5 FREE Must Have Roku Channels for New Roku Owners (Updated December 2018)




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Roku Screen LogoBuying a new streaming box is amazing! Yet at the same time, it can be overwhelming with hundreds of channels to pick from—everything from movie channels to news channels! What channels should you add to your Roku?

With all the new Roku players and TVs sold recently, we thought this would be a great time to help you find some new Roku Channels to try out. So based on what our readers have told us here are our recommendation for 5 must-have FREE Roku Channels. (Please note we are skipping the really well-known services like YouTube.)

Pluto TV

Not sure what you want to watch today but have an idea of the type of show you want? Pluto TV is perfect for you. They have a ton of channels with everything from live news to movies all in one place. Want to watch some home improvement shows? They have you covered! Think of it as cable TV without the bill and a perfect way to have some background noise. You can add Pluto TV to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/74519/pluto-tv


Want 100% FREE movies and TV shows? Make sure you check out Tubi. With Tubi you will find a huge collection of 100% free movies and TV shows. You can add Tubi TV to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/41468/tubi-tv


Still, want more 100% FREE movies and TV shows? Check out Sony Crackle as Sony now offers a ton of their movies and TV shows 100% free with ads. Even a selection of the hit comedy Seinfeld. You can add Crackle to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/2016/crackle

197cbce1b9c9430191dbedc8eede7239Weather Nation

Loved the Weather Channel back when it was nothing but weather? Check out Weather Nation on your Roku for 100% free weather 24/7! A great way to get up to date on all the weather you need. You can add Weather Nation to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/30547/weathernation


Love local news but do not get good over-the-air reception with your antenna? NewsOn is a great way to watch your local news station’s news live and FREE! Not all stations work with News On but more and more are starting to every week. You can add NewsOn to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/71845/newson

Have a free Roku channel you love? Post it in the comments so others can try it out.

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