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As I’ve written before, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for streaming video is that it’s too hard to keep track of TV shows across different services. If a cable-box DVR can organize shows regardless of channel, cord cutters shouldn’t have to individually check Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and other apps for new episodes of specific shows.

Since last year, Roku has been working on a solution that runs on its streaming set-top boxes, sticks, and smart TVs. Dubbed Roku Feed—or “My Feed,” as it appears in the main menu—this feature lets you follow your favorite TV shows and get notified when a streaming service adds new episodes. It also lets you track movies, actors, and directors, and it can tell you when prices drop for purchases and rentals.

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With or without a 4K TV, Roku’s priciest streaming box is a minor improvement over its cheaper models.

Roku Feed didn’t generate much fanfare when it launched in 2015, and I’ve previously been critical of the feature for not being useful enough. But since then, Roku has made it easier to browse for TV shows and movies, and it’s brought lots of new streaming services on board. If you own a Roku device and haven’t bothered with Roku Feed lately, it’s worth another look.

How Roku Feed works

Roku Feed resides just underneath the main Home screen, under the heading “My Feed.” Scroll down to it, and you should see three categories of videos to browse:

  • “Movies” provides a list of films that are already available for purchase, rental, or subscription streaming.
  • “TV Shows” provides a list of popular programs.
  • “Movies Coming Soon” shows films that are still in theaters, or that haven’t arrived on streaming services yet.

To add videos in Roku Feed, just click on a movie or TV show from one of these menus, then select “Follow on Roku.” An entry for this item will then appear in My Feed, and you’ll get notified of any new episodes (for TV shows), along with price drops or arrivals on new streaming services.

You can also use Roku’s search function to add specific TV shows and movies to the feed. This works for actors and directors as well, so you can keep track of their latest work.

Which streaming services does Roku Feed support?

Roku once told me that if an app supported universal search, it would also support Roku Feed. Unfortunately, Netflix continues to withhold data from Roku Feed. That’s presumably because it doesn’t want you spending too much time outside their own apps. (Roku’s comment: “We continue to encourage partners to participate in Search and Roku Feed and are adding to the breadth available there all the time.”)

To make things a bit more confusing, Roku Feed only delivers updates from apps you’ve already installed. I understand the logic—you don’t want notifications from services you’re not paying for—but there should be some way for users to find out if there’s a crucial app they’re missing.

That said, I count at least 40 services that support Roku Feed currently, which is around double the number from last fall. (At the bottom of this story, you’ll find a chart with sources that support Roku Feed and search, but keep in mind it’s a partial list.)

Note: An earlier version of this story stated that other services were not supporting Roku Feed as well. It turns out this was due to a glitch in the way Roku tells users which apps are supported. Netflix is the only service whose content appears in search, but not in Roku Feed. The chart below has been updated accordingly.

Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

When DVR users want to catch up on their favorite shows, they head to the recordings section, and everything is in one place. Cord cutters don’t have that luxury: some shows are on Hulu, others are on Amazon, and many are offered only on the website for a particular TV channel.

Roku solves this problem with “My Feed,” a section of the home screen that notifies you when new episodes of a show you follow are available on a channel you’ve installed. You can also use it to find out when a movie you want to see is available for streaming. Many Roku users ignore this feature entirely, and that’s too bad: it makes discovering what’s on where a lot easier.

We already showed you how to search every streaming service with your Roku, and that’s the easiest way to add a show or movie to your feed. Start a search using the voice search button on your remote, or using the “Search” function in the sidebar if your remote doesn’t offer voice search.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

You can browse seasons to stream and purchase from here, or you can scroll down to the “Follow on Roku” option at the bottom of the list.

Select this option and you’ll be shown which of your channels support the feature.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Select “OK” and you’re officially following the show. Every time a new episode is available somewhere, you’ll be notified in the “My Feed” section.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Click any notification and you’ll see where the latest episode is offered.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

As you can see, the latest episode of The Americans is available to cable subscribers from FXNow, or for sale at two sites for $2.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

If you’d rather not search for a bunch of shows and movies to follow, the feed offers a few selections by default. Head to My Feed on the home screen, and check out one of the default sections. If you head to “Movies Coming Soon” you’ll see a list of films currently in theaters.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Follow these now, and you’ll find out when they’re available to watch on your Roku.

