Whether you’re a super streamer or new to the Roku family, there are always fresh Roku channels to discover. With more than 4,500 streaming channels available in the Roku Channel Store it can be difficult to find those hidden gems so we put together 20 channels to pique your interest. Bonus: the majority are FREE!
MOVIES & TV
Popcornflix (free) – Currently streaming popular movie titles including Revolutionary Road, Flashdance, The Heartbreak Kid, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Naked Gun, Bloodsport and more.
Jim Henson Family TV (free) – All your Henson favorites including Fraggle Rock, Secret Life of Toys, Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss and more.
Pluto TV (free) – Features a channel guide with something for everyone: MSNBC, NASA TV, The Weather Network, Pop Sugar, CNET, Classic TV, Sports News, among many others.
MUBI ($5.99/month after a 30-day free trial) – Whether it’s an acclaimed masterpiece, a gem fresh from the world’s greatest film festivals, or a beloved classic, there are always 30 beautiful hand-picked films to discover.
NEWS/SCI & TECH
Reuters TV (free) – Lets you choose the length of your personalized news program, from 5 to 30 minutes.
Popular Science (free) – Short videos that explain, inform, and entertain. You’ll always know what’s going on in the world of science.
CuriosityStream ($2.99/month in SD, $5.99/month in HD after 30-day free trial) – Dive deep into science, technology, and history commercial-free and enjoy documentaries crafted by the world’s top filmmakers.
Bob Ross (free) – Paint happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six minutes with the beloved Bob Ross.
The Scene (free) – Original programming from Vogue, Buzzfeed, ABC News, WIRED, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and more.
Tiny Desk Concerts (free) – Intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
James Kingston (free) – Follow British “forerunner” and adventurer James Kingston as he climbs skyscrapers all over the world.
Saveur (free) – Stunning cooking videos from ‘How to dice an avocado in 10 seconds’ and ‘How to fix a cracked pie crust’ to ‘How to cook clams with Jacques Pepin’ and ‘The real bananas foster with Ralph Brennan.’
PTA PlanesTrainsAutomobiles (free) – This is a must-add for travel lovers looking for a unique perspective through PTA originals such as Foreign in the USA, Day Off with Noah Abrams and Staycation.
Relax My Dog (free) – 4-hour long playlists and slideshows composed to relax your pet or keep them company when you’re away.
UPROXX (free) – Short form videos covering fascinating stories from around the world, a three-part documentary on Guns & Roses, the story behind the man who inspired the legendary movie, The Big Lebowski and more.
Great Big Story (free) – Videos on the flat-out amazing including the voice behind Nintendo’s Mario, the story behind the iconic Seinfeld theme song and a 17-year-old Olympian and much more.
Above Average (free) – Premium comedy series featuring top digital entertainers, celebrities, and comedians such as SNL cast members Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Mike O’Brien and Sassier Zamata.
DW (free) – Latest insights and analysis of the issues that are moving the world. Programs are live or on-demand and in four languages.
YuppTV (starts at $9.99/month) – One of the largest online TV platform with over 200 live Indian TV channels, 7 days of catch-up TV, and latest regional and Bollywood/Hindi Movies.
Vivoplay ($8.99/month) – Live TV from Latin America, including 30 live channels and more than 2,000 hours in on demand video.
Looking for more free channels? Check out the links below.
- Free TV shows
- Free news channels
- Free kids channels
- Free cartoon channels
- Free stand-up comedy channels
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