One of the ways Sling TV has managed to keep the cost of their live TV streaming service down, is by avoiding expensive channels like local affiliates in most markets, which can add up to $15-20 to your cable bill.
For customers in areas in which the NBC or FOX affiliate is owned-and-operated, customers can access local channels live and on-demand with their Sling Blue plan. That means they will be able to watch “NFL on FOX” and “Sunday Night Football.” Sling also simulcasts most live sports that air on ABC on ESPN3, which is available with Sling Orange.
So where exactly can you stream locals on Sling TV?
NBC is available in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford/New Haven, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose and San Diego markets.
Fox is available in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Gainesville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose markets.
That means that you will be able to stream most local games of the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Washington Commanders, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers.
NBC and FOX
So for those in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose you will receive both your local NBC and FOX affiliates.
While Sling TV doesn’t directly offer your local CBS affiliate, there is an inexpensive option to get it. With Paramount+ Premium Plan, which is $9.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, you can stream your local CBS affiliate. If you just want the live sports from CBS, and their entertainment content, you can get all that with their $4.99 a month Essentials Plan.
So, while Sling TV might not have Locast integrated anymore, in some markets there are still inexpensive ways to add local channels to the Sling experience. For a limited time, you can get 50% off your first month of Sling TV.