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Dutch_12078

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Locast.org, the non-profit that streams locals for free (donations requested) has now added Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD to their other 9 cities. For Dish and DirecTV subscribers, a Locast app has been added to the current receivers. The website and app must detect that you're in the correct market area to use the service.

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Hypothetically speaking, for educational purposes only, one could program Chrome or Firefox to report any location you want to a website.

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Last I checked, Locast was not free. It did not work unless you paid the fee even though it promotes itself as free.Chuck

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chuckbear wrote:

Last I checked, Locast was not free. It did not work unless you paid the fee even though it promotes itself as free.Chuck


I use Locast regularly and have not yet paid them a dime. There is a short donation plea before the selected programming starts though.

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GordonThree wrote:

Hypothetically speaking, for educational purposes only, one could program Chrome or Firefox to report any location you want to a website.

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I use the "Location Guard"extension in Chrome to set my location for Locast on my PC, and the "Fake GPS" app on my Android phone for Locast. I usually stream the phone to my FireTVstick for Locast viewing. I've tried VPN's on the Firestick, but the excessive buffering was too annoying.

There's nothing illegal about receiving an out of market TV station. People have done it for years with larger OTA antennas.

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Receiving is one thing, digitally streaming is a whole nother can of worms.

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I just tried this and it works great. I live in Minneapolis but installed the "Location Guard" extension. Makes it very easy to select any of the cities available. Thanks Dutch.


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And now Locast just added Los Angeles and San Francisco as well!

Locast Launches Its Free Live TV Service in Los Angeles & San Francisco

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

And now Locast just added Los Angeles and San Francisco as well!
This is great. Now if I should miss the season finale of "The Bachelorette" I can catch it on the West coast feed. [emoticon]

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Tom_M wrote:

Dutch_12078 wrote:

And now Locast just added Los Angeles and San Francisco as well!
This is great. Now if I should miss the season finale of "The Bachelorette" I can catch it on the West coast feed. [emoticon]


And that certainly makes the whole endeavor worthwhile, Tom! [emoticon]

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