Receive many HD channels for free using a digital TV antenna, including major network channels such as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and other locally broadcast stations. Another alternative is to watch programming for different channels via their Internet broadcasts. Many stations rebroadcast shows on their websites, allowing for free viewing. If you already have an Amazon Prime account, it includes free shows.
Major networks still broadcast their content over the airwaves. While offerings vary from city to city and rely on proximity to broadcasters, a digital antenna lets you receive these free HD channels. Antennas can be purchased for less than $50 in urban areas where signal strength is good, as of 2015.
Also, many networks rebroadcast shows over the Internet. Comedy Central offers full episodes of several dozen of its most popular shows which can be viewed on its website. Likewise, the History Channel offers recent episodes for free on its official website. American Pickers and Pawn Stars are among its popular shows with full episodes available online. In addition, Amazon Prime members have access to a large selection of HD shows and movies that come with their accounts at no additional cost.