Roku Private Channel Codes
The Roku line of streaming players offer a wide range of channels publicly. But they also offer media providers the ability to create private channels.
What are Roku Private channel codes
Roku private channel codes allow a developer or media provider to make their content available through the roku streaming devices but to limit the access to users the know the private channel code. For example: special training, or video feed from a closed conference. To use a Roku private channel you must log in to your Roku account and select 'Add a private channel' towards the bottom of the page.
Many of the Roku private channel codes are created by developers testing things out. Some of them are even marked as 'Beta'. Or they are set up with very limited media to stream. The better private channels are going to be ones fed from a source that continually updates it.
Some of the roku private channels have actually been taken down. I have removed them from the list below, but if you look around you can find a private channel code for HGTV and Food Network, both of which add to the Roku fine but when you try to view them on TV say they've been removed upon request.
Roku Private Channel Codes Listed
Here is a list of some of the Roku private channel codes that I've come across. I've verified that all of them can be added to Roku as of January 2012, but this will most likely change over time.
Some of these private channels are actually encapsulated inside other channels. The Hubble channel is also available through the NASA channel, and it works better that way.
|1080p Showcase||1080p||1080p videos, and ONLY 1080p videos.|
|5ik.tv||5iktv||live tv channels from Taiwan and china.|
|ABC Australia||ABCAU||Episodes and video podcasts from abc.net.au|
|Al Jazeera English||ALJZ|
|AnomaliesTV||XM7EG||http://www.anomalies.net - Documentaries and Original Programming from the Anomalies Network.|
|Archive Classic Movies||WSW1P||Archive Classic Movies|
|Archive.Org||NMJS5||The Internet Archive|
|BBC||BBCN||Update - old code does not work
British Broadcasting Channel
|BYUtv||BYUTVBETA||Live stream of BYUtv and archive of shows|
|CBC||CBCPOD||videos from Canadian Broadcast Centre|
|Chaneru||SHZFF||Local Streaming Media Server|
|Channel 9||channel9||Microsoft's Channel 9|
|DMedia Arabic IPTV||dmedia||Dmedia IPTV Network is an innovative Broadband Internet TV service that brings most of your favourite Arabic TV Channels directly to your television sets.|
|Filmon||FilmOn||Allows you to stream the lower quality iPhone/iPod live streams from filmon.com|
|Google Maps||GMAP||Proof of concept using google maps from RokuMarkN|
|Google Voice||NXFBW||Check your google voice account.|
|Hubblecast HD||9OFQX||Nasa Hubble News and Video|
|Hungry Nation||HUNGRY||Content from hungrynation.tv|
|Indy Mogul||FILMY||Content from indymogul.com|
|JUSTINTV||JUSTINTV||Stream live feed CNN, CNN INTERNATIONAL, Aljazeera.
Stream live feed television shows. Various movies, and TV series. - not in an OnDemand format - live streams.
|Kosher Metal||KosherMetalRoku||Some music videos and parodies|
|Make Money Online||cbuxf||Make Money Online|
|Mormon Channel||byurocks||Live streaming of LDS (Mormon) church|
|Movie Splash||moviesplash||Movies behind the screen and behind the curtain. Reviews, Trailers, and Classics|
|Nowhere Forecaster||GIN8E||Displays your local forecast, weather alerts, and live cameras. - http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku|
|Nowhere TV/Pod TV||H9DWC||Podcasts and RSS Feeds|
|Ocean Network||OceanNetworkTV||All things ocean oriented|
|Pentagon Channel||tpc||Broadcasts from the Pentagon|
|PlayOn||MYPLAYON||PlayOn Media Server (playon.tv)|
|Roksbox||P1KWQ||Stream media from your network.|
|RT America||RTAMERICA||RT America - News|
|Russian Channels / Live||TVTEKA||Multiple Russian/Ukrainian channels on Roku . Tvteka.com|
|Simple Weather||IFUIN||Your local weather.|
|Soundcloud LITE||SCROKUBW||Its all in black and white, but if you had trouble installing the public app into your already crowded list of channels, or, if you are color blind, here is the version for you|
|Supreme Master Television||SMTV||Constructive news and programs that foster peace and promote healthy, green living, over 60 languages|
|TackleBox||FISH||Fishing related content|
|TED Talks||LORYR||Watch videos from TED.com|
|TERRA Nature of our World||F3SIG|
|The Country NEtwork||TCN||TCN Country is a 24/7/365 live Country Music Video channel.|
|The Country Network||TCN||Country Videos, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.|
|This is my next||ThisIsMyNext||Irreverent and informative technology coverage from thisismynext.com|
|TikiLive TV||tikilive||Videos from TikiLive.com|
|Universities of California TV||UCTV||Shows from the various University of California campuses.|
|USB Media Browser||KGULU||Access movies, music and pictures from your Roku HD XR's USB port!|
|Ustream||IN4DN||Ustream on your Roku...|
|USTVNow.com||USTVNOW||*It works and appears to be a legitimate company. They have a free plan with CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CW, and they have paid for plans - but at their costs it is not a cheaper alternative to cable. (Outside USA Only!)|
|verbosity Punjabi Tv||verbosity||Live Punjabi Channels from India|
|Viddler||Viddler||Videos from Engadget, Joystiq, I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, and more!|
|Whiskey Media 2.0||WhiskeyBeta||Private beta for the now-cancelled Whiskey Media channel. Features all 5 Whiskey Media websites under one channel.
*Must be a paid subscriber to watch videos*
|Woot||BPPIM||Keep up with the Woot deals|
The Roku private channels are also a great way for people to watch broadcasts from the home country while in the US. Many of the channels are in a language different than English, like Russian, Hindi or Arabic.
If you come across any other Roku Private channels that you like, let me know by adding a comment. The same is also true if any of these should go away.