How To Get Local Channels On Roku?

There are a wide variety of local channels that you can access and watch on your Roku streaming player. Some of the local channels are free of cost and some are subjected to subscription charges. The genres of local channels include news, radio, weather report, and podcasts.

Roku Apps That Streams Local Channels

  • CBS All Access
  • YouTube TV
  • DirectTV Now
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Playstation Vue and
  • Sling TV

Local News Channels

There are about 100+ free local news channels that you can choose from. Some of the local news channels on Roku are as follows:

How to Get Local Channels on Roku

How to Get Local Channels on Roku


  • NewsON is a local news channel that offers users with day-to-day news and the happenings around the world.
  • It is a free channel. Hence there is no need for the user to subscribe to the channel to watch its contents.
  • This channel provides the user with an option to switch to different places in a country. Therefore a user can know the current affairs and happenings in a specific place or a region.


  • LocalNow is another local news channel that telecasts weather report, the traffic in the locality, and sports news.
  • The user can enjoy a 30 – day free trial. After that, the channel requires a subscription to access its contents.
  • In addition, look in the Roku channel store for News and Weather to know the local happenings and weather of your locality.

Local Radio Channels

Below are the free local radio channels that you can listen to.


  • iHeartRadio is a radio service that a user can access and enjoy listening to their favorite music in both live stations and custom stations.
  • This radio is functioning from the year 2008.
  • With iHeartradio you can access a lot of music stations.
  • Some of the stations in iHeartRadio are 7 Lite FM, 1035 KTU, 93.9 Lite FM, etc.
  • Also, the users can enjoy the services of the iHeartRadio with the help of the iHeartradio app.
  • In addition, the user can enjoy the top podcasts and news regarding the new music albums released by musicians all around the world.


  • TuneIn is a free internet radio service.
  • It also facilitates the user by streaming its services in the app.

Stream Local Channels on Roku With A Cable

If you are using a cable connection, it is an added advantage to enjoy on-demand content from both local and national stations on your Roku device. All you need to do is log in to the corresponding channel using your cable account information. Do check with your cable TV provider to access and watch your desired channels.

Some of the local channels that you can enjoy with a cable connection are as follows :

Depending on the region or location you belong to, you can access and watch the broadcasts of these major networks on your device.

Stream Local Channels With A Subscription

With the help of the following Roku apps, you can stream local channels that are based on subscription.

CBS All Access

  • This channel streams live and on-demand content.
  • Also, streams original CBS All Access series.
  • In addition, provides the users with the live TV option.
  • The channel provides users with a 7-day free trial.
  • Has two streaming plans to choose from.
  • Based on the budget and needs of the user

YouTube TV

  • It streams local sports and happenings in your locality.
  • There are no contracts for the user for using the YouTube TV app.
  • The channel can be tried for free with the trial pack.

Instructions To Activate Channel On Your Roku Device

  • To start with, you need firm internet connectivity.
  • Then perform the hardware setup of your Roku.
  • Check whether the cables you use are in good condition.
  • On completion of the setup, connect your Roku to the internet.
  • Refer and follow the on-screen instructions carefully.
  • After connecting activate your Roku by linking your Roku device and your account.
  • Now in the Roku channel store, search for the appropriate channel you want.
  • Select it and click download.
  • Press the star button on your Roku remote and select settings to sign in.
  • Enter your account information and then press OK.

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