Here Are 10 Hidden Gem Roku Apps That All Roku TV & Roku Player Owners Should Try





The Roku store is filled with channels where cord cutters can watch TV and movies from their favorite networks. From classic TV shows to indie films, there’s a Roku channel for every genre and interest. Today, we’re sharing some of the hidden gems found in the Roku App Store.

Here is our list for 10 hidden gems that are lesser known options on your Roku TV or Roku player that all cord cutters should try in no particular order:

#1 Redbox

Free On Demand

Choose from hundreds of movies & TV shows to watch free with ads. Also, enjoy countless hours of entertainment with a variety of stand-up comedy specials, documentaries and more. No sign in required.

Free Live TV

Start watching movies, sports, news, music, kids & family, lifestyle shows and more on popular channels like Pac-12 Insider and Family Feud. Plus, tune into our Redbox Movie Channels for hand-picked collections. All of this is yours to watch for FREE. No sign in required.

You can add Redbox to your Roku HERE.

#2 PBS Kids

Watch all your child’s favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere (in the USA) with the PBS KIDS Video channel!

With the PBS KIDS Video, your child can explore new worlds with the shows and characters they love. Take a trip to Sesame Street, visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, or go on a creature adventure with the Wild Kratts!

You can add PBS Kids to your Roku HERE.

#3 CW

New look, new series, new movies – still free! Watch everything on The CW and so much more, all free with no login. Catch the latest episodes of Son of a Critch and The Swarm, binge hit series like Grimm, 90210, and Heroes, or find your new favorite film in our rapidly-growing movie collection. And now we’ve got sports! Stream every LIV Golf tournament live and catch up on the latest football action with Inside the NFL.

Plus The CW App is adding more live channels for free.

You can add the CW app to your Roku HERE.

#4 Fawsome

Watch over 100,000+ Free Movies & TV shows across 25+ genres on Fawesome. No login, Instant streaming, and Unlimited fun! New Titles are added every week to ensure your non-stop Entertainment.

You can add the Fawsome app to your Roku HERE.

#5 Filmrise

FilmRise is the largest independent provider of FREE movies and TV, delivering unlimited streaming access to over 10,000 hours of content. Here, you’ll find something for everybody: laugh-out-loud comedies, gripping dramas, family viewing and genre favorites including British television, Westerns, horror films, sitcoms and more.

You can add Filmrise to your Roku HERE.

#6 Kids & Family The Roku Channel

Get instant access to 10,000+ FREE kids’ shows and movies including Ryan’s World, Cocomelon, Sesame Street, My Little Pony, LEGO, Minecraft, Thomas & Friends, Barbie and more. Enjoy the free Live TV channel guide with more than a dozen live kids entertainment channels. Plus, with the option to add premium entertainment from Noggin, Hopster, and Nick Hits all in one place, it’s always easy to find something your little ones will love.

You can add Kids & Family The Roku Channel to your Roku HERE.

#7 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. Features include: Track current conditions, forecasts and NWS alerts (U.S. only) for your location or save your favorite places to easily access. Access weather maps (U.S. Only) with multiple layers like Radar, Visible Radar, Current Winds, Current Dew Points, Advisories and more. Access video on demand segments from Weather on Demand, Weather Remix, Digital Drop and Space & Science. Current Temperature, Feels like Temperature, Forecasted High/Low Temperatures and Hourly Views for the next 24 Hours with Wind Speed, Humidity, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure and Percentage Chance of Precipitation. 36 Hour View with High/Low temperatures, Feels like Temperatures and Percentage Chance of Precipitation, Extended Forecasts with Forecasted high/Low Temperatures, Wind Speed, Humidity, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure, Percentage Chance of Precipitation and Sunrise/Sunset information. It’s weather 24/7/365. Get started and get weather aware. Get the only Weather app with live streaming and weather news stories. WeatherNation – Weather. Pure and Simple.

You can add WeatherNation to your Roku HERE.

#8 Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul is a free entertainment and lifestyle destination for women featuring inspiring lifestyle content, blockbuster movies and series, and the new home of our beloved Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals. You’ll find stories with heart, ideas to inspire you, and shows to entertain you. We change your world one story at a time.®

You can add Chicken Soup for the Soul to your Roku HERE.

#9 ABC App

The ABC app is a mix of both paid and free content, but the number of free live TV channels available in the app has recently been growing.

You can add the ABC app to your Roku HERE.

#10 PBS

The PBS app features thousands of full-length episodes, Live TV from your local PBS station, award-winning documentaries, and iconic series from PBS and member stations. Stream popular PBS shows anytime, anywhere!

You can add the PBS to your Roku HERE.

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