Alien Broadcast in Animal Crossing: New HorizonsZion Grassl

Since the very first entry in the series, televisions and the shows they air have been a staple of the Animal Crossing games. For many players, this is one of the first items to collect - because we all know there's nothing more relaxing than sitting on the couch, watching television in your Animal Crossing home... while you sit on your real couch, playing Animal Crossing on your real television. So meta.

In New Horizons, most of the televisions found in the game are considered "luxury items" and are only sold at the upgraded Nook's Cranny - unless you get lucky and find the recipe to craft the juicy-apple TV early on. There are also two aspect ratios: 4:3 and 16:9 (widescreen).

Broadcasts on the island change by both the day and the hour, and the content will adjust with the seasons. However, news and weather programming are both available every day - and the forecasts after 6:30pm will show you the weather for the following day (including meteor shower predictions). You might even catch an extra-terrestrial broadcast or two.

Watching TV in Animal Crossing: New HorizonsAustin Voigt

Check out the full programming schedule, by day of the week, below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Guide to Television Shows and Schedules

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Midnight Color Bars Comedy
(00:57 gym commercial)
Nature
(00:57 gym commercial)
Color Bars
(00:57 gym commercial)
Super hero
(00:57 gym commercial)
Concert
(00:57 gym commercial)
Color Bars
1 AM Static Movie Concert Sports Nature Movie Static
2 AM Static Movie
(02:45 long gym commercial)
Concert
(02:45 long gym commercial)
Sports
(02:45 long gym commercial)
Nature
(02:45 long gym commercial)
Movie
(02:45 long gym commercial)
Static
3 AM Static
(03:33 UFO signal)
Color Bars Color Bars Color Bars Color Bars Color Bars Static
(03:33 UFO signal)
4 AM Static Static Static Static Static Static Static
5 AM Color Bars
(05:55 Snack commercial)
Color Bars
(05:55 Fruit commercial)
Color Bars
(05:55 Snow commercial)
Color Bars
(05:55 Snack commercial)
Color Bars (05:55 Fruit commercial) Color Bars
(05:55 Snow commercial)
Color Bars
6 AM News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Detergent Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Soft drink Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Detergent Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Soft drink Commercial)
News
(06:14 Weather)
(06:30 Exercise)
(06:59 Detergent Commercial)
7 AM News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
News
(07:45 Weather)
(07:59 Gym Commercial)
Super Hero
(07:29 Snow Commercial)
Super Hero
(07:59 Fruit Commercial)
8 AM Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Soap
(08:19 Gym Commercial)
Nature
Cat & Mouse
(08:29 Seasonal commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(08:59 Fruit commercial)
9 AM Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(09:18 Detergent commercial)
(09:19 Gym commercial)
Nature
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Game Show
(09:29 Detergent commercial)
10 AM Super Hero
(10:29 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(10:29 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Gym commercial)
Super Hero
(10:29 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:29 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(10:29 Soft drink commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Gym commercial)
Super Hero
(10:29 Detergent commercial)
Super Hero
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(10:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
11 AM Cooking
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
(11:30 News)
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Fruit commercial)
Cooking
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
(11:30 News)
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Cooking
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
(11:30 News)
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Cooking
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
(11:30 News)
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Cooking
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
(11:30 News)
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
News
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
News
(11:45 Weather)
(11:59 Gym commercial)
12 PM (Noon) Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
Talk show
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(11:59 Gym commercial)
1 PM Talk show
(01:28 Detergent commercial)
(01:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(1:59 Detergent commercial)
Talk show
(01:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(1:59 Detergent commercial)
Talk show
(01:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(1:59 Detergent commercial)
Talk show
