How to watch MSNBC On Roku

After exploring, I have found that to watch MSNBC on Roku TV, you need to either install the NBC channel or a streaming service that has the MSNBC channel.


Because the Roku channel store doesn’t have a specific MSNBC App that you can download.

Now, to know in this guide which streaming service to choose, how to watch everything for free, and how to fix MSNBC not working, let’s get started.

How to get MSNBC on Roku?

I have two ways to show you how to do so: installing MSNBC from the channel store or website. 

Now, let’s begin with any option that seems convenient for you:

Get MSNBC on Roku device from the Channel Store 

1.  Open your Roku device and press the Home button on your Roku TV or device remote to head to the home interface.

2. Scroll to choose Streaming Channels option

streaming channel option to watch MSNBC on Roku

3. Select search channels and enter the “NBS news” name in the search box.

search MSNBC on roku channel store

4. Once the NBC channel shows on the result, tap on Add Channel 

5. After waiting for a while when the app is installed, select Go To Channel 

6. Now, once the channel opens, you’ll need to sign in and activate your account (explained below) If required.

Stream MSNBC on Roku Using Roku’s official Website 

1. On your Android, iPhone, or computer, open a browser and head to the Roku official website.

2. Sign in by entering your email and password.

3. Tap on the search box and type “NBS news” to watch MSNBC on Roku.

4. When the app comes in the result, select Add Channel 

5. After the app is completely downloaded and installed, head over to your Roku TV.

6. If you didn’t get the MSNBC channel (on the NBS channel), update your Roku device system by following Settings> System > System Update 

system update on Roku tv to fix MSNBC not working

Get an Activation Code to Activate MSNBC On Roku 

If it’s required to activate MSNBC channel on Roku device, follow the steps given below:

1. Open your Roku device, launch MSNBC On Roku, and sign in.

2. The device screen will prompt an activation code, remember it.

3. Open a browser on any device you prefer and visit (

activation code to Activate MSNBC on Roku tv

4. Now enter the activation code you got from the Roku device screen.

5. After entering the code, if needed, Sign in and your MSNBC channel is ready to stream on Roku TV.

How can I Screen Mirror MSNBC on Roku?

Now, if you already are using the MSNBC app on your Android, iPhone, or iPad, you can cast all these shows to your Roku TV screen by considering the steps mentioned below:

1. If the app is not installed on your device, do so either from the Play Store or Apple Store.

2. Enable Screen Mirroring (for Android) or Airplay (for iOS devices) on your Roku TV. By selecting Settings > Airplay and Homekit or Settings > System > Screen Mirroring 

how to Airplay MSNBC to Roku device

screen mirroring on Roku to install MSNBC app

3. Connect both devices in the same wifi connection and tap on the Screen Mirroring or Cast icon on your Android or iPhone.

4. Select your Roku device on the screen (android or iOS) and select Allow (for Android) or enter the password from the Roku TV screen (for iPhone or iPad).

passcode to watch MSNBC on Roku TV

How to watch MSNBC on Roku without cable

Besides watching MSNBC from the NBC channel, there are some alternative ways to do so, such as subscribing to a streaming service that has MSNBC.

So, as a result, you’ll also get access to many perks including additional channels, many streams to watch the content on many screens, and cloud DVR on Roku TV.

Here is the list of some of the affordable options available in the market:

Sling TV

The Sling Blue plan, which will cost you $40 a month, has 40+ channels included with live and on-demand shows. 

In addition to MSNBC, you can watch Bloomberg Television, Bravo, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Lifetime, Local Now, National Geographic, NFL Network, SYFY, TLC, TNT, TBS and many more.


Hulu’s live TV package is packed with more than 75 live channels that have local, regional, and national contexts available. By paying $75.99 a month

In its channel lineup, you’ll get A&E, ABC, ABC News  BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS News, CBS Sports Network, CMT, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, ESPNU, Golf Channel,  Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, SEC Network, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Weather Channel and more.


DirecTV can be an out-of-budget option, but provides 140+ channels to watch, and unlimited DVR recording. It can cost you $114.99 per month, however you can try its service by starting with a 5-day free trial. 

Since it’s a complete package of everything you want to watch including live TV Channels, sports hence there’s no need to show how many channels come with it.


In the FuboTV subscription, the Fubo Elite plan ($84.99 a month) lets you get a DVR recording of 1,000 hours, access to 170+ broadcasts, and 40+ additional channels. And the plus point is, you can use your same account to watch MSNBC On Roku on 10 devices simultaneously.

How to fix MSNBC On Roku not working

To fix this issue, follow the steps given here:

Step #1: Remove or uninstall the MSNBC channel 

1. Head to your Roku TV screen, highlight the channel, and press the Ashtrick (Start) button on the remote 

2. A new screen will open, choose Remove Channel > Remove 

remove MSNBC to fix MSNBC not working on Roku tv

Step #2: Restart your Roku device 

On your home screen, scroll to open Settings > System > Power > System Restart 

Step #3: reinstall the channel to fix MSNBC not working 

Go to the Streaming Channels option and select Search Channels, enter the NBC channel name, and install.


What channel is Msnbc On Roku

NBC news channel is MSNBC on Roku

How to watch Msnbc On Roku free

To watch MSNBC On Roku TV for free, start with any streaming service that has a free trial such as DirecTV, Hulu Live TV, sling TV, etc.


This is how you can watch MSNBC On Roku TV. On the whole, since there’s no dedicated channel on MSNBC, you can get it on Roku either from the NBC channel or the streaming service that I included above.

Additionally, you can download the MSNBC app on your Android or iOS and use the casting perk to stream MSNBC channel on Roku device.

Now, let me know which one of the ways, you’ll follow.

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