We have many popular Live TV options on Roku, including Sling TV, fuboTV, and Philo. All of them have subscription plans and a curated library of channels. However, Locast is a nonprofit streaming service that provides Live TV channels. In other words, it doesn’t need you to get a subscription and still streams Live TV channels. The Locast App is available on a variety of devices. Get Locast on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, and Android Devices.


What’s on Locast?

Locast streams a lot of popular Live TV channels without any subscription plans.

Locast on Roku
  • Locast gives you the streaming schedule of the channels, a week beforehand.
  • The channel streams in 33 markets and people in this area are the only ones who can get it.
  • Some of the places with Locast include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Seattle, and New York.
  • The Locast itself isn’t ad-supported. However, it requests you for donations every fifteen minutes or so.
  • The minimum donation to make is $5 a month with an additional fifty cents for processing.
Locast on Roku

How to Add Locast on Roku?

1. Turn on your TV and then connect the Roku device.

2. Select the Streaming Channels options on the home page.

3. Further, choose the  Search Channel option from the menu.

4. Search for the  Locast channel on the search bar.

5. Select the Locast channel from the suggestions.

Locast on Roku

6. Click on  Add Channel button to add the channel on Roku.

7. Finally, click on the OK button when the download is over.

How to Activate Locast on Roku?

We need to activate Locast on Roku before you can stream its content. Follow these steps and get it covered.

1. On the home screen, you can find the new Locast app. Launch the app from the home screen.

2. Follow the instructions and get an Activation Code on your screen.

3. From any web browser, visit locast.org.

4. On the top of the screen, you can find the Activate option. Click on this option.

5. Further, enter the Activation Code accurately in the space provided.

6. Finally, click on the Submit button. Within a few seconds, the Locast channel gets activated.

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Wrapping Up

Locast streams content for free without profits. According to the Copyright Act of 1967, a non-profit streaming service can broadcast local stations without a copyright license. However, some channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX have sued Locast. Still, Locast itself isn’t an illegal streaming service. Instead, Locast claims itself as a service that fights to keep TV free. You can stream the channels including ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and PBS.