Local Now Tops 490 Free Live TV Channels & 20,000 On-Demand Titles Making it One of The Largest Free Streaming Services





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, it 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.

Local Now also provides localized news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment, produced by various leading news organizations in more than 225 markets across the U.S.

Local now also offers over 20,000 on demand titles with a great selection of movies and television shows.

Local Now is not done expanding as it recently announced a deal to add all local PBS stations. Currently these stations are live in about half of markets already with more on the way. No dates have been announced yet for when all of the local PBS stations will be added other than it should happen in 2023.

“The addition of local PBS stations is a major achievement for Local Now and cements our position as the leader of free-streaming local news and entertainment in America,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group, the parent company of Local Now told Deadline. “Viewers of all ages know and love PBS, and soon they will be able to stream this amazing content for free, anytime.”

The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android, and IOS devices. (www.LocalNow.com)

Here are a few of the channels Local Now added last month:

  • 540 Dot Com Magazine
  • 525 Salem News Channel
  • 1306 Sonic TV
  • 1426 Fright Flix
  • 1612 Shout TV

If you still think of Local Now as just a place to watch local news you really should give it a second look.

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