How to Activate and Watch Locast on Your Devices at

Welcome! This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about activating Locast and watching free local broadcast TV channels on various devices.

What is Locast and What Devices Can I Use It On?

Locast is a nonprofit service that streams local broadcast TV stations over the internet. As long as you’re located in one of their designated market areas within the US, you can use Locast to tune into ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS and other local channels on internet-connected devices without a cable subscription.

Locast is available on a wide range of devices:

  • Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio)
  • Streaming boxes (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV)
  • Game consoles (PlayStation, Xbox)
  • Smartphones and tablets (Android, iOS)
  • Computers (via web browser)

Next, we’ll go through how to activate your Locast account and get set up on some of the most popular platforms.

Activating Your Locast Account

To start using the Locast service, you’ll need to activate your account by entering a verification code. Here are the steps:

  1. Download and install the Locast app on your preferred device (see platform-specific instructions below).
  2. Open the Locast app and you’ll see a 6-digit activation code. Write this code down.
  3. On your phone, tablet or computer, visit
  4. Choose to log in or sign up for a Locast account.
  5. Enter the 6-digit activation code from your device.
  6. Click “Activate”.

You should now have full access to start streaming your available local TV channels through the Locast app!

Below are more details on getting set up with popular platforms:

Fire TV Setup

On Amazon Fire TV devices:

  1. Search for “Locast” skill in the store and install it.
  2. Open the skill to view activation code.
  3. Visit on a mobile browser.
  4. Log in or create account and enter code.

Apple TV Setup at

For Apple TV installation:

  1. Find the Locast app in the App Store.
  2. Install the app and you’ll see a 6-digit activation code.
  3. On your iPhone or computer, go to
  4. Log in or sign up and enter the code to activate.

Smart TV Activation

To enable Locast streaming on your Samsung, LG or Vizio smart TV:

  1. Go to the app store on your TV.
  2. Download and open the Locast app.
  3. Take note of the on-screen verification code.
  4. On another device, visit
  5. Log in or register and enter the code to activate.

And that’s it! With your account activated, you can now stream your available local broadcast stations through the Locast app on supported devices.

Troubleshooting Login and Activation

If you run into any issues activating your Locast account, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure your device and the activation device are both connected to the internet
  • Try resetting the Locast app and starting over
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Locast app
  • Double check that you entered the correct activation code


I hope this guide gave you a better understanding of getting set up with Locast for streaming free local broadcast TV channels. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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