Cut the Cord, Seattle-Tacoma

Free TV in the Seattle Area

Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Seattle-Tacoma TV market?  Solid Signal can help you save big by cutting the cord.

Seattle is a gorgeous western city surrounded by water, woods, and mountains.  There’s the Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean to the west and Lake Washington to the east.  Beyond that are Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Range.  The area was previously inhabited by the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes of Native Americans before the arrival of Denny Party, led by Arthur A. Denny, on November 13, 1851.  Denny’s settlement eventually named the area Seattle after Chief Si’ ahl, leader of the local tribes.  The area developed its economy with several economic boom-and-bust periods, similar to many other major American cities.

If you’re a Seattleite, you live in an amazing city!  The Emerald City has a thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, as evidenced by the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Aquarium, and Pike Place Market.  Microsoft’s presence makes Seattle as a technology center, and it’s also is the birthplace of Internet retail giant Amazon.  And no discussion of Seattle would be complete without a mention of its music.  Its alternative music scene was Ground Zero for the grunge sound that would dominate the sonic landscape of the 1990s.  Before that, the city’s flourishing jazz music scene launched the careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Ernestine Anderson.  Seattle also is the birthplace of 1960s rock music legend Jimi Hendrix.  

 

The Seattle-Tacoma TV Market

The TV Market in Seattle

If you’re in the Seattle-Tacoma media market, you live in one of 17 counties – Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom.  Your home is one of the more than 1,766,000 households and more than 3.61 million residents.  With its wide variety of TV programming, channels, and sub channels, Seattle-Tacoma offers a plenty of fascinating local TV programming, and it’s all free.  What we’re saying here is simple – the Seattle area is a great place to cut the cord.

Cutting the cord in the Seattle-Tacoma media market gives you so much free TV:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

CBUT

2.1

43

CBC

HD

English

Mt. Seymour

KOMO-DT

4.1

38

ABC

HD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KOMO-DT2

4.2

38

Comet

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KOMO-DT3

4.3

38

Grit

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KING-DT

5.1

48

NBC

HD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KING-DT2

5.2

48

Justice Network

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

CHEK

6.1

49

CHEK TV

HD

English

Saturna Island

KIRO-DT

7.1

39

CBS

HD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KIRO-DT2

7.2

39

GetTV

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KIRO-DT3

7.3

39

Laff

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KCTS-DT

9.1

9

PBS

HD

English

Capitol Hill

KCTS-DT2

9.2

9

V Me

SD

English

Capitol Hill

KCTS-DT3

9.3

9

Create TV

SD

English

Capitol Hill

CKVU

10.1

33

CityTV

HD

English

Mount Seymour

KSTW-DT

11.1

11

The CW

HD

English

Seattle

KSTW-DT2

11.2

11

Decades

SD

English

Seattle

KVOS-DT

12.1

35

MeTV

HD

English

Orcas Island

KVOS-DT2

12.2

35

Movies!

SD

English

Orcas Island

KVOS-DT3

12.3

35

H&I

SD

English

Orcas Island

KCPQ-DT

13.1

13

Fox

HD

English

Gold Mt.

KCPQ-DT2

13.2

13

This TV

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KCPQ-DT3

13.3

13

Escape

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KONG-DT

16.1

31

KONG TV

HD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KONG-DT2

16.2

31

KONG TV

SD

English

Queen Anne Hill

KCKA-DT

19.1

27

PBS

SD

English

Bates Tech College

KCKA-DT2

19.2

27

World View

SD

English

Bates Tech College

KTBW-DT

20.1

14

TBN

HD

English

Gold Mt.

KTBW-DT2

20.2

14

Hillsong

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KTBW-DT3

20.3

14

JUCE/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KTBW-DT4

20.4

14

Enlace

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KTBW-DT5

20.5

14

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Gold Mt.

KZJO-DT

22.1

25

My NetworkTV

HD

English

Capitol Hill

KZJO-DT2

22.2

25

KCPQ

SD

Spanish

Capitol Hill

KZJO-DT3

22.3

25

Antenna TV

SD

English

Capitol Hill

KBCB-DT

24.1

19

Sonlife

SD

English

Orcas Island

KBCB-DT2

24.2

19

Jewelry TV

SD

English

Orcas Island

KBTC-DT

28.1

27

PBS

HD

English

Bates Tech College

KBTC-DT2

28.2

27

NHK World

SD

English

Bates Tech College

KBTC-DT3

28.3

27

World View

HD

English

Bates Tech College

KWPX-DT

33.1

33

Ion

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT2

33.2

33

Qubo

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT3

33.3

33

Ion Life

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT4

33.4

33

Shop

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT5

33.5

33

QVC

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT6

33.6

33

HSN

SD

English

West Tiger Mt.

KWPX-DT7

33.7

33

Tele Mundo

SD

Spanish

West Tiger Mt.

KFFV-DT

44.1

44

EVINE Live

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KFFV-DT2

44.2

44

Azteca

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KFFV-DT3

44.3

44

AAT

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KFFV-DT4

44.4

44

KBS World

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KFFV-DT5

44.5

44

Cozi TV

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KFFV-DT6

44.6

44

KVOS-TV

SD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

KUNS-DT

51.1

50

Uni Vision

HD

Spanish

West Tiger Mt.

KUNS-DT2

51.2

50

Mundo Max

SD

Spanish

West Tiger Mt.

KWDK-DT

56.1

42

Daystar

HD

English

Tiger Mt. State Forest

*The Seattle-Tacoma TV market has many low-powered stations not listed here. As a cord-cutter, you might be able to receive some or all of the programming from these, depending upon a variety of factors.

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in the Seattle Area

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on professional sports.  This limits the amount of games cord-cutters can watch.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters such as yourself to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Seattle Cord-Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Seattle-Tacoma?

If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area and want to watch programming outside your TV market, you have the opportunity to do that.  Depending upon where you live and the type of antenna you have, you might be able to watch programming from the Portland, Oregon TV market. You also might be able to receive programming from Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Seattle-Tacoma TV Market

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

Cutting the Cord in Seattle-Tacoma

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  And if you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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