20 Private and Hidden Roku Channels You Should Install Right Now

Dan Price Updated 04-10-2018

Roku devices How to Set Up and Use Your Roku Streaming Stick So, you have bought a new Roku Streaming Stick and are wondering what to do next. We're here to help, with the complete guide to setting up your new Roku Streaming Stick. Read More come in a variety of different models and specifications, but at their core, they all operate in the same way: you add channels and watch the content you want.


There are two sources of channels. One is the Streaming Channels library on the device itself. There are more than enough free Roku channels in there to keep you entertained. However, the Roku really comes into its own when you start adding private or hidden channels.

Keep reading to learn how to add private or hidden channels to your Roku and discover the best Roku channels that you can install right now.

How Do You Add Private or Hidden Channels to Roku?

Before you can add a private channel to your Roku box, you’ll need two things:

  • The channel’s code (we have included the codes in our list below)
  • A Roku account (set one up for free on the Roku website)

Once you have the code and have created an account, it’s easy to start adding channels.

To begin, head to your account portal and click Add a channel with a code. Insert the code, accept the on-screen confirmation, and you’re done.


The channel should immediately appear at the bottom of the channel list on your Roku’s homescreen. If it doesn’t, you can force a refresh by going to Settings > System > System Update > Check Now on the device.

So, now you know how to add channels, you just need to know which channels are worthwhile. Here are a bunch that you should consider installing right away.

1. Clikia (clikialive)

Clikia offers a mix of live channels, on-demand videos, and ad-free radio stations. You can access some free content without paying anything.

If you’re willing to dip into your wallet, there are three packages available. If you want access to cable channels like TNT, Sony, Cartoon Network, FOX News, and ESPN, you’ll need to pay $31.95/month.


2. Weather Radar (radar)

weather radar

Weather Radar will be especially useful to people who live in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas. It features local radar and satellite loops for your location, as well as tropical cyclone and disturbance maps.

Content from U.S. GOESs and the National Hurricane Center is available.

3. FreeJack TV (YQJ5B)

Are you a fan of conspiracy theories? If the answer is yes, you need to check out FreeJack TV. It offers a mix of conspiracy-themed chat shows, live streams, movies, and more.


4. EuroRoku (296XJKP)

EuroRoku is a paid private Roku channel that provides access to 24/7 streams of European TV stations.

The service costs $15/month and offers more than 300 channels, including networks from the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and Sweden.

5. Back From the Grave (BFTG)

back from the grave main screen

If you’re into sci-fi, murder mystery, horror films, and noir content, Back From the Grave is the channel for you.


The TV shows and movies that are available include Tales of Tomorrow and The Moon of the Wolf.

6. Donkey Kong (DonkeyKong)

Roku’s gaming potential is often overlooked. There are lots of great games you can play on your Roku device 10 Amazing Roku Games You Should Be Playing Did you know that the Roku has a surprisingly extensive gaming catalog? Here are the best games you can play on your Roku now! Read More .

One that’s definitely worth checking out is the remake of Donkey Kong. It’s still in beta—hence why it’s a private channel.

7. The Silent Movie Channel (rollem)

French movie The Artist might have cleaned up at the 2012 Oscars, but the real heyday of silent film was back in the 1920s.

The Silent Movie Channel lets you relive the glory days of Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton. Genres include adventure, sci-fi, comedy, and horror.

8. RokuMovies (zb34ac)

Not to be confused with the official ad-supported Roku movie channel The Roku Channel Brings Free Movies to the Web You no longer need a Roku device to watch Roku's free, ad-supported movie channel. Because The Roku Channel is now on the web. Read More , RokuMovies focuses on bringing you the world’s strangest and most outlandish low-budget films.

Give it a try if you like giant monsters and forgotten kung-fu flicks with ridiculous storylines.

9. iTunes Podcast Channel (ITPC)

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity. Regardless of your specific tastes, you should be able to find something that you like.

The iTunes Podcast Channel provides access to the iTunes Podcast Directory and lets you listen to the shows through your Roku device.

10. Daily Motion (Dailymotion)

dailymotion roku channel

Oddly, the world’s second-largest video streaming site doesn’t have an official channel on Roku. Nonetheless, if you install this private channel, you still be able to enjoy all the best content that the site has to offer.

