The Roku Channel Adds 9 New Free Channels Offering Local News


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Recently The Roku Channel today quietly rolled out nine new channels that offer access to local news from around the United States.

This all comes as Roku announced plans to offer live local news from over 350 stations.

Here is how Roku describes the new local news feature in Roku OS 12:

  • Local News: Roku’s Live TV experience boasts 350+ free linear TV streaming channels across a variety of genres. With the launch of Local News, users can watch live news channels personalized by location, or stream channels from major cities across the U.S. Plus, in an exciting step forward, news recommendations are now powered by AI, making them smarter than ever and ensuring a curated experience within the Live TV Zone. Roku users can search for “local news” using either Roku Search or Roku Voice or visit the Live TV Zone on their Roku Home Screen Menu.

These new channels include:

Ch 4131 Atlanta News First
Ch 4151 Arizona Family
Ch 4162 ABC 7 WWSB
Ch 4192 Cleveland 19 News Plus
Ch 4202 KPTV fox Oregon News
Ch 4205 WBTV News 3
Ch 4210 KNOB CBS 4 News
Ch 4242 WSMV 4 News
Ch 4260 Channel 3 Eye Witness News

The Roku Channel is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile devices, Fire TVs, and more.

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