Amazon is now offering a new HD Antenna Fire TV bundle. The bundle includes a Fire TV, an AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna, and an AmazonBasics 6′ HDMI Cable for $124.99. The antenna retails for $39.99 and the HDMI cable retails for $7.99, so the bundle saves you $22.98 over buying everything individually. Some customers will no doubt mistakenly presume the Fire TV can be connected to an HD antenna and display local OTA channels. That’s not the case and Amazon states this numerous times on the bundles product page. The antenna is meant to be connected to a TV to view broadcast channels using the TV’s built-in tuner.
Kind of weird, huh? Most people will try to figure out how to connect the two.
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This sounds like a joke. is it?
Yes, it is.
Obviously you would us a usb network adapter.
I agree. Many people will be confused by this despite the several notes ont he page that the two devices don’t work together.
Makes me want to plug in some USB TV tuners I have to see if any work.
I wonder if an OS update is looming that mite add usb tuner support. Android TV already has this feature, so should be easy enough for Amazon to turn it on. Replace the HDMI cable with a USB tuner and you would have a good bundle.
This is some weird (and confusing stuff). Amazon can bundle whatever they like. It’s not so outrageous but people will order it thinking its something else. Especially with that one-click purchase thing.But they do fit neatly together in the cord cutter theme.
So I do have this correct? Theres NOTHING built into aftvs UI thatll allow you to view ota channels? That was actually one of the better features of google tv I thought. You could plug your cable box into it and watch live tv from the console. But the way things are going itll be all streaming soon. The one handicap left is local news and watching MLB Games (local team). To do that you need to pay for an expanded cable package or steal it. Its why I havent converted my Dad to streaming.
Correct. There is nothing built into the Fire TV that allows you to watch OTA channels. The only thing that resembles that are third-party Fire TV apps coupled with networked tuner boxes.
For example, there is the Tablo app for the Fire TV that works in conjunction with their tuner box that will let you watch OTA channels on the Fire TV. The HDHomerun app and its tuner box work similarly as well.
That is a chocolate on french fries and ketchup on french toast level mashup.
Thank you. This is the only place I’ve found in 2 days of searching how to watch ota content on my new fire tv. I really want to cut the cord but those 3 basic channels that were the real beginning of tv are the deal breaker to telling the cable companies to stupid there 500 channels of I don’t watch crap. I want my live mainstream tv most nights.