The Ins & Outs of AirTV
Hey cord cutters! In our last blog post, we shared 4 Tips on Getting Started with AirTV as a brand, including how to choose the equipment that’s right for you—the AirTV (classic black box) or the AirTV Player. Each has unique features and benefits whether you like to travel, have multiple TVs or only use one.
Today we’ll get into the nitty gritty of the classic version of AirTV and what you need to know to get started with this device. AirTV seamlessly integrates your local channels alongside your favorite Sling TV channels for all-in-one access on Compatible Devices. Both live and recorded DVR content is made available over your home WiFi network to your TVs or mobile devices using an HD antenna.
AirTV is a perfect fit for those who are always on the go or travel a lot, but don’t want to miss something like their hometown team’s games or a local newscast while on the road. AirTV comes with a stand-alone mobile app so you can watch all your local channels—like ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC—in HD anywhere with a phone or tablet.
What you’ll need with AirTV:
- Android or iOS mobile device (phone or tablet) for setup
- Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna and coaxial cable for local access
- Broadband Internet access (25 Mbps optimal ) with WiFi for streaming
- Supported devices:
- For watching on a TV: AirTV Player, Roku, Fire TV, or Android TV
- For watching on a tablet or mobile device: iOS or Android
- Free Sling TV app to access your locals (no subscription needed)
- External hard drive to enjoy DVR functionality (up to 2 Terabytes)
Since AirTV uses your WiFi to deliver local channels, just one well-placed antenna can power every internet-connected TV and device in and outside your home. A bonus is you won’t need to run unruly cables all over your house ever again!
AirTV also lets you add a whole home DVR solution to your setup for free. Using the Sling TV app (Sling TV subscription not required) and an external hard drive, you’re able to record and playback live content from any compatible device. Again, if you are constantly on the move, this option will ensure you never miss a live TV event—record up to two shows at once or watch one live and record another.
Bonus: Did you know that AirTV lets you pause and rewind LIVE TV? That’s right – if you have the DVR feature turned on and are recording, you can pause the big game or your favorite show, so you don’t miss any of the action when something comes up.
Still have a question on how to get started with AirTV (classic version)? Let us know in the comments below.
Our next blog post will cover everything you need to know about our other device—AirTV Player—and why it might be the best cord cutting option for you!