The 5 Best FREE Streaming Apps for Roku




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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 five of the best free channels (in no particular order) to watch on your Roku device.

Check out our list of Best Roku Devices in 2020 here.

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 gamesmay 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.

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

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