Top 10 Free Roku Channels That All Roku Owners Should Try




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roku ultraDid you just buy a Roku? Maybe you have been wondering what legal options there are to watch free movies and TV shows on your Roku? Today we wanted to bring you our top 10 Roku Channels that offer free movies and TV shows 100% free with ads.

Here is our short list of Roku Channels every cord cutter should check out. (In no particular order.)

#1 Pluto TV

Pluto TV recently expanded to add over a 1000 free movies and TV episodes. If you have yet to try Pluto TV maybe it is time to give them a second look.

You can add Pluto TV to your Roku here:’s-free-tv


#2 Hoopla 

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.

You can add Hoopla to your Roku HERE.


#3 NewsON

From Roku:

Enjoy instant access to live, local TV newscasts for free. Stream newscasts from over 130+ local news stations across the US. Watch live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours for most stations), or news clips from your favorite stations. Connect with your local community, and help build the local news future with NewsON. NO cable subscription or login required. Just launch the channel on Roku, find your station, and enjoy local TV news anywhere, anytime.

You can add NewsON to your Roku here:

#4 Tubi TV

Escape the claws of subscription fees. We are Tubi TV, the free Internet TV network, that’s working on your behalf to unlock Hollywood so entertainment is free, without the burden of credit cards. We have the largest collection of premium and unique movies and TV shows. For free, forever.

You can add Tubi TV to your Roku here:

#5 Stirr

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.

#6 The Roku Channel

Roku has launched a new streaming service that offers a ton of 100% free movies and TV shows all in one place. The new channel will be called “The Roku Channel,” and it will bring in a collection of top films from leading movie studios including Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Bros.

You can add The Roku Channel to your Roku here:

#7 CBS News

The CBS News app features CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming news network from CBS News, as well as on demand video from CBS’s awarding winning news programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation, and

You can add CBS News to your Roku here:

XUMO logo#8 XUMO 

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.


Vudu has also recently started to offer free movies on top of their store. With a surprisingly good lineup of free movies, Vudu is now a must try service for cord cutters.

You can add VUDU to your Roku here:

#10 Amazon Prime Video

Amazon now offers free movies and TV shows through its IMDb TV tab.

You can add Amazon Prime Video to your Roku HERE.

So what would you add to this list? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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