A video on demand service account
- A portable media player
- A satellite TV service subscription
Watch only local TV stations
Watch only local TV stations. Get a TV with a digital tuner and an antenna that receives both VHF and UHF channels, typically traditional "rabbit ears" with a wire loop.
Buy a computer with a built-in TV tuner
Buy a computer with a built-in TV tuner. Connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI audio-video cable, allowing you to watch internet video on your TV.
Watch free network TV episodes online
Watch network TV episodes online for free at TV network websites, and at network-sponsored media websites
Subscribe to an online video on demand service
Subscribe to an online video on demand service. These sites can send you TV programs on DVD, and some will stream directly to your computer.
Watch TV episodes on a portable media player
Watch TV episodes on a portable media player. Many smartphones and portable electronic devices have the capability to play video.
Subscribe to a satellite TV service
Subscribe to a satellite TV service. The prices vary among services, but can be cheaper than cable. Now sit back and enjoy your favorite shows, cable-free.