News and other live events are some of the main reasons people still subscribe to cable TV; however, you don’t have to pay for cable to watch the news. Cord cutters have a ton of great options—both free and paid—to watch all the news they want.
Now, this is a very rapidly changing space but this list is up to date as of February 14th, 2018.
The following is our guide to watching FREE news channels as a cord cutter. (Note: these are services that primarily focus on LIVE feeds.)
If you are looking for national news many big-name cable networks offer videos and live feeds of the breaking news. Here is a list of their Roku Channels.
CBS News 24/7 Live Stream: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/27536/cbs-news
Sky News 24/7: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/27181/sky-news
Looking for more local news? Check out the new NewsOn Channel for Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/71845/newson
If the breaking news is weather related check out the Weather Nation for live coverage. https://channelstore.roku.com/details/30547/weathernationtv
Apple TV has many great apps like NBC, ABC, Fox News, Wallstreet Jurnal Live, ect. Just search the app store.
On Your Computer:
ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Live/
CBS news 27/4 live news: http://cbsn.cbsnews.com/
Bloomberg Business: http://www.bloomberg.com/live
Looking for local news? Livestream has hundreds of local news broadcasts live. Check out this map to find a station close to you. http://new.livestream.com/news
Sky News is one of the largest news channels in the UK. They offer a 24/7 live stream. http://news.sky.com/interactive/1345361/watch-sky-news-live
When breaking news is happening you will often find them featured on the YouTube Live home page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/SBAaOjE-GIlRI
Live Feeds of Major Cable Networks:
FOX News & Fox Business
The One America News Network is available on DIRECTV NOW.
Wondering what devices these service work on?
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Hopefully, this list has helped you find the news sources you want. If you want to find other channels, please check out our full channel guide breakdown HERE.
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