How to Watch Cable TV Channels on Roku

Watch Cable TV Channels on Roku!

Why pay more money each month to rent a cable TV box for each TV in your home, when you can watch your favorite Cable TV channels on your Roku for FREE!

These Roku Cable TV channels work with any participating Cable TV provider listed below.

Scroll down to add these channels to your Roku

If you still have Cable, or know a family member or friend that does, many providers will let you access some great Cable TV channels online. Included below is a full list of all the Roku cable channels that you can watch from your Roku.

Even if you don't have access to cable, many of these channels offer free content as well. Some broadband providers will even let you access some free with only broadband service. Click here for more details. These Cable TV Roku channels are really worth checking out.

How to Watch These Channels on Other Media Streaming Devices

How To Activate Roku Cable TV Channels on your Roku

Once you add the channels below, you will be provided with a linking code. You will then be directed to the channel provider's website to enter the code. The web address will be on your Roku after you add the channel and access it for the first time. Once you enter the linking code on the channel provider's website, you will be directed to choose and login to your Cable TV provider's website.

Once you have successfully logged on, you will then be able to access full current and past episodes of many TV shows or even watch movies from popular cable TV channels right on your Roku.

While some channels offer limited Free content, to access everything available on the channel, you will need access to a Cable TV account Login and Password from a valid Cable TV provider.

Roku Cable TV Channel Providers

You will need an online account with any one of the following cable TV or Satellite providers. A valid online account login and password is required to access the premium content on the Roku channels from the following providers:
  • AT&T U-Verse
  • Charter Spectrum
  • Comcast XFINITY
  • Cox
  • DISH
  • DirecTV
  • DirecTV Now
  • Midcontinent Communications
  • Optimum
  • Verizon FiOS
  • Sling TV
  • Sony PlayStation Vue
Additional Providers

  • BEK
  • Google Fiber
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Yadtel Telecom

No Cable TV Account?

Many cord cutters most likely know an older family member that still has cable. They probably don't even take advantage of any of their online features. Ask them if you can create an account and use their password and login info and you can watch these Roku cable channels anywhere including your laptop or computer. This will work even if the cable subscriber lives in another State.

These channels offer subscribers a great way to watch Free premium television content on Roku. If you have multiple Roku players on the same account, these channels will be available on every Roku you own. Extra cable boxes cost $10 for each TV. Think about how much money you can save each month in rental fees by not needing to add a Cable TV box to each TV in your home!

Watch HBO Go and Showtime on Roku

HBO and Showtime are Premium Cable TV Channels that will only work on Roku if they are included in your Cable package. This normally requires an additional monthly fee in addition to a standard Cable TV package to be able to watch these channel on your Roku.

Showtime is now also available as a stand alone channel without cable and can be added to your Roku. Either from The Roku Channel or from their app. HBO is also available without cable on Hulu and Sling TV for an additional monthly charge. And they both include a free trial.

A stand alone HBO NOW channel for Roku is NOW AVAILABLE. You can add it here.

Additional Roku Channels

For even more great Roku channels that do not require a Cable or Satellite account, be sure to see our Roku Private Channels list. This is a large collection of Public and also Private Roku Channels which are not listed in the Roku Channel Store.


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