How to Add and Stream MSNBC on Roku

Gone are the days when you needed a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch MSNBC. In this modern age, you can stream the channel online via various streaming services or even through streaming devices such as Roku.

MSNBC is a very popular channel owned by NBC Universal based in the US. The channel covers news from around the globe making it one of the most-watched news channels. Despite it being available on all satellite networks as a pay channel, MSNBC can still be watched without the subscription on various devices including Roku.

To stream MSNBC on Roku streaming device, add the NBC News channel from the channel store. If you’re ready to stream MSNBC, we’ll walk you through it, as well as offer you alternatives.

Streaming MSNBC on Roku streaming device

MSNBC is currently not available as a standalone app on Roku channel store. However, you can still stream its content from its NBC News parent app where it’s available as a channel. The NBC News app is available in the channel store and is what we will be installing instead. Press the home button on your remote to go to the home screen on Roku. On this screen, select ‘Streaming Channels’ and then click on ‘Search channels’. In the search bar, type in ‘NBC News’ using the on-screen keyboard and from the suggestions click on the app. On the app page, click the ‘+Add channel’ button to add the channel to your Roku streaming device. With the channel added, open the app and from the top of the home screen, select the MSNBC channel and start streaming. Depending on your cable subscription and region, you may or may not find this NBC News channel on your Roku.

Via the web

The other way to add the NBC News channel and stream MSNBC on Roku is via the web. Open a web browser on any device and go to the Roku channel store. Sign in using your Roku username and password. In the main menu at the top, find the ‘What to watch’ dropdown arrow and hover over it. From the dropdown menu click on ‘Channel Store’ to visit the Roku channel store. In the search bar, search for NBC Newsand click on the app. On the app page, click on ‘+Add channel’ to add the channel to Roku. The app will then be automatically added to all your Roku devices.

Alternative ways of streaming MSNBC on Roku

If you can’t find the NBC News channel on Roku, then you can use an alternative streaming service to access MSNBC. If you have a subscription to YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, or FuboTV, then you can still access MSNBC on Roku via these services. Go to the Roku menu and select ‘Streaming channels’. If you don’t have any of them installed, go to the channel store and search for either. Search and add the channel on Roku and launch it. Log in and you should find MSNBC as a channel in the streaming service.

 Installation steps in pictures

Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen

How to Add and Stream MSNBC on Roku   

Select Streaming Channels

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Click on Search Channels and type NBC News in the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions

Add and Stream MSNBC on Roku

Click on +Add Channel to install

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Select MSNBC from the top of NBC News main menu

How to Add and Stream MSNBC on Roku: A snap shot

 
Installation process
Action required
  1.  
Go to the channel store and add the NBC News app. Open it and launch the MSNBC channel and stream.
–          Roku streaming device

–          Stable internet connection

–          NBC News app

–          Cable/Satellite TV subscription

2.
Use an alternative streaming service. Go to the channel store and add the service. Open it and start streaming MSNBC.
–          Roku streaming device

–          Stable internet connection

–          Alternative streaming service

Final Thoughts

The easiest and best way to stream MSNBC on a Roku streaming device is through the NBC News app. It’s available as a channel. Simply follow the above steps and add it on Roku. You will however need a cable or satellite TV subscription to log in and start streaming. If you find that the NBC News app is missing on your Roku, then use an alternative streaming service and still access MSNBC as a channel. We hope that soon the channel store will have a standalone MSNBC app.

FAQs

Does the MSNBC channel on Roku contain recorded episodes or it’s live?

The channel contains both live streams and reruns of shows.

How much does MSNBC cost on Roku?

How much MSNBC costs on Roku depend on your cable provider as you need a subscription to one to access the MSNBC channel.

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