What are the best apps for Roku?

asked by Bryan Adams
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    #1YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Charvi Patel
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "We use YouTube on the Roku all the time. It took a little bit of tweaking to get it to work, but after that we have been enjoying it daily. It truly is the best app for the Roku player. "
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    #2The CW

    The CW

    The CW Television Network (The CW) is an American television network operated by the CW Network, a limited joint venture between CBS Corporation and AT&T, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

    Websites

    Free

    Brandon Valdez
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Since getting my Roku I've been spending all my time watching Arrow and the Flash. It's also fun to run episodes of Supernatural. It's safe to say that The CW on YouTube TV is one of my most frequently played channels and one of the apps I use most on my Roku. The best part is I get to catch all these wonderful series anytime I want and I can pause it and take breaks. No commercial interruptions. Really good stuff."
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    #3Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Edison Meng
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "Been using Pandora for years. Great service. Much prefer it over using Youtube like I used to do."

Did you know?

Did you know that you can use your favorite streaming apps for Roku? Most of the best free streaming apps are available for Roku. You can access apps like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Amazon Prime Video and Sling TV through Roku.

Roku is a series of digital media players that provide over-the-top content in the forms of channels. A Roku streaming device receives the video stream via a wired or Wi-Fi connection from an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or an HDMI connector directly on some of the device models. The content for the devices is available from a wide variety of global providers. It comes with a remote and features like Roku Search which makes it effortless to find what you want to watch. Roku devices can give you access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes making you stream almost anything. Some Roku devices allow you to use voice commands to search and control the Roku device. You can also use voice commands for tasks like turning the TV screen on and off if you have a Roku TV. It also allows you to control the music while the screen is off and switching between your devices.

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    #4Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Julia Freeman
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Been loving this app and I am glad that it is available on Roku! My family loves watching movies so it's the best for me."
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    Free Trial

    #5Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Ayaan Jain
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "My Roku has this already and I am loving it. The channels are also in HD."
  3. 0
    Free Trial

    #6Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Rosalba Escamilla
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "DEFINITELY MY GO-TO APP IN OUR ROKU 4!!!!! THE BEST APP EVER!"
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    Free Trial

    #7Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is an internet video-on-demand service where users can watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. The service contents are either for rent or purchase.

    Websites

    Check price

    Andrea Arroyo
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Great app and works well with my Roku 4. The movies are series that I love are available here."
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    #8Spectrum TV

    Spectrum TV

    Spectrum TV is an internet television service owned by Charter Communications. The service is structured as a multichannel video programming distributor. It offers a selection of cable channels that can be streamed through smart TVs and mobile apps.

    Websites

    varies by plan

    Maria Harrison
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "HD is free with Spectrum TV and it works really well with my Roku."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for Roku
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1YouTubeWebsites 11 Free
2The CWWebsites 2 Free
3PandoraWebsites 2 Free
4HuluWebsites 1 Paid
5Sling TVWebsites 1 Paid
6NetflixStreaming Services 0 Paid
7Amazon Prime VideoWebsites -1 Free
8Spectrum TVWebsites -1 Free
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