What Kind of Free Channels Does Roku XS Have?


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Roku XS streaming players have hundreds of channels to choose from. Roku offers easy access to a large assortment of entertainment genres including history and news, pop music, reality TV and niche interests such as cowboy classics and horror.

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Roku XS free channels include 3ABN (the 9 channel multiplex), AtheistTV, iPlayer from BBC, blip.tv, Break.com, BYU TV, CBS News, CNBC, Crackle, CrunchyRoll, Dailymotion, Euronews, Free Speech, Google Play Movies, Google Play TV, Jewelry TV, Live365, Livestream, Mhz Network, NASA TV, Pandora Radio, PBS, Radio Paradise, Revision3, Rustavi2, Slacker, Snag Films, TED Talks, US Hockey League, Vevo, VHX, Vimeo and YouTube.

According to Roku, the most popular free media channels are HBO, Time Warner Cable (TWC), Crackle and PBS. HBO provides users with access to hit TV shows including Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and True Blood. The Time Warner Cable channel offers free access to live TV shows on the Food Network, Bravo and hundreds more. Geographical area and choice of video package have an effect on the availability of TWC programming. Crackle provides access to uncut and unedited programming and broadcasts a range of original shows as well as classics such as Seinfeld and Good Times. Action, crime, horror, thriller, sci-fi, anime and comedy shows are all available from Crackle. When subscribed to the free PBS service, users can access popular shows such as NOVA, Frontline and Masterpiece. Original web content is also available from PBS Digital Studios. Multiple genres such as the arts, entertainment, news, technology and science are broadcast on the PBS channel.

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