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Jennifer Haller
13 days ago • Seattle

Local TV Options?

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!
7 replies
8 days ago
They shut down? Noooo. We used Locast while traveling earlier this year... At home we have an antenna and a Tivo. We also paid Mr. Antenna to install a proper antenna, so reception is excellent.

Literally the only thing we use it for is Seahawks games. There is no comparison in terms of quality and control for live sports.
see - Tivo
13 days ago
I have a home made antenna that works like a charm. It artwork too….kinda.
13 days ago
We have a digital antenna. We get all the local channels plus.
13 days ago
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.
see - Pluto TV
12 days ago
We just use a basic Mohu Leaf antenna. We get all the local channels and they all come in very clear. Sometimes during a strong wind the reception breaks up. The Leaf is very inexpensive.
11 days ago
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.
10 days ago
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).
8 days ago

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