Earlier today, the free ad-supported streaming Local Now added six new channels to its free TV service. Local Now streams a large collection of free live and on-demand content. Originally launched as a 24/7 local news and weather app, over the years, Local Now has slowly added a huge catalog of movies and TV shows free with ads.
Recently Local Now topped 490 free live TV channels, making it one of the largest free streaming services for cord cutters when looking at the number of free live channels. According to Local Now, on average a, viewers will see 492 with a mix of local and national channels, including PBS live in about half of all markets.
Here are the channels Local Now added today:
- The Biggest Loser
- Fear Factor
- MacLeods Daughter
- Cold Squad
- Heritage Channel
- Chess TV
Update: Local Now has added the Washington Post channel also according to a press release sent to Cord Cutters News.
“We at Allen Media Group are excited to add The Washington Post’s FAST channel to Local Now’s line-up,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “As a leading free-streaming service, Local Now is dedicated to providing people the very best of local, national, and international news from trusted media sources, and our new partnership with The Washington Post is another example of our dedication to keeping our viewers fully informed at all times.”
“The Washington Post creates incredibly powerful visual journalism and I’m very excited about introducing it to new audiences on streaming platforms like Local Now, where viewers can dive deep into our storytelling,” said Micah Gelman, Director of Video at The Washington Post.
Local Now will also be adding all local PBS stations later this year. No dates have been announced yet for when all of the local PBS stations will be added other than it should happen in 2023. Already though PBS is live in half of the country and PBS stations will continue to go live on Local Now so check to see if your local PBS is now free with Local Now.
Here are some of the other channels Local Now recently added:
- 540 Dot Com Magazine
- 525 Salem News Channel
- 1306 Sonic TV
- 1426 Fright Flix
- 1612 Shout TV
- Ch 1141 Be On
- Ch 1147 Conflict
- Ch 1812 First Responders Network
- Ch 1148 true crime now-explore
- Ch 1547 omstars tv-lifestyle
- Ch 1553 the big dish-lifestyle
- Ch 2009 perfect game-sports
- Ch 2018 ve sports news-sports
- Ch 2090 X corps-sports
- Ch 2097 adventure sports tv-sports
- Ch 2211 nolly Africa-world interest
- Ch 1222 Family Time
- Ch 1560 Hipster
- Ch 944 Estrella TV
- Ch 946 Estrella News
- Ch 948 Estrella Games
- Ch 950 Cine Estrella TV
- Ch 1154 Docubay
- 1510 The Big Dis