What is Very Local?

Very Local is a streaming channel that offers local news, weather and stories about your community.

​​Very Local is your best source of live programming on streaming, bringing you 24/7 access to news from your trusted local news source, weather updates, and more.


Stream local news for free

The Very Local channel offers instant access to local news from 26 cities across the country, as well as a look at how national news stories have a local impact. Our newsrooms have a front-row seat and bring journalism expertise to covering the story.

We tell very Local stories

We go beyond the news to report on the stories that make up the fabric of local communities. You can stream all of the Very Local original series for free on the Very Local channel. Join us as we meet local makers, explore local travel destinations, and cook up local cuisine with the best chefs in town.

Get the Very Local channel

To stream local news and watch all of the Very Local original shows for free, download the Very Local channel for FREE on your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Android TV.


We know local

Very Local is the newest platform available from Hearst. Hearst Television and Hearst Newspapers have been leaders in local news in cities across the United States for over 50 years.



Q: Is there a Very Local app for my phone?

A: Not yet. Stay tuned for more details on our phone apps. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook and sign up for our email list for updates.

Q: Do I need to live in one of the Very Local cities to watch the Very Local shows?

A: Nope. You can watch all of our original shows anywhere in the US. Just get the Very Local channel and you are good to go.

Q: Is Very Local free?

A: Yes! You can watch all of our shows and stream local news for free.

Q: Do I need to be a cable/direct TV subscriber to watch Very Local?

A: Nope! No subscriptions are needed to watch anything on the Very Local channel.