It’s a New Year and there’s no better time for a fresh start – especially when it comes to the streaming entertainment you want for 2016. You’ve probably already set some New Year’s resolutions – maybe you’re hoping to work out more or eat healthier, which we can help you achieve! Well, my personal resolution is to be smarter at finding ways to save my hard earned money. And that’s when I began to explore the hundreds of FREE channels Roku has to offer to keep me entertained without putting a dent in my pocketbook.
Here are some of my favorite free channels, including some recently added gems from the Roku Channel Store. I’m sure I missed some great channels, so let me know your favorite free finds in the comments below!
Free channels for movies & TV shows:
- Pluto TV – watch TV channels including News 24 7, Classic Movies, CNET, IGN and The Onion
- TubiTV – now streaming The Virgin Suicides, Paranormal Activity, Dead Man Walking
- CW Seed – binge on The OC, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Almost Human
- PBS – PBS original and featured shows, including Downton Abbey and Sherlock, the day after they air
- Popcornflix – watch Kingpin, The Burbs, Bloodsport, The Man Show and more
- Crackle – stream Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, The Art of More, Sports Jeopardy and a number of great movies
Free news channels:
- NewsON – live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 118 stations in 90 markets
- CBS News – 24/7 digital streaming news network and on demand video from CBS programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes
- ABC News – live news stream and on-demand content, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and more
- Sky News – 24/7 live news stream and on demand video covering world, US, business, politics and more