(01:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(1:59 Detergent commercial)
Soap
(01:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(1:59 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(01:59 Gym commercial)
Sports
2 PM Comedy
(02:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(02:59 Gym commercial)
Nature
(02:29 Soft drink commercial)
Nature
(02:59 Singing girl commercial)
Comedy
(02:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(02:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(02:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(02:59 Gym commercial)
Talk show
(02:29 Soft drink commercial)
Talk show
(02:59 Gym commercial)
Nature
(02:29 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(02:59 Detergent commercial)
Sports
(02:59 Soft drink commercial)
3 PM Exercise
(03:29 Fruit commercial)
Exercise
(03:59 Seasonal commercial)
Exercise
(03:29 Fruit commercial)
Exercise
(03:59 Seasonal commercial)
Exercise
(03:29 Fruit commercial)
Exercise
(03:59 Seasonal commercial)
Exercise
(03:29 Fruit commercial)
Exercise
(03:59 Seasonal commercial)
Exercise
(03:29 Singing girl commercial)
Exercise
(03:59 Fruit commercial)
Sports
(03:40 Soft drink commercial)
Sports
Game show (03:29 Detergent commercial)
Game show
(03:59 Detergent commercial)
4 PM Cat & Mouse
(04:29 Snow commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(04:57 Fruit commercial)
Super Hero
(04:29 Gym commercial)
Super Hero
(04:57 Soft drink commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(04:29 Snow commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(04:57 Seasonal commercial)
Super Hero
(04:29 Snow commercial)
Super Hero
(04:57 Seasonal commercial)
Super Hero
(04:29 Snow commercial)
Super Hero
(04:57 Seasonal commercial)
Sports
(04:59 Detergent commercial)
Cooking
(04:29 Fruit commercial)
Cooking
(04:59 Seasonal commercial)
5 PM Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:58 Detergent commercial)
(05:59 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(05:29 Soft drink commercial)
6 PM News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Gym commercial)
News
(06:45 Weather)
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(06:59 Soft drink commercial)
7 PM Comedy
(07:29 Gym commercial)
Comedy
(07:59 Soft drink commercial)
Sports
(07:55 Detergent commercial)
Sports
Talk show
(07:29 Soft drink commercial)
Cooking
(07:59 Detergent commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(07:29 Detergent commercial)
Cat & Mouse
(07:59 Detergent commercial)
Sports
(07:50 Gym commercial)
Sports
Game show
(07:29 Detergent commercial)
Game Show
(07:59 Soft drink commercial)
Sports
(07:50 Soft drink commercial)
Sports
8 PM Game Show
(08:29 Soft drink commercial)
Game Show
(08:57 Gym commercial)
(08:58 Soft drink commercial)
(08:59 Detergent commercial)
Sports
(08:57 Detergent commercial)
(08:58 Soft drink commercial)
(08:59 Gym commercial)
Concert
(08:29 Soft drink commercial)
Concert
(08:59 Detergent commercial)
Nature
(08:29 Gym commercial)
Nature
(08:58 Soft drink commercial)
(08:59 Detergent commercial)
Sports
(08:57 Gym commercial)
(08:58 Soft drink commercial)
(08:59 Detergent commercial)
Comedy
(08:57 Detergent commercial)
(08:58 Gym commercial)
(08:59 Soft drink commercial)
Sports
(08:57 Gym commercial)
(08:58 Soft drink commercial)
(08:59 Detergent commercial)
9 PM Soap
(09:29 detergent commercial)
Soap
(09:59 Soft drink commercial)
Talk Show
(09:29 Soft drink commercial)
Talk Show
(09:59 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(09:29 Soft drink commercial)
Soap
(09:59 Gym commercial)
Soap
(09:29 Gym commercial)
Soap
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Talk Show
(09:29 Soft drink commercial)
Talk Show
(09:59 Detergent commercial)
Movie
(09:54 Detergent commercial)
Movie
Movie
(09:53 Soft drink commercial)
(09:54 Detergent commercial)
Movie
10 PM News
(10:45 Weather)
(10:59 Fruit commercial)
News
(10:45 Weather)
(10:59 Gym commercial)
News
(10:45 Weather)
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(10:45 Weather)
(10:59 Soft drink commercial)
News
(10:45 Weather)
(10:59 Detergent commercial)
Movie
(10:44 Detergent commercial)
(10:45 Weather)
Movie
(10:44 Detergent commercial)
(10:45 Weather)
11 PM Comedy
(11:29 News)
Comedy
(11:55 Seasonal commercial)
Nature
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Nature
(11:55 Fruit commercial)
Game Show
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
Game Show
(11:55 Snow commercial)
Comedy
(11:29 News)
Comedy
(11:55 Seasonal commercial)
Game Show
(11:29 Soft drink commercial)
Game Show
(11:55 Fruit commercial)
News
(11:29 Detergent commercial)
Cooking
(11:55 Snow commercial)
News
(11:55 Snow commercial)

Are you a fan of watching TV in games? What are your favorite programs in New Horizons? Have you splurged for a 50-inch television set yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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