How to Stay Informed About COVID-19 For Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More





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Watching tv and using remote controlRecently the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been sweeping across the world. Finding a trusted news source with reliable information that can help with getting the facts and staying informed has become a real issue.

For those who have cut the cord, local and national news coverage is widely available. Here’s how to find the news network you prefer to get up to date coverage on coronavirus and its impact.

News Network Apps

Most major news networks offer free streams of their daily news through apps available on most devices. CBS News, NBC News, FOX News, and ABC News are just a few networks with apps available for free on both iOS and Android, along with most connected devices. Be sure to look for free news apps like NewsON on iOS, Android, and your preferred streaming service as well.

Free Streaming Services

While they may be better known for entertainment, viral videos, and on-demand movies, many free streaming services have a variety of news networks that offer a live stream and coverage of major events. With STIRR, you can choose a local feed from a city near you, or a national feed from Washington DC. Navigate to the News category on XUMO to watch channels including NBC News Now, ABC News Live, Newsy, and Newsmax TV. Pluto TV also has a section dedicated to live streaming news, featuring channels including Pluto TV News, CBSN, CNN, and NBC News.

Use an Antenna

With an antenna, you can watch over the air channels, including those airing local news, all for free. If you want to see what channels you can get for free with an antenna, check out Antenna Web.

Live Streaming News Coverage

While they aren’t free, if you’re subscribed to a live TV streaming service, you’ll have plenty of options for watching news as it’s happening. Here is a quick look at which news channels are offered on the top live TV streaming services.

Channel Sling TV AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV Hulu Fubo TV Philo Watch TV
BBC World News X X X X X X
Cheddar Big News X X X
CNBC World X X
CNN International X
Euronews X
Fox Business X X X X X
FOX News Channel X X X X X
Newsmax X
News18 X
Newsy X X

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