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Digital TV Antennas on Windows Pc

Developed By: Nicolás Lichtmaier

License: Free

Rating: 4,4/5 - 28.082 votes

Last Updated: November 07, 2020

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Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

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App Details

Version3.30
Size4.4 MB
Release DateNovember 06, 20
CategoryTools Apps

App Permissions:
Allows an app to access precise location. [see more (7)]

What's New:
• Updated information for the US and Portugal.• Many external libraries updated.• Internal changes. [see more]

Changelog:
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Description from Developer:
Aiming your TV antenna it's easy and free!This application helps you discover digital TV towers (DTV) close to you and it helps you find the bearing from... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download Digital TV Antennas and install on Windows PC. Digital TV Antennas is free Tools app, developed by Nicolás Lichtmaier. Latest version of Digital TV Antennas is 3.30, was released on 2020-11-06 (updated on 2020-11-07). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 1000000. Overall rating of Digital TV Antennas is 4,4. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 28.082 users, 1426 users had rated it 5*, 18235 users had rated it 1*. Older versions of Digital TV Antennas are also available with us 3.30 3.29 3.28.2 3.27 3.26.1 3.25 3.24 3.23.2 3.23 3.22 3.21 3.20 3.19.2 3.18.1 3.17.1 3.17 3.16 3.14.4 3.14.2 3.13.2 3.13 3.12.2 3.12.1 3.12 3.11.1

How to install Digital TV Antennas on Windows?

Instruction on how to install Digital TV Antennas on Windows XP/7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install Digital TV Antennas on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the apk installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note]: You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're actually playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install Digital TV Antennas using BlueStacks

  1. Download & Install BlueStacks at: http://bluestacks.com
  2. Open the apk file: Double-click the apk file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your apk file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the apk file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. After install, just click Run to open, it works like a charm :D.

How to install Digital TV Antennas on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: http://bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the apk file to Nox and drop it. The File Manager will show up. Click the Open XXX Folder button under the file sign that turns blue.
  3. Then you will be able to install the apk you just download from your computer to Nox or move/copy the file to other locations in Nox.

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• Updated information for the US and Portugal.
• Many external libraries updated.
• Internal changes.

November 06, 2020

• Updated information for the US and Australia.
• In the compass screen magnetic declination wasn't being accounted for (it was being handled properly in the rest on the app).
• Many external libraries updated.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

August 19, 2020

• Enabled polarization filter for UK.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.
• More robust at getting antenna coverage contours in the US.
• Updated information for the US.

August 17, 2019

• Enabled polarization filter for UK.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.
• More robust at getting antenna coverage contours in the US.
• Updated information for the US.

August 16, 2019

• Added polarization filtering for Australia. The idea came from user feedback, keep sugesting! =)
• Lots of internal changes. I now use Kotlin coroutines to have cleaner and faster code (more parallelization and responsiveness).
• The FCC API I've been using to get coverage contours is down, I'll now try a different API URL (but doesn't have all polygons =/ )
• Updated information for Australia and USA.

August 02, 2019

• UK: Added power values for transmitters.
• More informative message for when the device does not have compass hardware.
• Paid version: Changed the style used when looking for antennas from a specified place.
• Paid version: Google removed the place picker, changed it with a simpler one for the time being.
• Updated information for USA.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

July 23, 2019

• UK: Added power values for transmitters.
• More informative message for when the device does not have compass hardware.
• Paid version: Changed the style used when looking for antennas from a specified place.
• Paid version: Google removed the place picker, changed it with a simpler one for the time being.
• Updated information for USA.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

July 03, 2019

• Updated information for USA.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

May 30, 2019

3.12.2
• Added transmitting power values (ERP) for Australia.
• Updated information for USA. Added a couple of channels of Argentina.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.
3.12.1
• Updated information for USA, Australia and Argentina.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

March 11, 2019

• Updated information for USA, Australia and Argentina.
• Internal changes and bugfixes.

March 09, 2019

• Updated information for USA, Canada and Australia.
• UK: Much more information about Freeview transmitters.
• UK: Maximum antenna distance now defaults to 40 km.
• Many internal changes and bugfixes.

February 23, 2019

3.11.1:
• Shortened texts in settings so they fit. Also when accessing a paid feature.
• Corrected an old workaround for some buggy Samsung devices.
3.11:
• Fixed a bug in the list of antennas: Distances were not being always shown.
• Updated information for USA.
• Changed the library used for the settings: now they follow the current material design style more closely.

December 24, 2018

• Fixed a bug in the list of antennas: Distances were not being always shown.
• Updated information for USA.
• Changed the library used for the settings: now they follow the current material design style more closely.

December 16, 2018

• Fixed a bug in the list of antennas: Distances were not being always shown.
• Updated information for USA.
• Changed the library used for the settings: now they follow the current material design style more closely.

December 13, 2018

• USA: Added station transmit powers (visible only on the single antenna view for now).
• Use white numbers when showing absolute bearings.
• Android TV: Removed app title and refreshed the layout a bit.
• Updated information for United States, Canada and Australia.
• Moved more of the code from Java to Kotlin.
• Bug fixes.

November 17, 2018

• Show a local map underneath the arrow in the single antenna view. It can be disabled in settings.
• Added a compass screen.
• Updated information for United States, Canada and Australia.
• Moved more of the code from Java to Kotlin.
• Bug fixes.

September 23, 2018

• US: Display virtual numbers rather than RF numbers. I think this is more desirable. Please give feedback if it's not!
• Europe: GDPR consent dialog for ads.
• Fix for old Samsung devices.
• Changed how the "calibrate compass" dialog works.

Allows an app to access precise location.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows access to the vibrator.
Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
Aiming your TV antenna it's easy and free!

This application helps you discover digital TV towers (DTV) close to you and it helps you find the bearing from your location so that you can point you antenna to catch those stations. It works based on a list of antennas broadcasting digital TV over-the-air (OTA) in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Colombia and Uruguay.

In the US it can also display the FCC calculated broadcast area over the map!

Specially useful when you camping in your camper van, rv, motorhome, so you can get the best TV reception wherever you are.

Be aware that compasses in phones are not very good and they are often wrong or get stucked. That cannot be corrected from a software application such as this one. Sometimes it's useful to “calibrate” the devices's compass by performing movements with the phone describing an "8".

For now this helper is just for United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Argentina Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.

Sources:

USA stations were retrieved from FCC's CDBS database. Brazilian stations were retrieved from Anatel. Argentina ones were retrieved from TDA home page. UK Freeview transmitter locations were retrieved from http://www.ukfree.tv. Canadian stations were retrieved from Industry Canada. Australian station info was downloaded from http://data.gov.au/dataset/licensed-broadcasting-transmitter-data. Transmitters for Ireland (Saorview) come from https://www.saorview.ie/

Please, do not use app ratings to report issues. Try here: https://github.com/niqueco/antenas/issues
Source code is at: https://github.com/niqueco/antenas