We’re happy to announce that you can now see FREE local channels, brought to you by Locast, right in your SLING guide.
As of now, this feature is only available in select cities on select devices. We understand that you may have a few questions, so choose an option below to learn more:
What Devices is this Available With?
Currently, the Locast integration is only on Amazon*, Android TV, iOS, Android mobile, and AirTV Mini devices being viewed in markets where Locast is available.
*Not all Amazon users will have Locast integrated in their guide as we roll out the feature. This will change in the coming weeks.
We hope to expand this integration to other platforms in the coming months, and additional devices in the future, however, no dates have been announced at this time.
Do I Need a Locast Account?
You will need to set up a free Locast account at Locast.org in order to view the local programming received in your area.
For the best viewing experience, we recommend setting up this account ahead of time, however, you can also set up your account when selecting a local channel to watch from your SLING guide for the first time.
Available local channels will appear at the beginning of your GUIDE.
Pro tip: If you don’t see local channels listed, make sure you’re using either the ALL CHANNELS or LOCAL CHANNELS guide filters.
When selecting a channel to watch, you’ll be taken to the Locast app. If you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to set up a free Locast account. Once your account is set up, you’ll be able to watch your Locast channels whenever you’d like!
Can I record Locast channels?
No. Local programming received through Locast cannot be recorded with the SLING DVR.
Can I watch on other devices?
While Locast integration is only available on select SLING-compatible devices at this time, the Locast app is available on many of the same devices you can use to watch SLING. Visit Locast.org for more information.
How does Locast work?
Locast is a donation-supported “digital translator” service, streaming local broadcast channels via the internet in select cities. Much like an HD antenna can pull in over-the-air broadcast signals to your TV, Locast instead takes those signals and streams them on many internet-connected devices.