PBS is Now Streaming Live For FREE Online With the Local Now App






Correction to an earlier version of this story said PBS is now on Local Now. PBS is coming into the service in the upcoming months.

PBS is one of the last major TV networks to join the cord cutting revolution and offer its content live and online. In the past, if you cut the cord, you could get a collection of on-demand content through the PBS app or watch PBS for free with an antenna, but if you wanted to stream the channel live, you were out of luck.

A few years ago DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV added live feeds of PBS, but you had to pay for these services. Coming soon the streaming service Local Now has reached a deal to stream PBS for free in 225 US markets.

“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.”

PBS stations will start rolling out on Local Now over the next few months. It is hoped that Local Now will complete adding PBS stations in 2023.

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