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Sling TV
7 Day Trial
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Sling TV is A La Carte TV, the only live service that lets you pick your personalized channel lineup and save. Start with the service best for you, then add YOUR favorite genres: Sports, Kids, News, Movies, Spanish, & more. 7 Days FREE! Change your service online anytime.

+ADD to RokuTry Sling TV free fro 7 days

 

PlayStation Vue
5 Day Trial
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PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service now available on Roku for in-home use. With a powerful cloud DVR, premium channels, On Demand programming, and no annual contracts, PlayStation Vue is the best way to experience TV. Download the channel and follow the activation steps to get started.

+ADD to Roku

Hulu
45 Day | 7 Day Trial
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HULU 45 Day PROMO:
https://www.groupon.com/deals/hulu-national

Hulu gives you unlimited instant streaming of current episodes and full seasons of hit TV shows, plus a huge library of past seasons of top shows. You can watch your favorite shows with either our Limited Commercials or No Commercials plan. Plans start at $7.99/month

DIRECTV NOW
30 Day Trial
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Watch up to 120+ Live TV Channels & 20,000+ On Demand Movies & Shows with this early release of DIRECTV NOW! This is your NEW standalone streaming service for Live TV & On Demand Movies. Enjoy your favorite TV shows, news, sports, & events as they air. Sign-up & start watching Live TV now!

DIRECTV NOW offers more than 20,000 on-demand shows and movies on over 120 live channels including ABC, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, Fox, Fox News Channel, FX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, MSNBC, NBC, TBS, TNT and many others. Their programming packages bring popular channels together for a great entertainment value:

  • Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)
  • Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)
  • Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)
  • Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)

Available on select devices: Roku TV 4K models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600R), Roku 4, Roku 3 and Roku 2 (model 4210).

+ADD to Roku

fuboTV
7-Day Trial
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Live HD Streams of MLB, NBA, NHL Games.
And many other national and international sports from the networks you love.

Get beIN SPORTS 40% off (LIMITED TIME OFFER)

Watch Entertainment on fuboTV

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Netflix
30 Day Trial
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Watch TV shows and movies recommended just for you, including award-winning Netflix original series, movies and documentaries. Netflix has something for everyone. There’s even a dedicated watching experience just for kids with family-friendly entertainment. Try one month free. No commercials. No hidden fees. You can cancel anytime.

+ADD to Roku

Filmstruck
14-Day Trial
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Instant access to critically acclaimed films from world’s greatest libraries.

+ADD to Roku
Starz
7 Day Trial
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Start your free trial now. Designed to be the ultimate fan experience, STARZ brings hit original series and movies right to your TV on your Roku Streaming Media Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV.

+ADD to Roku

Showtime
30 Day Trial
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LIMITED TIME OFFER – 30 DAYS FREE.  Get instant, commercial-free access to SHOWTIME. Try free for 30 days, then only $10.99/month.

Get on-demand access to award-winning SHOWTIME Original Series, hit movies, groundbreaking documentaries, comedy specials, action-packed sports.

+ADD to RokuWebsite/Offer

HISTORY VAULT
7 Day Trial
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Unlock the HISTORY Vault to explore the greatest stories in history. Access hundreds of hours of curated historical content for only $4.99 per month. Start your 7-day free trial now and get commercial free video with no TV provider needed.

+ADD to Roku

HBO NOW
60 Day Trial
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HBO NOW is the streaming service that gives you instant access to all of HBO, no TV package required. Download the app to sign up for HBO NOW and enjoy a free 1-month trial-get every episode of every season of HBO’s unforgettable original series, plus more of the biggest and latest hit movies.

