Roku has long been the leader in free video channels; however, with so many channels to choose from, finding the best can be difficult.
So here are the top 10 free Roku video channels as of January 14th, 2017, according to the Roku Channel Store. (Note: We only included video channels on this list. Pandora would once again be number 2, but it only offers audio and was the only audio channel that would have been on this list.)
1. YouTube: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/837/youtube
2. CBS News: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/27536/cbs-news
3. PBS Kids: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/23333/pbs-kids
4. PBS: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/23353/pbs
5. AOL On News: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/31863/aol-on-news
6. Crackle: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/2016/crackle
7. Tubi TV: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/41468/tubi-tv
8. NBC News: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/9581/nbc-news
9. ABC: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/73376/abc
10. JW Broadcasting: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/47791/jw-broadcasting
Honorable mentions include The CW, NewsON, AMC, and Fox News Channel.
Big Movers This Month
The CW Channel fell from 4th in December 2016 to not even being in the top 15 in January and is now just behind the Roku Media Player in popularity. This likely happened as the newness of the new CW app is wearing off. The biggest jump came from Tubi TV the free movie and TV show service jump from being just outside the top 10 to #7.
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