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Locast Review

Locast is a live TV streaming service offering access to local TV affiliates in 33 markets as of June 2021.

While the service can be used for free, users who don’t pay for the membership tier will get a prompt to donate every 15 minutes. After the prompt, users are kicked back to the home screen and booted off the channel they were watching.

Locast can be viewed within Sling TV on select devices.

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We tested Locast and other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. Locast is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and iPhone/iPad.


No Cloud DVR

Locast does not offer a DVR.

Up to 4 Devices

Locast allows you to stream on up to 4 devices simultaneously.

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for Locast.

Only AT&T TV, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV have parental control features.

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Local Channels

Locast offers access to 33 markets as of June 2021:

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Madison
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Portland
  • Phoenix
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rapid City
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Scranton
  • Seattle
  • Sioux City
  • Sioux Falls
  • Tampa Bay
  • Tri-Cities
  • Washington DC
  • West Palm Beach

Local Channel Restrictions

Locast uses a strict geo-fencing technology to prevent access to channels outside the local market boundary (the “Designated Market Area” as defined by Nielsen).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does Locast cost?

Locast is available starting at $0 / month. See the full list: Locast Pricing & Plans

Does Locast have a free trial?

Locast is free to try or use on a regular basis, but users will need to pay a fee to remove interruptions every 15 minutes.

Does Locast have a DVR?

Locast does not have a DVR.

What channels are on Locast?

Locast includes channels including No top cable channels. See the full list: Locast Channels.

How many streams are allowed at once on Locast?

Locast allows up to 4 devices at the same time. See more details: Locast Simultaneous Streams

Does Locast have local channels?

Locast includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW, and Univision in most, but not all markets. See the full list: Locast Local Channels.

Does Locast have live sports?

Sports channels are not available on Locast.

Does Locast offer premium channels?

Premium channels are not available on Locast.

Does Locast offer on demand content?

On Demand content is not available on Locast.

Does Locast support TV Everywhere apps?

You cannot access TV Everywhere apps with Locast.

Does Locast have a TV Guide?

Locast includes a TV Guide similar to what you would get with your cable or satellite set-top box.

Does Locast have ads?

Locast includes ads during live viewing of shows. Users who do not pay for a membership will have their stream interrupted by a prompt to donate every 15 minutes.

Does Locast offer 4K streaming?

Locast does not include 4K content as part of the service.

Does Locast offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?

Locast does not include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound as part of the service.

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