WFLD is a Fox owned and obviously operated local television channel in Chicago, Illinois. It is operated as a duopoly with MyNetworkTV which also owns WPWR-T or Channel 50. Both stations share the same studio and office facilities at Michigan Plaza. The channel’s transmitter is located at Wills Tower right on the corner of South Wacker Drive within the Loop business district. If you’re a cable subscriber, WFLD is available with Comcast Xfinity as channel 12. Though most of the Chicago area should be able to get it over the air via an external antenna. The channel as you’d expect, like most other local channels, broadcasts mostly news, local sports and weather with some entertainment segments.
If you want to catch WFLD by streaming it online because wrestling with an antenna is way too old-fashioned for you then below are a couple of options worth exploring.
Watch WFLD Online Using the Official Website
The only way to live stream WFLD online officially is via the website. They don’t have an app just yet, and the website will only stream once the channel starts broadcasting which is around 6 am Chicago time. However, if you don’t want to hang around your computer screen early in the morning just to catch the traffic report, there are other better ways of streaming the channel as we’ll look at below.
Live Stream WFLD With AT&T TV NOW
AT&T TV NOW will enable you to live stream WFLD on your iPhone, Android device, and even your Xbox One. The service is owned and operated by AT&T, and in addition to local networks like WFLD, you get to stream others like ESPN, Fox Sports, AMC, etc. All for the starting price of just $35 a month. Plus, they are throwing in a 7-day free trial which should give you a good idea of what to expect without paying a dime by clicking below.
Watch WFLD via fuboTV
fuboTV is a cord-cutting service which streams over 70 different popular networks in addition to a long list of local channels including WFLD Chicago. The service does cost a little more than most starting at $45 a month, though they are offering the first month for $19.99. That said apart from a long list of local channels, there are some networks that you won’t find anywhere else. Oh, and they also have apps for all popular smart devices. So, it’s worth considering, and you can probably try the service too by clicking below.
Live Stream WFLD Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is a brilliant live streaming service which happens to stream a combo of local and nationwide networks. However, it’s hard to say if Sling TV streams WFLD Chicago since local networks are geo-locked. Which means that if you happen to be in Chicago, then there is a good chance you’ll be streaming WFLD. You can double check that too by entering your zip code into Sling TV’s website. That said its one of the cheapest services starting at just $20 a month making it worth considering if they stream all the channels you want to watch.
Other Methods of Streaming WFLD Live
One method as we mentioned above is to simply install an external antenna if you’re in Chicago. If you can’t do that, then use a cord-cutting service. But if you can’t afford that either then its easy to be tempted by so-called free streaming websites but those tend to get people behind bars. And by bars we mean jail time!