11. The Internet Archive (NMJS5)

The Internet Archive should be familiar to you by now. We’ve recommended its content as an excellent resource for cord cutters on numerous occasions.

The Roku channel provides access to the site’s vast repository of old TV shows, movies, and videos.

12. LodeRunner (LodeRunnerPreview)

LodeRunner is a classic video game from 1983. The puzzle-oriented game was initially available on the Apple II, Atari 8-bit machines, the VIC-20, the Commodore 64, and IBM PCs. In later years, it also appeared on PCs and Game Boys.

It was one of the first games to feature a level editor.

13. Home Movies (HomeMovies)

There was something special about shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos back in the 1990s. They’re not the same since smartphones became commonplace.

If you’d like to relive some of that glorious home video hilarity, install the Home Movies channel. There are hours of funny, silly, unusual, or just downright unbelievable classic home video footage to watch.

14. Syntrix (synctrixbeta)

Lots of people use Google Drive or Dropbox as their media server How to Make Your Own Private Netflix Using Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive It's easy to make your own private Netflix. All you need is Kodi, plus movies and TV shows saved to Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox. Read More . It’s not as elegant a solution as a service like Plex, but it works.

If you store your TV shows and movies in the cloud, grab Syntrix. It lets you access your accounts and watch your videos on your Roku device.

15. Science Fiction and Beer (TZG6P92)

What’s the perfect way to end a tough day in the office? Crash on your sofa with a beer and a sci-fi movie, of course!

Science Fiction and Beer brings you a number of classic sci-fi movies for free. But no free beer, unfortunately. More are being added all the time.

16. The Odeon Theater (odeon)

The Odeon Theater has a sole focus on classic, cult, and independent films. It shows just one movie per week; it’s released on Wednesdays at noon.

17. Nowhere TV (H9DWC)

nowhere tv home screen

Nowhere TV isn’t as impressive as it once was, but it’s still a must-have for any Roku owner.

These days, most of the content is podcast video and audio content. However, it’s still a great way to stay on top of the latest videos from networks like CNET, NASA, and C-SPAN without needing to install multiple channels that clog up (and slow down) your Roku device.

18. Twitch (TwitchTV)

Twitch has a curious relationship with Roku. There used to be an official app, then Amazon pulled it, then reinstated it, then pulled it again. It’s not entirely clear why this is the case.

Install this unofficial Twitch app, and you won’t be at the mercy of Amazon’s latest whims. Speaking of Amazon, we’ve also compared the Roku and Amazon Fire Stick Amazon Fire Stick vs. Roku: Which One Is Better? Amazon Fire Stick or Roku? We compare the two in-depth to help you decide whether to buy the Roku or the Fire Stick. Read More .

19. Spanish Time (spanishtime)

If you speak Spanish and would like to keep abreast of the latest goings on in Latin America, you could subscribe to Spanish Time for $9.99/month.

It offers more than 150 live streaming channels from across the region, including all the biggest networks in Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. There’s also a broad selection of miscellaneous Spanish-language sports and entertainment channels.

20. Goats Live (GoatsLive)

No, this isn’t a joke—it really is a channel focused on live goats.

Sure, it sounds ridiculous, but bear in mind that it was listed in EarthCam’s “25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2015”. There is also an accompanying YouTube channel.

As one viewer said, you simply “can’t get enough of goats in a tree.”

What Are Your Favorite Roku Channels?

Roku private channels have something for everyone. If you’re not using them, you’re going to severely restrict your enjoyment and limit your device’s potential.

To learn more about how to get the most out of your Roku device, check out the best Roku web browsers The Best Roku Web Browsers to Use Here are the best Roku web browser options, plus a workaround that offers a better Roku web browsing experience. Read More  and how to watch local channels on Roku for free How to Watch Local Channels on Roku for Free: 7 Methods to Try Have you cut the cord? You can still access your local TV networks! Here's how to watch local channels on Roku for free. Read More .

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  1. Marvin Goodpickle
    January 14, 2020 at 12:46 am

    I got Rocu for xmas and I'm SICK of all the GD commercials!!!!!!!!!! Every time you surf to another channel there's at LEAST one commercial. They appear from nowhereand interrupt your programs, sometimes FIVE AT A TIME....sometimes they play the SAME GD commercials over during the commercial load. If I hadn't bought this POS on sale I'd throw the damn thing away and hook up my roof-top antenna again!

