My 22" Samsung has an antenna hooked to it, as my room has no cable outlet. However, when I run Auto Scan, it will not pick up a single channel. I was been looking online for an answer for hours and at this point am very frustrated. I did not have this problem in my previous apartment. I need help please!! Thank you
Based on our discussion amplifying the original question, the cut to the chase answer is: You are not getting any channels on your TV because there are no channels to receive.
Unfortunately, the above answer is the precise reason you are frustrated. You noted you did not have this problem where you lived before, that is most certainly because you lived in a better area for TV signal reception.
Using this map you can get a pretty good idea of what types of signals the FCC expects one would receive at any geographical location: https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps
using that, type in any major city, or where you lived previously, then type in where you live today. As you see the number of channels drop off to near none, it gives you a solid feel for what you could expect to receive.
If you see channels on the list that are within your reach & interest, you can install a TV antenna. But this TV antenna will not be rabbit ears. As you have already tried an internal antenna to no success, you have to try different antenna options. You can try an omni-directional antenna, mounted on a pole, or on the roof You can try one outside of your window, but basically, the bigger (and bigger does not mean size) the antenna you use (which will be directly proportionate to cost, and time to install it) - the better odds you will have of receiving more signals.
I realize you mentioned there is direct TV in the home. I suspect an installer will charge between $30-$100 to install a new outlet in your room. Since you would have to install an outdoor antenna in either case, your best chances are to add to this service and pay the additonal cost for an added tuner box from Direct TV. I suspect the cost will be less in the short term. In teh long run, the Direct TV route will be more expensive since you will pay service charges and taxes, until, termination.