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Top 10 Free Roku Channels Every Cord Cutter Should Try (Updated April 2019)

Today we take a look at the best FREE Roku Channels of 2019. These are free Roku channels available on Roku TVs & Roku Players. Have one you want to suggest? Leave us a comment and let us know.

#1 Pluto TV 

Download now to stream Pluto TV’s 100+ channels of news, sports, and the Internet’s best, completely free on Roku. Also, get access to our Free On Demand library of over 1000 entire movies and full TV episodes. Pluto TV is revolutionizing the streaming TV experience, with over a hundred channels of amazing programming.

You can add Pluto TV to your Roku HERE.

#2 Kanopy 

Discover thought-provoking and enriching entertainment on one convenient streaming platform—brought to you for free by your library.

Kanopy’s catalog of thousands of titles includes festival favorites and popular picks chosen for their insight into other cultures, perspectives, and beliefs. There’s always something new to discover with titles added every month, as well as staff picks and tailored recommendations to help find the films that speak to you.

You can add Kanopy to your Roku HERE.

#3 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.

hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

You can add hoopla to our Roku HERE.

#4 NewsON 

Watch live, local TV newscasts for free. Stream newscasts from 200+ trusted local news stations across the U.S. with the NEW NewsON experience. Watch live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours for most stations), or local news clips now in a modern, approachable design. Set favorites for easy access to the stations you want to watch and tune in to local coverage of major breaking news. No cable subscription or login required. Enjoy local news with NewsON anytime, anywhere.

You can add NewsON to your Roku HERE.

#5 Tubi 

Watch thousands of hit movies and TV series for free. Tubi is 100% legal unlimited streaming, with no credit cards and no subscription required. Choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it, with fewer ads than regular TV. Tubi is the largest free streaming service featuring award-winning movies and TV series. There is something for everybody; from comedy to drama, kids to classics, and niche favorites such as Korean dramas, anime, and British series. Download now and start streaming entertainment for free, today!

You can add Tubi to your Roku HERE.

#6 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.

#7 Stadium 

All content, including live game replays, are available in Stadium’s on-demand video archives, anytime, anywhere, 24/7, no cable subscription required. Get personalized video updates by selecting your favorite teams and you’ll receive the latest news, highlights and alerts to your favorite device letting you know when your team is live.

You can add Stadium to your Roku HERE.

#8 The Roku Channel: 

The Roku Channel is your home for free, live, and premium TV. Discover and stream an ever changing selection of hit movies, popular shows, 24/7 live news, sports and more for free. Easily add and manage 25+ Premium Subscriptions to enjoy the most talked about series, must-see movies, and more from HBO, SHOWTIME®, STARZ, EPIX and more! It’s subscription streaming made easy with one login, one bill, and one place to stream the TV you love. Start watching on your Roku device at home and pick up where you left off online or with the free Roku mobile app. Enjoying your favorite entertainment has never been easier. Live TV and Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel are available in the US only.

You can add The Roku Channel to your Roku HERE.

#9 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 CBSNews.com.

You can add CBS News to your Roku HERE.

#10 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.

What would you add to this list? Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite free app for Roku Players and Roku TVs are.

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