Free-to-air (FTA) is a type of satellite equipment that receives unscrambled programming from around the world. This allows you to view the content free of charge and without any monthly fees, as opposed to paid satellite services that receive a scrambled signal and require you to pay a monthly fee to unscramble the content. When using any FTA satellite receiver, you need to download access files to keep the hardware up to date. The download process for the FTA receiver is similar to any other file download from the Internet.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
Open your Internet browser and navigate to the website of your FTA receiver's manufacturer. This is where the required download files are listed.
Select your particular receiver model and click "Downloads" to view all of the available downloads for the receiver.
Click the download link for the update you need and the required files download directly to the computer.
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