Top 10 FREE Channels of the Year 2023 – For Roku Gamers, Roku Sticks and Roku TVs

Do you love your Year? Roku not only lets you stream some of the most popular paid services like Disney+, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and more, but also streams a huge collection of movies and TV shows for free.

You’re probably familiar with the Roku Channel, a free ad-supported service owned by Roku, but what are your other options? Today we take a look at ten other great, 100% free ad-supported streaming services other than The Roku Channel.

Now they are not in any particular order, but here is my list:

Platoon TV

Pluto TV has become a leader in the world of ad-supported free content. Owned by Paramount, it has a huge collection of Paramount shows as well as third-party content. You will find over 100 HD channels and over 1000 movies and TV episodes.

You can add Pluto TV to your Roku HERE.

Local now

Originally Local Now it only streamed local weather and news, but has now added tons of live channels, movies, and TV shows. Later this year, Local Now will also stream local PBS channels for free.

You can locate now on your Roku HERE.

News from the haystack

If your local feeds aren’t on NewsON, they’re probably on Haystack News. With Haystack News, you can watch local news, weather and more, but also get national and international news. Making Haystack News is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening around you in the world.

You can add Haystack News to your Year HERE.


Want local news and want it live? Let’s be honest, we may not always be around the air to watch our local news, but with NewsON you can watch local news live for free and on demand from a long list of local affiliates.

You can add NewsON to your Year HERE.


With thousands of movies and TV shows, Fawsome says new titles are added every week. Plus, the huge catalog of every genre you can think of makes Fawsome one of the biggest streaming services for fans looking for something specific. Be sure to check out Fawsome if you love free movies and TV shows.

You can add Fawsome to your Year HERE.


Crackle is one of the oldest free ad-supported streaming services and still a great option. Full of content from a long list of partners, Crackle is a great option for movies and TV shows.

You can add Crackle to your Year HERE.


Tubi is now owned by Fox, which means it has a ton of Fox shows on it. In addition, Tubi recently entered into an agreement to introduce Warner Bros. Discovery to Tubi. We recently started seeing some of these shows, including older HBO Max shows, appearing on Tubi. This makes it a must-have item for many Roku owners.

You can add Tubi to your Roku HERE.

Play Xumo

Owned by NBCUniversal, Xumo Play is packed with NBC content and programming from a long list of partners. You will find not only movies and TV shows on demand, but also over 100 live channels.

You can add Xumo Play to your Roku HERE.


Want tons of free movies and TV shows? FilmRise has one of the largest collections of free movies and TV shows. The best part is that they also have tons of very targeted categories full of anime, classics, reality, and more.

You can add FilmRise to your Year HERE.


If you know Plex as a way to manage the media you have, there’s a lot more to it. Plex also now has a huge free ad-supported streaming service offering tons of movies and TV shows. If it’s been a while since you tried Plex, it might be time to try again.

You can add Plex to your Rpli HERE.

Do you have a service you think we should add here? Leave a comment and let us know about it.

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