How to get TV in Canada for Free


Today we will be discussing the best and latest cordcutting & streaming options for you. If your looking for alternative ways to watch TV for free in Canada and the USA, and avoid paying $100- $300 in monthly payments for your TV bill, I recommend you give these alternatives a try. Some are free and some are paid,  never the less, they are still cheaper than what you are paying  with cable companies , or you wouldn't be reading this.

HDTV Antenna (OTA or Over the Air Antenna)

The first one I would like to recommend to cut the cord is the HD Antenna. The HD Antenna is much more advanced than in the past. they are now capable of receiving up to 50 Channels in some parts of Canada and USA.  This option is only good if you live in the bigger cities in Canada and the USA,  if you live in the country, I would not recommend this option for you,  in my experience, you probably will receive 10 channels or much  less, if you live in the country. To check how many channels you can get in your location go hereHD Antennas are very easy to install, usually in a few minutes.An Indoor antenna is best, an outdoor antenna is good, but is much more tedious to install, and you will not receive many more channels. The best location for an indoor antenna is preferably near a window, for best results, also basements are not good and avoid placing it near any electronics ,  as it can screw up your signal, meaning less channels for you. To install an HDTV Antenna you simply plug in one end into where your cable would go and the other end into a wall. you than would perform a scan by selecting menu and channel scan on your TV remote, than selecting OTA and scan. Once finished it will go into TV watching mode. your now watching tv for free. Check out the  regularly scheduled programs or channels you can receive.


More Ways on how to get Free TV in Canada Alternatives

The only thing you need  is Android TV Box and internet for you to enjoy some free streaming . Over 40 Networks in Canada now provide free streaming for Live TV, such as the one's listed below. Just grab yourself an Android TV Box, and install the app associated with your favorite network, either through Google Playstore, or by going directly to their site. If you would like to learn how to install an app on an android tv box, you can find it here.



 Top Almost Free Paid Options

If you don't mind spending a little money for quality home entertainment, the paid options are a really good route for you to take. All of the ones listed below provide on demand content, such as Movies and TV Shows, they aren't free, but prices for monthly subscriptions are very affordable. These are all available in the USA , but not all are available in Canada, as of yet. These options all have apps that can be installed on an android tv box. Instructions on how to install apps on android.


 Where can In purchase an Android TV Box ?

An Android TV Box can do almost anything a standard computer can do, an offer much more than any Smart TV can, and Apps can be installed from Google Play Store that can do most anything that can be thought of. They are  used to stream video content  allowing them to watch TV shows and movies on demand. A very large variety of apps can be installed that can do anything and everything a smartphone can do but on your TV.  There's a ton of third party apps as well, like Terrarium, Kodi, Livenet TV, MegaBox HD, Freeflix HD, UkMOVNow, Redbox TV, Live Lounge, Dream TV,  Cartoon HD, HD Cinema, Modbro, Swiftstreamz, Snappy Streamz, C-Kay TV, Media Box, Crowns Lite, JetBox, IPTV Smarters, Relax IPTV, Titanium, TV Tap, Phoenix TV, Bee TVm Cyberflix TV,  Coto Movies, Tea TV, V-Sat, Morph TV, Morpheus TV, AZ Movie, Crunchy Roll, OLA TV,   just to name a few.

What Type Of Android TV Boxes are Available?

Units come in all shapes, sizes, and pricing formats.Like all things computer related better hardware is introduced constantly from many manufactures. Low cost budget boxes are available along with high-end units packed with the latest fastest hardware like these.Which box is right for your setup very much depends on what fits your need and price range.  Android TV boxes in Canada are here to stay and are a nice fit into any home entertainment center.
Android smartphone users will have no problem quickly moving about the interface and finding what they want. As with any computer those that are new may have a slight learning curve as to how things work.
Most all units are different and will have different features and hardware.Most dont come with much internal hard drive space and use micro-SD cards or flash drives to give more storage space.
Some high-end boxes give large internal hard drives which of course will cost more.

 How to Connect an Android TV Box ?

When you get your Android TV Box, you will find everything you need in the box, the TV Box, Remote, Power cord, HDMI Cable. You first connect the HDMI cable to the back of your TV Box and than to the back of your TV HDMI input. Make sure you pay attention to which input you plugged it into on the back of your TV ex. HDMI 1, 2, 3 or 4, because you will have to select it on your TV remote by pressing Source/Input. Once that's done you will than connect the Power Cable, and power your TV Box on.

 How to set the WiFi on an Android TV Box ?

Once your TV Box is powered on, you can now setup your WiFi. You first select your Settings, than look for your Network name and select it. Now you just enter your WiFi password and connect. An easier alternative, and better is to connect it with an Ethernet Cable, either a Cat-6 or Cat-7. By using an Ethernet Cable you eliminate the need to setup your WiFi, it's basically Plug and Play.

How to set your Android TV Box Display Size ?

You may notice that when your TV box is plugged in , that your TV screen is either to small or to big. What you do is go to your Apps, and look for Droid Settings, select it, and look for Display size. Once you find it you would either zoom in or zoom out .

Installing Apps on your Android TV Box ?

You can install pretty much anything you like on an Android TV Box. You can use the  Google Playstore, Filelinked, Downloader, or even install from an apk you have saved on a USB Stick. Most TV Boxes come with File Manager or File Explorer, these are needed to install any third party apps.

What Apps are pre-installed on an Android TV Box ?

Most Android TV Boxes come with Facebook,  Chrome browser, Firefox, PlayStore, Movie Player, File Manager already installed.

Is an Android TV Box portable ?

The best thing about Android TV Boxes is that they are portable, and can be connected anywhere, such as your cottage,trailer, hotel room, friends house, across the world even. All you would need is an Internet connection, and you have instant entertainment, wherever you are .

What is the Price Range for an Android TV Box ?

Android TV Boxes vary in prices but usually range from $50 up to $200. You always get what you pay for, so an unprogrammed TV box while it's cheap, has not much to offer in term of Streaming apps, which will cost you extra money, for custom programming. When you think about it, your paying your TV provider every month $100 -$300, the TV box doesn't seem so expensive  If your searching for some great portable entertainment.

 Where to purchase Android TV Box Extras ?

The Android TV Box comes with a remote or you can attach a Mini Wireless Keyboard or even a Wireless Mouse for more of a computer like feel. To use either of the two, you would just insert the toggle that comes with it into the side of your TV Box, and that's all.

how to Program your own Android TV Box ?

If you have a bit of technical knowledge, you could even try programming your TV Box yourself. There is a great e-book that covers everything you need to know in detail on how to program your android tv box, and get the best out of it. It comes with color photos, and detailed instructions, making programming a cinch, and will save you a ton of money.

What is IPTV ? and Do I Need it ?

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television. For you to get Internet protocol TV you will need a broadband internet connection and a router. IPTV is simply video sent over the internet for an Android TV Box to receive. With this route you will need a subscription, either monthly or yearly. Usually the costs for IPTV range from $5.00 a month to $30.00 a month, depending on who you choose. Once you subscribe to a provider, you would just install their App onto your android TV Box and than enter your given passcode, and you will be all set.

So there you have it,  Just make sure like anything that's new, you do some research before getting into subscription services, because many are very sketchy, so do your homework.

If you need to see how an Android TV Box works, you can check out here. If you are interested in purchasing an Android TV Box, and would like to know more information, you can view our Top 8 Android TV Boxes of 2019 blog.

So now you have a bunch of options for just about anyone, who is considering cutting the cord now or in the near future.  Whatever your decision, make your sure  it's the right fit for you.



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