• Roku devices don’t have built-in recording capabilities, but you can record on Roku through several streaming channels.
  • Channels like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu with Live TV let you record live network television and watch it later, just like a DVR.
  • All of these are premium Roku channels which require an additional subscription.
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Roku devices don’t have any built-in recording capabilities. But that doesn’t mean you can’t record video that you watch on Roku channels, though.

While no Roku devices have digital video recorder (DVR) features or built-in storage, a number of Roku streaming channels do offer “cloud DVR” services, which means you can record movies and TV shows, store the content online, and watch them on-demand – in many cases, even programming from live television.

Here are the Roku streaming channels that include recording capabilities.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Roku Ultra (From $99.99 at Best Buy)

Sling TV (From $15 per month at Sling)

FuboTV (From $54.95 per month at FuboTV)

Hulu with Live TV (From $44.95 per month at Hulu)

YouTube TV

Foto: The YouTube TV app will let you save an unlimited amount of recordings.sourceShutterstock

YouTube TV – not to be confused with YouTube – offers live television programming from more than 70 TV channels that include the standard networks, ESPN, CNN, the Disney Channel, and many more. YouTube TV costs $50 per month, and includes unlimited storage space for recordings.

Sling TV

Foto: Sling TV has live TV, and up to 50 hours of recording storage.sourceAntonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider

Sling TV, like YouTube TV, is aimed at people who want to "cut the cord" and eliminate cable. But like cable, Sling offers a number of subscription plans, from 30 channels for $15 per month, to 50 channels for $25 per month. For an additional $5, you can add a DVR-like recording option to record up to 50 hours of content for later playback.


Foto: fuboTV allows you to record up to 500 hours of content.sourceAlyssa Powell/Business Insider

This sports-focused service delivers over 100 channels of live local, national and international sports programming for $55 per month. Included in that price is 30 hours of DVR recording, but you can upgrade to 500 hours of recording for another $10 per month.

Hulu with Live TV

Foto: You can record up to 200 hours of live TV content with Hulu.sourceIllustration by Chesnot/Getty Images

An add-on to the standard Hulu service, Hulu with Live TV offers about 80 channels, including local programming, for $45 per month. It includes 50 hours of recording storage, which you can increase to 200 hours for an additional $10 per month.


Formerly known as DirecTV Now, the service includes several options, from 45 channels for $50 per month to more than 60 channels for $70. Every subscription includes 20 hours of recording.


Foto: Philo includes unlimited recording storage space.sourceDotshock/Shutterstock

Offering 58 channels of cable TV (including AMC, A&E, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, and HGTV), Philo is among the more affordable options at $20 per month, and includes unlimited recording.

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