Between more and more viewers cutting the cable in favor of online entertainment and Twitter and Facebook increasingly becoming sources for local news, it’s easy to forget about channels broadcasting news and information relevant to your city or town.
With the online app NewsOn, U.S. viewers can access local news content without a large cable bill or the need to install a TV antenna. Even if you still have access to your local news through your TV, NewsOn has some added advantages.
You can view content that has been aired in the past 48 hours on demand, and you can take the news with you anywhere in the country if you download the NewsOn mobile apps (available for Android and iOS). The service also works instantly without the need for any kind of account. Alternatively, you can keep up with your local news using the web interface, or on your Roku.
With the mobile app, as long as you grant the app access to your location, it can pull up your local channel instantly. You can watch your local news channel immediately, and swipe back and forth to access other channels that are viewable throughout the country.
To find out more about NewsOn, check out the video below:
If you’re traveling or living outside of the US, the live service is not available, but you can at least watch the clips featured on the NewsOn website.
What do you think of NewsOn? Is it a useful service or does local news no longer matter to you? Let us know in the comments.
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