How To Stream MSNBC On Roku

One of the top news channels in America today is MSNBC. The channel is an all-day news cable television owned by NBC Universal News Group. It was started in 1996. The channel prides itself on bringing viewers breaking news all day. That news international and local news from local reporters. 

The MSNBC channel can be accessed from both satellite TV networks and other streaming platforms. You have to pay a fee to access the channel on satellite networks. If you don’t have access to a satellite, you have the option of viewing the channel via streaming platforms like Roku. 

MSNBC on Roku

Roku is one of the non-satellite streaming platforms out there. You get access to tens of thousands of channels and streaming services on Roku for free. All you need is to buy the Roku stick and insert it into your smart TV. 

Unfortunately, you can’t stream the MSNBC channel directly on the Roku TV. The option available is to via the channel via the NBC News app onQ Roku. Follow the steps below on how to stream MSNBC on Roku on the NBC news app. 

Step 1. Ensure you turn on your Roku. Go to the Roku Home Page by pressing the Home button on your remote. 

Step 2. From the home menu, find and click on the SEARCH option from the menu option. 

Step 3. Enter NBC News in the search bar and click on search. 

Step 4. The result will show the NBC News app. Click on ‘ADD CHANNEL’ beside the app icon to install the app. 

Step 5. After installation, click on the app icon to open the news channel. 

Step 6. You will see the following option on top of your screen. NEWS, MSNBC, TODAY. Click on MSNBC to open the news channel. 

Alternative Ways to Watch MSNBC on Roku

Besides streaming via the NBC news app, there are other alternative ways to stream the MSNBC news channel on Roku. Note that these other options may require the use of premium apps. But you will get access to your favorite news channel and many more. 

Hulu + Live TV

You can install the Hulu app on your Roku and stream the MSNBC from there. Not just that, you will have access to thousands of TV shows, live sports, movie channels available on Hulu. To access the Hulu + Live TV, you have to pay a subscription fee of $54.99 per month. For first-time users, you have a free 7-day trial to try the platform. You can cancel any time before the end of the trial period if you don’t like what you see. 


The FuboTV internet streaming platform gives you access to over 100 channels. That includes over 30 sports channels. You get channels like NASCAR, NCAA, NHL, MLB, NBA, and many more. If you are a sports enthusiast, the FuboTV is for you. Not just the sports channels, you can also access MSNBC and other news channels on the platform. To access FuboTV, you have to pay a subscription fee of $64.99 per month.

YouTube TV

Unlike what most people think, YouTube TV isn’t just for streaming music videos. You can stream news channels on MSNBC on the Youtube TV app on your Roku TV. You have to download and install the app on your Roku TV to access the news channel. To access Youtube TV, you have to pay a subscription fee of $64.99 per month.

Sling TV

The Sling TV streaming service is known to offer cool live sports channels. You can access your favorite sports channels like ESPN, NFL, and many more on the platform. Not just that, you have access to news channels too. To access the Sling TV, you have to pay a subscription fee of $45 for sling Orange and Blue or $30 for just Sling Blue. 

Difference Between MSNBC and NBC

Both MSNBC and NBC are owned by the same parent Company. But the main difference between both is that while MSNBC streams just news content, NBC streams both news, kid shows, talk shows, and many other content types.