2 Months of HBO NOW included with the purchase and activation of a new Roku player or Roku TV™.

https://www.roku.com/offers/hbonow

 

+ADD to Roku

*Terms & Conditions

Purchase a new Roku player or new Roku TV and activate it by connecting to the internet and linking to your new or existing Roku account between 5/6/17 and 6/24/17 to see if you qualify to receive two months of HBO NOW included with your purchase. Promotional offer is for new HBO NOW subscribers only. The new Roku device must be activated by 6/24/17 and you must subscribe to HBO NOW by 7/1/17 at 11:59 PT in order to qualify for the two month HBO NOW promotional offer. Promotional offer requires enrollment in an HBO NOW subscription and provision of a valid payment method for continued service after the promotional period. TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND AVOID BEING CHARGED, YOU MUST CANCEL BEFORE THE END OF THE TWO MONTH PROMOTIONAL PERIOD. AFTER THE TWO MONTH PROMOTIONAL PERIOD, ROKU WILL CHARGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD $14.99 EACH MONTH PLUS TAX, IF APPLICABLE, ON A RECURRING BASIS UNTIL YOU CANCEL.

Acorn TV
7 Day Trial
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Acorn TV streams world class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Start your free trial to binge-watch a classic series or discover your new favorite show. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there is always something to watch!

+Add to Roku

CuriosityStream
7 Day Trial
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CuriosityStream is the world’s first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for quality non-fiction programs that educate, entertain and inspire. Sign up at CuriosityStream.com, and enjoy immediate access to outstanding science, tech, nature and history documentaries with a free trial.

+ADD to Roku

BritBox
7 Day Trial
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Get instant access to the biggest streaming collection of British TV ever. Discover exclusive premieres, hard-to-find gems, national treasures and British favourites all in one place for the first time. BritBox is created by the BBC and ITV, and is only available in the US

+ADD to Roku

Amazon Instant Video
30 Day Trial | 6 month Student
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Amazon Video has tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes available on Prime Video at no additional charge to Prime members, as well as access to hundreds of thousands of titles to buy or rent.

+ADD to Roku

Join Prime Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students

  • 6 month FREE trial
  • After your trial, membership will upgrade to Amazon Prime for 50% off
  • Cancel anytime
CBS All Access
7 Day Trial
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Stream the shows you love live and on demand! Catch up on fan favorites, discover new hit shows, enjoy exclusive CBS All Access Original Series and now, watch movies! Plus, stream your local broadcast LIVE, including NFL on CBS. Try it FREE today.

+ADD to Roku

YouTube Red
3-month Trial
Streaming Services
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Sling TV
Sling TV is A La Carte TV, the only live service that lets you pick your personalized channel lineup and save. Start with the service best for you, then add YOUR favorite genres: Sports, Kids, News, Movies, Spanish, & more. 7 Days FR... Read More
7 Day Trial
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PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service now available on Roku for in-home use. With a powerful cloud DVR, premium channels, On Demand programming, and no annual contracts, PlayStation Vue is the best way to experience TV. Download... Read More
5 Day Trial
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Hulu
HULU 45 Day PROMO: https://www.groupon.com/deals/hulu-national Hulu gives you unlimited instant streaming of current episodes and f... Read More
45 Day | 7 Day Trial
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DIRECTV NOW
Watch up to 120+ Live TV Channels & 20,000+ On Demand Movies & Shows with this early release of DIRECTV NOW! This is your NEW standalone streaming service for Live TV & On Demand Movies. Enjoy your favorite TV shows, news, sp... Read More
30 Day Trial
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fuboTV
Live HD Streams of MLB, NBA, NHL Games. And many other national and international sports from the networks you love. ... Read More
7-Day Trial
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Netflix
Watch TV shows and movies recommended just for you, including award-winning Netflix original series, movies and documentaries. Netflix has something for everyone. There’s even a dedicated watching experience just for kids with family-f... Read More
30 Day Trial
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Filmstruck
Instant access to critically acclaimed films from world’s greatest libraries. +ADD to Roku... Read More
14-Day Trial
Starz Image
Starz
Start your free trial now. Designed to be the ultimate fan experience, STARZ brings hit original series and movies right to your TV on your Roku Streaming Media Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV. ... Read More
7 Day Trial
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Showtime
LIMITED TIME OFFER – 30 DAYS FREE.  Get instant, commercial-free access to SHOWTIME. Try free for 30 days, then only $10.99/month. Get on-demand access to award-winning SHOWTIME Original Series, hit ... Read More
30 Day Trial
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HISTORY VAULT
Unlock the HISTORY Vault to explore the greatest stories in history. Access hundreds of hours of curated historical content for only $4.99 per month. Start your 7-day free trial now and get commercial free video with no TV provider neede... Read More
7 Day Trial
HBO NOW Image
HBO NOW
HBO NOW is the streaming service that gives you instant access to all of HBO, no TV package required. Download the app to sign up for HBO NOW and enjoy a free 1-month trial-get every episode of every season of HBO’s unforgettable origi... Read More
60 Day Trial
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Acorn TV
Acorn TV streams world class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Start your free trial to binge-watch a classic series or discover your new favorite show. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and ne... Read More
7 Day Trial
CuriosityStream Image
CuriosityStream
CuriosityStream is the world’s first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for quality non-fiction programs that educate, entertain and inspire. Sign up at CuriosityStream.com, and enjoy immediate access to outstanding science, tech, na... Read More
7 Day Trial
BritBox Image
BritBox
Get instant access to the biggest streaming collection of British TV ever. Discover exclusive premieres, hard-to-find gems, national treasures and British favourites all in one place for the first time. BritBox is created by the BBC and ... Read More
7 Day Trial
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Amazon Instant Video
Amazon Video has tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes available on Prime Video at no additional charge to Prime members, as well as access to hundreds of thousands of titles to buy or rent. ... Read More
30 Day Trial | 6 month Student
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CBS All Access
Stream the shows you love live and on demand! Catch up on fan favorites, discover new hit shows, enjoy exclusive CBS All Access Original Series and now, watch movies! Plus, stream your local broadcast LIVE, including NFL on CBS. Try it F... Read More
7 Day Trial
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Review for Comet TV
5/5
Live

