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Here Are The Top 10 FREE Roku Channels of 2016


Here are my personal top 10 FREE Roku Channels of 2016: (In no particular order)

WeatherNation

Local weather forecasts tailored for you. This free and easy to use award-winning app streams live weather newscasts from certified meteorologists, provides your local weather data, local weather alerts (U.S. only) from NWS (National Weather Service), weather maps and more. Make decisions about your day or next vacation! Get weather data anytime

You can ad WeatherNation to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/30547/weathernation

Sci-Fi Station – Free Movies

Watch thousands of FREE Sci-Fi Movies starring your favorite actors. Whether you want to sit down for an Alien Romance Movie or you want to watch a good Spaceship Action Film, you can find them all on this Sci-Fi Station Channel powered by OVGuide. Content updated DAILY and always free!

You can add Sci-Fi Station to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/83494/sci-fi-station-free-movies

NewsON

Enjoy instant access to live, local TV newscasts for free. Stream newscasts from over 170+ local news stations across the US. Watch live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours for most stations), or news clips from your favorite stations. Connect with your local community, and help build the local news future with NewsON. NO cable subscription or login required. Just launch the channel on Roku, find your station, and enjoy local TV news anywhere, anytime.

You can add NewsON to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/71845/newson

The CW

Instantly watch any CW show for free anytime you want. The CW is the only place to see superheroes like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, award-winning comedies like Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, new shows like No Tomorrow and Frequency, and fan favorites like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, iZombie, The 100, Reign, and The Originals. Watch every episode the day after it airs for free. Or, if you get behind, we’ll always have the last 5 aired episodes available so you can catch up. You don’t need a cable subscription, a credit card or anyone’s password because there’s no login. Ever. Just add the channel and get streaming.

You can add the CW app to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/111255/the-cw

Bob Ross

You’ve seen him before. He’s the soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six television minutes, using big housepainting-type brushes and cooing soothing “you can do its” to the audience. His Joy of Painting program is the most recognized, most watched TV art show in history.

You can add Bob Ross to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/83493/bob-ross

CW Seed (Different From The CW Channel)

CW Seed is The CW’s showcase for DC shows like Vixen and Constantine, bingeable favorites like Forever, and award-winning original comedies like I Ship It that you can’t see anywhere else. It’s also the only place you can see every episode of Whose Line, from Drew to Aisha. Watch hundreds of hours of your favorite shows for free, anytime you want.

You can add CW Seed to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/71698/cw-seed

Tubi TV

Escape the claws of subscription fees. We are Tubi TV, the free Internet TV network, that’s working on your behalf to unlock Hollywood so entertainment is free, without the burden of credit cards. We have the largest collection of premium and unique movies and TV shows. For free, forever.

You can add Tubi TV to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/41468/tubi-tv

Crackle 

Crackle is the destination to watch free TV, movies and exclusive originals. All free, anytime, anywhere and on any device. So escape the daily grind and recharge with your favorite comedy, drama and action entertainment. Crackle… break away. Stream Crackle on all your devices: iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, PlayStation, Xbox and more. Make a list of your favorite movies and TV shows to watch later. Create a free account to save your place and pick up where you left off on any device. No authentication or cable subscription needed.

You can add Crackle to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/2016/crackle

CBS News

The CBS News app features CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming news network from CBS News, as well as on demand video from CBS’s awarding winning news programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation, and CBSNews.com.

You can add CBS News to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/27536/cbs-news

PBS

Get free and easy access to your favorite PBS shows like Masterpiece, Frontline, and NOVA along with a convenient way to discover new PBS experiences like cooking with Martha Stewart and Web Original Content from PBS Digital Studios. Choose from thousands of videos in multiple genres including history, news, science, technology & the arts. You’ll add hours and hours of high quality entertainment to your Roku with the PBS catalog. Select your favorite PBS station to view sneak previews of your favorite shows and gain access to localized content. Enjoy!

You can add PBS to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/23353/pbs

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  • Bill Eastman

    Several, if not all of those are available on AndroidTV and AppleTV too. I like WeatherNation, and it integrates with Android Channels.

  • Norman

    I’m pretty sure the Bob Ross channel is being used as a sleep aid.

    • Steph Bijoux

      Yep! lol