How to Watch WLS (ABC 7) Live Without Cable in 2023 - Your Top 3 Options
Flixed Team • March 22, 2023
Watch Local Channels Free in Chicago
You can watch WLS (ABC affiliate) for free by tuning into Channel 7 on your antenna for the live broadcast.
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Stream Local Channels in Chicago
You can stream WLS (ABC affiliate) with Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV and YouTube TV.
If you’re looking for a well-rounded streaming service with local channels in Chicago, then we recommend Hulu with Live TV for watching WLS (ABC 7) and 64 other national and local channels including ESPN, Discovery, A&E, ABC, History and more.
Whether it’s sports or local programming, Hulu offers the best balance between affordability and convenience. Read on further for our breakdown.
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Alternatively, if you're looking for the option with the most live content (including WLS) then fuboTV is your best bet. Additionally, fuboTV offers 112 other national and local channels including ESPN, AMC, A&E, OWN, History and more
Local Channels in Chicago
Including WLS, Hulu with Live TV offers 6 local channels with networks including FOX, MyNetworkTV, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Telemundo if you're streaming from Chicago.
In comparison, fuboTV offers 9 local channels. Sling TV does not offer WLS in their catalogue.
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Regional Sports Networks
If you're looking for a service with regional sports in Chicago, then Hulu with Live TV has you covered.
NBC Sports Chicago is only available via Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV. Sling TV and YouTube TV do not offer regional sports in their catalogue.
You can stream WLS on your Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android/iOS devices, and web browser (since they're all supported by Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV).
As well, Hulu with Live TV also supports gaming consoles like Microsoft Xbox consoles and the Nintendo Switch.
If you want to find out more about device support across streaming providers, be sure to check out our detailed articles:
- Hulu with Live TV Device Support
- FuboTV Device Support
- Sling TV Device Support
- YouTube TV Device Support
We also have more information about devices (and how to pick them) here.
Local TV Guides
Here are nearby TV guides you can use to see schedules for local programming, including the WLS schedule. As well, if you're looking for live content schedules for other cities, or TV guides for services like Hulu, then check out the Flixed TV Guide.
Interested in other local channels? Check out our directory to find out how to stream your favorites.
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