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How to Watch Local Channels with the Help of Live TV Streaming?

Stream Local Channels

When it comes to live TV streaming, you will often find the service missing for some very useful local channels. This is because most services do not air the channels of local broadcast stations. This is the reason why many users prefer cable TV plans like the Spectrum Silver package. However, for most users, this is also a problem. They will not be able to watch their favorite TV shows airing on networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and The CW to name a few.

Popular Streaming Services

If you are using Spectrum WiFi plans for live TV streaming, then you should know about certain services that can allow you to get access to local channels as well. With a small subscription fee, you can get access to most channels. Do note that most of these services have different channel lineups. Have a look at both the lineup and the pricing to select a service that best suits your needs! Some of these services are:

  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • fuboTV
  • Sling TV
  • Paramount+
  • Locast

Streaming Services and Their Plans

Have a look at the table below to view the prices, channel list, and a number of local channels of these streaming services.

Service Price Channels Local channels*
YouTube TV $64.99/mo. 100+ 7
Hulu + Live TV $64.99–$79.99/mo. 70+ 5
fuboTV $64.99–$79.99/mo. 150+ 5
Sling TV $35.00–$50.00/mo. 30–50+ 2
Paramount+ $5.99–$9.99/mo. N/A 1
Locast Free N/A 30+

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the best TV streaming services in the world. Also, YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing platform. With the help of this subscription, you can get access to complete local channel lineups. You can even get access to PBS that most services do not provide. You can get channel selection for more than 100 channels as well. On YouTube, you can view The CW, PBS, PBS Kids, ABC, and CBS, etc. The monthly subscription costs $64.99 per month.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is one of the top contenders in the market when it comes to streaming local channels. They have a channel lineup quite similar to that of YouTube. Only PBS is missing. The company provides fewer channels than YouTube but due to its huge on-demand library enjoys great admiration among its users. Original content is most highly sought after. The service airs top local channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, etc. Monthly plans cost from $64.99 to $70.99.

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fuboTV is home to more than 150 channels and even gives coverage to most international soccer events. This is great news for sports lovers in particular. Do note that the service is not available everywhere so you will need to confirm its availability near your residence. The service airs ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, etc. Local channels on fuboTV are available in monthly subscription-based models of $64.99 to $79.99.

Sling TV

You may be able to find many local channels on Charter cable on Sling TV. This streaming service also provides FOX and NBC in certain markets. The most attractive offering of Sling TV is the airing of these channels. Sling TV packages cost $35 to $50 per month.


Paramount+ airs on CBS. Not only that, the company provides thousands of hours of original visual content in the form of TV shows and movies. Due to this, the company primarily acts as an on-demand service. You can watch many classical movies with the help of Paramount+. Monthly subscriptions are available for only $5.99 to $9.99.

Locast (free)

The good news for people who want to get a service for free is Locast. Users can use the website and app without paying a penny. However, you will need to be a subscriber of Spectrum internet to connect to the web and stream local TV services. The non-profit company, however, has a limited coverage area. In case you are lucky enough to be in the service area, then you can watch many channels for free.

This is all about how you can stream local channels. Choose a service that best matches your usage and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best streaming service?

YouTube TV is the best platform for live streaming. It not only has the highest number of channels, but it also airs kid’s shows. As a result, users can have excellent family time together.

Is there a cheap way to view local channels?

Yes, there is. All you need to do is install a digital over-the-air antenna. However, this is an obsolete technology and most users prefer cable connections. With a one-time payment, you can catch most local channels. However, the video resolution will not be as great as cable TV.

Are local channels available on Amazon Prime Video?

The News app on Amazon Prime Video can allow Fire TV platform users to get local news broadcasts. Additionally, on-demand streaming services for Reuters and Bloomberg are also available.

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