This is by no means a perfect system, but it’s a decent way to find out when something you want to see is available. Add a bunch of shows and movies now, so you can stumble upon them later.

Roku’s universal watch list has gotten a lot more useful lately, though it still has room to improve.

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As I’ve written before, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for streaming video is that it’s too hard to keep track of TV shows across different services. If a cable-box DVR can organize shows regardless of channel, cord cutters shouldn’t have to individually check Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and other apps for new episodes of specific shows.

Since last year, Roku has been working on a solution that runs on its streaming set-top boxes, sticks, and smart TVs. Dubbed Roku Feed—or “My Feed,” as it appears in the main menu—this feature lets you follow your favorite TV shows and get notified when a streaming service adds new episodes. It also lets you track movies, actors, and directors, and it can tell you when prices drop for purchases and rentals.

Mentioned in this article

With or without a 4K TV, Roku’s priciest streaming box is a minor improvement over its cheaper models.

Roku Feed didn’t generate much fanfare when it launched in 2015, and I’ve previously been critical of the feature for not being useful enough. But since then, Roku has made it easier to browse for TV shows and movies, and it’s brought lots of new streaming services on board. If you own a Roku device and haven’t bothered with Roku Feed lately, it’s worth another look.

How Roku Feed works

Roku Feed resides just underneath the main Home screen, under the heading “My Feed.” Scroll down to it, and you should see three categories of videos to browse:

  • “Movies” provides a list of films that are already available for purchase, rental, or subscription streaming.
  • “TV Shows” provides a list of popular programs.
  • “Movies Coming Soon” shows films that are still in theaters, or that haven’t arrived on streaming services yet.

To add videos in Roku Feed, just click on a movie or TV show from one of these menus, then select “Follow on Roku.” An entry for this item will then appear in My Feed, and you’ll get notified of any new episodes (for TV shows), along with price drops or arrivals on new streaming services.

You can also use Roku’s search function to add specific TV shows and movies to the feed. This works for actors and directors as well, so you can keep track of their latest work.

Which streaming services does Roku Feed support?

Roku once told me that if an app supported universal search, it would also support Roku Feed. Unfortunately, Netflix continues to withhold data from Roku Feed. That’s presumably because it doesn’t want you spending too much time outside their own apps. (Roku’s comment: “We continue to encourage partners to participate in Search and Roku Feed and are adding to the breadth available there all the time.”)

To make things a bit more confusing, Roku Feed only delivers updates from apps you’ve already installed. I understand the logic—you don’t want notifications from services you’re not paying for—but there should be some way for users to find out if there’s a crucial app they’re missing.

That said, I count at least 40 services that support Roku Feed currently, which is around double the number from last fall. (At the bottom of this story, you’ll find a chart with sources that support Roku Feed and search, but keep in mind it’s a partial list.)

Note: An earlier version of this story stated that other services were not supporting Roku Feed as well. It turns out this was due to a glitch in the way Roku tells users which apps are supported. Netflix is the only service whose content appears in search, but not in Roku Feed. The chart below has been updated accordingly.

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Cable and satellite television subscriptions are expensive. Let’s face it – are you really watching 352 channels and listening to 50 music stations via your television each month to justify the monthly fee? Most of us have three or four shows we watch regularly, and then other tv watching time is in “channel surf” mode, stopping on anything that looks remotely interesting. Where I live, the least expensive option for cable television is $60 a month, and I’m positive I don’t watch $60 a month worth of television – but I have three shows that I really like to watch and I can only see them if I pay for cable.

Or so I thought! I’ve just discovered that I can watch most of the “good” stuff online! The major television networks broadcast many of their programs over the internet on their websites for free. You can even watch shows that are no longer on the air in some cases. The shows aren’t always available for internet viewers the same day they are on television, but does it really matter if you’re watching a Monday sitcom on Wednesday?

Check this list to see if your favorite shows are broadcast online:
1.ABC.
2.NBC.
3.CBS.
4.Fox.
5.Lifetime.
6.A&E.
7.MTV.
8.HGTV.
9.Discovery Channel. (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC)
10.PBS.

Hulu.com has a number of shows available from a variety of television networks. You can browse and watch for free, and even subscribe to your favorite shows to get updated whenever new episodes are added.

If you’re thinking the kids will be lost without the 24-hour cartoon stations, you can set them up with Classic Cartoons.

