Local Channels on Roku
While all the national channels and even international channels are available on the Roku, users may also want to know that you can watch local channels on Roku as well. While you are tempted to cut the cord, many users are still worried whether they can indeed stream local channels. The company has ensured that none of their privileged users miss out on the local action. From wherever you are, sit back, relax and watch all the local channels that you ever wished for. Most local channels on the Roku are free or relatively cheap.
In select markets, there are popular services such as PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV that do broadcast local channels. In fact, subscribers to CBS all access will see that they have access to close to 126 live CBS channels containing local content
This is a free channel that offers both live and on-demand access to local news from over 170 markets. Users can also change over to different local availabilities across the country. Even hometown newscasts are available, if you are missing them.
Channel Local Now
You can watch the channel with a subscription from a participating TV provider, after your 30-day trial period is over. You get news about traffic, sports, local weather and much more from about 207 areas across the United States.
Several news affiliates are available locally on the Roku under the NEWS & WEATHER category. Users get to watch more than 100 channels that contain free local news from channels such as WSB Atlanta, Fox25 Boston, KHOU Houston and much more.
Local Radio News
Adjust your reception to TuneIn and iHeartRadio. Both of these channels are available for Roku users absolutely free of cost. All of your favorite local stations and DJs will be featured here along with some podcasts, sports radio and music.
Another piece of additional hardware, this actually enhances your antenna viewing experience. You can PAUSE, PLAY and even RECORD live TV. The Roku TV comes with in-built Live TV PAUSE features.
The local weather is eventually covered in the local news section. But there are some channels that you must add to your viewing list such as THE WEATHER NETWORK and WEATHERNATION. Both these channels do not cost anything. These do offer some customized local weather forecasts that are hourly and even broadcast extended forecasts, again depending upon your location.
Places like the Roku Store (you can get here from the HOME screen) are perfect arenas to find your local channels. Select the channels that you want and add them to the player. Since they are free, you can watch them whenever you want. There are no hassles of subscription renewals and payments.