Roku is one of the best streaming devices in the market. Once you setup Roku, you can access the Roku channel store to install any apps you want. Even you can access the Roku channel to watch free movies on Roku. Also, you can watch live TV channels without a cable. In addition to that, on Roku, you can find a couple of ways for you to access live TV channels. If you are interested, in the following section, you can discover all the possible ways to watch your favorite live TV channels.

Does Roku have Live TV?

Yes, with the updated Roku, you can find the live TV zone on the Roku home screen. And you can use that feature to browse through that feature to access the live TV channels. Otherwise, you can just install the Roku-supported streaming service to access the live TV channels.

How to Get Live TV channels on Roku

To access the live TV zone, you can follow the steps below:

1. Turn on Roku and press the Home button on your remote to go to the home screen.

2. Screen down and choose the Live TV option. Next, press the OK button on your remote.

Select Live TV

3. Now, you can choose any live TV channel to watch on your TV.

Choose any shows

Note: In the live TV zone, you can find two categories; one is the streaming channels that you need to install on your TV. After that, you may need to sign in with your Cable TV provider account or subscription plan to access the channel on Roku. Another one is the Roku channel, which you can select to stream live TV channels or shows instantly.

Accessing Live TV Channels List via Live TV Zone

You can also access the Live TV channels list to watch your favorite shows live. So, the following are the steps to do the same.

  1. Scroll down and select the Live TV option from the home screen.
Select Live TV

2. Navigate to the Live TV channel guide section and choose the Live TV Channel Guide tile.

Choose Live TV Channel Guide

3. Now, you can access the list of live TV channels that can be accessed for free.

Stream live TV on Roku

Alternative Method: Stream Live TV on Roku

The following are the list of supported streaming service that offers live TV channels upon subscription.

1.DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream on Roku is a compatible streaming service that offers live TV channels. It offers a contract-free subscription service that you can cancel anytime. With DirecTV Stream, you can watch live TV. For instance, you can watch CNN, ESPN, STARZ, FOX, The Weather Channel, etc. Along with live TV, DirecTV Stream also supports streaming on-demand TV shows and movies.

DirecTV Stream - live TV on Roku

2. Sling TV

You can use Sling TV on Roku as a cord cutter, and at a low cost, you can stream almost everything on Roku. With Sling TV, you can watch more than 40+ live TV channels. You can stream live sports as Sling TV supports ESPN, TNT, beIN Sports, and more. Besides this, it lets Roku users stream hit shows, 100000 on-demand titles, kid’s shows, etc. One of the most notable features of Sling TV includes 22 languages. Further, it supports Cloud DVR that records up to 50 hours.

Sling TV - Live TV on Roku

3. Hulu

To watch live TV, any user can add Hulu on Roku. You need to subscribe to Hulu + Live TV subscription plan at $69.99 per month to get access to Live TV. There is no hidden fee, and you can cancel your Hulu + Live TV subscription anytime. It will give you a personalized TV experience while streaming TV Channels on Roku. You can stream from more than 60+ live and on-demand channels. Further, it supports Hulu originals, exclusive series, and kid’s shows.


4. YouTube TV

You can subscribe to YouTube TV on Roku to watch live TV anytime at $64.99 per month. It offers 70+ live TV channels, and you can stream them anytime. Further, the users can stream premium live TV channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, etc. YouTube TV is contract-free and has no hidden fees. With YouTube TV, you can easily record anything like live TV, movies & TV shows, etc., and watch it for about nine months.

YouTube TV

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to watch live TV on Roku without a cable for free?

You can access the Roku Channel to watch live TV channels for free.

2. How to record live TV on Roku?

You can use the cloud DVR storage offered by the supported streaming service to record and watch live TV shows offline.