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How to Watch Local Channels Without Cable: Get Started With Hulu + Live TV

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Ready to cut the cord, but don’t know where to start? Unlike your antenna feed, the answer is crystal clear — it’s time to start streaming with Hulu + Live TV. 

Wondering how to get local channels without cable? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about making the switch. 

How to Get Local Channels Without Cable

You don’t need a cable box or a pesky antenna to get local TV channels. Keep up with everything happening in your neck of the woods by streaming the top local broadcast channels, including ABC,* NBC,* and CBS* with a Hulu + Live TV subscription. 

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply.

Get Started With Hulu + Live TV

Ready for a more reliable way to watch your local network stations? Say goodbye to those extra cable fees, and get started with Hulu + Live TV in seconds — it’s easy! 

First, choose the plan that works best for you — Hulu + Live TV with ads ($76.99 per month) or Hulu + Live TV without ads ($89.99 per month). Then, create an account, follow the prompts, and start streaming your local networks on your phone, computer, or smart TV before the 5 o’clock news. 

Hulu + Live TV Features

Logos of the local and cable channels available to stream with Hulu + Live TV.

It’s more than just local and cable channels. Discover everything you get with a Hulu + Live TV subscription:

95+ Channels

You won’t miss cable when there are over 95 local and cable channels to watch live with Hulu + Live TV. From sports channels like ESPN and the NFL Network to kid’s programming like Disney Channel and PBS Kids, along with other favorites like the Food Network, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, the History Channel, and Magnolia Network — you’ll never run out of things to watch. 

Hulu’s On-Demand Streaming Library

On the off chance you can’t find something live to watch, Hulu + Live TV subscribers also get access to Hulu’s on-demand library of thousands of Hulu Originals, hit TV shows, new and classic movies, kids’ content, and can’t-miss documentaries. 

Disney+ and ESPN+

Get everything we have to offer in one package with Hulu + Live TV — subscribers also get full access to the Disney+ and ESPN+ streaming apps.

Cloud DVR

Record live TV with Hulu’s unlimited Cloud DVR at no additional cost. With this feature, you can store live TV recordings for up to nine months with the ability to fast-forward and rewind through all of your DVR content. 

Watch Live TV On-the-Go

Can’t be home to catch the game? With Hulu + Live TV, you can stream sports channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACCN, B1G Network, CBS Sports, NFL Network, and more on the go from the palm of your hand. 

Whether you’re trying to pass the time at an airport or can’t back out of a commitment (even though it’s at the same time as the premiere of a new episode of your favorite show) — you don’t have to miss a thing with Hulu on your phone or tablet. 

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