Roku has long been the leader in free video channels; however, with so many channels to choose from, finding the best can be difficult. With many new Roku Players and Roku TVs sold at the end of 2019 recently many have been asking for recommendations for the best free services on Roku. So here is my personal list in no particular order.
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Check out our list of Best Roku Devices in 2020 here.
#1 Pluto TV
Download now to stream Pluto TV’s 100+ channels of news, sports, and the internet’s best, completely free on Roku. Also, get access to its Free On Demand library of over 1000 entire movies and full TV episodes.
Pluto TV is revolutionizing the streaming TV experience, with over a hundred channels of amazing programming.
You can add Pluto TV to your Roku HERE.
#2 The Roku Channel
The Roku Channel is your home for free, live, and premium TV. Watch an ever-changing selection of hit movies, TV shows, 24/7 live news, sports, and popular kids’ movies and TV shows –all totally free. Want to watch even more? Easily add 30+ Premium Subscriptions from HBO, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME®, STARZ, EPIX and more! It’s subscription streaming made easy with one login, one bill, and one place to stream the TV you love. Start watching on your Roku device at home and pick up where you left off with the free Roku mobile app. Enjoying your favorite entertainment has never been easier. Premium Subscriptions and Kids & Family on The Roku Channel are available in the US only.
You can add The Roku Channel to your Roku HERE.
Watch free TV channels on your Roku device. STIRR shouts to all kinds of people with a little bit of something for everyone — LIVE local news, TV series, LIVE sports, movies, the latest viral videos and much more. What’s the catch? There aren’t any! No hidden strings (or cords).
STIRR includes an exclusive new local channel featuring live news and programming based on where you live.
You can add Stirr to your Roku HERE.
Watch thousands of hit movies and TV series for free. Tubi is 100% legal unlimited streaming, with no credit cards and no subscription required. Choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it, with fewer ads than regular TV. Tubi is the largest free streaming service featuring award-winning movies and TV series. There is something for everybody; from comedy to drama, kids to classics, and niche favorites such as Korean dramas, anime, and British series. Download now and start streaming entertainment for free, today!
You can add Tubi to your Roku HERE.
XUMO is your destination for *free* LIVE and on-demand streaming entertainment. With over 160 different channels to choose from, you won’t get bored. Tune in for newly launched movie channels, breaking news, epic fails, stand-up comedy, sports, news coverage, and more. Share the latest from the guys at Funny or Die, or this week’s celebrity gossip from TMZ. Stay up to date, but most of all, stay entertained with XUMO. Download XUMO for free today.
You can add XUMO to your Roku HERE.
Stream free Hollywood movies, TV series and originals on your favorite devices. Wait, free? Yes, free, always and forever. Watch premium TV shows and movies from a full library of new and iconic hits. All on-demand, without a subscription.
Set up a free account to see fewer ads and to pick up where you left off on any device.
You can add Crackle to your Roku HERE.
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to stream movies and television episodes to your TV for free with no waiting. We have thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.
hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
You can add Hoopla to your Roku HERE.
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 TV to your Roku HERE.
FREE and Awesome HD Movies, TV shows and lifestyle content. 10,000 movies and shows from 25 genre including Action, Thriller, Horror, Comedy and more. No subscription, No fee. Content updated DAILY. Install and Watch NOW.
You can add Fawsome.TV to your Roku HERE.
Watch live, local TV newscasts for free. Stream newscasts from 200+ trusted local news stations across the U.S. with the NEW NewsON experience. Watch live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours for most stations), or local news clips now in a modern, approachable design. Set favorites for easy access to the stations you want to watch and tune in to local coverage of major breaking news. No cable subscription or login required. Enjoy local news with NewsON anytime, anywhere.
You can add NewsON to your Roku HERE.
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