Roku TV offers some of the best free content on any smart TV platform. Usually, access to most content requires a monthly subscription. So if you want to watch Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, etc., you will have to pay between $7-12/month. However, the Roku TV platform has also made it very easy to access the content which requires no registration or monthly subscription.
Here’s how to find free content on your Roku TV.
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The Roku Channel
The Roku Channel offers over 10,000 hit movies and TV shows on demand with no subscription required. To access the Roku Channel, go to Home to display the channel grid and select Roku Channel. If it’s not already installed, you can download it from the Roku Channel store.
The channel has lots of free content that you can browse. You can watch Live TV, Auto Content, Medical Dramas, Survival Magazines, Nature Documentaries, Classic TV, Reality TV, Vevo Music Videos, Romantic Comedies, War Movies , martial arts, fantasy films, among other genres. You cannot fail to find what suits your tastes.
You can also access free content on your Roku Smart TV or stream stick by selecting the “Featured Free” option in the main menu. This section organizes the best free content available from a collection of streaming services. This mainly includes Tubi, Pluto, Peacook, Freevee (formerly IMDB TV), Crackle among other free content channels.
When you select what you want to watch, information about the content and the streaming service it’s available on is displayed. When you press OK, Roku will start playing content from the respective broadcast channel if it is already installed. If the channel is not installed, Roku will install it first before playing the content. For example, you can stream Top Gear from Pluto TV if automatic content is your thing.
Free Broadcast Channels
You can also find free content by selecting “Streaming Channels” from the main menu on the home screen. This is basically the Roku channel store. When you select Streaming Channels, scroll down to “Best Free Movies and TV Shows” option to see the current list of top rated free content channels. The best free channels on Roku include The Roku Channel, Crackle, Plex, Pluto tv, PBS Kids, PBS, Tubi, Vevo, The CW, Freevee, Filmrise, Xumo, Fawesome.
This is how you can easily find quality free content on your Roku device.