Roku 3 gives users many free channel options, including Crackle and Snag Films for movies and Pandora and VEVO for music and music videos. The Weather Underground channel provides up-to-the-minute weather based on geographic location, and TwIT offers free technology broadcasts straight from TwIT.tv Network. CrunchyRoll and Anime Vice broadcast free anime shows, while Tubi TV streams free movies and classic television shows. Those who seek fitness-related programs enjoy Adventure to Fitness and All Fitness TV.
Free channels for the Roku 3 span the gamut from religious and kid-friendly programming to genre-specific movies and live sports. BYUtv, Andrew Wommack Ministries and Ark Discovery International broadcast shows with religious themes, while NutriVentures, Kids First TV and ELF Learning provide children with fun educational programming. The 24-7 Horror Channel Free, House of Horrors and Oh the Horror all show scary movies, while Saddle Up Westerns and Classic Westerns show old cowboy favorites. Fastpitch Softball TV, MotorSport World and SEC Digital Network cater to sports fans with diverse tastes.
Network channels, such as FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC, and cable channels, including A&E, History and Comedy Central, all have free offerings for the Roku 3, though an access code showing users subscribe to a cable package is typically required to view these shows. However, paid channels such as Hulu and SlingTV often give users access to paid cable and network programming at a much lower rate than a cable subscription, as of 2015.