There are a number of ways to watch your favorite local programming with SLING.
I want to watch local channels for free
We have options to make sure you can watch your favorite live local channels. Check it out below:
AirTV - Get free local channels in your SLING guide
Watch local TV anywhere.
Stream the free local channels you love and more on SLING when you bundle your SLING subscription with an AirTV and an HD antenna. Just pair with your favorite streaming device!
Locast - Watch local broadcast TV for free
Locast is a not-for-profit service offering users access to broadcast television stations over the internet.
In select cities, you can watch your local channels for free using the Locast app or by visiting locast.org. The Locast app is available for your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, laptop, Amazon Fire device or Roku device. Visit Locast to see a list of available cities.
CBS All Access - Stream live TV, sports and news from CBS
For an additional cost, you can download and watch CBS programming - including NFL Football - with the CBS All Access app. CBS All Access is available on many of the same devices you use to watch Sling TV, including Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.
Peacock - Stream news, sports and pop culture from NBCUniversal
For an additional cost, you can download and watch Peacock from NBCUniversal. Peacock is available on many of the same devices you use to watch Sling TV, including web browsers, iPhones, iPads Android mobile devices and tablets, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.
HD Antenna - Watch your favorite local programming for free
Watch your favorites live, like your local news, sports such as NFL Football and hit shows - all for FREE - when you pair an HD antenna with your SLING subscription. Get FOX or NBC if they aren't available on SLING in your area, and watch channels like CBS, ABC, the CW and other local channels not on SLING.
Note: Local broadcast channel availability varies based on geography.
I want to watch local channels on SLING
Live local programming from NBC and FOX is available in select cities when subscribed to our SLING Blue or SLING Orange + SLING Blue services. Check below to see markets that currently offer FOX and NBC:
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Not sure if you're in one of the markets listed above? Use our search tool to enter your address and ZIP code, and we'll let you know if you'll be able to receive local channels in your area, either through SLING or with an antenna.
Choose an option below to see more:
Can I search for local channels?
Your location determines which channels you can receive. To see if you're in an available market, use the link below and enter the street address and ZIP code where you're watching from:
Note: Please ONLY enter the street address where you're watching from in the first box, including the street type (ex: 123 Main Street). Entering additional details such as city/state or apartment numbers may return an error.
Using your address and ZIP code, we'll let you know if you'll be able to receive local channels in your area, either through SLING or by using an antenna.
Are any other local channels available?
Additional local channels are not available at this time.
However, sporting events on ABC, such as college football and NBA basketball can be viewed on ESPN3, available with a SLING Orange subscription. Also, ABC News Live is available as a part of the SLING free experience.
Where will local channels be in my guide?
If in an eligible market, NBC and/or FOX will show up at the front of your guide when you subscribe to SLING Blue or SLING Orange + SLING Blue.
Have more questions?
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Why should I use an HD antenna?
Did you know that by 2020, local channels like CBS, ABC and FOX could cost you over $300/year? Unlike the other guys, SLING won't make you pay for local channels. It's just one of the many ways SLING helps you keep your monthly bill low, by offering a smarter solution to get you the live TV you love.
Modern HD antennas are compact, convenient and extremely affordable, plus setting one up is easy! Just position your antenna on or near a window, connect it to your TV and let it scan for channels in your area.
I'm too far away for an indoor antenna, what now?
We're happy to help find the best solution for you! Visit us here to learn more.
Why aren't locals available in my city?
The local channels offered on SLING are limited to those owned and operated by their respective networks.
What is a DMA?
A Designated Market Area or DMA is a region usually centered around a large city that determines the programming you'll receive. Markets are usually named for the largest city or cities in the market.
For Example: The New York DMA includes not only New York City itself, but areas where New York channels are viewed the most. This includes areas surrounding the city, as well as party of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
The DMA you are in determines what local and regional content you can receive.