  2. adam burr
    December 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    There are thousands of YouTube videos designed to serve as a relaxing background on your TV. Well, there s now a similar solution available on Roku. Called Relax Time , this is one of those Roku private channels that bring some peace into your home.

  3. Jon D Wanner
    August 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You need to fact check your article. Several codes don't work. Nowhere TV. Weather Radar does not exist.

  4. Ron Gustafson
    July 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    So much for the channel codes? Or is it because this article is old & codes don't have to be listed anymore??

  5. James Kauzlarich
    June 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

    When I try to install Nowhere TV, and also the Internet Archive, I get an error saying that: "The channel code provided is associated with a channel not available in your region."

    I'm in Northern Indiana, USA, so why am I in the wrong region?

  6. Sam
    February 7, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Check out Litt TV, its a new app on Roku and has a lot of great content, including some really awesome after hours stuff!

  7. Ryan
    January 5, 2019 at 7:03 am

    What is an account portal and how do I access it

    • Roller
      November 6, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      Go to Roku online and sign in to your account. After signing in scroll down until you see 'Add channel with a code'. The article has lame instructions.

  8. WayneLNowak
    October 19, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Here here! Exactly what you said. If you watch and base any opinion on strictly American news media, you're part of the problem. Lol @ if I watch a certain media outlet I'm a terrorist. A terrorist of factual truth maybe.,www.jobsish.com

  9. Mad Dog
    October 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I think that Goats Live is middle eastern porn and shouldn't be on this list.

    • Sam North
      August 4, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Have you considered professional help?

  10. Phil Morgan
    October 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    A lot of those channels are no longer available now!!! I just got the email today.

  11. Chris
    July 18, 2018 at 2:44 am

    All those channels sound terrible! I think I'd rather stick my junk in a meat grinder and stab my eyes out with unsharpened pencils. Where are the good movie channels or channels like exodus any of that with the Roku TV? I would like to use my firestick but my internet service picks up better on my TV with built in Roku.

  12. unbelievible statments
    April 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Calling aljazeera "probably the best and MOST reliable of ALL NEWS CHANNELS" is truly one of the biggest lies spoken since louie farrikan said there was no holocaust OR there is a mothership waiting behing the moon to board all his followers when its time to kill all whites.

    • Tammy
      July 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      OH BS. They show the stuff Faux news won't. Is that your issue with them?

      • American
        July 8, 2018 at 3:10 pm

        Watching "Aljazeera" for news is about the same as watching Putins "RT" (russia today) for news. Both are anti USA.
        Tammy being a fan of aljazeera says a lot about her.

        • Robert Lukas
          September 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

          Every major news outlet is biased... I would go so far to say that Western/American Mainstream News is not only completely pro-U.S. in 98% of their news, it's also often stealthily misleading or it will report outright lies it feels it can get away with. It's also filled with propaganda, and never takes a sketch view of the U.S. government story. The Fourth Estate is long gone.
          Watching Al-Jeezera and RT News will force you to reconcile what they report to what the U.S. reports. If you find a conflict, do some further research. After awhile you find that the U.S. MSM is by far the worst offender. RT reports stories that rarely slant a story in an anti-US fashion. Most of the time, the news RT reports are anti-US when held against some moral or ethical framework, i.e., events, bombings, they don't even have to distort anything.

          You can figure out through a bit of independent research, how to use all three (RT, AJA, and US MSM) to get as close as possible to the truth.

          If you want to save time though, in my opinion, watch RT.

      • Israeli American
        August 31, 2018 at 1:42 am

        Tammy, watching aljazeera? For me that means you support terrorists! That explains why this country (USA) looks the way it looks!! Very sad!

      • Jon D Wanner
        August 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm

        Fox News largest stock holder for years was a Saudi Muslim. That was the biggest joke of all on those radicals fake need humpers.