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I am aware of the standard procedure for removing shows from My Feed – i.e., searching for the show and then unfollowing it.

But I am unable to remove Hogan’s Heroes and Gomer Pyle from My Feed, for example. When searching those shows, it does not give a “follow” or “unfollow” option. And every day, I get new notices from My Feed that new episodes have posted, when in reality there are no episodes at all.

My question: how do I delete shows from My Feed, which searching for that show does not give me the option to unfollow it? Thanks.

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We appreciate your patience regarding this matter. I understand that you are unable to unfollow content from the My Feed feature.

If you no longer wish to receive updates for a movie, TV show, actor, or director, you can unfollow the item from Roku Search. Use the instructions above to find the title, actor, or director and select Unfollow this .

There is another way to unfollow an item that is unique to movies. Simply find the movie listed in the My Feed list, open the details screen, and select Unfollow this .

After you unfollow a movie, TV show, actor, or director, all updates within My Feed will be removed and you will no longer receive new updates for that item.

For full information on this, you can take a look at this link: How do I follow my favorite shows using My Feed? | Official Roku Support

With Roku, you gain access to a wide variety of channels, more than 3,000 of them at the moment of this writing. Naturally, you might wonder how to delete the list of recently watched shows and channels.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Unlike YouTube, Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video, Roku doesn’t have a ‘Recently Watched’ section where you can view all of the content you’ve watched in the past. The most popular channels (such as those mentioned previously) do have the option to view and delete your watch history.

So, if you’ve been streaming content on a Roku device or Roku account how do you remove all trace evidence?

Keep reading for the explanation, as well as tips on how to add and remove channels.

Clearing the Recently Watched History

Although Roku is likely taking notes on what you’re watching, this information is not public and there is no such thing as “recently watched” or “watching history” on Roku devices. All you can do is remove a channel and nobody will know that you’ve ever watched something on it.

Why Add Channels?

The answer to this is rather simple: to use your Roku device to its full potential. If you don’t install the Showtime channel, you won’t be able to stream Showtime content. If you don’t install HBO Now, you won’t be able to view the content that’s available on HBO Now.

The same goes for any other streaming service, Hulu, Amazon Video, Sling, even YouTube. As mentioned before, it’s literally like installing apps on your smartphone.

Adding a Channel

There are multiple ways to add the desired channel. The most simple and straightforward way would be navigating to Home, using your Roku Remote, and browsing through the available list of channels, right there.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

You’ll probably see the most popular ones instantly and you’ll likely have to scroll down to find the ones that are less popular. The downside to this method is that not all channels will be displayed here and you won’t be able to type in the one that you’re looking for.

Another way to add a channel is to navigate back to the Home screen and scroll down until you get to the Streaming Channels entry. This is the best way to browse channels on Roku. There are multiple available categories, such as Featured, New, 4K UHD Content Available, Top Free, Most Popular, Roku Recommends, etc. You can also browse channels by genres, such as Movies & TV, Games, News, etc.

On this list, you’ll find the Search Channels option. If you can’t find the channel that you’re looking for, select this option and type the name in question.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Once you’ve found the desired channel, highlight it, and then select Add channel. This should automatically install the channel on your Roku player. If you’ve created a pin for your Roku device, you’ll be prompted to enter it. Enter it if necessary and select ‘Add channel.’ You should be able to see the added channel on your Home screen.

You can also add a channel using your mobile Roku app. Go to the Channel store and find a channel that you’d like to add. Select Add channel and that’s it!

Removing a Channel

Removing a channel is much simpler than adding it. Simply go to your Home screen, select Home, and find the channel that you’d like to remove by scrolling through the list. Now, instead of simply entering the channel, press the asterisk or * button on your Roku Remote. Scroll down to the Remove channel option and select it. Confirm and the channel will be removed.

If you’re subscribed to a channel, you’re going to have to unsubscribe first and then remove it. To do this, you should navigate to the channel in question and press the asterisk (*) key on your remote. Go to Manage subscription, then select Cancel subscription, and confirm. Once you’ve canceled the subscription, press the asterisk button again and refer to the instructions about removing the channel from above.

Lists and Channels

Adding and removing Roku channels is fairly basic and straightforward. Removing them is even easier. This is one of the reasons why Roku is so popular – it is very simple and it doesn’t give you any headaches. Also, there are no pesky “recently watched” lists that might tell your family that you’ve binged Sex and the City last weekend.

