Being a Roku user, I myself searched for some of the best ways to watch local channels on Roku. After referring 100s of blogs and watching 100s of youtube tutorials, I found that there are only two ways to stream local channels on Roku.
- Antenna + App
- Channel Subscription
Ways to watch local channels on Roku
1. Antenna + App
This method requires an external antenna, which captures the signal and streams to your TV. You need an app called Clear Stream TV to capture the signals from Antenna. Follow the below video to install and setup Clear Stream TV on your Roku device.
2. Channels Subscriptions
The previous method is a time-consuming method. If you value your time more than money, Channel subscription in the best option for you. And this method quite simple to set up. There are lots of IPTV service providers available out there. Each service provides different plans. Make sure to select the service which suits all your needs. Some of the best IPTV service to watch local channels on Roku are listed below.
If you are looking for all the available local channels on your Roku, this is the best service for you. The cost of the DirecTV Now is around $40 to $70. It has 400+ local channels across the United States and 300+ channels across the UK. So with these channels, you can definitely find the channel you are looking for. There are also packages with limited channels for a cheap price. If the channel you are looking for is available, go for channel bundles. Some of the channels included NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. DirecTV Now has a Zipcode search feature to find the channels of the particular area.
If you think the cost of DirecTV is too much, then Sling TV is a good alternative. The cost of Sling TV is much less when compared to the other competitors. Sling TV provides three different plans named Orange plan, Blue Plan, Orange + Blue Plan. The cost of the orange and Blue plan is $25. It provides 30 local channels depending on your area. And the orange+Blue plan is $40. It provides all the available channels. The sling TV network is not as perfect as DirecTV. So make sure to check the availability of the channel, before buying a Subscription. There is a 7-day free trial option! Make sure to try it out.
If you are living in a major city and looking for a low-cost IPTV service with some freebies, then this is for you. Hulu is one of the top ten best Streaming services. In addition to it, Hulu has its own TV shows and series. The contents are available in English and Japanese. And you can also get unlimited access to the Hulu library where you can stream other Tv shows, movies, and some on-demand contents. The cost is around $40 per month. It also got a channel search feature, you can enter your zip code to find the availability of the channel. If you are already looking for Hulu services, this is the best way to get all the premium services at the low cost.
Are you a member of a large family? Each and everyone wants different contents? Then youtube TV is at your aid. Youtube TV is a new feature which allows you to watch Movies, TV shows, Local channels and other On demand contents. As you know, youtube is the topmost streaming app and it provides support across various channels. A single subscription can hold up to six individual can use it. And three people can stream the content simultaneously. You can sign up for youtube TV at $40/month. In addition to the above features, it also provides live TV and 60+ local channels depending on your region. So far, youtube TV is released in major cities of the USA. If you still need it, you can use a Roku VPN to get a subscription.
If you are a US resident, then this is for you. For now, Fubo TV provides its local coverage across 95% of the US region. And that too all the local channels are included in the package. If you are a sports freak, then you would love Fubo TV. They almost provide each and every sports channel. For the basic plan, you will get 90+ channels for $45. It also has a 7 days free trial. If you are not satisfied with their service, feel free to claim the money back. It also provides support across various devices.
Well, these are the available IPTV services or subscriptions to watch local channels on Roku. Hope the tutorial is informative and clear. If you are facing any issue, do comment below.