How to Watch WMAQ (NBC 5) Live Without Cable in 2021 - Your Top 4 Options
Flixed Team • October 21, 2022
Watch Local Channels Free in Chicago
You can watch WMAQ (NBC affiliate) for free by tuning into Channel 5 on your antenna for the live broadcast.
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Stream Local Channels in Chicago
If you’re looking for a well-rounded streaming service with local channels in Chicago, then we recommend Hulu with Live TV for watching WMAQ (NBC 5) 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 cheapest option for watching WMAQ then Sling TV is your best bet. Additionally, Sling TV offers 29-44 other national and local channels including CNN, BBC America, Food Network, TBS and more
Local Channels in Chicago
Including WMAQ, 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, Sling TV offers 2 local channels.
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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.
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 WMAQ 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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