Between paying for cable and paying for streaming services, it can get expensive to watch great content on your TV — especially if you want to, or see other live events. But there’s a way around these costs: digital TV antennas. Like the television rabbit ears of your parents’ generation, these affordable indoor antennas will pull in over-the-air HDTV channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS free of charge.
If you live on the first floor of an apartment complex, or otherwise live in a partially blocked-off area (those near mountains, for example), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal — or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna is the first step in— a way to getting channels to watch without paying a monthly fee. Indoor TV antennas can also be used as a backup to watch TV if a storm knocks out your cable or satellite.
RCA flat multi-directional HDTV antenna
Camkey 2021 outdoor indoor digital TV antenna
This antenna has up to a 200-mile reception range and is waterproof, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Best Buy Essentials amplified ultra-thin film indoor HDTV antenna
This antenna has a range of up to 50 miles. It can be mounted on the wall or set on your TV stand. It has a two-sided black-and-white design, so you can choose which side blends in best with your wall or electronics.
Clear TV indoor amplifying and broadcasting antenna
Reviewers recommend this uber-affordable antenna.
“I have an antenna on all my TVs and this one gets just as many channels as its more expensive sister,” reviewer Meg says. “I am thrilled.”
Core Innovations indoor TV antenna bar
This antenna bar allows you to access channels up to 80 miles away from a signal. It displays the current signal strength, helping you find the most ideal spot to place it.