      • Repent
        December 21, 2019 at 11:46 pm

        Um dude spaceships are real al jazzera is pretty informayltive but i heard jees bought it american news is more tvshows and bias and repetitive. And stupid news not informative on the world just narrow agendas most ppl go online googletimeline yahoo news al jazzeria shit vice is even better sometimes yeah but spaceships are real so

    • Phil
      September 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      I am a Jewish American, and I find Aljazeera interesting and informative. News in the United States has become a fabrication of celebratory events motivated by profit. To be truly informed takes effort. Thus, an intelligent human being absorbs news from the East, West, Left, Right, etc. I want to know and learn about all viewpoints in order to draw my own conclusions. Some of you are very myopic.

      • Andrew
        October 17, 2018 at 10:43 am

        Here here! Exactly what you said. If you watch and base any opinion on strictly American news media, you're part of the problem. Lol @ if I watch a certain media outlet I'm a terrorist. A terrorist of factual truth maybe.

    • dorothy tyler
      December 29, 2018 at 4:28 pm


  13. Carol A. Dryden
    March 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I watch HGTV, and the Travel station
    How can I get those through my Roku?

    • Larry
      November 30, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Probably need to subscribe to SlingTV on Roku for about $25/mo.

  14. S
    March 22, 2018 at 2:33 am

    What is the code???

    • Coco the Cat
      October 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      The part in paranthesis after the name. Ex. ChannelName(Code)

  15. nick in NC
    January 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Time to get channels for Roku:

    Cozi TV

    • Kierci Schaumburg
      March 2, 2018 at 4:36 am

      I agree

    • Kathyzarske
      April 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      I agree

    • Kimmie
      February 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm


    • LibCry
      April 22, 2019 at 1:12 pm


    • Jon D Wanner
      August 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      I miss
      ME TV
      THIS TV
      GET TV

  16. Quincymayo
    December 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    New movies 2015 from 2017 y don't u hane new movies on roku 4 but u have it on others roku 1and2and3?????

  17. Maureen Cohn
    August 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Hi, you say Al -Jazeera is not available to US. But the Youtube feed is! and I like the way Roku organizes the youtube channels, so it is easier than pulling it up via computer, etc.

    • dmh2000
      July 4, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      You can get to Al -Jazeera through Nowhere TV, sounds like maybe a UK station.

  18. Ed Newbold
    August 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Anyone who touts Aljazeera as the "best and most reliable of the all the news channels" is a complete IDIOT and supporter of terrorist organizations! And fortunately, it is geo-blocked for U.S.-based users! Yay!!!

    • Phuc Yu
      February 26, 2018 at 2:41 am

      Forgot to roll you to the curb with the rest of the rubbish.

      • Ed Newbold
        February 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm

        You apparently have difficulty forming a convincing argument for the channel we are discussing. As always with liberals, all you can do is come up with a violent-induced knee-jerk reaction. As for "rolling me to the curb," you wouldn't have a chance of making that happen - ever!

        • Jase
          March 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm

          Well said Ed!

  19. Wolfie
    August 12, 2017 at 1:30 am

    #18 Update My Channels
    "Update My Channels is another admin-based channel. If you install lots of private content, it can be annoying to either wait 24-hours or perform a power cycle just to get them to show up on your channel list."

    OR..... You could go to Settings / System / System Update, then not only have the new channels appear right away while updating your Roku device (if an update is available), but save some memory on the Roku device and not have an otherwise useless channel always being there.

    • Tina
      December 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      You win this whole thread

  20. allan mcghee
    May 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    what private channel can i add for free all sports channels like sky sports bt sport and so on please help i'm going to buy a roku usb stick

  21. Julia Baires-Arauz
    April 19, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Nothing for Spanish channels.

    • TrumpLover
      January 22, 2018 at 12:58 am

      Yeah, its called the "Learn English" channel.....

      • TrumpSucksGoatBalls
        January 26, 2018 at 12:38 am

        Before you insist on others learning English, surely your little-handed orange hero Trump should try to get to grips with the language first, no? The old fart can barely string a sentence together, lol.

        • Ed Newbold
          February 26, 2018 at 1:43 pm

          Hahaha... cute, you LOSER! #MAGA

  22. ryan
    April 14, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Aaron animals and parry grip are great animal roku channels for kids and people of all ages. so cute and funny!

  23. Tessa
    April 6, 2017 at 7:51 am

    The Capital TV code doesn't seem to work? Do you know if its changed?

