About a month ago we were sent a Freeview TV WiFi Transmitter from a company called August. At first I did wonder where we would use this small device, but it really did come in handy.
What does it do:
This small device lets you convert your smart phone or tablet into a television. As long as you have a good TV signal you can receive all the freeview channels on to your device. The best thing is it doesn’t use any data from your plan. It connects to your device using WiFi (hence the name), and once the app as been downloaded you are free to watch and recorded live TV.
Setting up is very straight forward. There is a QR Code in the instruction book which lets you download the app. This is available for both Apple and Android devices. With the app open you do need to scan for new channels. This needs to be done for every location you are in as you would with a normal TV on a campsite. With all the channels found you can then select from the screen which channel to watch.
What comes in the box:
- The main box of tricks
- USB Power cable for charging
- Telescopic Antenna
- Portable Antenna
- Antenna Adaptor
- User Manual
Using the three antennas:
The Telescopic Antenna can be used for more on the go situations. As it folds down to the size of the main device.
This Portable Antenna is a great all rounder. It has a magnetic base and so can be attached high and comes with 1.5
meters of cable. If the signal is good in your area this will work fine.
The Antenna Adaptor is best used when the TV signal is weak.This allows the device to be plugged into an external aerial in your Caravan or Motorhome.
We used this in the Motorhome we had from Bailey, which doesn’t have an external aerial. It came in very handy. On going I see this been used more by the kids if they wanted to go and lie down on their beds and watch something else other than what we are watching. The kids could also make good use of this in the car, but only if the signal stayed strong enough.
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