Top 10 FREE Roku Channels in 2021 | Every Roku Owner Should Have These

Top 10 FREE Roku Channels in 2021 | Every Roku Owner Should Have These

Having a Roku device means you have access to a TON of free TV. In fact, if you want your TV bill to be literally $0.00, you can learn how here. Craig will walk you though his top 10 (11, actually) free apps on Roku. If you get all of these, you’ll never HAVE to pay for TV again. (You might still WANT to, but that’s another matter…)

Looking for a Roku device? Here they are, in price order:
Roku Express:
Roku Premiere:
Roku Streaming Stick+ (recommended):
Roku Ultra:
TCL Roku TV:


See our picks for best FREE streaming services here:


0:00 – How to download apps on Roku
1:30 – Peacock
2:30 – Stirr
3:32 – Pluto TV
4:25 – NewsON
5:55 – PBS/PBS Kids
6:34 – The Roku Channel
7:50 – Tubi
8:32 – Crackle
9:22 – Filmrise
10:14 – YouTube
11:30 – Spotify

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  1. toenail37 on May 1, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Are there any apps for programing from Germany?

  2. Brad Thompson on May 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    NTD is a great TV news source. It has live TV news or you can watch from the library. Commercial free and no cost. A win, win.

  3. Annette Freisinger on May 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I looked for Peacock and couldn’t find it. Maybe not in Canada?

  4. Ray Dunne on May 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t get them on my Roku stick in Ireland

  5. Nancy Mize on May 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    This was helpful. We are cutting the cord with CATV and I am researching the best streaming for live-tv. None have our local station so hopefully what Craig recommended will help us take care of that! Thank you.

  6. Teresa O'reilly on May 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Tubi does have originals.

  7. ron greco on May 1, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I have a Roku. How do I get rid the annoying voice telling the channel or what the movie is next etc?

  8. David W on May 1, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    For your NewsOn listing it doesn’t have all 50 states listed, but the states that are not listed like Delaware or New Jersey they are covered by other state listings like New Jersey is covered in New York’s listing.

  9. Oggie Doggie on May 1, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Great info!! Also hello from southern Utah. Good to see another Utahan on YouTube

  10. Cynthia Cole on May 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Pluto and Tubi are the best of the free stuff, IMO.

  11. A Z on May 1, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Does Roku have cnn news?

  12. Hallo on May 1, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    😍 Thank you!

  13. Tino Sequeira on May 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I live in a senior citizen building with a cable outlet in each apartment. Once we switch to the cable input on my TV we can access predetermined channels like 22, 70, 96.1, 98.546, etc. but the only signal that we can access is channel 96.1 which is a screen split into four sections showing the laundry room and the entrances. Can this cable system be used to create several channels where news bulletins can be released to the apartments providing various information like vaccines, or water turn off, etc. health issues which are customized for the residents on a regular basis? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.

  14. Pat Griffith on May 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Our favorite is Tubi. We have seen many of all of the episodes of things to watch. Also, there are many news networks to watch on Tubi. We have been spending 80% of our watching time on Tubi.

  15. Time2danz on May 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox.. how do I get year live local channels? The channel guide is awful.

  16. Therese Andrus-Smith on May 1, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Channels I like on Roku bounce

  17. Andrea Tallent on May 1, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I would like to be led to content I am already paying for rather than every Roku commercial I get be from something I don’t have. As in I have Hulu Netflix paramount prime and peacock but I’m constantly getting commercials for Disney apple and HBO. If I gotta see a commercial at least let it lead me to something I already can access.

  18. 4strings4me on May 1, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    RUKO products are GARBAGE…. it’s apparent by the number of people trying t resolve the same issue

  19. Cathy Sands on May 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I have Roku app that we plug into an non smart TV but don’t understand how you can get away from cable. Do I need the router..I assuming I do need the my cable bill is too expensive

  20. Steve Britton on May 1, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Unfortunately, much of what you are recommending isn’t available in Australia

  21. Jim & Jan Tatangelo on May 1, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the update on the new apps. Cut cable 5years ago. There are commercials but not 2-3 min at a time. Maybe 30-45 sec which is less annoying.

  22. Ron Young on May 1, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Any Roku free channel to surf the web or check emails?

  23. Lou R on May 1, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Is there a limit as to how many apps you can download on your TV

  24. delano reyes on May 1, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Do u still need internet service

  25. Raiderfan Since1967 on May 1, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Let’s see Fire stick. How do I get free NFL games

  26. Charli Sheffield on May 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm


  27. DEFEAT THE ENEMY on May 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Can you get Rumble and Bitchute on ROKU?

  28. llengford on May 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    All Roku is is a device for advertisement. That’s all you get is advertisement every 3 minutes advertisement, The ad button does not help at all. Bull crap Roku sucks…..

  29. Edward Paradise on May 1, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    How to access blu ray dvd

  30. Ralpho The Great on May 1, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    OSI-74 is a good free one for horror host fans, there are several there each with dozens of movies they are hosting, without commercials (other then retro ones).

  31. Michael Mcbratney on May 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    News ON only has or shows ONE Utah station…

  32. Frank Green on May 1, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    But do you need the internet to get all of that

  33. onehotmess99 on May 1, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Is Audacy free?

  34. TAM on May 1, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Are you sure peacock free? I hope I have canceled some of these channels that I definitely don’t want that fubo and I was charge for it I definitely did not want to order that channel

  35. Its Me on May 1, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    No big deal about commercials. I grew up with commercials on regular TV

  36. Stephanie Hand on May 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm


  37. Raul Victor on May 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    3:45 "Na cara não!"

  38. Olga79 on May 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I have roku channel on the TV but I don’t have a roku channel machine can u still watch them .
    Can you tell me do you have to pay for Roku channel Evan that you don’t have a roku machine please tell me ASAP
    THANK YOU 😊 😊

  39. CanuckOnAir on May 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Applies to USA only, Roku Channel Canada is quite different.

  40. Jon Deforge on May 1, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    1.4 million March 29 th 2022

  41. Skateboardstudio inc on May 1, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    I reside in Utah

  42. Olga79 on May 1, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I want to know if Roku channel
    Is for free to watch please reply to me asap

  43. Robert Kees on May 1, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Using commercials for free tv app content is brilliant. It’s a great way to blend the new school streaming/on demand content with old school ways to pay for it. I grew up with commercials, so that’s no problem, just make it free.

  44. Bill Magee on May 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    I am ready to leave Dish. Looking for a cafeteria plan where I can pick just what I want. Things like Smithsonian, Tennis Channel and Discovery ID. Any suggestions?

  45. Louise Anderson on May 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 Anyone with any sense does not watch mainstream media news channels anymore. They’re just full of lies and propaganda.

  46. Ethlyn S. Ryan on May 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Roku I wish can bring back The Harlem Guys. It was free now Some one put in premiere.

  47. Kenny on May 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I want you to give me this frer

  48. Neal Frost on May 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    It is better than Cable no doubt about that

  49. on May 1, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    One mistake I made in this video: The Roku Channel is NOT just on Roku devices anymore! In fact, I highlight it in my upcoming "Top 10 Free Fire TV Channels" video. Good thing, too, because it’s a great app.

  50. Alfredo Arevalo Morales on May 1, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Que no puedes Google poner los avisos en español para poder entender lo que dice el amigo que hsbla en los avisos que hace ese locutor 00