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Local Now, The Weather Channel’s Free Streaming Service, Now Available on VIZIO SmartCast

Stephanie Sengwe

The Weather Channel announced today that their free streaming service, Local Now, will now be available on Vizio SmartCast TVs. The service offers real-time, localized information about current events, weather, lifestyle, sports and business for free.

“With increasing consumption on smart TVs, we are excited about expanding Local Now’s presence, bringing real-time hyper-local content to Vizio users across the country,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman, and CEO of Local Now parent company Allen Media Group.

“The Local Now team is working behind the scenes with best-in-class technology brands to meet the consumers where they are, and on the devices of their choice.”

Local Now’s partners includes Reuters, Associated Press, Tribune Content Agency, Yelp, Cheddar, SportRadar, Internet Video Archive, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more.

Local Now is available across a portfolio of over-the-top (OTT), mobile, and TV platforms, including YouTube TV, Apple TV, Sling TV, Xumo, MobiTV, fuboTV, Plex, iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

“Vizio is dedicated to delivering endless entertainment options to users and is continually adding free and premium content to VIZIO SmartCast,” said Katherine Pond, VP business development for Vizio. “With the Local Now app, users can easily enjoy real-time, local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle content with no subscription or additional fees.”

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