How to Watch Newsmax TV on Roku


Newsmax is primarily carried by cable and satellite providers, but you can watch it for free on Roku devices. For more information, follow this guide to get Newsmax on Roku until the end.

Newsmax is a free 24/7 cable news channel broadcast across the United States. Its primary studio is situated in Manhattan, New York. The channel carries an all-day news/talk programming schedule throughout weekdays, alongside films and factual content on the weekends.

Newsmax is relatively new among American news channels. Over 75 million households in the United States receive it. Thanks to its wide availability of online streaming services, the number is far broader than expected.

While Newsmax is controversial for its political views, it’s a free local news channel nonetheless. It features former Fox News personalities like Bob Sellers, Greg Kelly, and Rob Schmitt, alongside several other notable hosts.

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Newsmax on Roku

The Newsmax TV Roku channel offers the live Newsmax station streams without a TV provider login. It also provides on-demand clips of “Top of the Hour News” and full replays of in-depth “Newsmaker Interviews.” You can find the latest health and financial news separately on the Roku channel.

Newsmax’s complete library of factual documentaries and films is available to stream on-demand on the Newsmax TV Roku channel. The content is available to watch in up to 1080p Full HD quality as well.

Some of the news/talk programs you can stream live and on-demand on the following Roku channel include Conversations with Nancy Brinker, Spicer & Co., Greg Kelly Reports, Huckabee, The Howie Carr Show, American Agenda, etc.


  • Newsmax TV on Roku is easy to navigate, and you get quick access to live streams and on-demand replays.
  • The channel recommends news clips based on what you currently are interested in.
  • You can go through recent replays of Newsmax programs from the on-demand library.
  • Both live and VOD streams max out at a crisp resolution of 1080p Full HD.
  • You can watch Newsmax TV for free. It requires users to neither purchase a subscription nor log in with a TV provider.

How to Add Newsmax TV on Roku?

The simplest way to add Newsmax TV on Roku is to visit the Newsmax TV Channel Store page. You still need to sign in to your Roku account, of course. PIN verification might be required when adding the channel.

Optionally, follow the steps below if you currently are in front of your television with the Roku device powered on and connected.

  • You should see a Streaming Channels option on the Roku Home screen. Click it to visit the built-in Channel Store on your device.
  • Next, scroll past the first few options to select Search Channels on the menu. The search option should get expanded.

Search Channels

  • After that, use the keyboard on the screen to type “Newsmax TV” in the search field.
  • Now select the Newsmax TV Roku channel from the top of the results panel.
  • Click Add channel on the following Channel Store page to get Newsmax TV.
  • Ultimately, click OK and return to the Roku Home screen after the channel is added.

New Roku channels are usually listed at the bottom of the channel grid, and it should be the same case for Newsmax TV when you add it.

However, you can move the channel from the Options menu, which can be accessed by pressing the asterisk (✱) button on the Roku Remote.

How to Use Newsmax TV on Roku?

Navigation is straightforward in the Newsmax TV Roku channel. When you launch it for the first time, you won’t need to log in or sign up to access the live and on-demand news feeds.

The Home page opens up by default, and you can switch between other pages from the sidebar. Apart from Home, the sidebar consists of LiveCategoriesMoviesDocumentariesSearch, and Settings.

Home is your default portal to recommended news shows, clips, and featured Newsmax programming. For a better view of the live Newsmax station feeds, go to the Live page instead.

From Categories, you can go through the latest news clips related to health, lifestyle, politics, personal finance, and more. Similarly, Movies and Documentaries give you on-demand access to Newsmax’s weekend-special factual programs.

From the Search menu, you can input a particular keyword to find your preferred news content. You can filter the results by movies, series, episodes, and live broadcasts.

To enable auto closed-captions, go to the Settings page. You can turn it off anytime.

Watch Newsmax on Roku for Free

Newsmax is already free to watch on its official Roku channel. However, you can pick up Pluto TV or XUMO as an alternative source.

In case you didn’t know, Pluto TV offers 200+ live channels and countless hours of on-demand programming for free. The service is ad-supported, and signing up for an account is totally optional.

XUMO is basically the same as Pluto TV, but it offers a better lineup of news and sports channels. Furthermore, both Pluto TV and XUMO are officially available on the Roku Channel Store.

To watch Newsmax on Pluto TV, tune in to Channel 236 from the channel guide. On XUMO, Newsmax is listed as Channel 138.

Watch Newsmax on Roku with Live TV Services

If you plan to get an over-the-top live TV subscription soon for your Roku device, there are many options for you. However, Newsmax is currently seen on only two major services: fuboTV and Sling TV.

You can get Newsmax TV with three of the fuboTV plans: StandardFamily, and Elite. The differences between the plans are mostly the addition of premium channels, more cloud DVR storage, and a higher cap on simultaneous streams.

On Sling TV, Newsmax is available only with the News Extra add-on, which you can add to either Sling Orange or Sling Blue base plan. It’s available for the Orange + Blue combo subscription package as well. Sling also offers cloud DVR and simultaneous streams, but it’s quite limited as the plans have to hit the affordable price bracket.

FuboTV and Sling TV have their official Roku channels on the Channel Store, and you can add them to your channels list the same way you added Newsmax TV earlier.

Finishing up

That’s how you can watch Newsmax on Roku basically without a cable or satellite TV subscription. If you want us to cover more Roku channels like this, leave your suggestions in the comments below. In the meantime, check out our other Roku guides to watch more live channels.

The Newsmax TV Roku channel is compatible with all supported Roku players, Roku TVs, and Roku Smart Soundbars.

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