Quick Look: LocalBTV provides access to local TV broadcasts on your smartphone or laptop, or by streaming to your TV using the LocalBTV Roku channel (which will appear at MyBTV on your Roku home screen). Currently, LocalBTV is available only in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Phoenix.
The LocalBTV Roku channel has no content until you have activated the channel by entering the code shown on the channel's splash screen at activate.LocalBTV.com, where you will be prompted to create an account if you don't have one. To proceed, you will need to enter a zip code for one of the areas where LocalBTV is available. For those looking to beat the system - yes, you can enter an LA, San Francisco, or Phoenix zip code to create an account even if you don't live in one of those cities. However, the channel will geoblock you based on your IP address if your Roku isn't physically located in a service area.
For those who do get connected, you will have access to 25 or more channels, including local programming, comedies, family-friendly channels, classic TV and several stations in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean - all depending on what's available in your area. Sorry, but national TV affiliated are not included in the lineup. You can find channel lists for all three areas on the LocalBTV website.
-- Information is current as of December 6, 2018
Roku Channel Store Description: Discover local broadcast television! (LocalBTV currently does not include major national network affiliates.) For Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Phoenix residents only, simply launch and you’re live! LocalBTV streams local broadcast TV stations live to your Roku. The app is free and includes 25 or more live, local TV channels. Plus LocalBTV has a cloud DVR! Record your favorite shows and watch them on your schedule!
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV
DEVELOPER: Didja Inc