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How to watch Newsmax on Roku

Newsmax is on Roku.
Newsmax is available for free on Roku and Roku TV. (Image credit:

Newsmax is the new home for those who prefer their news slated decidedly toward the right. And you can watch Newsmax on Roku.

The news channel has become the go-to source for all things right-leaning and conspiratorial, thanks in no small part to tweets from the 45th President of the United States. (At least when he could still tweet.) When Fox News dared to disagree with Dear Leader, Newsmax would reap the benefits. And thus the vicious circle continued.

Given that Roku is the No. 1 streaming platform in the United States, and that Newsmax has enjoyed such huge success — tremendous success — of late, it's worth taking a quick look at the best ways to watch Newsmax on Roku.

Here we go.

Watch Newsmax from anywhere with a VPN

But first, it's worth mentioning that if you want to keep up with Newsmax from anywhere to make sure you can follow along as more and more convert to the cause and shy away from traditional sources of news and decency, you probably need a good VPN.

That's important for a few reasons. First is that a VPN can help hide where your computer or phone is actually located. Instead of it showing your own IP from your own internet connection, you'll be routing everything through your VPN's connection, providing a layer of constitutionally supported protection between your devices and the government. Don't do anything stupid or illegal (or both), however. That's bad.

But do check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's one of the easiest ways to use a VPN, both at home and on your phone.

Our recommendation...

If you're looking to watch Newsmax but aren't in your usual Newsmax viewing area, a VPN might well be the way to jump-start things.

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks. Because the Deep State is everywhere!

How to watch Newsmax on Roku

Watching Newsmax on Roku is a pretty simple endeavor. There are a couple ways to get the channel onto your Roku player or Roku TV.

First is to simple search for Newsmax in your Roku Channel store on the device. Type N-E-W-S-M-A-X to spell Newsmax. Or you can just go to the News section of the store and note how Roku has prominently promoted Newsmax alongside more traditional (and award-winning) outlets like ABC News, CNN and CBS News. That surely must mean something about the grand nature of Newsmax and its importance in ensuring the future of society. Or something.

The other way to get Newsmax onto your Roku device is to hit up the webpage for the Newsmax Channel on Roku (opens in new tab). (Not hit as in the way you try to browbeat society into believing the things you believe, but hit as in click on.)

Then click on the "Add Channel" button to add the Newsmax channel to your Roku device. In the time it takes to misuse the First Amendment and complain about deplatforming, you'll have Newsmax on your Roku.

The best Roku for ...

Roku Ultra (opens in new tab) isn't just the best Roku for streaming Newsmax — it's the best Roku real patriots can buy. Full stop.

It's the best way to get the straight dope in the highest resolution, with all the features you want, and none of the distracting bells and whistles that you don't. Plus it comes with a free set of premium earbuds for private listening via the Roku Voice Remote — because it's nobody else's business what comes into your head but yours.

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.