The 10 Best FREE Roku Channels




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The Roku Channel Store is loaded with options for watching TV shows and movies in nearly every genre you can imagine. In today’s post, we’re sharing ten of the best free channels (in no particular order) to watch on your Roku device.

The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel has hundreds of free movies, show, and more. Browse the library of content with categories like Family Night, Horror, Bingeable Series, and Science Fiction. In addition to the free content available on The Roku Channel, you can also add on premium subscriptions. HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinemax, Epix, and Acorn TV are all available for a monthly fee.


Pluto has over 100 channels of news, sports, entertainment, and more, all for free. The live content available on Pluto is shown on an easy to navigate grid guide. The streaming service also has an on-demand library of over 1000 movies and TV episodes, so you’ll always have something to watch.


XUMO has 160 channels of live and on-demand content for free. You’ll find breaking news, stand-up comedy, sports, movies, and more. Browse through the live TV guide to watch what’s currently airing, or scroll through the library of on-demand content to explore by genre or by channel.


Tubi offers thousands of hit movies and TV series for free. There’s no subscription required for unlimited streaming. The ad-supported service has less commercials than regular TV, so you can spend more time watching the content you want to see. Look for all the standard categories like comedy and drama, as well as some more unique genres including Korean dramas and British series.


STIRR is an especially noteworthy channel for sports fans. We recently shared news that Fox RSN network games may be coming to the channel. In addition to those games, you’ll find live, local channels, including news and sports on STIRR. You’ll also find movies and kid friendly content.


Stream free Hollywood movies, TV series and exclusive shows on your favorite devices. Did we say free? Yes, free, always and forever. Streams the stars you love, like George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Will Smith in hundreds of hits like Ocean’s Eleven, Step Brothers, Grown Ups, Hitch and more. Stream popular TV shows like Seinfeld and Community, or dive into our exclusive Sony Crackle Original TV line-up featuring Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Martin Freeman and Sean Bean in acclaimed shows like StartUp, SuperMansion, The Oath and Snatch. All on-demand, without a subscription.

Sling TV

Last week Sling TV announced a partnership with FilmRise to add over 300 movies and TV shows to its lineup for free on its Roku Channel even if you are not a subscriber. These shows will be free with ads and will be available through the Sling TV app on Roku even if you are not a subscriber. With this partnership you will find free TV shows like  3rd Rock from the Sun and Kitchen Nightmares and movies like The Illusionist starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel, or Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, featuring Nicholas Cage and Eva Mendes.


You may know Vudu as a store to buy movies and TV shows but Vudu also offers free movies and TV shows through its app with ads. Take a look at Vudu for a great lineup of 100% free movies.

CW Seed

Stream 1000+ hours of your favorite shows for FREE, no login or subscription required. Binge complete seasons of modern classics or discover original comedies you can’t find anywhere else.


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.

What channels are you watching on your Roku? Let us know in the comments!

Check out the Best Roku Channels in 2020 here to see some of the top paid channels.

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