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How Can I Find New Roku Channels?
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Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2014) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. I have Roku and I love it. But I get frustrated sometimes because they are always adding channels and I don't even know. How can I tell when Roku has added new channels so I can check them out?  -- Wayne, Fairfax, Virginia.

Wayne, you make a good point. Roku, which makes Net TV devices that stream video to your TVs, now says it has more than 1,200 channels. Roku defines a channel as any content source that deliver video streaming. For instance, Netflix is a channel; Hulu Plus is a channel and so on.

Roku's lineup is incredibly varied, ranging from subscription-based services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Redbox Instant to On Demand programs from channels such as Disney Junior, A&E and PBS to the esoteric such as ParanormalReality.TV and Cultorama.TV. Many of the more obscure channels are free, although some are a bit rough around the edges.

But how can you tell when Roku has added a new channel that you might want to check out?

There are a few ways. One, on Roku's web site, the company has a 'New' page where it lists recent additions. The current list includes Lakers Nation (all things Los Angeles Lakers, of course) and the United Church of God channel. (Told you Roku's lineup is varied.) You can also access this list in Roku's on-screen Menu settings under New Channels.

Another good source for new Roku channels is The site publishes an array of interesting features on Roku and related products, including updates for when the company adds new channels. For instance, here's RokuGuide's latest new channel update.

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