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Safehouse with players watching Republican Space Rangers.

Grand Theft Auto Online uses the same television feature from its appearance in Grand Theft Auto V; however, it also introduces many new features.


TV shows stay practically the same as they were in Grand Theft Auto V. Television does not affect the gameplay in any serious way, and its only purposes are to be optional entertainment and to provide some additional character backstory, depending on the program viewed. The TV introduces new features to the gameplay:


Provides security camera footage with a number of possible views depending on the standard of property, including:

  • Main Door - exterior of the front door.
  • Garage Door - exterior of the garage door.
  • Garage - interior of the garage.

Weazel News[]

A dedicated news channel constantly showing cinematic footage from a Police Maverick of other random players in the Freemode lobby (prioritizing those players with wanted levels).

Spectate mode[]

The player can cycle through all other players in the lobby in spectator mode with various camera angles and filters able to be applied.


Viewable Programs[]

Reruns of all the TV shows introduced in Grand Theft Auto V (that aired in 2013 in the game's timeline) are available to rewatch in Grand Theft Auto Online:


Weazel is a parody of Fox Broadcasting Company, and features the following programming:


CNT is a parody of CNN, TNT or CN, and features the following programming:

Mentioned Programs[]



  • Tracey De Santa's episode in Fame or Shame causes an anachronism. The episode has been available since the story of GTA Online was originally set months before the events of GTA V (prior to Gunrunning update's timeline advance).
  • Watching TV for long periods of time counts as idleness, but spectating players through the Weazel News channel does not.
    • This was later changed, as watching TV in missions like Blow Up disables the idle timer, making it a good choice for accruing Nightclub Goods without having to pay for services including the mechanic.

See Also[]


[ ve ]Grand Theft Auto Online
LocationsState of San Andreas (Los Santos County (Los Santos) | Blaine County) | Cayo Perico
CharactersGTA Online Protagonist | Lamar Davis | Gerald | Simeon Yetarian | Lester Crest | Ron Jakowski | Trevor Philips | Martin Madrazo | Executive Assistant | Agent 14 | Tony Prince | Malc | Agatha Baker | Miguel Madrazo | Pavel | Sessanta | Kenny Dixon Jr. | Franklin Clinton | Hao | Agent ULP | Dax | Mutt | Charlie Reed | Jamal Amir | Yusuf Amir | Vincent Effenburger | Jenette Eccles | Maude Eccles
ContentContent Updates | Career Builder | Missions (Jobs | Heists | Random Events) | Vehicles | Weapons | Properties | Safehouses | Radio Stations | Internet | Television
VehiclesHao's Special Works | Los Santos Customs | Weaponized Vehicle Workshop | Arena Workshop
WeaponsAttachments | Ammu-Nation | Gun Van | Weapon Workshop
CharacterClothing | Tattoos
Game ModesFreemode | Freemode Events | Adversary Modes | Captures | Deathmatches | Last Team Standings | Races | Stunt Races | Survivals | Parachuting | Versus Missions
InformationAwards | Achievements and Trophies | Reputation (RP) (LS Car Meet | Arena Points) | Ranks | Skills | Trailers | Screenshots | Artworks
Add-ons and Social Club FeaturesCrews | Snapmatic | Grand Theft Auto V: Story Mode (Rockstar Editor | Director Mode)