2017 has been a great year for Roku owners with hundreds of new channels added and just recently many great ones and it is only half over. So we thought we would take a look at what are some of the best channels on the Roku as of August 2017.
Here is our short list of Roku Channels every cord cutter should check out.
#1 Pluto TV
Watch free TV on your Roku. Download now to enjoy news, sports, movies, TV shows, viral videos, cartoons and so much more, hand-picked by people who love entertainment. Stay informed with trusted sources like NBC News & MSNBC, Sky News, Newsy, The Young Turks and NewsMax. Access Pluto TV only channels like The Feed for the tech obsessed, WHAT?! for binge reality tv lovers, Funny AF featuring the biggest names in comedy and Hive, the only TV channel for gamers. Stay in for movie night with blockbuster films from Paramount. NEW FEATURES: Use your phone as a remote control & customize your channel guide with your favorite channels. Download now to start watching free TV. Entertaining the planet. Pluto TV.
You can add Pluto TV to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/74519/pluto-tv
Boomerang is THE place to watch all your favorite cartoons to your heart’s content, on demand and ad-free. Enjoy classic shows and new originals you can’t get anywhere else. Your Boomerang subscription allows you to control the viewing experience in a kid-friendly environment for your whole family – with no TV package required.
MASSIVE CARTOON COLLECTION
Watch 1000+ episodes of the great cartoons you’ve loved for years. Stream full seasons of shows like Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Smurfs, Popeye, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Wacky Races, Droopy, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and many more, with new content added every week!
You can add Boomerang to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/149733/boomerang
Recently Roku has been added a lot of local news channels from around the United States. Well if you don’t live in the areas they cover you don’t care but increasingly you will find a great source of information from your local news feed stations on your Roku. (You should ask check out NewsON as they have over a hundred local news stations streaming through their Roku Channel.)
To find these channels just search here: https://channelstore.roku.com/browse/news-and-weather
#4 DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is the newest live TV streaming service on the Roku player. The best part is you can get a 30 day free trial to test it out.
Watch live sports, entertainment, and news like never before on Twitter on FireTV. Live stream the show for free and get the full story with all the Twitter commentary. See what everyone is talking about with expert analysis, on the ground exclusives, bonus video feeds, and celebrity buzz.
You can add the Twitter app to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/124910/twitter-for-roku
#6 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
#7 Tubi TV
Tubi TV offers the largest selection of free-to-watch movies and TV shows, with tons of categories to select from, many of which are Not On Netflix. New content is added each week so search through famous actors, movies and exciting TV shows to find something to love.
You can add Tubi TV to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/41468/tubi-tv
#8 PBS Kids
PBS KIDS Video features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KID television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Wild Kratts, and Sesame Street. PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination, and curiosity.
You can add PBS Kids to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/23333/pbs-kids
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
YouTube your way on the biggest screen in the house, from a playlist of music videos to your favorite comedy channels. Send videos from your phone to your TV when they’re sharing a Wi-Fi connection. Find a video on your YouTube app, click the TV icon that appears, and it instantly plays on your TV.
You can add YouTube to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/837/youtube
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