Unfollow Movies and Shows

One of the neat things about the Roku platform is that all of your content is in one place, but to add to that, the system will allow you to follow your favorite artists, movies, and entertainment too.

Roku’s ‘My Feed’ section will show you all of the content you’ve followed. If you want to remove these items using the remote and head over to the ‘My Feed’ section. Scroll through the list and when you tap on a movie you need to scroll some more to click the ‘Unfollow this movie’ selection.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

You can also perform a search for the content you’ve searched in the past. Use the search option to locate an artist, title, director, or whatever you’ve looked for, once you’ve clicked on the relevant selection click the unfollow button.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Roku keep track of my viewing history?

While we can’t be sure whether Roku actually keeps track of your viewing history, they certainly don’t display it for anyone else to see. If you’d like to delete your viewing history you would need to go to the channel you watched it on and delete it from there.

Can I remove the recently watched channels?

If you use the Roku app as a remote or if you turn on your Roku device you’ll probably notice a recently watched channels option. Unfortunately, there is no way to delete this outside of just deleting the channel altogether.

Have you ever experienced any issues with adding or removing a Roku channel? How do you like your Roku experience so far? Discuss this and anything else Roku-related in the comments section below.

If you don’t have a subscription, read this to watch NBC shows, but you’ll need one for Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Telemundo and USA shows.

If you have a cable/dish/TV subscription that includes streaming the content you are trying to view online (check with provider; internet-only plans won’t work, and we can’t stream where affiliates are in dispute with carriers), then unlinking your provider and relinking it will solve many current errors.

*If the trouble occurs while activating Roku within a mobile or computer browser at NBC.com/activate, clear the browser data or cache.

Click links for instructions:

  1. Unlink/Relink your provider within My Profile (this should fix most stuff now).
  2. If things still aren’t working, check internet signal/strength.
  3. If that’s good, remove/add the channel.
  4. If things still aren’t working, update software.
  5. If this and all else fails, restart the Roku .

Roku video zoomed in or out
From time to time we hear from Roku users that their picture is “zoomed in.” We’re not yet sure what causes the issue, but our research indicates that when this happens, unplugging the Roku, unplugging the HDMI cable and plugging it back in, finding another input on the television for the HDMI cable and/or editing the picture settings on the television or Roku device have helped many users.

Instructions

Try to log out and re-authenticate through TV provider

  • From Home in the app, select
  • More then
  • My Profile then
  • Unlink

If you aren’t signed in within the app you are trying to use, sign out of your provider in another app in which you are signed in (NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Telemundo, USA) to sign out of your provider for all apps.

  • Sign in to the primary address on your provider account in the settings our app and
  • try again.

When activating, please use nbc.com/activate only on computers or mobile devices. For trouble with that page, clear browser data or cache.

Check internet/signal strength

Remove/Add the channel

  • Home then
  • Select the channel then
  • *,” then select
  • Remove channel and
  • Confirm, then
  • Add it back
  • Try again

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

For many of the millions of people out there with a Roku device, it’s probably little more than a Netflix box. There’s nothing wrong with that, as Roku has always sold its products as a way to stream content from every major service above all else. But there’s so much more you can do.

Thanks to a series of software updates over the years, modern Roku devices can do a bunch of cool things that have very little to do with streaming The Office for the 27th time. Not all of these features are available on every single Roku box, so there’s a good chance you’ve been missing out on at least one of them.

Use your phone as a remote

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

By far the most universally convenient of Roku’s bonus features actually involves a different device: your smartphone. Roku has a mobile app on Android and iOS that lets you adjust device settings or search through its free streaming selection (more on that later), but the most important aspect of it is that you can turn your phone into a remote control.

Simply open the app with your phone connected to the same WiFi network as your Roku device, tap the “Remote” tab on the bottom of the screen, and you should be able to pair with the device in a matter of seconds. From there, you’ll see a basic remote layout on the screen that works pretty seamlessly with the Roku. Simple.

One huge advantage to using the app instead of an actual remote is the ability to type things into on-screen text fields using your phone’s keyboard. That’s a godsend for entering login information, at the very least. If you lose your Roku remote or it runs out of batteries, this option is always there for you.

