The official Roku Store has a large number of channels, but did you know about the hidden Roku channels? In this article, we are going to list out several Roku private channels that can be accessed for free.
The list will contain some of the best private Roku channels available today. We will tell you why some channels are hidden while most of them are not. We are also going to answer a few frequently asked questions. Without any further ado, let’s jump right into it.
- 1 What Are Hidden Roku Channels?
- 2 How To View Hidden Roku Channels?
- 3 Top 10 Hidden Roku Channel Codes
- 4 FAQs
- 5 Final Take
What Are Hidden Roku Channels?
The hidden/private Roku channels are non-certified channels that do not appear in the official store. It gives the channel developers a way to test out their channels. By limiting the total number of users, a developer can run tests and easily modify the channel according to the test results. This would be extremely difficult with a channel that is available on the Official Roku store since it will have a far larger audience.
You need to have dedicated channel codes to get access to respective private channels. These codes are provided by the developers themselves. We have collected a list of the most useful hidden channels so that you can get all of them in one place.
How To View Hidden Roku Channels?
Before we give you the non-certified channel codes, you need to know the steps you need to take to download and view these hidden channels.
- Go to the official Roku website. You can use a smartphone or a computer for this step.
- Log in with your Roku account.
- Click on Add channel with a code under the Manage Accounts header.
- Enter the Channel access code (provided in the following section).
- Click Add Channel.
- Read the warning message carefully and press OK.
- Click Yes, add the channel.
The channel will not show up immediately because Roku only checks and adds channels every 24/36 hours. To immediately download a hidden channel, all you have to do is:
- Go to Settings on your Roku device.
- Go to System > System update > Check now.
It will appear alongside the rest of your installed channels.
Top 10 Hidden Roku Channel Codes
You can use the codes on this list to download and view these hidden Roku channels.
1. Nowhere TV
You can use Nowhere TV to check out TV shows, news, podcasts, and more. You can find the content of various different genres from popular channels such as BBC, ABC, and HBO. All the content on this channel is legal and free.
Nowhere TV code: H9DWC
Are you a fan of South Korean TV shows? Then this channel was made for you. You can use this channel to watch Korean TV shows, radio programs and so on.
Arirang TV and Radio code: ArirangTV
RokuCast lets you stream content directly from your Chrome browser to your Roku device. It is a very handy tool and you need the Chrome extension along with this hidden channel.
RokuCast code: CL9D5D
Do you find yourself reminiscing about the cartoons, movies, and TV shows from your childhood? Then this private channel is for you. You can find almost any old show here.
The Internet Archive code: NMJS5
Do you like the video and audio podcasts on iTunes? Then you can easily access them with your Roku device with this channel. It requires no subscription, no iTunes, no AppleID and you can stream its contents for free.
iTunes Podcasts code: ITPC
Roku used to have an official Twitch channel, but it was pulled off the official Store a while ago. The unofficial Twitch.TV does away with a lot of the official channel’s restrictions. If you like watching and interacting with your favorite gamer on Twitch, then this channel is a must-have.
Unofficial Twitch.TV code: TwitchTV
7. El Cartel TV
Fan of live South American (especially Colombian) TV shows? Then this channel is for you. El Cartel TV will give you access to a lot of channels including Canal Capital and TeleSUR.
El Cartel TV code: Chibchombiatv
This is a channel that provides free access to a huge number of independent movies. You can find movies from a variety of different genres using this hidden Roku channel.
StreamNowTV Beta code: sntvdemo
This channel is perfect for nature lovers. You can find programs that showcase the beauty of nature. You can also find wilderness survival shows that are extremely interesting to watch.
Wilderness Channel code: FL821095
AOL was officially available on Roku in the past but now it is a hidden channel. You can catch live TV shows from 17 different channels like BBC, DIY channel and so on.
AOL code: Aol
1. Are Hidden Roku Channels Illegal?
A hidden Roku channel is not inherently illegal. However, if a hidden Roku channel hosts illegal content, then it will violate Rokus terms and conditions.
2. What Will Happen If We Use Illegal Roku Private Channels?
If you use illegal Roku private channels, then Roku would block the channel and block you from using Roku private channels in the future. If you repeatedly break the terms and conditions, then your account may get permanently banned. The channels in this article are legal.
These are some of the best hidden Roku channels. Now you know what they are and how you can download them. If you have any doubts or suggestions, then please let us know in the comments section down below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.