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Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

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SixPlusOne
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Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by SixPlusOne » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Courtesy: TVNewsCheck

Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

"Locast delivers 66 local TV channels in Detroit, including WXYZ (ABC), WDIV (NBC), WWJ (CBS), WJBK (Fox), WKBD (CW), WTVS (PBS), PBS Kids, MOVIES!, Antenna TV, TV Azteca, CourtTV, GRIT, Univision/Daystar, and more.

Locast is accessible to viewers in nine counties in the Detroit DMA including Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

Complete local TV guides are available at www.locast.org."


https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-new ... n-detroit/



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm

Just installed it onto my Roku, Great stuff and Thanks for the info SixPlusOne.



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:29 pm

I'll have to check this out just for grins - is Locast free?


Rock 95.5 in Chicago is the worst sounding major market rock station in the history of corporate radio.

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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:29 pm
I'll have to check this out just for grins - is Locast free?
Absolutely.



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by szmigiel » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:54 pm

Since I still have reception issues with CW, ABC, and WHNE, this might be a better option then messing with my set up,



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by km1125 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:06 pm

Cool info. Thanks for posting!



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by wtfdetroit » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:21 pm

I just installed it. It’s free but you have a nagging donation screen that asks for $5 a month. It works great



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:56 pm

I have noticed on this Locast app on all the Channel 2’s and the Channel 3’s a good amount of screen freezes. Anyone else noticed this today?



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by Splouge » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:37 pm

Well good, now WHNE can be seen easily by all of the metro area, and now Sanilac County can get free local TV too, because they're too far from the towers to get them OTA.

WHNE made a post on their facebook about this, and they're pretty excited. As am I, since my VHF antenna setup has been pretty failure prone lately.

I wonder where Locast's antenna is set up.



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:54 pm

Sounds like the rebirth of Aereo.

Will it meet the same fate?



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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:00 am

If one pays the $5 monthly donation, do the annoyingly persistent "please donate" ads disappear?

PQ is decent but the colors aren't as vibrant as true over the air reception or cable reception. There is also no ability to adjust size aspect ratio, as far as I can tell.


Rock 95.5 in Chicago is the worst sounding major market rock station in the history of corporate radio.

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Re: Locast Streaming Local TV Channels In Detroit

Post by SolidGoldDancers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:10 am

innate-in-you wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Sounds like the rebirth of Aereo.

Will it meet the same fate?
Maybe?

Instead of technical nuance to get around copyright law, Locast uses an exception granted in copyright law. That does not mean that they won't be sued until they are out of money, but I think they stand a better chance that Aereo.

Retransmission consent needs rework anyway. I should not be forced to have local channels bundled into pay TV packages when the local stations spend enormous amounts of money to throw that content into the air for free. If they want to be paid by the viewer, give up the spectrum.



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