Roku’s extensive Channel Store includes 1,800+ channels, but what exactly can you stream for free? Well, a lot! Today hundreds of Roku channels are free including YouTube, Pandora, PBS, PBS Kids, Hasbro, Crackle, VEVO, CrunchyRoll, Baeble, Popcornflix, Smithsonian and much more. As you may expect, on some channels you might need to sit through an ad here or there.
Many Roku customers are also surprised by our library of free special interest channels like food, fitness, fashion, outdoor…the list goes on. I’m a big fan of Allrecipes for easy dinner ideas and NetFit for free workouts. I catch up on the latest from WIRED, GQ and ABC News through The Scene and stream live concerts, Comedy Central clips and Buzzfeed shorts on Yahoo Screen. These channels are very popular with Roku users as well.
Free with a television/cable subscription
Roku features several cable channels like FOX, A&E, History Channel (and dozens more) that offer a combination of free content, plus a full line-up of channel content you can access with your cable subscription credentials. This allows cable and television subscribers to get more value from their subscriptions by being able to access their favorite cable shows from any room in the house!
You’ll also find regular free show episodes from A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime, to name a few. Check out the fall premieres of Gotham, Red Band Society, Bob’s Burgers and more on FOX NOW. Hurry though, these premieres are only available for a limited time!