Roku has been gaining a lot of popularity lately!
The streaming platform offers access to a wide variety of channels and content, but did you know there are actually secret, hidden channels?
While many of the channels are well-known and easily accessible, the hidden channels aren’t advertised, and you won’t find them by searching through the Roku channel lineup, either.
However, there’s a trick to getting them, and giving you the code!
Keep reading to find out more…
Keep scrolling to see how to access the channels…
But, before we give you the codes to getting any of these hidden channels, it’s good to know that some of hidden channels may require a subscription or membership, while others may be completely free.
Also, some private channels might even require a VPN. This is because those are unavailable in certain regions or countries due to geographical restrictions.
You also don’t have to worry about if these hidden channels are illegal and not allowed. Utilizing these channels will not result in any legal trouble as Roku would not endorse their use if they were illegal.
HOW TO ACCESS THE HIDDEN CHANNELS:
- Head to My.Roku.com on any device, and sign into your account
- Locate the “Manage Account” section and tap the “Add Channel” option.
- Enter the hidden channel access code and tap the Add Channel button.
- A pop-up warning will appear, and once you are sure you want that channel, click OK.
- NOTE: The channel won’t immediately appear in your Roku channels list. If you want to access it right away, go to Settings > System > System Update > Check Now on your Roku device.
HERE ARE THE COOLEST HIDDEN CHANNELS ON ROKU:
The Space Opera Channel: Access Code: (soctv)
This channel is for fans of sci-fi and indie fan films. It also has a diverse array of on-demand and live content across multiple categories.
Nowhere TV: Access Code: (NMJS5)
If you’re a fan of major cable networks, NowhereTV is where you go. This is one of the oldest hidden channels and includes content from ABC, NBC, BBC, HBO, and PBC, and more, as well as sports programming from the NFL, MLB, and other leagues.
Space Time: Access Code: (CN6MRTG)
Astronomy lovers, we have your new go-to streaming channel! The hidden channel features publicly available content from Space Agencies worldwide, including NASA.
iTunes Podcasts: Access Code: (ITPC)
Yep, you can actually access iTunes podcasts on Roku, and it’s free. You don’t even have to install iTunes on your computer, because the channel doesn’t require an iTunes account and it streams podcasts straight from iTunes’ library of podcasts.
EuroRoku: Access Code: (296XJKP)
EuroRoku is a PAID Roku channel that allows users to watch live streams of famous European TV channels. With a collection of up to 300 channels, the platform features networks from countries like France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Holland, Bulgaria, and Moldova. Users can gain access to a wide range of programs, including news, sports, music, and entertainment, among others.
Happy Kids TV: Access Code: (HappyKids)
With a plethora of children’s programming such as music, activity guides, and other engaging content, Happy Kids TV is a great option for families with young children. The channel also provides access to popular movies and television shows tailored to kids.
Unofficial Twitch.TV: Access Code: (TwitchTV)
Gamers, this one is for you! Unofficial Twitch.TV is a channel definitely worth exploring. While it’s still an “unofficial” channel, it offers a plethora of features and unrestricted access to all of Twitch’s content.
Wilderness Channel: Access Code: (FL82109)
If you’re a naturephobe, you might want to check out this channel. It’s a mix of on-demand and live broadcasts featuring shows such as America’s Wilderness, Alone in the Wilderness, and Secrets of Stealth Camping.
AOL On: Access Code: (aol)
No, this isn’t old school America Online, with the iconic dialup sound. It’s actually a secret channel with access to content from HGTV, BBC News, Food Network, Cooking Channel, ET Online, and DIY Channel.
Arirang TV and Radio: Access Code: (ArirangTV)
Big fan of Korean TV? Arirang TV and radio is for you! The channel features documentaries, cultural features, and more from Korea.
Silent Movies: Access Code: (RLQXKG)
One of our faves, the Silent Movies channel is exactly that. Here, you can access the silent films that built Hollywood, and feature stars like Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and more.
StreamNowTV: Access Code: (sntvdemo)
Indie movie fan? You can check out a beta version of StreamNowTV, which offers movies from independent contributors across a ton of genres.
Pro Guitar Lessons: Access Code: (ProGuitar)
If you’re looking to pick up and learn how to play the guitar, Pro Guitar Lessons will be your go-to. This channel is PAID.
El Cartel TV: Access Code: (chibchombiatv)
El Cartel TV is a hidden channel on Roku that offers access to numerous live TV channels from South America, with a focus on those from Colombia. Viewers can enjoy a wide range of channels, with some of the most popular ones being Canal Uno, Canal Capital, and TeleSUR.
Food Matters TV: Access Code: (foodmatterstv)
For food enthusiasts, Food Matters TV is a must-have private Roku channel that provides a plethora of content on diets, recipes, and healthy eating.
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