How to Build a Roku Canal

How to Get Live TV on Roku

Roku is the leader in home streaming devices. A Roku streaming device is an excellent way for you to cut the cable from the cable and its substantial cost. Roku is also known for having the largest number of available channels among any streaming device.

There are the usual streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Sling that you can use on your Roku streaming device. All of these services give you a wide variety of viewing options at a reasonable cost. Much less than a cable subscription that goes beyond the basic service. Then there are a few options that will allow you to keep watching live TV for free.

We are giving you a list of some of our live TV options. So you can still watch TV without having a contract with a cable company.

Free Roku Live TV Channels

The CW

The CW Channel application allows you to watch programs that you can watch with a regular basic cable subscription or a television antenna. It's free and available from the Roku Channel Store.

Go to Streaming Channels on your Roku device, then scroll up to the top freely. You will find it on the list. Best of all, you just install the CW channel and you're good to go. You don't need an account or password for this channel.


The ABC NEWS channel allows you to follow news with live streaming video. You can also watch the news, top stories, detailed weather videos, business news, tech news, history and lifestyle news. Another great thing is that you can select local news and see what's going on around your locale.


NewsON is a live news TV service that will scan your location and show you live news selected for your area. You can also select news channels from other parts of the United States

Pluto television

Pluto Tv allows you to watch live video streams collected from the Internet and organized into cables like channels. It also offers a variety of other channels such as Weather, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cartoons, News, Viral Videos, and unique channels not on regular TV and cable.

The list so far includes free ways to watch live TV on your Roku streaming device.

If you want reliable live TV streaming that doesn't change or interrupt content, you may want to pay a little more, but you will still pay a lot less than a cable TV package.


Sling offers you TV packages starting at $ 20 per month. Then you can add more channel packs one at a time for around $ 5 to $ 10 per selection. You can also choose the $ 25 package where you choose all of your channels a la carte. If you want to try it, you can try it for free for a week.

Sling TV is pretty affordable and offers many alternative options for watching live TV. You can enjoy live TV as well as sports if you like and movies.


I've found Hulu to be a very affordable and excellent way to stream live TV. Hulu airs a live TV series the day after it airs on the regular network. So, whether you want to stay or catch up on the current season of Law and Order SVU and Chicago PD, it is possible with Hulu.

Hulu starts at $ 7.99 a month with limited commercials while you watch or pay $ 11.99 a month to watch with no ads. With reasonable prices and high quality viewing, Hulu is one that you should consider for streaming live TV and movies. This is the most affordable option to watch live TV and everything in between. Hulu gives you a lot of content. You get your money's worth and then some.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue prices start at $ 39.99 per month. It's not the most budget-friendly, but it's a third option for paid live TV channels on your Roku. It's a good option for those of you who also own a PlayStation 4 because you can watch on your Roku streaming device or PS4.

PlayStation Vue is giving you a free 5-day trial offer. I would check that out before committing to it. This live TV paid channel option is for those of you in search of cable cutters looking for a complete cable company replacement plan. It's on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but still seems like a better alternative to a long-term contract or commitment to a cable provider.

Winding up

There you go. You now have a choice of free and paid channels to add to your Roku streaming device. You can cut the cost of a cable bill significantly while still seeing everything you love. Plus, you won't be made to have a contract.

Pay when you go out. If necessary, cancel and restart the streaming account services. The Roku Channel Store gives you a wide variety of channels to choose from and you are sure to find something that you enjoy.

All of our channel suggestions can be found in the Roku Channel Store and it's well worth taking the time to check out.