Live stream same as found with the antenna

Review for MaddyGTV Free
1/5
Wanted to like

Interesting concept but the actual content is pretty bad.

Review for MaddyGTV Free
1/5
Wanted to like

Interesting concept but the actual content is pretty bad.

Review for Tuff TV
1/5
Doesn't work.

Says it is offline. Broken channel.

Review for TWiT
1/5
Boring

Not very interesting at all.

Review for FOTV
1/5
Junk

Sat through 3 ads and channel wouldn’t load. Returns back to menu. Seems to be broken.

Review for FOTV
1/5
Junk

Sat through 3 ads and channel wouldn’t load. Returns back to menu. Seems to be broken.

Review for FRANCE 24
2/5
Not bad

SKY is better for free 24/7 breaking world news.

Review for SnagFilms Watch Free Movies
1/5
Questionable content

Viewer discretion is advised.

Review for OVGuide
1/5
Skip

Ads and not very good content. TubiTV is better.

Review for NewsOn
2/5
Lacking many states

I wish they had the Denver area.

Review for NBC News
1/5
There are better apps

ABC News has a better app here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/54065/abc-news NBC only shows clips with tons of ads.

Review for Viewster
1/5
Junk

Loads slow. Bad content. Overall trash.

Review for Red Bull TV
5/5
Great programs and really, truly, actually free viewing!

This works great and does NOT require a cable account password and sign in like ESPN, FoxSportsGo and other sports viewing apps. I just wanted to watch the WRC races, but there are many other interesting programs. Great, clear sharp video quality on the Roku. I’m very pleased.

Review for Sci-Fi Station - Free Movies
1/5
Ugly interface

Good thing it’s free. ’cause I sure the hell wouldn’t pay for it.

Review for Vudu
2/5
Run of the mill movie app

Some free movies under movies on us. You do have to sit through loud ads. Watch out.

Review for Tubi TV
2/5
hats off to tubitv.

Netflix for cheapskates. It’s free and occasionally you can find something good. Just make sure you bring your shovel because it takes a lot of digging.

Review for Crackle
1/5
Crackle is cracked

It loads and loads and loads. Content could be better and faster.

Review for Comet TV
2/5
Offbeat stuff here

Love that it’s free. But the actual content is weird.

Review for Vevo
1/5
Not my cup of tea.

Its very limited and almost too basic and not very much at all essential.

Review for FOTV
1/5
Commercial Hell

Too many ads. Drives me crazy.

