Roku Local Channels: How to Watch Local Channels On Roku For Free

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Roku Local Channels gives you the opportunity to watch local channels on Roku. There are many options available on Roku, some are available for free while others you will have to subscribe to. You can watch live broadcast as they happen or catch up later with on-demand versions. Most services will allow you to stream on multiple devices, fear not you are not limited to one device in Roku.

Roku Local Channels
Roku Local Channels

Roku Local Channels

Roku has a channel for just about everything, from on-demand movies, live baseball, and even live feeds of lions and other animals. There are also channels for live TV on Roku which includes skinny bundles like Sling Tv. But we are discussing local channels, we are aware that there are local channels for free available over the air with the use of an antenna. But is there any way to add this to your Roku channel well, keep reading to find out more.

How to Stream Local Channels on Roku With a Subscription Service

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All these apps listed stream local channels on Roku with a subscription service.

  • YouTube Tv stream local ABC, FOX, and NBC content in select markets.
  • DirecTV Now watch local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC content on select markets.
  • Hulu + Live TV stream local CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX content in select markets.
  • PlayStation Vue. Watch local CBS, FOX, NBC, and ABC contents in select markets.
  • Sling TV also stream local ABC, FOX, and NBC content in select markets.

Stream Roku Local Channels With a Cable Subscription

If you have not yet cut your cable cord you have the added advantage of viewing content on-demand from many local and national channels on Roku. You only need to login to an on-demand channel using your cable account details. Streaming channel access may depend on the type of cable service you have so check with your cable provider for details.

The Roku Channel Store

The Roku channel store provides you with channels you can add to your Roku device and watch movies and TV shows from them. Here is a list of channels on the Roku channel.

  • Boomerang. This channel packs over five thousand of your favorite cartoons and in one place.
  • Tubi free movies &¬† TV. This channel gives you a large library of popular movies and TV shows all for free.
  • Friendly TV. Watch live family-friendly tv, Hallmark channel plus movies and mysteries and drama.
  • Starzplay. Watch obsessive original series and hit movies.
  • The Roku Channel. This channel is your home for free TV. Watch an ever-changing selection of hits movies and TV series.
  • STV player. Get time to watch your favorite STV shoes live and on-demand with this channel.
  • GoUSA. This channel premier travels entertainment and other entertainments.
  • Disney Plus. Disney Plus is the home of Disney, Pixar, marvel, star wars, and national geographic so with Disney plus channel on Roku you get access to all this.
  • Now TV. Get the latest movies from the big screen, must-see TV shows, and live matches and events on this channel.
  • Tidal. Tidal is an artist-owned global music streaming and entertainment. So you bet you can enjoy listening and watching music videos on this channel.
  • Vice. Vice is the definitive guide to enlightening information. Here you can find immersive and groundbreaking information.
  • ITV Hub. Welcome to ITV Hub where you will find the telly tastic homes of all UTV channels on demand.
  • Crunchyroll. With this channel, you get to stream Japan’s most popular anime and watch its newest shows fresh from Japan plus.
  • Kidoodle TV. With kidoodle TV you can stream more than twenty thousand free episodes of your favorite kid’s show.
  • Hayu. Hayu is a channel that is home to the best reality TV with more than sixty thousand episodes from over 150 American and other countries reality shows.
  • TED. With TED you can feed and curiosity and expand your world with TED and you can browse more than two thousand TED talks.

Watch Local News ( TV and Radio) on Roku Devices

With Roku, you will have access to various channels including local channels. Those channels include local news so here is how to view them.

  • Popular live TV services which are fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV deliver local channels in select markets and also if you would like to view CBS ten you can try CBS ALL ACCESS. It offers over one hundred and fifty live and local CBS. Please note that these channels come with a monthly subscription.
  • NewsON which is free offers live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from over one hundred and seventy markets. What is really amazing about this channel is you can switch to different locations around the country.
  • Haystack TV which is free offers and delivers a personalized feed of both local and world news from over two hundred trusted TV channels. A unique feature about Haystack is choosing your location, your preferred news sources, and the ability for you to follow topics.
  • Local now requires that you participate in TV provider subscription after the thirty-day free trial. But it provides you with local weather, traffic, news, and sports information from over two hundred locations across the country.
  • iHeartRadio and TuneIn. These are both free and it brings your home town DJs and favorite local stations to you. No matter where you are you can listen to music, sports, radio, podcast, and much more.


These local news channels can be found in the Roku channel store. To search them out browse News and weather in the category of the Roku channel store and look for your local affiliates.

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