Being a cord cutter used to mean giving up access to 24/7 live news coverage. Fortunately, cord cutters now have an abundance of live news resources from which to choose.
We’ve put together a collection, from websites and services to apps, that will help you stay informed without requiring a cable subscription. This week, we’re going to focus on resources that offer live news, so you may notice some popular news apps are not listed. This is because live news is not a mainstay of their service.
If you are looking for national news, many big-name cable networks offer videos and live feeds of breaking news. Here is a list of links to their Roku Apps:
Looking for more local news? Check out the new NewsOn Channel for Roku, which brings you live local news from around the United States. You can also watch clips and previous broadcasts, up to 48 hours for most stations.
Apple TV has many great apps such as NBC, ABC, Fox News, Wallstreet Journal Live, etc. Just search the App Store for the network.
Sky News, one of the largest news channels in the UK, offers a 24/7 live stream on YouTube Live.
When breaking news is happening, you will often find it featured on the YouTube Live home page.
You can also use the 24/7 ABC News feed with Chromecast.
On your computer
What about live news on your PC, or on your laptop when you’re on the road away from home? Here is our list of sites you can use to watch live news online via your browser:
Additionally, Fox News has live video coverage of breaking news, but the link constantly changes. Their main site will post a breaking news alert at the top of the site with a link to the video if they have live coverage on their site.
MSNBC also regularly changes their link for breaking news, but puts a notice with a link on their home page.
Looking for local news? Livestream has hundreds of live local news broadcasts. Check out this map to find a station close to you.
If the breaking news is weather related, check out Weather Nation for live 24/7 coverage.
If UK news is what you’re looking for, Sky News is one of the largest news channels in the UK and they offer a live stream.
Do you want a 24/7 live feed of CNN? Sling TV offers an inexpensive option for a live feed of CNN and Headline News on your PC, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Phone, Tablet and more. Now you can have CNN News wherever you are.
If you are in your car, or just want audio coverage of breaking news, check out the TuneIn app. It offers breaking news coverage from CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox News. You can stream breaking news in a browser or on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones.
Tunein also has many apps for smart TVs and boxes like Roku. You can find the right app for your devices or stream it live in your browser.
Cord cutters want live, 24/7 news and with this being an election year, it is more important than ever to stay informed. This list will help you keep current with breaking news no matter which type of device you’re using.
Do you have a suggestion for more great legal ways to watch live news as a cord cutter? Post it in the comments for everyone to try out.