Watch free live TV

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

We get it, cable is expensive. It’s not fun to pay nearly $100 per month just for the luxury of channel-surfing, and that’s not even factoring in service fees and whatnot. The free channel selection on the Roku Channel app is not exactly a substitute for cable, but if you want to waste a bunch of time at any hour of the day without paying a single cent, there are worse ways to do that.

Simply open the Roku Channel app on your device and find the channel guide option on the home screen to get started. At that point, you’ll see what looks like a cable channel guide, but full of channels you’ve probably never heard of. I’m talking a 24/7 feed of old Johnny Carson episodes or a network for Minecraft streamers. There’s a whole lot of weird to discover on the Roku Channel and it’s a delight.

Beyond that, though, there are also legit news networks from the likes of ABC News and Reuters. When big things are happening in the world, you can keep up on the Roku Channel for free. It’s a versatile app, if nothing else.

Use Spotify on your TV

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

This one is pretty simple, but it’s a cool use of the Roku app store that you might not know about because it sits outside the traditional streaming service market. Spotify has a Roku app that you can use to, well, listen to your Spotify playlists. Is it mindblowing or revolutionary? Not really. Is it useful? Sure!

Maybe you don’t feel like wearing headphones at home or you have a baller sound system connected to your TV that’s better than any standalone speakers you have. With Spotify on Roku, you can get the most out of those speakers while you do chores, work from home, or just lounge around.

Just make sure not to bother the neighbors.

Turn it into a Bluetooth speaker

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

Maybe you like listening to music, but Spotify isn’t your thing, or you’d rather control everything from your phone. If you own one of a handful of Roku devices, you can actually turn it into a Bluetooth speaker. Here’s what you need:

Got one of those? Great. There should be a Bluetooth app on the Roku home screen that you can use to pump Bluetooth audio from a smartphone to your Roku. Go to the “Remotes and Devices” section of the Roku’s settings menu, select the option to pair a Bluetooth device, and then find the Roku in the device list in your smartphone’s Bluetooth menu.

Once it’s paired and connected, try playing audio from your streaming app of choice and the Bluetooth app should open on the Roku automatically. This is just a different path to the same destination the Spotify app leads to, but it’s just as useful.

Sync up your iPhone with AirPlay

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

The most recent addition of any of the features on this list is the ability for iPhone owners to control their Roku devices directly from the phone, without even using the Roku app. If you have pretty much any recent Roku device and the software is up-to-date, you can wirelessly link your iPhone to it using AirPlay. This will let you launch videos, share family photos on the TV, or straight up mirror your iPhone screen to the larger display, if you want.

To play a specific piece of content (video or audio), just make sure your iPhone and the Roku are on the same WiFi connection and hit the AirPlay button on the video or audio app on the phone screen. For videos, it’s a rectangle with a triangle cutting into the bottom. For audio, it’s three circles with the same triangle on the bottom. That’ll launch whatever you’re looking at on the Roku itself.

Screen mirroring can also be done by pulling up the iPhone’s control center and hitting the “Screen Mirroring” button. Just select the Roku device from the menu that pops up and you’ll be good to go. Android and Windows users shouldn’t feel left out, as they can actually do the exact same thing, according to Roku’s support website.

There’s nothing wrong with primarily using a Roku to watch your favorite shows or movies, but it can do so much more. Use these features and you can bore people with vacation pictures, annoy your neighbors with loud music, or spend hours watching Divorce Court on the Roku Channel.

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Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.

Try removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing ‘Remove channel’. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.

If the issue remains unresolved, I’d recommend reaching out to the channel provider directly to report the issue and request additional support. Many channels on the Roku platform is developed and maintained by the channel provider directly, and they’ll be able to best assist.

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Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.

We recommend removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing ‘Remove channel’. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.

Does this clear up the issue you are seeing? Please keep us posted!

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CBS all access isnt working at all. my account is up to date. just suddenly stopped working yesterday. anyone know whats going on .

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Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.

Try removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing ‘Remove channel’. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.

If the issue remains unresolved, I’d recommend reaching out to the channel provider directly to report the issue and request additional support. Many channels on the Roku platform is developed and maintained by the channel provider directly, and they’ll be able to best assist.

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I’ve been watching CBS All Access on Roku for several years now. Since the OS 9.2 update, there are navigation and playback issues with on-demand video.

