15 Great Free Streaming Services for Roku Players & Roku TVs in 2020




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Are you looking at ways to cut costs in the new year? A great place to start is by checking out some of the free streaming services bringing viewers TV, movies, and more without a monthly subscription fee.

These are 15 of the best free streaming services for Roku users to try out in 2020.

  1. Crackle

Check out blockbuster films, TV episodes, and original content on Crackle. While you don’t need an account to watch Crackle, you can create one to keep track of the shows and movies you’ve watched and what’s up next on your list.

  1. Popcornflix

You can catch full length movies that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer, all for free with Popcornflix.

  1. Stirr

Stirr has coverage for cities around the country and channels spanning every genre. Look for live local news, TV, sports, movies, and more.

  1. Kanopy

Sign in to Kanopy with a library card from participating libraries to access Kanopy’s content collection. In addition to movies, documentaries, and independent films, you’ll also find Kanopy Kids, a section of educational and engaging content for children.

  1. YouTube

YouTube is the free home of videos from content creators around the world. In addition to YouTube’s original content, TV networks also have their own YouTube channels. Subscribe to those channels for full episodes, sneak peeks of new seasons, and behind the scenes videos.

  1. Pluto TV

Pluto TV has over a hundred channels of curated content from around the web. You’ll find sports, news and entertainment, along with themed movie channels, branded content from Viacom, and much more.

  1. FilmRise

FilmRise has an extensive collection of movies and TV shows that viewers can stream for free. Categories range from horror to independent films to romance. There’s something for everyone on this free app.

  1. XUMO TV

XUMO is a free streaming service now has over 180 channels available on its grid guide. The app offers everything from sports to news to entertainment, including livestreams of news stations and on-demand content from around the web.

  1. The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is Roku’s own free channel with live and premium TV. The channel is consistently updated with new content from sources like ABC News, Yahoo!, and Tastemade.

  1. Tubi

Watch thousands of movies and TV episodes for free with Tubi. Content comes from Tubi’s 200+ partners which include Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and Starz.

  1. hoopla

Like Kanopy, you can access hoopla by logging in with a library card. hoopla describes their free streaming service as having your public library at your fingertips, without any waiting required.

  1. Freeform

Check out full episodes, full movies, and more with the Freeform app on Roku. Binge full seasons of past favorites along with new episodes of current shows.

  1. Vudu

While Vudu is known for being a place to rent or buy digital movies, it also has a collection of movies that are free to stream. Be sure to look for deals that will give you credits, just for watching ad-supported content, to use toward future purchases.

  1. The CW

Watch the latest episodes of CW shows for free with this app from The CW. Stream the latest episodes of favorites like Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman.

  1. NewsON

NewsON brings live, local TV newscasts to viewers for free. Use this free app on Roku to watch newscasts from over 200 local stations, including live streams and previous coverage from up to 48 hours prior.

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