People are just realising their telly has a little-known hidden channel filled with hundreds of free TV shows and movies

THERE IS a little-known app for TV fans looking for something to watch without subscribing to another streaming service.

Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video don’t come cheap, so it’s no wonder people are thinking of alternative ways to save money.

The Roku Channel has a number of successful shows


The Roku Channel has a number of successful showsPhoto credit: Roku

You may have such a free option running on your TV without you knowing.

The service is known as The Roku Channel.

It offers a rotating selection of TV shows and movies.

And some are names that you will recognize as well.

The list includes The Exorcist, Robocop, Farscape, Storage Hunters, and America’s Next Top Model.

There’s even Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions, Shaun The Sheep and All Dogs Go To Heaven for the kids.

The Roku Channel is available as an app on Hisense TVs, Asda’s Polaroid Roku TVs, Now TV and Sky Q.

Roku recently announced that it is expanding its partnership with NBCUniversal to launch even more channels. So stay tuned for more to come soon.

More free TV

There are a number of free streaming alternatives to television these days.

Pluto TV offers more than 100 additional channels.

The app was recently added to some Virgin Media TV boxes.

And UKTV Play offers access to content from W, Dave, Yesterday and Drama.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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