Key Takeaway

  • Get NBC News and stream MSNBC channel: Go to Streaming ChannelsSearch Channels → Search NBC News → Select NBC NewsAdd Channel.
  • Activate NBC News and stream MSNBC: Launch NBC News → Get Activation Code → Visit Activation Webpage → Enter Activation CodeContinue → Sign In with cable TV provider and activate the NBC News app.

MSNBC is a news-based cable channel only available in the United States and Canada. You can get to know about the current and latest news along with an in-depth analysis of all major events. You can also watch shows like The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC Prime, and more. Moreover, it is easy to access the MSNBC channel on Roku via the NBC News app.

Can you Get and Watch MSNBC Live on Roku

Yes, you can easily watch MSNBC on Roku. But there is no stand-alone app to stream MSNBC shows. However, you can install the NBC News app to stream the MSNBC content.

How to Stream MSNBC on Roku

1. Switch on your Roku device and press the Home button on your Roku remote.

2. On the Roku home screen, select the Streaming Channels option.

Select Streaming Channels to stream MSNBC on Roku

3. Click on the Search Channels option.

4. Enter NBC News on the search bar using the on-screen keyboard.

Enter NBC News

5. Choose NBC News from the search results and click on the Add Channel button.

6. After adding the NBC News channel, select the OK button from the prompt.

7. On the next screen, hit the Go to Channel option to launch the NBC News channel.

How to Activate NBC News to stream MSNBC on Roku

1. Launch the NBC News channel and note down the activation code.

2. If you can’t find the activation code, select the Sign In or Log In button to get one.

3. Open a web browser from your Smartphone or PC and visit the NBC News Activation website:

4. Input the activation code and click on the Continue button.

Select Continue to stream MSNBC on Roku

5. Sign in with your cable TV provider account.

6. Go back to the NBC News app and select the MSNBC tab.

7. Now, you can stream your favorite shows from MSNBC on the big screen.

Select MSNBC

How to Watch MSNBC on Roku Without Cable

If you want to stream MSNBC without cable, below are the services that you can use to achieve it.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV to stream MSNBC on Roku

YouTube TV is one of the best streaming television services. It offers you more than 85+ channels from categories like News, Sports, Entertainment, and more. You can also create 6 different profiles with 1 account. Even you can record your favorite shows unlimitedly thanks to the unlimited DVR feature. Also, you can subscribe to YouTube TV at $64.99 per month to stream the MSNBC channel.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is another streaming television service with over 150 channels. It includes channels from categories like Sports, News, Entertainment, Movies, Music, and more. Moreover, you can stream the MSNBC channel is available on all the four plans offered by DirecTV Stream.



fuboTV is an awesome streaming television service that puts more emphasis on Sports channels. It has more than 280+ channels, of which most channels include sports and other channels belong to categories like News, Entertainment, and more. MSNBC is available on Elite and Ultimate plans of fuboTV that will cost you $79.99 and $99.99 per month.

Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is also another best streaming service with over 50+ live TV channels. It is one of the cheapest streaming services available. It provides you with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can stream on 3 devices simultaneously and has channels like MSNBC, CNN, TBS, BBC America, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and more. MSNBC is available on Blue and Orange & Blue plans.


Hulu + Live TV to stream MSNBC on Roku

Hulu is a popular streaming service with more than 75+ live TV channels. You can stream movies, TV series, Hulu Originals, and more. It has Unlimited DVR storage and allows you to create 6 profiles for each account. It also has channels like MSNBC, TV Land, USA, Lifetime, CNBC, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to watch Rachel Maddow on Roku?

You can stream Rachel Maddow on Roku using the NBC News channel.

2. Is MSNBC on Roku free?

You have to note that there is no dedicated app to stream the MSNBC channel on Roku. But you can install the NBC News app for free and access the MSNBC content by logging in with the participating cable TV provider account.