While live tv continues to function normally (thankfully) I am unable to navigate to “shows you watch” or “continue watching”. The remote down directional navigation does not work in these areas of the app. I can only navigate to the most recent episode of any VOD show, which will load and play. All other episodes are inaccessible.

CBS is aware of this issue, and according to the excellent csr I spoke with via phone, many Roku users have been calling CBS and describing the exact same navigation issues with VOD on the Roku platform.

Note that the CBS csr walked me through uninstalling, rebooting and reinstalling the CBS All Access app. She also noted a difference in the IP address on their end and what was displaying withing the app’s system stats.

Got a fix yet, Roku coders? Ongoing issues with the 9.2 release are making longtime, loyal Roku users bail from this platform. Black Friday looms.

We love having content streamed directly to our devices and watching many different TV shows, movies, and channels. We also love saving that content for another time if we are for some reason unable to watch that important Breaking News show or the Big Game at the time it was streaming live. Thankfully, your Roku device does have a way of recording your favorite content, and you will find below some of the ways this can be achieved.

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Roku devices don’t have recording capabilities such as DVR (Digital video recorder), or any built-in storage, so there isn’t a way to record your favorite movies, TV shows, and other online content directly. This doesn’t mean that there is no other way of recording content. In fact, the streaming services that are available on Roku offer “cloud DVR” services, which allow you to store the content online and watch on-demand.

These are premium services though, and they do require an additional subscription, so there are no free options for recording the streaming content. But you may find that investing in these premium subscriptions is well worth it, as you can choose when you want to watch the shows and programs that you recorded.

Here is a list of Roku streaming channels that include recording capabilities in their packages:

1. YouTube TV

YouTube TV should be an essential part of your TV recording setup as it offers more than 70 live-streamed TV channels. These channels range from major broadcast networks like ABC, FOX, and NBC to sports and movie channels including ESPN, Disney, and Adult Swim.

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows
The Cloud DVR service is amazing, as it allows unlimited recordings for the price of $50 per month. Another great thing is that you can stream the vast catalog of content on up to 6 devices!

2. Fubo TV

Fubo’s streaming service is more focused on sports-related content, with over 100 local, national, and international channels. Even though sports are best watched live, there will be times when you just can’t catch the big game, so Fubo TV’s DVR option is perfect for sports fans.

The basic package of $55 per month will allow you to record up to 30 hours of your favorite sports games and other content, and for an additional $10 per month, you will get up to 500 hours of recordable content.

3. Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV offers a huge number of amazing streaming channels, from international to local coverage. The DVR option does include 50 hours of storage that can be stored indefinitely, but it doesn’t allow you to choose what to record. Instead, it will predict what you would like to record based on the TV shows and channels in your My Stuff list.

For an additional $10 per month, you will be upgraded to Enhanced Hulu DVR with 200 hours of storage, allowing you to fast-forward through ads as well.

4. Philo

Philo is a live & on-demand TV service that lets you stream on 3 different devices at the same time, and it offers you a 1-month cloud DVR with unlimited recording storage. It has a feature for skipping ads on recorded content, so Philo is a really great option if you want to record a large amount of content. The base package is $16 and all of the things mentioned come included.

5. Sling TV

The base package for Sling TV doesn’t actually offer a recording option, but they do have an option of adding Sling DVR for only $5 more per month. This allows you to record up to 50 hours of various content indefinitely. It also has a pretty easy storage management system, so it will be a breeze to delete any of it.

6. AT&T TV Now (Previously “DirectTV Now”)

While its base package does offer a cloud DVR option with up to 20 hours of free recording, it is not stored indefinitely but only for 30 days. This does allow you to skip and rewind as much as you like, and if you would prefer more storage and for a longer time, for $10 more the limit will increase to 100 hours and it will last for up to 90 days.

7. Tablo DVR

Tablo is also a great option if you want to watch and record a large amount of content on your Roku. It is a DVR that connects to your HDTV antenna and with your Roku device, you can watch, pause, and record live HDTV programs. The price of the hardware may be a bit steep at $120 to start, but it is well worth it for those who demand the highest video quality!

How to use roku feed to keep up with new episodes of your shows

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DVRs offer so much more freedom if you cannot find the time to watch TV live and there are many different DVR options you can choose from depending on how much you want to record, how long do you want to keep the recordings for, and also the price. When you do manage to find the perfect DVR service for your Roku device, you can sit back, relax, and not worry about missing any of your favorite TV content.