MSNBC is a popular and most-watched American-based News channel owned by NBC Universal. It covers news from all over the world. It is available on all satellite networks as a pay channel. You can also watch it without any satellite TV Network but on various devices like Android, iOS, Roku, etc. And you only need to install the MSNBC app from the respective app stores. Also, the MSNBC app is available on the Channel Store. So, here are some of the ways to add and watch the MSNBC app on Roku.

How to Add MSNBC on Roku?

MSNBC app is not available as a standalone app for Roku, but it is available as a channel in its parent app NBC News.

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

[2] Navigate to Streaming Channels from the menu and select Search Channels.

Select Streaming Channels

[3] Search for NBC News, and from the search results, choose the official app.

Enter NBC News to stream MSNBC on Roku

[4] Click on Add channel to add NBC News on Roku and select OK.

[5] Once the channel is added open NBC News.

[6] Select NBC News Channel from the top on the Home screen.

[7] Note down the code you see on your Roku TV.

[8] On a web browser, visit and enter the activation code.

[9] Now, sign in with the cable TV provider account to verify your credentials.

[10] Then, go to the NBC app on Roku to stream on the news channel.

Select MSNBC to stream MSNBC on Roku

Alternative Method – How to Add MSNBC on Roku Using Roku Channel Store

Follow the step-by-step procedure below to add the NBC News channel from the web.

[1] Turn on your PC and select the web browser.

[2] Click on the Search bar and enter Roku Channel Store.

[3] From the search results, choose Roku Channel Store Official Website.

[4] Select Sign in and enter your Roku account details.

Select Sign in

[5] Once the sign-in process is over, click on the Search channels bar.

[6] Enter NBC News. From the search results and select it.

[7] Select Add Channel to add NBC News on Roku.

Select Add Channel

[8] On your Roku-connected TV, open the app.

[9] Choose MSNBC News and live stream it on Roku.

How to Screen Mirror MSNBC on Roku

Update your Roku device and iOS Smartphone to the latest version and follow the steps below to screen mirror the MSNBC app. Then, go to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Then, you can turn on the AirPlay option from the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.

1. Go to the App Store and install the MSNBC app.

2. Then, connect your Roku device and iOS Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

3. Open the Control Center by swiping your Android Smartphone’s screen from up to down.

4. Now, tap on the Screen Mirroring icon from the Control Center.

Tap on Screen Mirroring

5. Then, choose your Roku device from the list of available devices list.

6. Launch the MSNBC app on your iOS Smartphone and sign in with your subscription account.

7. Finally, you can mirror the contents from the MSNBC app to Roku TV.

Screen Mirror MSNBC on Roku

How to Watch MSNBC on Roku without a Cable

The following are some of the streaming services that you can use to watch the MSNBC platform without a cable on your streaming device.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV - Watch MSNBC on Roku

MSNBC can be streamed live via YouTube TV on Roku. It is available on Roku with a base subscription of $64.99 per month along with a 5-day week free trial. Apart from that, you can have access to Ad-free YouTube streaming and YouTube originals.

Hulu + Live TV

hulu - Watch MSNBC on Roku

Hulu + Live TV is another best option to watch MSNBC Live on Roku. It comes with a subscription of $64.99 per month. It also gives you access to all content that is available on the Hulu streaming platform, which includes 70+ channels with the cloud DVR feature. Also, you can find Hulu on the Roku Channel Store. So, you can access MSNBC on your device at ease.

Sling TV

Sling TV - Watch MSNBC on Roku

With Sling Blue or Sling Orange & Blue, you can have access to the MSNBC channel. It costs around $35 per month for Sling Blue and $50 per month for Orange & Blue. With the Sling TV on Roku, you can also have access to several other channels on various streams.

fubo TV

fuboTV - Watch MSNBC on Roku

fubo TV on Roku is one of the popular Live TV Streaming services that can help you access MSNBC News with a subscription of $69.99 per month along with a 1-week free trial. Also, you can stream sports channels with the fuboTV platform, which it is specialized in. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch sports and news channels.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream on Roku is a streaming service that has MSNBC in its channel lineup. It is available on all 4 subscription plans. You can choose any one of the plans you want and stream DirecTV Stream. Now, the plans are Entertainment – $69.99, Choice – $89.99, Ultimate – $104.99, Premier – $149.99.


1) Can I watch/stream MSNBC live on Roku?

Although there is no official app for MSNBC on Roku, you can use NBC News to stream MSNBC Live on Roku.

2) How to watch live MSNBC on Roku without cable?

You can stream MSNBC on Roku through streaming services like DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, etc.

3) Can you watch MSNBC live stream for free?

Yes, by subscribing for a free trial on streaming services that have MSNBC channels and are available on Roku. You can watch MSNBC for free.