How to Watch US TV With Firefox

There’s this nifty little service out there called Locast (Local broadcast) and it’s geo-fenced for very specific reasons. While you can temporarily change your Geo Location (browser based) with Chrome, it reverts automatically every time you close your tab. So here’s a way to use Firefox to permanently (if you want) have this service work.

(1) Go to “about:config” in you Firefox browser and void your warranty.

Void your firefox warranty.
Make sure you check the box and “Accept the risk”

(2) In the search box type in geo.

locate the geo.wifi.uri
Find the geo.wifi.uri

(3) Double click on the geo.wifi.uri and input this geo location (for new york city):

data:application/json,{"location": {"lat": 40.7590, "lng": -73.9845}, "accuracy": 27000.0}

enter some data
you can always ‘reset’ the value, so don’t worry about saving the old value.

(4) Browse on over to Locast.org and accept the Geo Location permissions that it asks for.

Allow location access in firefox
Click on ‘remember this decision’ and ‘allow location access’

(5) You should see that you’re in New York!

New York City!

(6) Watch TV!

Go RAMS!
et voila! It would be better if they were giving out Dodge Rams, eh?

And that’s pretty much it. Just ahead of the Super Bowl. You can now watch US commercials that roll in at about $5.1M per 30 seconds.

Published by Darryl Clarke

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