How a secure VPN works with Locast
Locast.org offers free live streams of local and network TV channels from 28 markets across the U.S.
With ExpressVPN, you can watch Locast securely anywhere, even on public Wi-Fi, and always free from throttling by your ISP.
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Watch U.S. TV channels live for free with Locast
“Cord-cutting” isn’t just for cable. Locast gives you the freedom of streaming U.S. broadcast television online, without the need for a TV or an antenna—and for free.
In each market Locast covers, you’ll find affiliates of the big national networks ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, a quartet that tends to broadcast the country’s biggest events. For sports fans, that means NFL Sundays, NBA games, and Olympic coverage—as well as championships like the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and the World Series. It also includes the biggest award shows: the Oscars, Grammys, and Emmys.
If it’s daytime talk shows and prime-time dramas you’re after, Locast has got you covered. The service’s website includes a comprehensive TV guide for every market. That means it’s easy to figure out what’s on when, and plan accordingly.
FAQ: Streaming Locast with a VPN
What is Locast?
Locast is a free service offering live streams of local U.S. television channels over the internet. These channels are free over the air to anyone within these markets, but watching online often requires credentials from a pay-TV provider, such as a cable or satellite company or an internet-only cord-cutting service. Locast offers an alternative for users who can’t watch by traditional means, because they don’t have a television or an antenna, or because the signal is blocked by local terrain.
Is Locast free?
As a nonprofit, Locast is totally free, but it does accept voluntary donations to offset the cost of providing its service.
Is Locast available in my area?
Locast is currently available for 28 markets across the United States, and the organization plans to add more. For optimum streaming with ExpressVPN, connect to the appropriate U.S. server location closest to your physical location.
Does ExpressVPN come with a Locast account?
No. You’ll need to register for a free Locast account separately, but it doesn’t take long.
On what devices can I watch Locast with ExpressVPN?
Do I still have to deal with commercials?
Yes. Because the service is providing live television streams, the commercial breaks remain the same. A VPN can’t help you there.
What else can I do with my VPN?
ExpressVPN is also a great tool when you’re traveling abroad or if you move outside the U.S., letting you unblock services that may be restricted in certain overseas markets, like Twitter, Facebook, and Google.
Why use ExpressVPN?
Download as much as you want, without your ISP or VPN capping certain kinds of traffic.
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