Locast is now available in Sacramento. With the latest expansion, residents in the Sacramento area can now access local live TV channels over the internet for free. Locast is now available in 29 different markets in the United States, following the latest expansion to Sacramento, providing millions of Americans with access to local news and sports.
Locast may have taken its time in expanding support in the past, but this year it seems to have picked up the pace. In spite of it only being February, Locast expanded to Orlando, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina in January alone. With Sacramento now added to the 2021 list, the free local live TV streaming service has started the year strong.
Locast has confirmed it is now serving residents in the Sacramento area. In fact, the announcement explains the support also extends to the Sacramento greater metro area, including residents living in Stockton and Modesto. In total, Locast says the latest expansion makes the service available to an additional 4 million people.
For residents living in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto designated market area, Locast now provides streaming access to 60 local TV channels, including KCRA NBC 3, KTXL FOX 40, KXTV ABC 10, and KOVR CBS 13. In addition to Univision, PBS, TrueCrime, Telemundo, and The CW, among others.
Getting started with Locast in Sacramento
For Sacramento residents now looking to get started with streaming local live TV channels through Locast, there are some points to be aware of. Firstly, Locast requires an app to be downloaded on a device, although the service does come with fairly wide platform support, with Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku apps all available.
Secondly, although the service can be accessed for free, it does also rely on a donation model to help it operate and expand to new locations. Donations start at $5 per month and unlike usual donations, are set up as a recurring monthly payment. Some users have noted that without donating, watching local channels can often be interrupted with messages from Locast, resulting in a less than ideal streaming experience.
However, with the current issue of access to local channels and regional sports networks proving to be an increasing concern for subscribers to the main live TV streaming services, $5 per month to stream local news and sports may be worth it.