On the Roku Channel Store, you can get to stream tons of content, including sports, movies, TV, shows, on-demand content, and more for free. Also, you have the option to stream local Channels on Roku as well. The local channels iinclude radio stations and news. Additionally, you are not required to pay to stream the local channels on Roku.

Can you Get Local Channels on Roku

Yes, you can easily stream local channels on Roku. You can also manually search for local channels as well. For that, you need to visit the official website of the Roku Channel Store. Then, sign in to your account and search for local channels.

How to Stream Local Channels on Roku

The following are the methods you can use to stream local channels on Roku for free:

  • Watch Local channels for Free
  • Using Cable / Antenna TV network
  • Via Streaming service
  • Screen Mirror Local Channels

Watch Local channels on Roku for Free

The following table contains some of the best channels on the Roku Channel Store to stream local channels.

Local ChannelDescriptionDownload LinkPower Rating
FOX13 Memphis NowGet the latest news on weather, traffic, and moreRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
WSB Now – Channel 2 AtlantaWatch live breaking and weather newsRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
Haystack NewsWatch news from 300+ global news channels Roku Channel Store★★★★☆
TuneInListen to podcasts from 1000+ local radio stationsRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
iHeartLets you listen to popular local radio stationsRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
NewsChannel 5 Nashville WTVFGet local news feeds from NashvilleRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
WPXI Channel 11 NewsStream the local news from PittsburgRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
WBRC FOX6 NewsAccess the latest local coverage from AlabamaRoku Channel Store★★★★☆
Boston 25 NewsIt streams local news from BostonRoku Channel Store★★★☆☆
NewsONGet news feeds from 110+ news stations Roku Channel Store★★★☆☆

FOX13 Memphis Now

This channel is free on the Roku Channel Store. With this channel, you can stream local news 24/7. You can also access the top local stories as well. The weather news is also accessible on the FOX13 Memphis channel.

FOX13 Memphis Now

WSB Now – Channel 2 Atlanta

You can get live-action news, sports as well as political news. Moreover, you can also access the local news 24/7 as well. There is also a separate section for weather that you can access anytime you want.

WSB Now - Channel 2 Atlanta

Haystack News

Haystack News is the channel you need to choose to stream global news as it includes 300+ local news channels. Some of the news channels that you can find are ABC News, CNET, CBC, Bloomberg, and more.

Haystack News


TuneIn is one of the platforms that streams music, podcasts, radio, live sports, and more. You can stream the local and global news from the radio stations. Moreover, you can also hear commentary on some of the major sports events like the NFL and NHL using local radio stations.



iHeart is the one-stop platform that contains music, radio, podcast, and more. With the iHeart channel, you can also access the local radio stations. In addition, you can also access all the content available on the iHeart channel for free.

iHeart - Local channels on Roku

NewsChannel 5 Nashville WTVF

With the NewsChannel 5 Nashville WTVF, you can stream the local news, sports, and traffic from Nashville, Tennessee. Moreover, you can get access to the news feed 24/7. Additionally, you can access the content from the NewsChannel 5 Nashville WTVF for free.

NewsChannel 5 Nashville WTVF

WPXI Channel 11 News

With the WPXI Channel 11 News on Roku, you can get to learn all the local news that is happening around the world. It also gives you the local news feed totally free of cost 24/7.

WPXI Channel 11 News - Local channels on Roku


If you are living in Alabama city, WBRC FOX6 News is the channel you need to choose to get the best local news, weather news as well as sports news. Moreover, you also have the option to stream the local news 24/7 for free.


Boston 25 News

With the Boston 25 news channel, you can get to learn all the local news that is happening around Boston city. The local news includes sports, weather, traffic, and more.

Boston 25 News


NewsOn is also one of the best platforms to stream local news. It includes more than 70+ trusted local stations that you can get access to completely for free. Additionally, you can get access to the live news feeds as well.

NewsON - Watch local news on Roku

Watch Local Channels on Roku by connecting Antenna

Another way you can stream all the available local channels around your radius is by connecting the antenna to your Roku TV. This feature is available only on Roku TVs and not on all Roku devices. With the antenna connected to your Roku TV, you will also have the feature called Live TV Pause that allows you to record the local channels live.

Cable/ Antenna TV - Local channel on RoKu

Watch Local Channels via Streaming Services

The following are the live TV streaming service that allows you to stream the local channels live.

  • Hulu
  • Sling TV
  • fuboTV
  • DirecTV Stream


Hulu includes a lot of live TV channels that have a bunch of channels on its lineup. Also, you can find a lot of local channels as well. To access these channels, you need to get a subscription. You especially need the Hulu+Live TV plan at $64.99 per month. Further, with the subscription plan, you can access 70+ live TV channels and a library of on-demand content.

Hu;lu - Watch Local Channels on Roku

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable choice to stream the local channels live. The subscription plan starts from $35 per month. With that, you can stream over 30+ live TV channels and FOX or NBC stations.

Sling TV


If you want to stream local sports, fuboTV is the platform you want to choose. The only problem is that the fuboTV is much more expensive than the other streaming services. The basic subscription will cost you 69.99 per month.


YouTube TV

YouTube TV has a bunch of local channels on its lineup. The subscription will cost you $69.99 per month. For new subscribers, you will receive a 14-day free trial. So, get YouTube TV to stream and record your favorite local channels.

YouTube TV

Screen Mirror Local Channels on Roku

NBC, CBS, ABC, and The CW are some of the popular local channels. Also, the official app for this channel is available for Android and iOS devices. With that, you will be able to mirror the app to Roku to stream local channels.

Screen Mirror Local Channels using Android Devices

Enable the screen mirroring on Roku and follow the steps below:

[1] Connect your Android device and Roku to the same wifi network.

[2] Go to the Google Play Store and install any of the local channels.

[3] Go to the Notification Panel and hit the Cast icon.

Tap on Cast

[4] From the available devices list on the screen, select your Roku device.

[5] After that, your Android device’s screen will be mirrored to Roku.

[6] Launch the local channel installed on your Android device and mirror it to Roku.

Screen Mirror Local Channels on Roku using iOS Devices

Turn on the AirPlay feature on Roku from Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings and follow the steps below:

[1] Download and install the local channel available from App Store.

[2] Swipe down the Control Center and tap on the Screen Mirroring icon.

Screen mirroring

[3] From the scanned devices list, select your Roku device.

Select Roku - Stream Local Channels on Roku

[4] Enter the AirPlay Passcode on your iOS device that you can find on-screen of your Roku TV if required.

[5] Finally, your iOS device’s screen will be mirrored to Roku.

[6] Launch the local channel on your iOS device and stream it on Roku.


1. How to get local channels on Roku without an antenna?

You can get streaming services like Hulu, Sling TV, and fuboTV to stream local channels without an antenna.

2. Is stream over the air channels free?

Yes, the streaming of over the air channel is totally free of cost.