How to Watch Live Weather and News Events on Roku

Here's How to Stream Live Weather and News Events on Roku

When disaster strikes or severe weather hits, this is the time many of us turn to live TV to get up to the minute updates

Watch Live Weather and News on Roku

On-demand streaming is great and all, yet there is a time when watching live breaking news on your Roku can be a necessity. Here are some of the best ways to watch the latest news and weather events live on your Roku


NewsOn Roku Channel
NewsOn is a Roku channel that will give you access to both local news and 150+ local news stations from across the U.S.  NewsOn is your go-to source for high impact events and news coverage on tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, wildfires hurricanes, mudslides and more. 

Add NewsOn Roku Channel


YouTube is another great source to find and watch live news streams. Tune in to the YouTube channel on your Roku and use search terms for the event or area of the event and add the word Live or Live Stream. This will bring you a long list of Live streams with plenty of news what's currently going on. The Weather Channel can also be found streaming live on YouTube. 

Add YouTube Roku Channel

Roku Weather Channels 

These are great Roku weather channels for current local weather conditions in areas across the country. Here are two really nice Roku Weather channels you can add and watch on your Roku. 

Weather Network Roku Channel

Pluto TV

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Another channel with a ton of free content plus some live news channels is Pluto TV. Besides news, Pluto has a ton of other great on-demand content to enjoy as well. If you would rather not install a separate weather channel, you can also watch the Weather Network on Pluto TV channel 138.

CBS News Channel

CBS Live News on Roku

Another great channel for 24/hour news is free from CBS. This channel provides breaking coverage of current events along with on-demand clips from all their major news shows like "60 Minutes", "CBS This Morning", "48 Hours" and "Face the Nation". 

ABC New Channel

ABC News Roku Channel

Another great channel for watching news stories on Roku is the ABC News Channel. Besides live breaking news, the ABC News Channel also features news shows like Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”.

CNN News Channel

While there is no free live CNN News channel on Roku unless you access it with your cable TV credentials. Here's how you can do this

Here is a free CNN text or audio only site where you can read or listen to all their news stories.

The next time the big one hits, hunker down in a safe spot and get up to the minute live weather and news coverage on your Roku media streamer using any of these channels.

Emergency Radio

Emergency Radio Must Have When Lights Go Out

If you are directly in the path of a severe storm, you can lose your electricity. If this happens, unless you have a portable generator, your Internet connection, Roku and TV will be unusable.

A good portable emergency weather radio or wideband radio receiver offers access to the NOAA weather channel and many other live news stations as well. This is a must have especially with today's more violent storms. 

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