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I use my Apple TV device occasionally to watch local channels. As there are numerous local channel apps available on the App Store, I decided to get any live TV streaming platform and get access to local channels. After analyzing all the available live TV platforms, I have chosen the best platforms for my interests.

If you want to stream local channels on Firestick, check the platforms listed below and choose any one based on your locality.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is an impressive live TV streaming platform that streams local channels. This streaming service, owned by AT&T, has a collection of regional sports networks. DirecTV Stream offers four subscription plans, and the channel lineup varies based on the plans. You can check the entire channel lineup on the DirecTV website.

It is compatible with multiple devices, and you can get unlimited DVR storage with any of the subscription plans. Some local channels you get with the DirecTV Stream on Apple TV include ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, PBS, etc. You will get a 5-day free trial on DirecTV Stream if you are a new user.

Subscription Plans of DirecTV Stream:


Hulu+Live TV


Hulu+Live TV is a subscription-based live TV streaming service from Hulu. You will get plenty of local channels on this platform. Hulu on Apple TV includes A&E, CNN, Comedy TV, TBS, TNT, and more. In addition, you will get cable TV channels like ESPN, FX, HGTV, and others. With the Hulu+Live TV subscription, you will be eligible to get unlimited DVR storage. Hulu+Live TV is the best plan for families, as they can get unlimited screens to watch.

However, you will not get a free trial on Hulu+Live TV, which is similar to the Base Plans. The platform lets you customize and include additional channels as premium add-ons to the subscription plan. The add-ons are affordable, and you can cancel the plan anytime. Before subscribing to Hulu, check the channel list on the official website.

Subscription Plans of Hulu:

Hulu+ Live TV (With Ads)$76.99
Hulu+ Live TV (Without Ads)$89.99



fuboTV on Apple TV is the best live TV streaming service for anyone who enjoys watching sports. fuboTV covers almost all regional sports channels in its subscription plans. In addition, it has a collection of other entertainment channels that are worthy of mention. If you are unsatisfied with the availability of channels, you can purchase the add-ons like fubo Extra and News Plus.

fuboTV carries America’s popular local channels, such as NBC, Hallmark Channel, TLC, Comedy Central, and more. In addition, the service includes Spanish channels like Telemundo, Univision, and UniMas. If you sign up for the first time, you will get a 7-day free trial on fuboTV.

fuboTV: Plans & Pricing

Check the channels list on the fuboTV website and choose your preferred subscription.


Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable streaming service with three basic plans, Sling Blue, Sling Orange, and Sling Blue + Orange, which covers sports, news, and entertainment channels. With Sling TV on Apple TV, you can access local shows from FOX and NBC in selected markets. You will get a minimum number of local channels compared to other streaming platforms.

If you want a limited of channels at an affordable price, you can switch to Sling TV. If the channels aren’t enough, you can prefer subscribing to the add-ons. However, you should not expect a free trial on Sling TV, as it isn’t offered to users.

Sling TV: Plans & Pricing

Based on the Sling TV plan and your area code, you will get different channels. Check the channels on the Sling TV website.

Orange & Blue$60

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ - Watch Local Channels on Apple TV

Paramount Plus is an on-demand streaming service from Viacom CBS. Apart from the on-demand titles, this app streams live TV channels. With Paramount Plus on Apple TV, you can access the local channels from the same network, such as BE TV, CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel, and more.

On Paramount+, you will get access to most of the popular content. As Showtime is merged with Paramount+, you can stream hit content like YellowJackets, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and more. You can claim a seven-day free trial on Paramount Plus if you are a newbie.

Subscription Plans of Paramount+

Paramount+ Essential $5.99$59.99
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME $11.99$119.99

Frndly TV

Frndly TV

Frndly TV is one of the budget-friendly streaming services that cover nearly 40+ local channels in its network. You can install the Frndly TV on Apple TV from the App Store. You can stream the content simultaneously on 4 screens in HD quality and will get unlimited DVR storage. When you have signed up successfully, you will get a 7-day free trial on Frndly.

Subscription Plans of Frndly TV

Frndly TV offers 40+ live TV channels. Check the entire channel lineup on the official website.


YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the widely preferred streaming services, offering nearly 100+ local channels in its subscription plan. With YouTube TV on Apple TV, you can stream your favorite local channels, like ESPN, HSN, QVC, Pix 11, E!, Bravo, and more. The platform offers only two subscription plans – Base and Spanish Plan, with numerous features, such as 4K streaming, individual accounts, and unlimited DVR storage. Apart from the Base plan, you can purchase the additional add-ons at an affordable price and with a 2-day free trial.

Subscription Plans for YouTube TV

On YouTube TV, you will get local channels based on your zip code. Enter your zip code on the YouTube TV website to get the available channels.

Base Plan$72.99
Spanish Plan$34.99


Philo - Watch Local Channels on Apple TV

Philo on Apple TV lets you access nearly 70+ local channels, such as Fyi, AHC, OWN, LMN, etc., with its single subscription plan. Apart from that, you will also get free channels like Cheddar News, Crackle, Gusto TV, Revry, and more. Moreover, Philo offers you a 7-day free trial when you sign up for the first time. You will get unlimited DVR storage, which lets you watch, download, and watch the content offline.

Philo: Pricing

Philo offers only one plan. You can check the channel lineup on the official website.

Base Plan$25


Vidgo is another streaming app that allows you to watch the local US channels on Apple TV. This app comprises over 150 channels in different categories, such as Entertainment, News, DIY, learning, Kids, etc. You can watch several local sports events with the Vidgo app on Apple TV. It is a premium service that offers four subscription plans. Vidgo also offers a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.

Vidgo: Plans & Pricing

Vidgo contains both English and Spanish channels. Check the Vidgo channels lineup on the website.

Vidgo Mas$39.99

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to watch local channels on Apple TV?

You can start streaming local channels by installing live TV streaming apps.

2. Can I watch regular TV on my Apple TV?

Yes, you can watch regular TV channels on your Apple TV with streaming services.

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