Fancy watching TV without a hefty monthly bill or binding subscription? Well, you certainly can with Freesat.
Freesat is watched in millions of households across the UK. The service provides 200 TV and radio channels. An alternative to Freeview, Freesat was founded 13 years ago in 2007.
Whether you’ve purchased a Freesat box or you’re wanting to get the app, there are many ways to access the service. Let’s see how to get Freesat on Sony Android TV.
Can I get Freesat on a Sony Android TV?
Freesat is not built-in to current Sony Android TVs.
However, there are some ways to work around the issue such as using the app or purchasing an additional Freesat box.
Unfortunately, Sony Android TVs seem to only come with YouView and Freeview options. And while Freeview requires an aerial connection, Freesat needs a satellite dish to work.
Sony TV: Freesat setup
Although it’s disappointing that Sony Android TVs don’t come Freesat-ready, there is still a way to watch Freesat using these kinds of televisions. To use a Freesat box with your Sony TV you’ll need to follow the steps below.
- Purchase a Freesat box – they normally range from around £50 to £120 depending on whether you want to watch in HD or not.
- Follow the Freesat box instructions which would usually direct you to connect it to the TV via SCART lead, or if HD, via HDMI cable.
- Next, you’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions which should guide you through setting up your box.
Should you encounter any issues setting up a Freesat box, please contact Digi Helpdesk on freephone 0800 433 7963 today.
Freesat app for Sony Android TV
If you’d rather not pay out for a Freesat box after already purchasing an expensive Sony TV, that’s totally understandable.
To download the Freesat app on your television, you’ll need to use the remote control and navigate to the Home menu. From the Home menu, head to the Google Play Store.
Now, you can either look for, or type into the search bar, ‘Freesat app’ and it should be available to install.
To see all your apps on your Sony TV, please follow these steps. Your TV option may vary between the two following options.
‘Home’ button > Settings > Apps > ‘See all apps’
‘Home’ button > Settings > Apps > ‘Downloaded apps’ or ‘System apps category’
The app is also great for anyone who wants to install it on a tablet or mobile phone. To get the Freesat app on your mobile device, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store and install it.