You can watch local TV channels without cable with any of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV. Depending on where you live, there may also be local news apps that you can use as well. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch Local TV Channels with fuboTV

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fuboTV was originally a niche sports-only streaming service, but that focus changed as time went on. Today fuboTV has some of the best local TV coverage in the industry, so it’s a great way to fill in the gaps if you want to get local TV via the internet. There is, however, a downside: fuboTV has yet to sign up any ABC affiliates. On the other hand, fuboTV is one of the only streaming services that lets you watch local local Univision and Telemundo stations.

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

Unlike some streaming services, fuboTV includes most of the channels that it carries in its base plan. The next step up after fubo Standard is fubo Family. The main benefit of it is that it gives you more DVR recording time and an additional simultaneous stream. fubo Entertainment is similar to fubo Family, but with a key difference: it comes with Showtime. The deluxe plan is called fubo Ultra and it comes with 113 channels (including Showtime and the Sports Plus add-on), three simultaneous streams and 500 hours of DVR recording space.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

FuboTV Channels

Fubo Standard comes with 90 channels, including your local CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates if available. If there’s a Univision or Telemundo station in your area, you may be able to get those as well. Check the fuboTV website to find out for sure before you sign up for the free trial. 

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV has above average device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

FuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fuboTV lets you watch TV on two devices at once. If you have a larger number of people you intend to share your account with, you may want to upgrade to the fubo Family and get three simultaneous streams.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

FuboTV DVR

fuboTV offers a cloud DVR service, which lets you record up to 30 hours of video without any additional costs. An upgrade boosts your recording limit to a rather impressive 500 hours.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

FuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s on-demand library isn’t huge, but it has a decent amount of content.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Local TV Channels with PlayStation Vue

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fuboTV is great– particularly if you like to watch sports that most other streaming services don’t carry. However, if you’re looking for a streaming service that carries all four of the major American broadcast stations, you may want to go with PlayStation Vue. It has struck deals with not only CBS, NBC and FOX, but also ABC. Another perk of PlayStation Vue is that it has more flexibility in terms of sharing your account with your family and friends. fuboTV only lets you watch three streams at once through one account, but with PlayStation Vue you get five. 

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

All PlayStation Vue subscribers get equal access to all the available local CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX broadcasts, no matter which plan you choose. Unlike fuboTV, PlayStation Vue offers a budget plan as well as plans with lots of channels for people that are willing to pay more. Local TV coverage is good, but you should still check the PlayStation Vue website to see what’s available before you commit if local TV is your priority. Like most streaming services, there’s also a free trial that will let you test out PlayStation Vue to see if it’s right for you.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

SIGN UP
* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages.

PlayStation Vue Channels

Access is designed for people who don’t want to spend much money on TV entertainment. It has around 50 channels, including ESPN, Disney and lots of others. The next step up, Core, gives you access to NFL Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and more. Elite’s focus is movie channels. Ultra is the most expensive plan and it comes with several premium cable channels.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

Don’t worry: despite what the brand name suggests, you can use PlayStation Vue without a PlayStation. Supported devices include: 

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work).

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s device support.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue allows users to stream on up to 5 devices at once, which is far more than what most other streaming services allow.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue’s unlimited DVR lets you save as much TV as you want. Recordings expire after four weeks.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue’s on-demand content library is good, but it’s not comparable to streaming services that specialize in on-demand.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library.

Free 5-day Trial

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Watch Local TV Channels with Hulu With Live TV

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Like PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV carries all four American broadcast networks: CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX. One of the biggest draws to this streaming service is Hulu’s on-demand content. All Hulu with Live TV subscribers can access the main Hulu site and stream as much on-demand movies and TV shows as they like. Many of the TV shows that you’ll find on Hulu with Live TV’s live streams get added to the on-demand side of the site the day after they’re broadcast.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu with Live TV offers just a few all-inclusive plans. The main package has 60+ channels. You get two simultaneous stream and you don’t have to pay extra to get ESPN and Disney. 

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Like fuboTV and PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV has a free trial that lets you evaluate the service for yourself to see if you like what it offers in the way of channel selection. You may want to consider visiting the Hulu with Live TV website  to see if Hulu has signed deals with the local network affiliates near you before you join if getting local TV is one of your main priorities. Coverage is good overall, but there are still a few holes– particularly in rural areas. If many places, you’ll be able to watch CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC through Hulu with Live TV. That will save you the hassle of having to switch inputs every time you want to watch the local news or see regional sports matches.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV has great device support. The most popular streaming devices are available. 

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models).
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers.
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls).
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app).

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

The base subscription comes with only two simultaneous streams. Hulu’s Unlimited Screens add-on lets you stream to an unlimited number of devices on your home network.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

A robust 50-hour cloud DVR comes free with the basic subscription. Your storage capabilities can also be increased up to 200 hours with the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV’s best feature is its huge on-demand catalog.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Local TV Channels with Sling TV

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Sling TV has less to offer in the way of local TV compared to its competitors. That could be why it’s a bit cheaper. The only two broadcast networks that you can get are NBC and FOX. However, there’s a perk that you might want to know about. Sling TV is the only streaming service that will send you a free HD TV antenna when you sign up. If you have a TV device like a Roku that can receive TV antenna signals, that might make this unique streaming service worth checking out. Sling TV is far customizable compared to competing cable replacers because of its many different channel add-on packs.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers three base subscription options for new subscribers. You can choose between two base plans or get both base plans for a discounted price. Both base plans cost $25. Once you get at least one base plan, you can get more channels by purchasing channel add-on packs.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

SIGN UP
Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

If live TV is your priority, get Sling Blue. You may be able to get live NBC and FOX feeds with it, depending on where you live. You can also get Sling Blue and Sling Orange together if you like the selection of channels you get with Sling Orange. As mentioned earlier, Sling TV’s local TV affiliate map has many holes. Visit the Sling TV website and type in your zip code so you can find out if you can get NBC and FOX before you join.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has great device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome is recommended for use with Mac and Windows.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. That’s more than industry standard (which is two streams), and more than you’d get with Sling Orange (only one stream). 

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV doesn’t come with a free DVR, but you can add recording functionality for $5/month extra. You can’t record any Sling Orange channels, though.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does have an on-demand content library, but it’s somewhat limited compared to some streaming services.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Local News Apps

If news is the main reason you want access to local TV broadcasts, check around to see if your favorite local news station has an app for your TV device. The majority of these kinds of apps are free.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.