What do I need to get Freeview? … and how much will it cost?

Switching to digital may seem daunting, but it's pretty simple really.

For most people, a working UHF aerial or working satellite dish is already available, so all that's needed to get digital TV is a Freeview digital receiver - and they start at just $79.

Here are a few steps to take you through the process. Let's start with what you've already got…


Do you have a UHF aerial (outdoor / indoor) or Satellite Dish?

UHF Aerial

UHF Aerial


Satellite Dish

Satellite dish

Many homes already do. But if you don't have one, you can either install one yourself or get a quote from an installer to set it up for you. 


What's the Freeview coverage in your area?

Check Your Coverage

Before you buy any Freeview equipment, we recommend that you check the Freeview coverage in your area - and whether a satellite dish or UHF aerial is your best option.

e.g. 100 Victoria Street, Auckland Central


Want to just watch Freeview? Or record as well?


Freeview is for watching programmes!

MyFreeview lets you record & watch different programmes at the same time!
Have a look to see exactly what you'll need…

NEED A HAND? Find an installer in your area to get your Freeview set up.