Roku has both streaming player and TV for streaming. You can watch all your favorite movies, TV shows, and many other on your Roku devices. When Roku started to roll out in the market it has only Netflix as its streaming service and now it ha almost every streaming platform available for its platform. Not only stream over OTT but also can watch TV on Roku by downloading channels from the Roku channel store or connecting to an antenna/cable network. If you are done watching all OTT platforms and wondering how to watch to local channels on your Roku. There are several ways to watch local TV Channels on Roku and we are gonna tell you how to do it.

How to Watch Local Channels on Roku?

There are plenty of ways to watch Local channels on Roku and the most commonly used method are

  • Watch Local channels for Free
  • Using Cable/Antenna TV network
  • Via Subscription service
  • Casting from Smartphones/PC

Watch Local channels for Free

You can watch local channels for free on some of the networks that stream for free. All you need to do is install the app on your device and start watching your favorite local channel on your Roku device. Some of the channels on Roku available for free are

How to Watch Local Channels for Free on Roku?

[1] Turn on your Roku device and press the Home button on your remote.

[2] Navigate to search from the menu.


[3] Search for any of the above mentioned channels or any free channels available on Roku channel store.

Search for Local channels

[4] Click on Add channel to add it to your Channel list on Roku.


[5] Now start watching all the local channels on your Roku device.

Watch Local channels via Cable/Antenna TV network

You can watch all Local channels on Roku through a cable/antenna TV network and subscribing under to the plan with local channels availability. Some of the popular cable/antenna TV networks that provide good service and worth your money are

  • Cox
  • Mediacom
  • Optimum
  • RCN
  • Spectrum
  • Suddenlink
  • Xfinity
  • CableOne and many more
Cable/ Antenna TV - Local channel on RoKu

Watch Local channels via Subscription service

In order to watch local channels on Roku, you can make use of the local channel that is available with subscription on many services like

Step to Watch Local Channels via Subscription Service on Roku

[1] Turn on your Roku device and press the home button on your Roku remote.

[2] Navigate to search from the menu

Search menu - Local channel on ROKu

[3] Search for the Subscription service mention above o any service that are available on Roku channel store.

Search for the Channel

[4] Click on Add channel to add it to your channel list.

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[5] Once the channel is added, Open it from the My channels

[6] Now sign in with your subscribed account credentials.

[7] Start watching all the Local channels available in it.

Watch Local channels streaming by Casting from Smartphones/PC

You can also Local channel on Roku by casting/mirroring it if the channel is not available on the Roku channel store. Many local channels stream their content on its official website/standalone app on Android and iOS devices apart from streaming on Television. Also, the Roku device does not have a native browser to stream it. So casting/mirroring is also one of the best ways to watch it.

Step to Cast Local Channels on Roku

On Android via App

[1] Download and install the Local channel available App from playstore.

[2] Click on cast icon if appears on your app and select your Roku device or follow the instruction below.

[3] If there is no cast icon then turn on your device WiFi

[4] Open settings in your device.

[5] Click on other wireless connections

Other wireless connections

[6] Select Multi screen interaction

Multiscreen interaction - Local channel on ROKu

[7] Turn on the Multi screen interaction toggle

Toggle on - Local channel on ROKu

[8] Select your Roku device from the list and start casting

Note: Settings may vary from device to device.

On iOS

[1] Download and install the local channel available from app store

[2] Swipe from the bottom of the screen of your iPhone.

[3] Tap on screen mirroring.

Screen mirroring

[4] Select your Roku device from the list and start casting.

Mirroring - Local channel on ROKu


[1] Open the Site of the local channel on your browser.

[2] Open settings from start menu.


[3] Click on system settings.

System - Local channel on ROKu

[4] Under System settings, select Display.

[5] Now scroll down to Connect to wireless display.

connect to wireless display

[6] Select your Roku device from the available list.

Select device for casting - Local channel on RoKu

[7] Once connected start streaming Local channel on your Roku device.


So now can watch all the available local channel on your Roku device by following any of the method mentioned above. If you have any doubts regarding the article make use of the comment section below. For more Roku related articles, update, tips, and tricks follow