How to Stream Live TV on Roku

How to Watch Live TV on Roku

Roku

The Roku is a media streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services.

They offer seven different versions: Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, and Roku Ultra.

For most people, we suggest the Roku Streaming Stick+ which can stream up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps, HDR, and Dolby Audio and be purchase from Amazon for $49.00.

We find that the Roku Streaming Stick and Roku Express are too underpowered for most Live TV Streaming Services. Unless you need Dolby Optical, we don’t think it’s necessary to upgrade to the Roku Ultra.

Compatible Services

You can use Roku to access AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Other Devices

You can also check compatibility for other devices.

Local Channels

Depending on your location, here are what local channels you can watch on Roku with AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
ABC - - - -
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -

Top Cable Channels

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
A&E - - -
AMC - -
BET - - ^ $5 -
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network -
CNN -
Comedy Central - - -
Discovery - -
Disney Channel - - -
Disney Junior - - ^ $5 -
E! - -
ESPN - - -
Food Network -
Fox News - - -
Freeform - - -
FX - -
FXX - -
Hallmark - ≥ $55 ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HGTV -
History - - -
Investigation Discovery -
Lifetime - - -
MSNBC - - ^ $5
MTV - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Nickelodeon - - - - -
Paramount Network $70 - - ^ $5 -
Syfy - -
TBS -
TLC - -
TNT -
Travel Channel -
truTV - ^ $5
USA Network - -
VH1 - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
WE tv - - ^ $5 ^ $5

Sports Channels

Sports fans tend to have different needs; some want national sports channels like ESPN and TNT, but others want regional sports networks like YES Network and Comcast Sportsnet.

National Sports Channels

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
ESPN - - -
ESPN2 - - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 $70 - -
NBC Sports Network - -
TBS -
TNT -

Pro Sports

Most services don’t offer pro sports networks in their base plan.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
MLB Network - - - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10
NBA TV - - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10
NFL Network - - - ≥ $55 - -
NFL RedZone - ^ $9 - - ^ $10 - ^ $10 -
NHL Network - - - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10 -

Other Sports Channels

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
beIN Sports - - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10 -
Eleven Sports - - - ≥ $65 - - -
ESPNEWS $70 - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - - ^ $15 - - ^ $15
Golf Channel $70 - ≥ $55 - ^ $10
Olympic Channel $70 - - ^ $10
Tennis Channel - ^ $9 - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

Premium Channels

Most of the streaming services offer premium channels like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz as add-ons to your subscription.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
Cinemax ^ $11 ($70) - ^ $9 - ^ $15 - - -
EPIX ^ $6 - - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 ^ $6
HBO - ^ $15 - ^ $15 ($85) - - -
Showtime ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11 - ^ $11 ($85) ^ $10 ^ $10 ^ $7
Starz ^ $11 - ^ $9 - - ^ $9 ^ $9 ^ $9

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