If you're looking for more streaming content and hoping to cut out cable, Roku is a good option.

There are so many ways to get video content on your screen, be it your computer, laptop, tablet, phone or other device. Watching it on your TV is somehow sometimes one of the most satisfying options as you get to sit back on the big cushy couch and enjoy all that a large screen has to offer.

But what to watch? Roku is a great way to seamlessly integrate traditional TV content with streaming video from the Internet. And with thousands of channels to choose from, you’ve got your work set out for you in terms of making choices, so we thought we’d give you some tips to get started.

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If you’re in Canada and you’re already watching content from sites like Netflix and Amazon, you know full well how different we have it here, compared with the U.S. The same goes with Roku. There are many cases of “look, don’t touch” when it comes to great content.

There still is a lot of great content that is easily and legally available to those in Canada, though. To learn more about it, check out this list of 6 of the best channels available to Roku viewers in Canada:



If you’re into video games, watching others play and being watched, Twitch is your channel. This live streaming site focuses on gaming. If you have an Amazon Prime membership you can get Twitch Prime for free.

The Weather Network

When you need to know all there is to know about the weather, you know you’ll find it here.


Need we say more! YouTube’s content is both great and horrible and now you can view it all on your TV.


This channel is a great one for catching American TV content, for free. You can view 7 of USTV Now’s channels for free, or pay for upwards of 20 channels. Watch things like FOX, PBS, NBC, ABC and more.


Livestream, if you haven’t heard of it yet, is a service that streams live events, all the time. You can sign up for the service yourself and stream an event if you want, or simply watch the lives of others. This means if you have a corporate event taking place that you want to share across distances, you can.

There’s everything here from sports events to concerts, video of locations throughout the world like famous beaches and towns and more.

Sports Illustrated

Want to know the commentary on the game, who did what and who’s playing whom? Sports Illustrated can keep you up-to-date.

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Netflix is a household name that almost everyone watches. Just like YouTube, now you can watch it on your TV! Yes, you need a subscription to do it, but it's not going to put you out of house and home. Tune in and enjoy.

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