With Roku TV, you can add your favorite apps from the Roku channel store. This helps you to stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and live TV channels whenever you want. Also, your Roku TV lets you stream local TV channels without an internet connection. That is, you can connect Antenna to the input port of your Roku TV, and then you can stream your favorite local channels. But you need to purchase an antenna.

How to Configure Antenna for Roku TV

Initially, you need to set up the Live TV configuration on Roku. Then only you can stream the over-the-air channels by connecting the antenna on Roku TV.

Configuring Live TV Input

1. Go to Settings on your Roku TV.

2. Next, scroll down and select TV Inputs.

3. After that, choose the Live TV option.

4. Choose the Set up input option.

Next, you need to follow the on-screen prompts to configure the Live TV input on your Roku TV.

Configuring Antenna on Roku TV

1. Turn off your Roku TV and connect the Antenna to the respective port.

Connect Antenna for Roku TV

2. After that, turn on your Roku TV and press the Home button on your remote.

Select Home

3. Press the Right Arrow button and choose the Antenna option.

Select Antenna - Antenna for Roku TV

4. Now, select the Start finding channels button from the prompt.

5. If you have connected equipment like VCR, select Yes from the prompt or else select No.

Select No

6. Antenna TV channels will start to scan on step 2.


7. After scanning the antenna TV channels, scanning for the cable TV channels will start. Frome there, select the Skip this Step button.

Select Skip this step

8. Now, the number of channels found will be displayed on the prompt.

Number of scanned channels - Antenna for Roku TV

Now, you can enjoy watching the over-the-air channels on Roku.

BONUS: Enable Live TV Pause to record Live TV channels

Once the channels have been scanned successfully, you can set up the live TV Pause feature. This feature lets you record live TV for 90 minutes. The only thing you need is USB Drive connected to your TV. Then, you can press the Play/Pause button to pause the live TV and record it. To set up the Live TV Pause feature, follow the steps below:

1. Once the channels have been scanned, select the Set up Live TV Pause button.

Select Set up Live TV Pause

2. Next, connect the USB Drive to your TV’s port.

3. Once again, select the Set up Live TV Pause option from the prompt.

Select Set up Live TV Pause - Antenna for Roku TV

4. Select the Continue button. Now, your USB Drive will be formatted.

Select Continue

5. Choose the Retry option.

Select Retry

6. Enter the code displayed on-screen and select the OK button. This will wipe all the data and files stored on your USB Drive.

Select OK - Antenna for Roku TV

7. After formatting the USB Drive, you can start recording the live TV channels.

Record Live TV - Antenna for Roku TV

Note: You can use the Live TV Pause feature as long as you connect the USB Drive to your TV.


1. How to get local channels on Roku without an antenna?

You can get streaming services like Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu to get local channels on Roku without a cable.

2. Why is my Roku TV not picking up antenna channels?

You may not have connected the antenna to the input port properly, and that’s why your Roku TV is not picking up antenna channels.