The Weather Channel’s free streaming service, Local Now, has officially launched on VIZIO SmartCast, giving viewers hyper-local content for free, directly from their VIZIO TV.
Local Now brings viewers real time, localized information about weather, current events, lifestyle, sports, business, and traffic. Local Now partners include Reuters, Associated Press, Tribune Content Agency, Yelp, Cheddar and more.
“With increasing consumption on smart TVs, we are excited about expanding Local Now’s presence, bringing real-time hyper-local content to VIZIO users across the country,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Local Now parent company Allen Media Group. “The Local Now team is working behind the scenes with best-in-class technology brands to meet the consumers where they are, and on the devices of their choice.”
“VIZIO is dedicated to delivering endless entertainment options to users and is continually adding free and premium content to VIZIO SmartCast,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development for VIZIO. “With the Local Now app, users can easily enjoy real-time, local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle content with no subscription or additional fees.”
Local Now says that they’ll continue expanding to additional platforms and adding new partners in the coming months. Stay tuned for more news and visit localnow.com for more information in the meantime.
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.