Review for FOTV
5/5
Decent viewing options

Not bad. Yes there are ads to sit through but there are a lot of good channels in the mix.

Review for TikiLIVE
1/5
Questionable quality

Has catch-up TV channels. You have to do a lot of scrolling to get to decent ones. Not really worth the effort. Pluto TV is better.

Review for Newsy
2/5
Better than CNN

Liberal slanted news.

Review for Reuters TV
1/5
Not that good.

I like SKY NEWS better.

Review for 247 Retro
5/5
Classic television

Offbeat and fun! Love that it’s free.

Review for Livestream
2/5
Hoping for an update

Needs a better search option.

Review for Twitter for Roku
5/5
Nice

Cool when there is something live to watch. Needs a schedule.

Review for WeatherNation
5/5
Great

Best weather app by far.

Review for YouTube
5/5
Youtube Rocks

Youtube is awesome. So much content!

Review for PBS
5/5
Educational shows

Love PBS! They carry some of my favorite shows.

Review for The BW
1/5
Not working at all

Broken.

Review for The BW
1/5
Dead Channel

Network error.

Review for Pluto TV
5/5
Pluto TV streaming deal adds over 2,000 titles to its free service

Pluto TV streaming deal adds over 2,000 titles to its free service
https://www.cnet.com/news/pluto-tv-streaming-deal-brings-over-2000-titles-to-its-free-service/

Review for Pluto TV
5/5
Nice

Good alternative to cable and it’s free. Excellent picture quality. I like the guide also.

Review for Reuters TV
1/5
Doesn't work

Terrible. App will not load.

Review for Pluto TV
5/5
Best Roku app

Love Pluto. Always something to watch.

Review for Pluto TV
5/5
Wow, really?

Okay folks, I hate the cable companies!! They are evil! They charge outrageous prices with little options… You have to take their packages and terms. Honestly I’d be super happy with 30 channels if I could pick them. Cable companies won’t let you do that so I am what is called a “cable cutter”. I got an antenna for local TV and I am combining that with Internet driven content, that’s the back story. The other day I found this free app and wow! Lots of cool channels free! Just what i am looking for!! So far so good. I’ve noticed a lot seems to be on a loop (I am hoping it cycles in new content often) but there are still lots of things to watch here. I’m always looking and this new app has me happy right now. If you folks know of better apps that give lots of content for free let me know. Hope it continues to be as good as my first test drive.

Review for CBS News
5/5
Great substitute for someone that has cut out cable/sat TV

Great substitute for someone that has cut out cable/sat TV. Cable/Sat news channels are too one sided. Face the Nation and 60 minutes still rule. And never forget your free over the air 6:30 pm world news.

Review for FOTV
1/5
Not impressed.

Too many ads and junk.

Review for PBS KIDS
5/5
Best Free Kids Content on Roku

PBS Kids is great. Wish they would add the 24/7 channel.

Review for Sky News
5/5
Watch Sky News live

Good source of world news.

Review for Bloomberg TV
1/5
Loads a long ad every time you try to watch

Too many ads. Use Pluto TV instead if you want to watch this channel.

Review for Reuters TV
1/5
Reuters TV App

Hate it for crashing to home screen on live events. Mostly never works. Not worth it.

Review for YouTube
5/5
Works beautifully

YouTube on my TV….YAY!

Review for Smithsonian Channel
5/5
Good Interesting Content

Very good variety of historical shows. Definitely a “keeper”.

Review for BYUtv
5/5
Stan Ellsworth is a first class American History Teacher Three cheers!

Love watching American Ride on this channel! All episodes are available for FREE. If our American History had been taught in the schools as it is presented by Stan Ellsworth on American Ride – we would all be enthusiastically fascinated and proud of our country’s history – and we would be certainly be more knowledgeable about the events, men and women who helped shape this country from its beginning. Three Cheers for Stan Ellsworth – a master teacher. He not only brings intelligence to his historical presentations – but a fired-up enthusiasm/passion that leaps off the screen right into the viewing audience heart and mind. American Ride is riveting and certainly worth while entrenching oneself into this particular show. It soars above most TV fare that is offered these days.

Review for Pluto TV
5/5
good

good