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How to watch local channels, news and on your Roku devices

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get from Roku customers, particularly those who cut the cord…

Your streaming experience will no longer be lacking if you look for channels that provide local news and weather updates because there are now more options available than ever before.

How to watch local channels, news and on your Roku devices

Are you prepared to go? In the following paragraphs, we are going to organize everything for you according to a few categories:

  • Live coverage of local news and sporting events
  • Local radio stations
  • coverage of the weather
  • Free local channels can be received by using an antenna.

Live and local sports broadcasts are available on Roku devices

Many streamers are happy with on-demand entertainment, but we often get questions about local news. There are many ways to do this with Roku.

Live local news is available on NewsON and Haystack News. Input your city or zip code to get local news, weather, and traffic from these channels.

These channels are cool because you can change locations. These are the channels to watch if you miss your hometown newscasters. In the Roku Channel Store’s News & Weather category, look for your local affiliates’ channels. Among the 100+ free local news channels are KHOU Houston, FOX25 Boston, and WSB Atlanta.

Try fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, or Sling TV for regional sports networks. These channels offer local sports channels for a monthly fee. Check their websites for local restrictions.

Utilize Roku devices to tune in to your community’s radio stations

Miss local DJs? iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Radio.com are Roku channels that provide radio streams. Each channel offers local radio, podcasts, news, and sports talk. You can even choose out-of-town stations.

If one of these thousands of radio stations doesn’t work for you, check out the Music and Podcasts section of the Roku channel store.

View local weather forecasts on Roku streaming players

There are a few channels that are a must-have for any weather nut: WeatherNation, The Weather Network, and The Weather Channel, in addition to the ones already mentioned. Input your location for personalized coverage on any of these channels, so you’ll never be left in the dark about the latest weather developments, no matter where you are.

Local channels free with an antenna

Many Roku users don’t realize it’s easy to watch free broadcast TV. How? HDTV antenna! Visit our Roku TV antenna page for more details.

First, connect a Roku HDTV antenna. Next, scan for channels using on-screen instructions. Watch local channels for free. So easy!

Never used an antenna? Sure. Today’s HDTV antennas aren’t bunny-ears-and-tinfoil. Depending on the antenna, you can watch local broadcasts from 100 miles away. Your location can affect the number of stations you receive, so your antenna mileage may vary.

With Roku TV’s live TV and HD antenna features, you can cut cable contracts without sacrificing features. Roku TVs are part of a complete cord-cutting setup thanks to features like local network integration in the Live TV Channel Guide and the ability to search both live and streaming channels.

Okay, streamers. Streaming TV now includes local channels.

Stream happily!

Botton Line!

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get from Roku customers. Live local news is available on NewsON and Haystack News. Free local sports broadcasts are available on Roku devices. In the Roku Channel Store’s News & Weather category, look for your local affiliates’ channels. iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Radio.com are Roku channels that provide radio streams.

You can even choose out-of-town stations. View local weather forecasts on Roku streaming players.

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