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Locast is a free app available on internet-connected Hopper and Wally receivers that lets you stream your local channels straight from your DISH receiver if you are located in one of these markets:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Rapid City, SD
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Washington D.C.

To open the Locast app, follow the below steps:

  1. On a 40.0 remote, press the BLUE button.

    On a 50.0 or 52.0 remote, press the Apps button.

    On a Voice Remote, press the microphone button and say "Go to Apps."
    BLUE button on 40.0 remote (far right button in a row of four horizontal buttons in the middle of the remote) Apps button on 50.0 remote - second button in top row of four
    Apps button on 52.0 remote - second button in top row of four Microphone button on 54.0 remote
  2. Scroll to and select the Locast app
    Apps banner on Hopper showing Locast app option - use the arrow keys on your remote to move back and forth between options
  3. Select "Login with activation code" and make note of the code shown on the screen
    Locast app on Hopper with signin form showing activation code button
    Locast app on Hopper showing activation code
  4. Visit and follow the on-screen prompts
    Locast app on Hopper with signin form showing activation code button
  5. After entering the activation code, log into your Locast account or register for a new account
    Locast website with login/registration form
  6. On your DISH remote, use the arrow keys to select the program you want to watch
    Channel guide in Locast app on Hopper

To return to the Locast guide, press the CANCEL or Back button, depending on your remote. To return to live DISH programming, press VIEW LIVE TV or hold the Back button, depending on your remote.

Please note, a donation advertisement will display regularly while watching. If you choose to make a donation, the message will display less frequently. For questions about this advertisement, please contact Locast directly at