Can Apple TV stream local television programs, eliminating the need for antenna or cable?

Does Apple TV. can be used to stream local television programs? I do not have a subscription to cable, fios tv or direct tv., so I use an indoor antenna. Can Apple TV. replace the use of antenna.

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    No. You will still need your antenna for that. But you might find you don't want to. You can fill up a lot of your time with things like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Vimeo. And if its news you want, you may discover the program you want is a free podcast in the iTunes Store.

    • Answered by David N from Sterling Heights
    • 17-Mar-2013
  • If you have the ability to stream the local networks to your computer, iPad, or iPhone via a high speed connection you can view it on your TV with Apple TV. That being said, the Apple TV is not an antenna, it is a device used to patch your Apple device through to your TV.

    • Answered by Thomas R from Avondale
    • 12-Sep-2014