How to activate Locast on any streaming device

Locast is a television service that provides users access to several broadcast TV stations via the internet. As a user, you do not have to pay any monthly subscription fees to use it.

That will allow you to stream a broadcaster’s signal online for free but to select US cities or get local channels without an antenna. But before you can enjoy its programming, you must activate your device to get started.

The service is available on all popular streaming players and operating systems to make it convenient for everybody to use the service. You can access it via the internet browser on your computer, laptop, mobile device, or tablet.

Devices that are compatible with Locast include those that run updated software versions of Android and iOS. Casting is also available for Apple TV, AirPlay, and Chromecast.

What channels are on Locast?

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Locast only provides local TV stations via the internet. Available channels include PBS, The CW, NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, and other channels in 18 US cities. You can also stream sub-channels like Comet, MeTV, and Antenna TV, among others.

Is Locast really free?

Locast is a non-profit streaming television service. It does not charge users any monthly subscription fees to access it.

According to many Locast reviews, the service relies on donations to keep it running.

How to activate Locast on different streaming devices

Before accessing Locast, you must sign up for the service from your smartphone or desktop browser.

Next, you have to download the app from your device’s application store to start streaming live TV. Once done, you will have to activate Locast on TV.

Roku TV

If you want to get Locast to work on Roku TV:

  • Power up Roku TV.
  • Go to Roku Channel Store.
  • Enter Locast in the search bar.
  • Select Locast once you find it.
  • Tap on +Add Channel to add it to your list.
  • Open Locast.
  • Log in to your Locast account using the credentials you provided during sign up.
  • Go to www.locast.org/activate.
  • Enter the six-character code displayed on your TV.
  • Submit the activation code.

Locast on Roku

Your TV will refresh and allow you to access Locast content.

Android TV

To activate Locast on Android TV:

  • Open the Google Play Store.
  • Search Locast in the space field provided.
  • Select Locast once you find it.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Open the app.
  • Sign in to your account.
  • Go to www.locast.org/activate.
  • Enter the six-character code displayed.
  • Submit the activation code.

Your Android TV will refresh and allow you to stream local channels.

Apple TV

To activate Locast on Apple TV:

  • Power up your Apple TV.
  • Open Apple App Store from the applications menu.
  • Search Locast in the field provided.
  • Select the Locast app.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Open the application and sign in to your account.
  • Go to locast.org/activate.
  • Enter the activation code displayed on your TV.
  • Submit the code.

Your Apple TV will refresh and allow you to stream Locast content.

Amazon Fire TV

For Amazon Fire TV, follow the steps below:

  • Connect your Amazon Fire device to your TV.
  • Open the Amazon App Store.
  • Search Locast in the space provided.
  • Select Locast.
  • Download the app and install it.
  • Open the app and log in to your account.
  • Go to locast.org/activate from your computer or smartphone browser.
  • Enter the activation code displayed on your TV.
  • Submit the code.

Your TV will refresh and will display the Live TV Guide so that you can start streaming local channels.

When activating the Locast app on your TV, ensure that you use a computer or mobile device connected to the same network as your TV streaming device.

You will then have to log in to your account, which will then display an Activation Code.

Does Locast work with VPN?

Locast is a geo-restricted service. People outside of the US and those in specific USA cities cannot access the service. However, you can use a VPN to stream its content.

If you use a VPN, it should point to a location that is within the actual range of the broadcast signal you want to stream.

Conclusion

Locast is a service that provides free local broadcast channels via the internet. You can access TV stations like CBS, NBC, and PBS, among others.

But before using the service, you must activate it on your TV to start streaming free content.

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  1. i added roku to my smarttv, loaded locast, and use a soundbar for sound. sometimes the volume works when i use locast, but most times i get no volume. i have to keep turning tv, roku device, and soundbar off and on over and over until sound somehow comes back on. sometimes it never comes on, so i have to watch local channels via antenna, which doesnt come in as well. volume on tv also wont work instead of sound bar. any advice? this problem is only when i try to watch locast on roku. all other aps volume works.

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  2. Problem- having trouble thru the Dish app store local ABC channel KCAU is very fuzzing and when I do get a picture there is no sound. I changed to my ROKU and activated it and I get KCAU ABC Affiliate good picture and sound. What is the problem through the Dish App store for the local ABC affiliate. This is the reason I donated to locast org. I do not wish to donate also for the ROKU but wish to us it if the Dish app store app doesn’t get ABC. My wife and I have the registration under her email address. I am the one that is doing the locast checking. Greg Heisterkamp. Thank you for your help.

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