Pandemic sheltering consumers looking for something more to stream for free got some good news from Roku this week.

The streaming media player resource, said it has added more than 30 live linear TV channels to its Live TV Channel Guide posted inside The Roku Channel app on Roku devices along with a bunch of new movies and TV programs, many of which are ad-supported and available to stream for free to Roku device and Roku TV owners.

Roku also said it has added a new tile for its “Live TV Channel Guide” in The Roku Channel app.

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Among the new additions to the Live TV Channel Guide available now are the following channel-surfing enhancements:

• Subscribers to Premium Subscriptions (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and EPIX) on The Roku Channel, will be able to see any live/linear content from those subscriptions directly on the guide.

• Roku TV users with connected over-the-air TV antennas, will be able view broadcast content alongside OTT programming.

Roku said the Live TV Channel Guide now provides more than 100 free linear channels spanning genres including news, sports, kids and family, lifestyle, Spanish language entertainment and more, all arranged in an easy-to-navigate user interface.

Featured Channels include the following:

• “New” Premium Paid Subscription Channels: Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, HBO, and Epix.
• News: ABC News Live, America’s Voice, Black News Channel, Cheddar, NewsmaxTV Live, Newsy Top Stories, Now This, OAN Encore, Reuters, TYT-Go, USA Today, WeatherNation, and Yahoo Finance
• Sports: Adventure Sports Network, ACC Digital Network, beIN SPORTS Xtra, EDGEsport, ESTV, fubo Sports Network, MAVTV Select, Outside TV, PowerNation, Stadium, and SportsGrid
• Movies and TV: BET Pluto TV, The Bob Ross Channel, Brat TV, CMT Pluto TV, FilmRise Action, FilmRise Classic TV, FilmRise Family, FilmRise Free Movies, Gravitas Movies, MTV Pluto TV, REDBOX FREE MOVIES, Reelz, XUMO FREE Movies, and XUMO FREE Westerns
• Game Shows: BUZZR, Deal or No Deal, Game Show Central, GOT Talent Global, and Family Feud
• Music: MTV Biggest Pop, MTV Block Party, and Yo! MTV
• Kids & Family: Ameba, Battery Pop, Kidoodle.TV, Kid Gamer TV, Kartoon, KIDZ BOP TV, Moonbug,, Teletubbies, Toon Googles, TG Junior, Rainbow Ruby, Rev and Roll, Ryan and Friends, and Zoomoo
• Lifestyle: A+E Lively Place, Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest, The Design Network, DIY Daily, Food52, Revry, Tastemade, and This Old House
• Fashion: Glamour, GQ, and Vogue
• Comedy: AFV Family, College Humor, Comedy Central Pluto TV, Comedy Dynamics, Funny or Die, and Just for Laughs Gags
• Crime: Crime 360, Forensic Files, Reel Truth. Crime and Unsolved Mysteries
• Entertainment News: Complex, PeopleTV, TMZ, and Vanity Fair
• Reality: Fail Army, Hell’s Kitchen | Kitchen Nightmares, People Are Awesome, Pet Collective, and Wipeout
• Sci-Fi: DUST, FilmRise Sci-Fi, and MGM’s Free Sci-Fi Movies & Series
• Science & Nature: WIRED, Love Nature, and Voyager Documentaries
• Talk Shows: Nosey and Real Nosey
• Spanish Language: AFV Español, AmericaTeve, Latido Music, Love Nature Spanish, MOOVIMEX by Pongalo, and Pongalo Novela Club

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By Greg Tarr

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