  24. Rand althor
    February 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    You picked some of the worse channels ROKU has available

    • Debbie
      March 31, 2017 at 2:17 am

      Check out the new MY999TV Private Roku channel. Check mkvXstream for special Roku discount info.

  25. Peter Black
    January 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Al Jazeera the "best and most reliable of the news channels". You've got to be kidding. Or do you work for Saudi Arabia?

    • al
      January 18, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Try it out, Peter. It is, head and shoulders above CNN, fox, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC.. I think if you try it out you might be surprised!

      • cpaulg
        February 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

        Saying Al Jazeera is head and shoulders above CNN,MSNBC, ABC,CBS, and NBC, is like saying it's head and shoulders above a cockroach.

        • Lenore
          June 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm

          Yep. Al Jazeera ranks right up there with CNN, MSNBC, abc, cbs, and NBC. Narratives, not news.

        • FGlr
          July 20, 2017 at 1:35 am

          Whereas saying that it's head and shoulders above FOX is like saying it's head and shoulder's above a mite on a cockroach's ass.

        • Cpaulg
          July 20, 2017 at 8:31 am

          That doesn't change the fact that CNN,MSNBC, ABC,CBS, and NBC are dirty, filthy cockroaches. Since Al Jazeera is propaganda for Anti-American sentiment, they're not even a news organization, so calling them cockroaches is an insult to cockroaches. No matter what you say FOX NEWS is, cockroaches are the last thing I want to see in my kitchen. I guess you're used to them.

      • cpaulg
        February 13, 2017 at 12:55 am

        Curious why you capitalize all except FOX? Must be a typo, and not just a childish display...right?

        • mkw
          May 16, 2017 at 3:28 am

          probably because Fox is classified as an Entertainment channel, not a news channel...they went to court for this designation so they do not have to be as truthful as a news channel, and it shows

    • Suzy L
      January 20, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Actually it is pretty good. Our satellite provider added it for a short time when negotiations with other news channels left us with no news. I was very surprised, and missed it w
      hen they settled the contract dispute and discontinued it. I usually watch FOX News.

    • jpruitt
      February 18, 2017 at 3:05 am

      Back when it was on regular cable, I actually found it to be one of the most unbiased news sources there was. Pity it was discontinued here in the US.

    • Matt Vorwald
      March 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Saudi Arabia? You buffoon. It's owned by Qatar, not the Saudis.

      Also, http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/trump-and-qatar-blossoming-relationship-398739766

  26. Sarah
    December 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Any way to watch the world junior hockey tourney for free?

  27. Sarah
    December 28, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Anyway to watch the world juniors hockey tourney for free?

  28. Mary
    December 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Hi I'm trying to find a bbc chanel so I can watch all the show

    • Barbara
      December 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Mary, Acorn TV is all British programming, but I believe there's a fee for it- not sure if it's monthly or one time. You can also find a lot of britcoms on youtube.

      • H Davis
        December 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm

        Yes, Acorn is 4.99/month, less by the quarter or year. If you like British TV this is the place for you.

        • Barbara
          December 31, 2016 at 9:10 pm

          Thank you! After reading this article, we added the Filmon channel (#2 in the above list) and then my husband found a related channel, Filmon.tv. Both of these have lots of British programming. The code for filmon.tv is arteseafon.

    • Zero
      January 27, 2017 at 1:47 am

      You can find BBC channels on XTV (XTVIPTV) for free. If you want to support them you can donate via paypal.

    • Bob
      April 6, 2019 at 1:26 am

      There's a BBC channel on pornhub...lol

    • Bob
      April 6, 2019 at 1:27 am

      There's a BBC channel on pornhub..lol

  29. Danielle
    November 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Anyone know a working link to rokus private channels? The above ones give me an error page not found.
    Looking for web browser if that exists

    • Naj
      December 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Rokuchannels.tv is no longer updated regularly. Try streamfree.tv.

    • Slip
      January 25, 2017 at 12:54 am

      just type the code in all lower case and without the parentheses. worked for me on most of these.

  30. Matt Hiebert
    November 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    To start with...where is this "Add a Channel" option? It is neither on my Roku or my online access. I type in codes in Search channels and get nothing?

