Now that Locast is gone, what are some other good options for local TV? Should we just get a damn antenna? We mostly use the Fire TV Stick to access our apps. Between Hulu, HBOMax, AppleTV, etc, all these subscriptions are adding up!
A digital antenna really does get a fair amount of local channels. Most are small, easy, and very affordable ($10-50, generally).
In addition to that, consider the free Pluto TV app. It has scheduled shows plus on-demand movies. It runs on ads, like regular TV. It works on phones, tablets, and TVs that allow you to add apps. There is a guide channel like cable, so you can see what's on. It includes limited regional channels but it also has very specific binge-y channels like just Star Trek, Julia Childs, an individual sport or anime character, etc.
I've used a digital antenna in the past. Depending on where you live it should work great for you. Pick one up from somewhere that you can return it if the signal isn't strong enough in your house/building/neighborhood.
The best option really is an antenna. Even for us way out in Woodinville. I need to put a monster antenna in my attic, and it's still gonna be worth it to drop $150/mo for DirecTV (which does provide locals).