Can you believe 2018 is nearing its end? This year, we launched our lowest priced 4K and HDR streaming players, brought live news, sports and entertainment to The Roku Channel, introduced the first speakers designed exclusively for Roku TV and added a lot of new channels to the Roku Channel Store.
Here are some notable channels that made their Roku debut in 2018 and we think you’ll enjoy. Click the links below to add them directly to your Roku device.
What was your #1 new channel of 2018? Let us know in the comments below!
- Spotify (free for basic users, premium access requires a subscription) – Search for albums and playlists to listen to or browse music recommendations from Spotify directly on your Roku device.
- CBS Sports HQ – a 24/7 live stream of sports news, game previews and analysis, fantasy tips, highlights and more.
- ET Live – Access to celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes clips, set visits, parties, and premieres, plus non-stop coverage of TV, movies, music, and more.
- NASA TV UHD – Consists of eight new series designed to explore the various facets of the NASA space program’s past, present and future – all in stunning 4K and HDR.
- NASA – Stream a live feed of NASA TV and the International Space Station, plus on demand programming from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- DUSTx – Your destination for free sci-fi movies, series, and short films.
- Radio.com – Listen to over 230 sports, music, news stations and over 1,000 podcasts for free.
- myTuner Radio – Live radio from all over the world, plus podcasts, internet radio and more.
- Mother Goose Club – Traditional nursery rhymes, fun songs, and educational videos for the little ones.
- Wildbrain – Watch popular cartoons like Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario World, Heathcliff, Inspector Gadget, and more.
- Degrassi: The Next Generation – Stream the first two seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation for free.
- FanDuel TV – Delivers a mix of news, analysis and expert guests to help players win their fantasy leagues and beat their sportsbooks.
- Divorce Court – Divorcing couples present their cases before Judge Lynn Toler.
- Dish Nation – Radio personalities from major markets around the country present their hot takes on pop culture, celebrity scandals and the news of the day.
- Jerry Springer by Nosey – Stream episodes of The Jerry Springer Show, as well as bonus episodes of The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, The Trisha Goddard Show and Maury.
- BitesTV – Showcasing meals created and cooked by top home chefs. For foodies, by foodies.
- Chefsfeed – Featuring cooking inspiration to mini-docs to culinary humor, this channel is a must-add for any foodie.
- CoolFlix – Choose from thousands of free movies and TV shows sorted by genre – from comedy to horror to action and thriller.
- King’s Movie House – Streaming hundreds of classic movies in genres ranging from western, adventure, comedy, documentary and much more.
- Western Legends – Strap your boots on and stream western classics like Bonanza and Zorro’s Black Whip as well as plenty of John Wayne flicks.
- Wired – The most trusted name in tech journalism dives deep into the latest developments in science and cybersecurity and explore everything from gadgets and gaming to technology and transportation.
- The GaryVee Video Experience – The CEO of VaynerMedia brings you his popular features including DailyVee, The #AskGaryVee Show, and keynote speeches.
- BuzzFeed Original Series – Stream free episode of BuzzFeed Original Series, including The Try Guys, Worth It, BuzzFeed Unsolved, and more!
SUBSCRIPTION/PAY PER VIEW CHANNELS
- YouTube TV – Stream live sports, local and national news, and must-see shows the moment they air on YouTube TV.
- ESPN+ – Offers subscribers thousands of additional live sports events, high-quality original shows and films, exclusive studio programs and an unmatched on-demand library.
- Amazon Music (available at multiple price points after a 30-day free trial) – Amazon Music unlimited subscribers can stream tens millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations. Prime members can also stream more than two million songs and more than one hundred playlists and stations, at no additional cost to their membership on Prime Music.
- B/R Live (select free programming, prices vary per event) – Events on B/R Live include the UEFA Champions League, NCAA, World Surf League, ELEAGUE the World Arm Wrestling League, National Pro Fastpitch softball, and more.
- Bluprint ($14.99 after a free trial) – Thousands of hours of videos and classes, tips from industry experts and endless inspiration for all kinds of handmade projects, from knitting and sewing to baking and painting.
- DC Universe ($7.99/month after 7-day free trial) – Access exclusive DC series (Titans available now and Harley Quinn coming soon), movies (Superman: The Movie), classics (Tim Burton’s Batman), comics, shorts and more.
- DAZN ($9.99/month after 1-month free trial) – Stream the biggest events in Boxing and MMA live or on-demand.
- TFC (free for a basic user, $12.99/month for a premium subscription) – Watch Pinoy TV, blockbuster movies, live news, sports and more from the largest Filipino entertainment channel.
- American Cornhole (select matches are free, $3.99/month for a premium subscription) – Brought to you by the American Cornhole Organization, you can stream live broadcasts from national Majors, match replays, and original series.
- MUTV – Manchester United TV ($4.99/month or $29.99 annually) – Watch live Manchester United games, original programming, press conferences and more.
- MyOutdoor TV ($9.99/month after a 7-day free trial) – Choose from thousands of hunting and fishing episodes, how-to videos and wild game recipes.
AUTHENTICATED (Cable or satellite subscription required)
- AMC Premiere ($4.99/month with a participating cable or satellite subscription) – Members can watch current AMC shows ad-free and get early access or full-season access to select shows. Plus, receive perks like special content, exclusive extended episodes, bonus scenes, sneak peeks, uncut movies, and more.
- Pop Now (select free episodes, participating cable or satellite subscription required for full access) – Stream new shows like Schitt’s Creek, Big Brother After Dark, Hollywood Darlings as well as throwbacks like ER and Without a Trace.
Source: Official Roku Website