The Best Free Channels on Roku [2022]

Purchasing your favorite Roku device is not enough to watch video and audio content; you will have to add channels to stream them. Luckily, you won’t have to pay to watch your favorite movies and shows. After the purchase of your Roku device, you can add free channels.

Let’s have a look at the Top 10 free channels to watch on Roku that ensure you never run short of entertainment.

Best Free Channels on Roku

10 Best Free Channels on Roku to Add in 2022

Roku has a long list of free channels, and they only require you to sign up to enjoy free streaming.

  1. HBO Max
  2. Peacock TV
  3. Tubi TV
  4. PBS Kids
  5. Pluto TV
  6. CW
  7. Popcornflix
  8. Vevo
  9. Crackle
  10. iHeartRadio

Read the full article to know more about each channel and learn how to add a channel to your Roku streaming device.


One of the best ways to watch HBO originals is to add HBO Max to your Roku channel list. HBO Max boasts a ton of fantastic movies and great TV shows like Friends. Since you love originals, you can’t stop yourself from binge-watching The Flight Attendant.

The HBO Max streaming app will pamper you with blockbuster movies, must-see TV series, and exclusive Max originals. In addition, parents can let their kids have a one-of-a-kind experience with parental controls.

HBO Max Activation Link –

Peacock TV

Peacock TV is NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Add Peacock TV to your Roku to stream free movies and TV series. Peacock TV is home to 30+ Peacock channels, thousands of hours of shows and movies, exclusive Peacock Originals, live sports, and more. So kids can have their share of fun.

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Tubi TV

Tubi is 100% free and legit. Its library comprises thousands of titles – TV series and movies that promise unlimited streaming. There’s something for everyone – kids to classics, comedy to drama, and niche favorites like British series, anime, and Korean dramas. Make up your mind to get fewer ads than on regular TV.

Tubi Activation Url –

PBS Kids

Public Broadcasting Service has developed PBS Kids for your little champs. Let your kids explore a new world with fantastic characters and shows they love.

PBS Kids Activation Link –

Pluto TV 

There’s no shortage of free channels on the Roku Channel Store. So here’s another channel that gives you 100+ shows and thousands of movies free to watch.

Just add the Pluto TV app, activate it, and start watching blockbusters starring Nicolas Cage, Mila Kunis, Danny Dyer, Robin Williams, and Patrick Swayze. Also enjoy FBI Files, Pluto TV Drama, MinecrafTV, Ghost Dimension, My5 Documentaries, Pluto TV Conspiracy, Pluto TV Kids, My5 Crime, and Pluto TV Crime.

Link for Pluto TV Activation –

The CW

Watch latest episodes (Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl, etc.), full episodes (Batwoman, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, and more), extras (behind-the-scenes, cast interviews, and more), and more for free on The CW App on your Roku device.

Related Post – How to Access CW on Roku?


Developed by Crackle Plus, Popcornflix features award-winning cinemas, independent films, blockbusters, binge-worthy shows, cult classics, and more. It is your ultimate destination to stream fantastic full-length shows and movies for free. 

Add the channel on your Roku device to watch Popcornflix content that will inspire you and make you jump out of your seat.


When it comes to watching your favorite music video, Vevo comes straight to mind. Doubtlessly, it is the world’s most popular music video platform. From emerging artists to the freshest videos – Vevo keeps its viewers always hooked with something new.

Vevo Roku Activation Link –


Add Crackle to your Roku channel list to watch free TV series, Hollywood movies, and originals. You don’t need a paid subscription to watch genres like action, comedy, thriller, and fandom.

Crackle Activation Website –


iHeartRadio is another popular music channel available on Roku. The range of iHeartRadio is pretty broad. It includes talk shows, traditional music, influential music, and domestic content.

Some popular radio stations are Wild 94.9, Power 105.1 FM, ESPN, and 104.3 myFM. iHeartRadio is ideal for families.

iHeartRadio Activation Link –

How to Add a Channel on Roku Device?

These are the universal steps to adding a channel to your Roku streaming device –

  • Go to Streaming Channels Search Channels.
  • Search for the channel you want to add.
  • Click the Add Channel button to install the app.
  • After installation, launch the app.
  • Enter the log-in details to start streaming. (If you see an activation code on your TV screen, visit the given activation link on another device and follow the prompts)

If you have any queries regarding any particular channel on Roku, you can ask us in the comment box below.

My name is Dan Smith, and I am a senior technical writer at Activate Guide. I have been covering the technology industry for over seven years, writing about streaming devices, TV channels, credit card activation, and many more.

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