When you are trying to figure out how to watch all your favorite TV shows, there are several ways that you can do it. You might go with one method or a combination. So, what are some of the options that you have?
1. Over the Air
Most people don't realize that there are still over the air options that you can use. Many of the basic network channels also have a digital component that they broadcast over the air. To pick up these channels, you have to have a digital antenna; the old-style bunny ear antennas won't work. You may also have to have a special adapter to put in between your TV and the antenna in order for your TV to show the broadcast. While this method is generally free after you get the antenna, you may not get all the network channels you want; you might not get channels that are associated with cable.
Satellite television involves a dish that is attached to your house that picks up broadcasts from satellites, then a receiver in your house processes the signal and sends it to your television. You can get all your local network channels as well as many of the other channels that you might want and premium channels. Satellite services are generally good, but you might run into problems during severe weather when the signal can get disturbed. You may also not be able to get certain channels because of contracts between your satellite company and the company that owns and runs the channel.
Cable basically works the same way, but instead of getting the signal from a satellite, it involves running a wire from a pole to your house, just like your electricity. The cable runs to a receiver unit and from there to your TV. You will need to have one of the units for each TV that you want to have in your house.
Another option is to go with streaming TV. You will need to have some kind of Internet service provider if you choose to go this way, but you can get your shows from various streaming services, and most broadcast network channels have streaming apps or programs that you can use.
There are a lot of ways that you can watch your favorite TV shows. Contact TV providers to learn more about your options.