“It is possible to legally watch free over-the-air terrestrial television via the Apple TV,” Jeff Benjamin writes for iDownloadBlog. “This can easily be accomplished by connecting an HDHomeRun to your home network along with an ATSC antenna to pull in free over-the-air high definition local channels.”
“It’s basically the equivalent of connecting an antenna to your TV. TVs generally include a tuner built in, which allows the unit to display the channels pulled in from over the air,” Benjamin writes. “Wouldn’t it be cool, though, if you could broadcast all of those channels on your home network? By using an HDHomeRun, you can easily tap into free high definition television streams via the Apple TV and an app like Kodi. You can even watch live TV on your iPhone, Mac, or other devices.”
“You can watch high definition streams for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and more. There’s no monthly subscription involved, or anything like that, which makes this perfect for cord cutters,” Benjamin writes. “First, you’ll need an HDHomeRun box, it’s pricey, but there’s no subscription fees involved, which makes it a one time purchase. I recommend the HDHomeRun Extend, which includes a dual tuner that allows you to watch two simultaneous streams via Wi-Fi. You’ll also need an antenna… If you don’t wish to use Kodi, you can use an app like Channels instead, which is available on the App Store.”
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MacDailyNews Note: The new third-party Apple TV app, Channels ($15), lets users watch live TV through a SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked tuner. HDHomeRun receives video from any broadcast antenna and it connected to a Wi-Fi router. Using apps like Channels, users can stream live TV on various devices throughout Wi-Fi network.
Channels is only available via the new Apple TV App Store. Just search for “Channels” to find and download it.