How To Stream Local Channels on Roku

How To Stream Local Channels on Roku

Read the article to find the local channels on Roku. Roku has both a streaming player and TV for streaming. You can watch all your favorite movies, TV shows, and many others on your Roku devices. When Roku started rolling out to the market it only had Netflix as a streaming service and now it has almost every streaming platform available for its platform. Not only stream via OTT but can watch TV on Roku by downloading channels from Roku channel store or connecting to antenna/cable network. If you are done checking out all OTT platforms and wondering how to watch local channels on your Roku. There are several ways to watch local TV channels on Roku and we’re going to tell you how to do it.

How do I watch local channels on Roku?

There are tons of ways to watch local channels on Roku and the most used method is:

  • Watch local channels for free
  • Use of cable/antenna TV network
  • Via subscription service
  • Cast from smartphones / PC

Watch local channels for free

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

  • News about
  • Haystack TV
  • Newsy
  • Pluto TV
  • WSB-TV channel 2
  • News 12
  • WBRC FOX 6 News
  • WTVF News channel 5
  • Boston 25
  • Channel 11 News
  • KGTV 10 News San Diego
  • Crackle and much more.

How do you watch local channels on Roku for free?

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

[2] Navigate to search in the menu.

Search – LOCAL CHANNELS ON ROKU

Search for local channels

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

Search for local channels

local channels on roku

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

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

Watch local channels via cable/antenna TV network

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

  • Cox
  • Mediacom
  • Optimal
  • RCN
  • Spectrum
  • Suddenlink
  • Xfinity
  • CableOne and much more
Local channel on roku

Watch local channels through a subscription service

To watch local channels on Roku, you can use the local channel available with a subscription to many services such as:

  • YouTube TV – $ 64.99 per month
  • Hulu + Live TV – $ 54.99 per month
  • AT&T TV now – $ 40 a month
  • Sling TV – Orange – $ 30 a month, Blue – $ 30 a month, Orange and Blue – $ 45 a month.
  • CBS All Access – $ 5.99 a month, etc.

Step to watch local channels through the subscription service on Roku

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

[2] Navigate to search in the menu

Search menu – Local channel on Roku

local channel on roku

[3] Look for the subscription service listed above or any other service available from the Roku channel store.

Find the channel

local channel on roku

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

YouTube TV

local channel Youtube

[5] Once the channel has been added, access it from My Channels

[6] Log in now with you logged-in account information.

[7] Start watching all the local channels available on it.

Watch local channels streamed by casting from smartphones / PC

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

Step to cast local channels on Roku

On Android via app

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

[2] Click on the cart icon when appears in your app and select your Roku device or follow the instruction below.

[3] If there is no Cast icon, turn on your Wi-Fi device

[4] Open settings on your device.

[5] Click on other wireless connections

Other wireless connections

local channel on roku

[6] Select Interaction with multiple screens

local channel on roku

[7] Enable the multi-screen interaction switch

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 the app store

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

[3] Tap screen mirroring.

local channel on roku

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

screen mirror on roku

On PC

[1] Open the site of the local channel in your browser.

[2] Open settings from the start menu.

Settings

local channel on roku

[3] Click on system settings.

local channel on roku

[4] Select display under System Settings.

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

connect to wireless display

local channel on roku

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

Select a device to cast

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[7] Once connected, start streaming a local channel on your Roku device.

Conclusion

So, now you can watch all available local channels on your Roku device by following any of the methods mentioned above. If you have any doubts about the article, please use the comment section below. Follow Rokuguides.com for more Roku-related articles, updates, tips, and tricks

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