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Description

Locast.org is a public service to Americans that provides over the Internet the local broadcast signals of select markets. All you have to do is sign up online, provide your name and email address, and certify that you live in, and are logging on from, an available city ("Designated Market Area"). Then, you can select among local broadcasters and stream your favorite local station.

Locast.org is a "digital translator," meaning that Locast.org operates just like a traditional broadcast translator service, except instead of using an over-the-air signal to boost a broadcaster's reach, we stream the signal over the Internet to consumers located within select markets.

Ever since the dawn of TV broadcasting in the mid-20th Century, non-profit organizations have provided "translator" TV stations as a public service. Where a primary broadcaster cannot reach a receiver with a strong enough signal, the translator amplifies that signal with another transmitter, allowing consumers who otherwise could not get the over-the-air signal to receive important programming, including local news, weather and of course, sports. Locast.org provides the same public service, except instead of an over-the-air signal transmitter, we provide the local broadcast signal via online streaming.

You need a broadband Internet connection for optimal performance. Using a laptop, smartphone, or computer connected to the Internet, point your browser to www.Locast.org to sign up. You then can choose which local broadcast station to watch from your Internet-enabled device.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Oct 02, 2018 (8 months ago).

Releasing new versions every 14 days, on average.

Apr 24
2019
(Current)
Version 1.18.0

- iPad support
- minor bug fixes

Mar 27
2019
Version 1.17.3

- accessibility feature for a back button at the video player screen.

Mar 23
2019
Version 1.17.2

- Small bug fixes.

Feb 19
2019
Version 1.17.0

- Small bug fixes.

Feb 11
2019
Version 1.16.6

- Fix AirPlay cast when a phone is locked.

Feb 08
2019
Version 1.16.5

- Minor changes.

Feb 07
2019
Version 1.16.4

- Small bug fixes.

Feb 02
2019
Version 1.16.3

- Small bug fixes.

Jan 25
2019
Version 1.16.2

- Added closed caption support.

Jan 16
2019
Version 1.16.1

- Live TV guide details update.
- Minor changes.

Nov 28
2018
Version 1.15.1

- Minor bug fixes

Nov 14
2018
Version 1.4

- Minor bug fixes

Nov 06
2018
Version 1.3

- Implemented the AirPlay.
- Minor changes.
- Bug fixing.

Oct 09
2018
Version 1.2

- Added display a notification if location services are turned off.
- An improved method of detection geolocation.

Oct 03
2018
Version 1.1

Minor changes.

Oct 02
2018
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

5
7
4
1
3
3
2
2
1
8
170

Total Ratings

5
65
4
21
3
15
2
14
1
58