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How to Watch Locast on VIZIO Smart TV

You can stream Locast on VIZIO Smart TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Locast using your VIZIO Smart TV. Learn how to get the most out of your VIZIO Smart TV while using Locast.


Locast

Locast is a live TV streaming service offering access to local TV affiliates in 36 markets. The service has been suspended because of a legal fight with broadcasters. Whether or not it returns, viewers have other options to watch local channels for free.

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

Locast could be viewed within Sling TV on select devices.

Can you stream Locast on VIZIO Smart TV?

How to Sign Up and Download Locast on VIZIO Smart TV

Unfortunately, Locast is not currently available natively using VIZIO Smart TV. Locast may launch a native app for VIZIO Smart TV in the future, but for now you can only stream using Apple AirPlay (2016+ models) or Google Cast (2016+ models).

You can still watch Locast on other devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Sony Smart TV.

Apple AirPlay

  1. Install the Locast iPhone/iPad app.
  2. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Locast app and select the AirPlay icon.
  4. Choose your VIZIO Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest VIZIO Smart TV firmware.

Google Cast

  1. Install the Locast iPhone/iPad app or Android Phone/Tablet app.
  2. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Locast app and select the Google Cast icon.
  4. Choose your VIZIO Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

How to Sign Up for Locast on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Locast on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Sony Smart TV.


What features are available on Locast?

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 DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV have parental control features.

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.