    • Ken
      November 28, 2016 at 2:32 am

      Click on welcome top right of screen then click my account then click add a channel

    • Lapinette A.
      January 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Go to roku.com, sign into your account. Scroll down to "manage account" and "add a channel" is right there. I couldn't find it on the screen either.

  31. Bobbo
    November 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    For Australian TV try PHILHEG5 or PHILHEG7

    • Leo
      December 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      What are these channel(s) about?

    • Frodo
      December 23, 2017 at 4:02 am

      Thanks mate. :)

  32. O.G.
    November 4, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Nice page, thank you. Subscribed for couple of them. BTW this one I like a lot EuroRoku. Mostly using to watch european channels. I'm a fan of football. So they have few of them.

    • gio
      November 11, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      could not find it anywhere

    • gio
      November 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      I could not find it anywhere

      • O.G.
        December 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        try to google euroroku

  33. Robert O'Regan
    October 28, 2016 at 12:15 am

    This is an excellent web, thank you very much
    Best regards

  34. Farideh
    October 11, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Where can I find beta private channel code? Looking for HD TV Box channel that is streaming international stations.

  35. Karen m
    October 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm


  36. Mike
    October 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    The article, number 12, about the Arab channel Al Jazeera:
    "probably the best and most reliable of the all the news channels."
    What?! Who wrote this article? ISIS? Al Qaeda? There is a reason it's blocked in the US!

    • Dan Price
      October 6, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Al Jazeera blocks itself in the US, it's not blocked by the government or cable channels.

      • Mike
        October 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

        You are right. Al Jazeera did it themselves because of they tried to launch "Al Jazeera America".
        A lot of people have talked about it because of Al Jazeera's very biased pro-Muslim and pro-Arab reporting, while in Quatar itself, journalists are subject to prosecution for criticizing the Qatari government, the ruling family, or Islam.

    • JD
      October 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Uhm, al Jazeera may not be the best and most reliable news channel (it has an editorial slant, as well,) but it certainly is not some sort of terrorist news organization. It's alarming that you seem to be under that impression.

      • Mike
        October 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        Don't twist my words!
        I didn't write or imply that it's a "terrorist news organization".
        What I inferred was that only Arabs and Muslims would claim that Al Jazeera is objective and neutral. Al Jazeera has a clear pro-Islam, pro-Arab, and anti-Western slant. E.g. left-leaning BBC, even though actually pro-Arab, is infinitely more objective when it comes to Middle-Eastern or Muslim reporting.

        • Steve
          November 24, 2016 at 11:46 am

          "What?! Who wrote this article? ISIS? Al Qaeda? There is a reason it's blocked in the US!" your words.

      • Mike
        October 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm

        And FYI a quote from Freedom House:
        "While Qatar’s flagship satellite television channel, Al-Jazeera, is permitted to air critical reports on foreign countries and leaders, journalists are subject to prosecution for criticizing the Qatari government, the ruling family, or Islam."

    • Dave
      December 1, 2016 at 1:51 am

      yes it is blocked in the USA cause the USA is no place for the truth, and it is blocked by goverment.

    • al
      January 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Mike, try it out, it really is head and shoulders above fox,CNN,MSNBC, ABC,CBS, and NBC. In addition, it has less of an agenda than the commercial news stations.

      • cpaulg
        February 13, 2017 at 12:39 am

        Saying Al Jazeera is head and shoulders above CNN,MSNBC, ABC,CBS, and NBC, is like saying a something is head and shoulders above a cockroach.

      • ee
        May 23, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        Id love to try it but I get "The channel code provided is not associated with a valid channel."
        Any ideas?

    • Ray
      September 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Good grief,

      Go to the nearest university, find the registrar's office and enroll. Start out with some Philosophy and get a good grounding in epistemology and in thinking constructively and rationally and then move on from there. Best of luck!


