If you've been looking to get your live news fix on Roku but really don't want to bother with individual channels, the new Roku Channel — which, as the name implies, is a free channel direct from Roku itself — is adding said live news starting this week.

The Roku Channel will feature live streams from ABC News, Cheddar, and PeopleTV. As Roku puts it:

  • ABC News Live: A new 24/7 live and linear news stream from ABC News that gives you access to breaking news and live event coverage from all over the world. ABC News Live utilizes the worldwide resources of ABC News and their people in the field to deliver news in a modern package and take you live, on location to show – not tell you – what's happening in the world.
  • Cheddar: Cheddar on The Roku Channel is a linear news offering featuring a selection of live and curated content from the network, which offers a unique approach to news in technology, media, and entertainment.
  • PeopleTV: PeopleTV is the ad-supported streaming network helmed by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. You will have unlimited, daily access to quality programming featuring original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres.

You can add The Roku Channel directly from your Roku device, or add it to your account through the web interface here.

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