Local Newscasts on Your Roku

September 15, 2011 - 12:29 -- RokuGuide

I'm frequently asked about the availability of local newscasts on the Roku. Cord cutters are concerned that they'll lose access to local news without an OTA antenna and DVR, while others would like to keep up with news in other cities.

Only two local news broadcasts, WTHR in Indianapolis and WISC-TV in Madison, have public channels in the Roku Channel Store, but many others are available on Nowhere TV. Nowhere TV is a private channel that offers free content from many different providers in a variety of categories. One of those categories is Local, which currently has 72 selections from the following 54 cities across the US:

  • Albuquerque
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Central Oregon
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Colorado Springs
  • Connecticut
  • Dallas
  • Dayton
  • Detroit
  • El Paso
  • Grand Junction
  • Grand Rapids
  • Greenville
  • Hampton Roads
  • Hartford
  • Houston
  • Idaho Falls
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City
  • La Crosse
  • Lafayette
  • Las Vegas
  • Lexington
  • Los Angeles
  • Madison
  • Memphis
  • Mid-Michigan
  • Minneapolis
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Palm Springs
  • Pensacola
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Providence
  • Raleigh
  • Reno
  • San Diego
  • Spokane
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa
  • Terre Haute
  • Toledo
  • Tulsa
  • Twin Cities
  • Washington DC

If you're interested in local content from any of these cities, you can add Nowhere TV to your Roku by clicking on this link. Alternatively, login to your account at www.roku.com, go to My Account, select Add a Private Channel, and enter the code H9DWC. When you go to the main menu on your Roku, Nowhere TV should be in your channel lineup.

Nowhere TV was created and is maintained by a developer known as The Nowhere Man. Additional information about the channel, including a list of the stations for the cities above, can be found on The Nowhere Man's website at www.thenowhereman.com/roku.

The videos on Nowhere TV are web broadcasts posted by the local stations, so the content selection and quality are determined by the broadcasters, not by Nowhere TV. If you would like to see additional content or higher quality video, contact your local broadcaster, not the Nowhere TV developer.