      • Wendy C Hill
        October 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm

        I wish this chat had a like button :-)

        • Sonicb00m
          November 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm

          I concur:)

  37. Saul Howard
    September 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Just added Synctrix as a Roku private channel. Synctrix allows you to stream video/audio files you have stored on Dropbox/Google Drive to your Roku. It's currently free during the beta period so check it out! (synctrix.com)

  38. kuljeet
    August 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I would love to do showtime anytime activate on roku . please help

  39. Bikash
    July 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    A new hindi english indian channel. please check out. private channel code TVDIARY

  40. Tammy
    July 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I would love to watch the Relax Time (VRQHQ) but Roku says this is not a valid channel name. If anyone knows a fix or an updated code, please let me know.

    • Lisa
      November 21, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      I was able to add it to our Roku 1 without an issue. Make sure there is no extra space before or after the code if you copy/paste it in the 'add a channel' box.

    • Peter
      January 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I found Relax Time to be less than relaxing. Commercial breaks don't relax me. A good screensaver with soothing background music does a better job.

  41. Victoria Mathis
    July 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

    If someone could share a working BBC news channel well, that would be a very good addition to the Roku news line up.

    • Dan Price
      July 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Use Plex and add Film On from the unsupported app store :)

    • robertjm
      August 4, 2016 at 4:49 am

      Channel Pear has it.

  42. Larry Eustice
    May 29, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Could you please add my channel?

    Vanity Access Code: ispyradio

    A multi-genre Spy Themed 24/7 streaming radio station. Airing Songs With a spy feel. Selections from Spy movies, TV and other places from around the world. The music you listen to while plotting world domination or saving it from evil masterminds..

    Join us for 007 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays will be everything and anything about James Bond 007 radio.

  43. Jo
    May 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Is there a private Overdrive channel? Any code for Overdrive? The googles say it's coming, it's here but I sure don't see it.

  44. Mike
    May 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    "Sfntv" from Southernfibernet.com SFN TV NOW

  45. dan
    March 13, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Haven't tried them all, but 'Popular Science' was the only one my ROKU could find; 'DrBillTV' and some others weren't there; should I keep trying or is there a way the ROKU website can verify if they actually offer it?

    • Peter
      November 14, 2016 at 6:12 am

      Go to your Roku account, click Add Channel, and enter the channel code directly. You won't find private channels listed.

  46. moe
    March 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    One channel is the single greatest roku channel.pretty much every TV show and movie you can think of

    • Jeff
      May 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Any you provide no details about it. So good for you that you can watch it, but I'll be damned if I can find anything about it anywhere. Got a code or website?

      • Richard
        May 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Look for it here. Lots of good stuff! [Broken Link Removed]

        • Bill Burditzman
          August 28, 2016 at 1:32 am

          August 2016
          As of this writing roku-channels.com is available from go-daddy.com

        • Brian
          October 2, 2016 at 5:57 am

          [Broken Link Removed] takes me directly to Godaddy

  47. Rambler2
    March 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    The Relax Time code gets only the "Tropical Beach" link, and I could find no way to link to the other themes listed, such as "aquarium". Can this be corrected so that the other Relax Time themes are available?

    • TomR
      March 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Rambler2, I just checked the Relax Time channel using that code, and all of the videos are accessible, although a couple of titles have changed from RokuGuide.com screenshot above. After the splash screen, all of the videos should be listed.

  48. fred
    March 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Why is the Roku link at the very top of this article linking to Amazon to buy a roku and not the Roku site (especially with your referral making sure you make a cut)? Is this site selling out that much?

    MakeUseOf has been one of my favorite sites for a long time, but if ya'll start only caring about advertising & selling yourselves out that much no one is going to trust your articles since they're obviously helping YOU and not anyone else.

    • michael
      March 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      The whole site has become an Amazon advertisement - get used to it.

      • Tim
        July 23, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        What the heck is wrong with making a few pennies using targeted promotions? It sure beats holding your hand out waiting for the government or mommy and daddy to hand you money. SOMEONE has to earn money to pay for stuff. Geez, what a sad generation.

    • TomR
      March 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      If you hover over a link that goes to Amazon, you'll see that the link was added by an app that, to paraphase their website, "identifies commercial products mentioned within a publisher’s content, automatically transforms them into revenue generating hyperlinks whose destinations are determined in real-time, advertiser-bid auctions." It's not a sellout - somebody has to pay the bills!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Fred,

      Thanks for your feedback. Honestly, I find it a bit of a stretch to claim that we're selling out and that no one will trust us just based on two links to Amazon.