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Free Content from the Roku Channel

We all seem to have a bit too much time on our hands these days and the Roku Channel is stepping up by offering a ton of free content through their Home Together  initiative focused on helping the nearly 100 million people in households with Roku devices find and watch the content that matters most to them right now.

Their most popular topics right now are live news/local news, kids and family entertainment, at home fitness, educational and faith-based channels but they’re continuing to add free shows and more. Look for it on Roku devices in places like “Featured Free” and The Roku Channel, via email newsletters and Roku social media. You can find additional information on “Home Together” on Roku’s blog here.

They’ve also partnered with more than 20 premium partners to offer 30 days of free viewing through extended trials within The Roku Channel including SHOWTIME, EPIX, FitFusion, Smithsonian and more.

Visit Featured Free on your Roku home screen or simply do a voice search for “free movies” or “free TV shows.”

30-day free viewing (visit the Home Together – Special Offers row in The Roku Channel on your Roku device or on the web to redeem your extended free trials*):

  • SHOWTIME
  • EPIX
  • Noggin (30-day trial available starting 4/1/20)
  • Lifetime Movie Club
  • History Vault
  • Smithsonian
  • Hallmark
  • A&E Crime Central
  • AcornTV
  • UMC
  • UP Faith & Family
  • FitFusion
  • GaiamTV
  • Screambox
  • Hopster
  • Shout! Factory
  • Baeble Music
  • MHz Choice
  • ZooMoo
  • Grokker
  • Hi-Yah!
  • Fandor

Unlocked channels, offers, and extended free trials 

  • CBS All-Access is offering an 30-day extended free trial
  • FOX NOW has unlocked all past seasons of The Masked Singer
  • Fox News is unlocking their live feed for all Roku customers
  • WWE has unlocked a large portion of their on-demand library, including recent episodes of Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown, and more
  • NBA League Pass is free through April 22; simply create an account on your Roku device to gain access
  • Frozen II is now available on Disney+, three months ahead of the initial release date
  • A stacked lineup of movies are skipping traditional releases and coming straight to your Roku devices. Check out our list of 15 new movie releases coming straight to streaming.
  • WWE has unlocked a large portion of their on-demand library, including recent episodes of Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown, and more
  • NBA League Pass is free through April 22; simply create an account on your Roku device to gain access

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Kids and family entertainment

There are plenty of kids and family channels and educational options available on the Roku platform, including:

  • Kids & Family on The Roku Channel – Makes it easy for children and parents to find a great selection of content available for free and through Premium Subscriptions available in one, easy-to-access destination. Free options currently streaming include Ryan’s World, Sesame Street, LeapFrog and much more.
  • PBS KIDS (free) – Stream popular and educational PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Arthur at no cost.
  • HappyKids.tv (free) – Everything from nursery rhymes to shows for kids up to 10 years old, including Thomas & Friends, Pokémon, My Little Pony, Barbie and more.
  • GoNoodle (free) – Make screen time active by keeping kids moving with yoga, mindfulness activities, and dance videos to favorites like Baby Shark and more.
  • Disney+ ($6.99/month) – Your exclusive home for movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
  • Boomerang ($4.99/month) – Over 4,000 cartoons are at your fingertips including Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, The Jetsons, and Tom and Jerry.

Check out more popular free channels available on your Roku devices:

  • Pluto TV – Offers 250+ channels in a channel guide format that makes it easy to browse what you want to watch.
  • Tubi – Watch thousands of hours of movies and TV shows for free, with no subscriptions or credit cards needed.
  • STIRR – Free live local news, TV shows, viral videos and more.
  • Crackle – Stream Hollywood movies, TV series and Crackle Originals for free.

Fitness channels on the Roku platform

  • Our at-home workout guide lays out a number of options for you to take workout classes from home guided by professional instructors.

The latest movies and TV shows to stream

Still looking for something to watch? We’re frequently publishing articles here on the Roku blog to let you know the latest and greatest entertainment in the streaming world. Here’s a taste of what’s new: