Amazon Fire TV and Firestick devices are like Android smartphones. You can customize the device in any way you can. You can install apps officially from the Amazon App Store, sideload apps using Downloader, cast media files from smartphones, and more. Apart from watching international movies and series with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, you can also watch all the local channels on Firestick.

Ways to Get Local Channels on Firestick

There is no standalone app to get the local content. But there are several ways to watch local TV content like local news, content based on your postal code on Firestick.

  • Using Live TV Streaming Apps
  • Using TV Providers
  • From OTA Broadcasts

Local Channels on Firestick: Live TV Streaming Apps

Live TV streaming apps like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV offers a huge list of local channels based on your postal code. By using your postal code, you will get local TV channels that are available in your area on Firestick.

YouTube TV

Local Channels on Firestick

YouTube TV offers more than 85 channels from categories like news, sports, kids, movies, entertainment, lifestyle, and more. Based on your geolocation, the channel’s availability may vary. YouTube TV is available all over the USA and costs $64.99 per month. With the subscription, you will have unlimited DVR storage and up to 3 simultaneous streams.

Installation Guide: How to Stream YouTube TV on Firestick.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu

Hulu offers four subscription plans. Among those, two plans offer live TV channels, Hulu Basic + Live TV and Hulu Premium + Live TV. It costs $54.99 per month and $60.99 per month, respectively. With a Hulu subscription, you will get all the local news and channels around your geolocation. Like the YouTube TV app, the Hulu app is also available on the Amazon App Store. Apart from local channels, you can also get to watch Hulu Original movies and series.

Installation Guide: How to Install and Watch Hulu on Amazon Firestick.

Sling TV

Local Channels on Firestick

Sling TV offers three subscription plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue for $30 per month, Sling Orange plus Blue cost $45 per month. If you want sports content, you can buy the Sling Orange subscription. If you want more family and kids content, you can buy the Sling Blue subscription. Sling TV will provide all the live sports matches, both international and local. In the channels list, popular sports channels ESPN and Fox Sports are included. You can install the Sling TV app from the Amazon App Store.

Installation Guide: How to Install and Use Sling TV on Firestick.

Local Channels on Firestick: Using TV Providers

Local Channels on Firestick

In the Amazon App Store, you will more plenty of TV providers like Cartoon Network, AMC, Comedy Central, MTV, TNT, and more. In these apps, you don’t have to buy a subscription. You can use your TV provider account to access the app. If your TV provider has a specific channel in their channel list, you can use your TV provider credential. For instance, if your TV provider Comcast has the MTV channel, you can install the MTV channel on your Firestick from the Amazon App Store and use your Comcast credentials to access the app.

Local Channels on Firestick: Using OTA Broadcasts

Plex

This method is quite expensive, and you need additional components. You need a digital antenna, and a PC with Plex installed. You have to set the Plex Media Server app on your Windows or Mac PC to deliver the local channels from your network. Then, install the Plex Media Player app on Firestick to receive the local channels. This method involves a lot of man-hours and money. It is the least recommended method.

With these three ways, you can get local channels on your Firestick. Pick a method that suits you and watch all the local news and trending things that are happening around you. Don’t miss any of the local content in your area. Comment on your way of getting local channels on Fire TV in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you get local channels with a Fire Stick?

Yes, you can. Use any one of the methods mentioned here to get local channels on the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

2. Can I get local channels on Amazon Prime?

Recently, Amazon Prime added some local networks as an add-on. But, you have to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to include those local channel add-ons on Firestick.

3. How can I get free local channels?

To get free local channels on Firestick, you can use the TV provider method. However, you need to have an active cable TV subscription.