9 Best Apps to Watch MSNBC on Roku Without Cable

MSNBC is one of the top destinations for daily news coverage and in-depth political analysis, including content from commentators Rachel Maddow, Ari Melber, and more.

You can watch MSNBC with Roku and without cable on DirecTV Stream, Sling TV Orange + Blue, Sling TV Blue, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Fubo TV Elite, Peacock, DirecTV Stream Choice, or DirecTV Stream Premier.

Below, you will find a list of the services that cord-cutters use to watch MSNBC on Roku, together with their prices, channels, and trial periods if any.

Our top way to watch MSNBC without cable on Roku:
DirecTV Stream
"The best all-around streaming service for cord-cutters" (Rolling Stone). Includes most local channels and major national networks.
Channels: MSNBC, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, RSNs, and most major channels.
Price: $79.99/month
Free trial: 5 days
Devices: Roku
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For those hesitant to trust new cord-cutting companies, DirecTV Stream is a good middle ground. You get live local and national channels, and there’s no annual contract, but you're still with a staple of live TV. The basic package is comparable with other cable companies, and you have the option to bundle the service with other streamers to maximize your content access.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

Roku app store link

At $55 a month, subscribers to Sling TV Orange and Blue treat themselves to the best of both worlds. You can live in the moment with 51 live channels, or tune in whenever you want, choosing from a host of on-demand content. If you’re hesitant to cut the cord completely, this package definitely eases the transition.

Price: $55/month

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

Roku app store link

If you’re in the market for a live TV service to add to your streamer collection, Sling TV Blue is a competitive choice. For $40 a month, you get access to over 40 channels and their on-demand content, plus 50 hours of DVR storage — a cost-effective option that blows traditional cable out of the water.

Price: $45/month

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

Roku app store link

FuboTV’s comprehensive Starter Plan gives YouTubeTV a run for its money. $79.99 a month gets you over 100 channels, a huge amount of DVR storage space, and since Fubo is a sports-focused live streamer, all the main sports channels are included. As an added bonus, the package includes simultaneous streams on up to three screens.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Roku app store rating: 3.2 ☆☆

Roku app store link

Movies, acclaimed TV shows ready for binging, your favorite current series — and more than 75 live channels at your fingertips. For $75 a month, Hulu with Live TV lets you have it all. The package’s 50 hours of DVR storage sounds smaller compared to its competitors, but with Hulu’s content library included, it’s a trade off that ensures you won’t be left wanting more.

Price: $75.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Roku app store rating: 3.7

Roku app store link

Looking to keep your favorite shows at your fingertips, preserve access to live sports and news broadcasts, but still want to cut the cord? YouTube TV is the answer. At $73 a month it skews more expensive than other live streamers, you won’t be able to find a more extensive, all-inclusive package anywhere else.

Price: $72.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Roku app store rating: 3.8

Roku app store link

Over 140 channels, unlimited DVR and RSNs included - DirecTV Stream Ultimate is one of the most complete cord-cutting streaming bundles out there. Think of every sports network for example, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NHL Network, etc, you name it, you got it. You also get over 55,000 (15,000 more than the base Entertainment package, mainly from Starz Encore) of on-demand movies and shows included. Of course, there is a price tag that comes with all of this that will rival the most expensive cable packages: over $100 a month.

With this package DirecTV is saying: if you want cheap, go to Sling. This is not cheap, but it has everything a family could need from a TV package.

Price: $94.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

Roku app store link

Peacock is a streaming service owned by NBC, with options for paid subscriptions as well as a free plan. The free plan offers about 13,000 hours of ad-supported content, with the option to upgrade to premium for more access to content. The premium options include two plans: $7.99 a month or $80 a year for ad-supported; $13.99 a month or $140 a year for ad-free. With both premium plans, you'll get access to the full catalog of 2,000 movies and shows, including every episode of the original NBC series. You'll also get next-day access to all the new episodes of ongoing NBC shows, and early access to talk shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the air night. You can stream Peacock on Apple devices like the iPhone and Apple TV, Google devices like Android phones and Chromecast, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. But there is still no app available for Roku or Amazon platforms.

Price: $7.99/month

FuboTV is the only sports-focused streaming service out there, and with three tiers of packaging, users can decide how dedicated they want to be to the sports world. For the die-hards, FuboTV’s Elite package is the most all-encompassing version they offer.

Price: $89.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Roku app store rating: 3.2 ☆☆

Roku app store link

How to pay for a MSNBC subscription with Paypal?

The services that accept Paypal and carry MSNBC are: DirecTV Stream, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Peacock, DirecTV Stream Premier, and DirecTV Stream Choice.

How to pay for a MSNBC subscription with Apple Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry MSNBC are: Sling Orange + Blue, and Sling Blue.

How to pay for a MSNBC subscription with Google Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry MSNBC are: Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, and YouTube TV.

The streaming services on this page were chosen by our editors. If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.

That's all from us for the 7 Best Services to Watch MSNBC Without Cable on Roku!