Freesat is an extra box that you can plug into your TV. It gives you more channels to watch, as well as your favourite catch-up TV apps. There’s even some TVs that come with it built-in. Find out why you’re going to want this over Freeview.
Whether it comes inside your TV or you buy it as a separate box, once it’s in your home Freesat is completely free to watch. Whereas Freeview uses an aerial, this connects to a satellite dish – so make sure you’ve got one. This little difference gives you loads more channels to flick through, so you’ll never be bored on a rainy day.
Paying over the odds for Sky or Virgin? Unless you’re after certain channels, you may as well switch to Freesat and watch everything for free.
Freesat comes with over 170 channels to scroll through, including over 20 in HD. From kids’ telly to music and history, there’ll be something for everyone.
Watch the shows you want, when you want, with on demand. Missing the soaps for your kids’ swimming lessons? Watch them in peace once they’ve gone to bed.
Check what’s on for the full week with the 7-day guide. Plan ahead and see if any shows are going to conflict with an event, and make a mental note of anything you’re itching to watch.
If you get the 4K Freesat box, you can record, pause and rewind shows too. It’ll record up to 4 things at once – great if your teen’s reality TV show clashes with your gardening programme. And when you want a tea break, you can press pause and make the time back at the adverts.
Already got a satellite dish? No need to buy a new one – just hook it up to your TV or box and start exploring all the channels. Easy-peasy!
Freesat lets you watch over 170 channels for free, and also has other perks, like on demand. Some TVs come with a Freesat tuner already, but you can also buy it as a separate box.
You can buy it as a separate box to plug into your TV, or find a screen with Freesat built in. For both you’ll need to make sure you have a satellite dish to connect to.
You’ll just need to connect the box to the TV and a satellite dish. All you’ll need for this is an HDMI and optical cable.
After the initial cost of your TV or Freesat box, it’s completely free. No subscriptions or contracts. Woohoo!
Freeview connects to an aerial whereas Freesat hooks up to a satellite dish. This means that watching on Freesat will be more reliable in bad weather. You’ll also get more channels than you would with Freeview.
A Freesat tuner comes inside a TV and saves you from having to buy a separate box. When you plug one of these TVs into a satellite, you’ll be free to enjoy over 170 channels.
You either need the Freesat box or a TV with a Freesat tuner. If you’re using the box, this will need connecting to a satellite dish with a coaxial cable, and then to your TV using an HDMI cable. Getting a TV with a Freesat tuner? Great, you’ll just need to connect it to a satellite dish.