Watch Live TV on your Roku
The list of Roku Private Channels just keeps on getting better everyday. The latest channel in our focus is the private channel USTVnow. Just like the name suggests, you get live access to Television networks in the United States of America. The USTVnow channel is free to download, however it is not 100% free. There is a free subscription tier that gives you limited access to some channels and also two paid subscription tiers that gives you full access to all of the channels.
Currently, the channels you can watch on the USTVnow Roku Private Channel are:
- Animal Planet
- Cartoon Network
- Comedy Network
- Discovery Channel
- Food Network
- Fox News Channel
- National Geographic Channel
- SPIKE TV
USTVnow Roku Pricing
The above pricing table is taken directly from the USTVnow website. As you can see, there are three subscription tiers to choose from. The free tier gives you 6 channels which is alright. The paid tiers give you all 28 channels however the pricing could be better. Depending on what the cable or satellite rates are in your area, this might be a good solution for you.
Installing USTVnow Roku Private Channel
To get started with the USTVnow channel, you need to add it just like all other private Roku channels. USTVnow Roku Private Channel install link. Or, you can manually add the channel using the code ‘USTVNOW’.
After you have installed the channel, you can either wait for the Roku device to check for updates or you can force it to check. To check for new updates, go to your Roku and open the Roku Channel Store. After the channel store is opened, close it to force the Roku to update any new installed channels. Browse through your Roku channel selection and open the USTVnow channel. You will now be given a six digit code which you will need to use to link your Roku device to your USTVnow account. Head over to the USTVnow site and create a free account and then link your device. You are now ready to start watching American TV channels on your Roku device. If you own more than one Roku Streaming Media Player, you will need to link each device the same way.
What is next?
What is next in store for the USTVnow channel? Let’s hope that they continue to add channels and therefore make the free subscription tier more than six channels. Also, it would be cool to see a CanadaTVnow and a UKTVnow. If they get good results with this channel, it should not be too far fetched to expect these additions to be added in the future.
For now, there is also the Justin.tv Roku Private Channel which allows you to watch live television however you are at the mercy of the people who are streaming the content. USTVnow is pretty much identical to having a tv service.
If you know of any other channels that allow for live television streaming on your Roku Streaming Media Player, please leave the channel codes in the discussion area below.