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Use the Locast app on DIRECTV receivers to watch local channels

Learn how to create an account for the Locast app in order to watch local channels on certain internet-connected DIRECTV receivers.

Locast is a free app available on internet-connected receivers (HR34 and above) that lets you stream your local channels in the following markets:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Madison, WI
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Raleigh Durham, NC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Scranton, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tri-Cities, TN VA
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Palm Beach, FL
See for more info. First time users must register an account to use the app.

To launch the Locast app, follow these steps:
  1. Using your DIRECTV remote, press the Right arrow to open apps and scroll to Locast. (Available in select markets only)
    DIRECTV locast
  2. A one-time activation code appears on screen - go to to register.
    DIRECTV activate locast
  3. Select Create Account and follow the prompts.
  4. After login, select Activate to enter the six-digit code from your TV screen to complete activation.
  5. On your TV screen, choose a channel to watch from the Locast Guide. Use the back button to return to the guide.
Heads up: Press EXIT on your remote to exit the app. DVR recording not available in the Locast app.
Last updated: June 11, 2021

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