How to Watch Newsmax TV Live for Free? Your Best Options

Now more than ever, American households need to have daily access to relevant news. Cable TV is expensive, and certain live TV streaming services might not fit your budget. Thankfully, cable networks like Newsmax TV offer free and inexpensive alternatives.

Newsmax TV is a right-leaning news outlet that grew in popularity during and after the 2020 U.S. elections. It has been the number one news source for some households, even beating Fox News in some demographics and time slots.

If you are a conservative looking for a different point-of-view from Fox News and the like, keep on reading this article to find out the best and most accessible way to live stream Newsmax TV.

Is Neswsmax Free on Roku?

You can watch Newsmax TV for free with Roku. The best part is, you do not need to enter a TV provider login.

To add Newsmax TV to your device, follow these steps:

  • From your browser:
    • Sign in to your Roku account
    • Visit the Roku channel store and search for “Newsmax TV”
    • Click “Add Channel”
    • Enter the PIN you are given when prompted to continue the download
  • From your TV:
    • Click the “Streaming Channels” option on the Roku Home screen
    • Enter “Newsmax TV” in “Search Channels”
    • Select Newsmax TV and click “Add Channel”
    • Click “OK” after the channel is added

The Newsmax TV app offers live streams, on-demand clips and full replays of certain shows like Greg Kelly Reports, American Agenda, The Howie Carr Show and more. There are even documentaries and films available on-demand, which you can watch in high-definition quality.

Likewise, you can download Pluto TV on Roku and watch Newsmax there instead. If your Roku or universal remote allows number input, you can watch Newsmax on Pluto TV on channel 236.

Is Newsmax on Amazon Fire?

Amazon Fire TV comes close to Roku when it comes to the most popular streaming devices. Like on Roku, you can add Newsmax to your Fire TV from your browser and from your TV.

  • From your browser:
    • Go to the Appstore section of the Amazon website
    • On the left sidebar under “Device Type,” tick the box next to “Fire TV”
    • Enter “Newsmax” on the search bar
    • Under “Deliver to,” select the device you want to send the app to
    • Choose the name you gave your Fire Stick when you first set it up
    • Click “Get App” or “Deliver” to automatically download and install the app to your device
  • From your TV:
    • Press the magnifying glass icon on the menu screen
    • Type “Newsmax TV” or use Voice Search and say “Newsmax TV” out loud
    • Select Newsmax TV and press “Get” or “Download”

Alternatively, you can select “Apps” from the menu screen and look for Newsmax among other TV apps, games and more.

Pluto TV is also notably available on Fire TV.

Does Pluto TV have Newsmax?

As mentioned, Pluto TV offers Newsmax. All you need is to open your compatible device and access the Pluto TV app.

Pluto TV allows you to enjoy more than 250 channels across various devices. It is a service which also gives you access to popular networks like A&E, CNN, Newsmax and more. There are even video-on-demand options—you get all this without even setting up an account or paying a single penny.

However, since the service is free, you will have to sit through constant ad-breaks. There are also no DVR or offline-viewing options.

Nonetheless, Pluto TV is free and is available on android, iOS and tvOS devices, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, desktop browsers, gaming consoles and Roku.

You can catch Newsmax on Pluto by tuning in to channel 236.

Does Apple TV have Newsmax?

Like Roku and Fire TV, you can download the Newsmax app on Apple TV. However, you can only download the channel app through your Apple TV device.

Adding the app to your device is simple:

  • From your Apple TV
    • Open the Apple TV App Store
    • Enter “Newsmax TV” on the search bar
    • Press the “Get” button to download the app

You can also watch Newsmax through the Pluto app on Apple TV.

Is the Newsmax App Free?

Yes, the Newsmax channel app is free. But that’s not all; the Newsmax TV & Web app is also readily accessible to mobile users.

You do not have to register or pay to access the content of the TV and mobile apps. You also do not need to enter TV provider credentials to download and activate the app.

All you need is a compatible device and a stable internet connection to stream live news and on-demand content from the app.

How can I get Newsmax on my Phone?

The Newsmax TV & Web app is available on both Android and iPhone app stores, and it allows you to gather information from Newsmax shows for free.

To get the app, simply go to your device’s app store and download and install it from there.

Not only can you watch live news and on-demand shows on the app, but you can also read Newsmax’s numerous articles from their own and their sister health and finance websites.

Does Hulu Carry Newsmax?

Unfortunately, Newsmax TV is not available on Hulu + Live TV. However, if you do not mind getting information from more liberal new sources like CNN, CBSN and ABC Live, Hulu + Live TV is a customizable service, offering 65+ channels, 50 hours of DVR and two simultaneous streams. All of this is included in its $64.99-a-month basic plan.

Despite not having Newsmax TV, you can still try out the service for seven days with its free trial.

Is Newsmax on Netflix

Newsmax is also not on Netflix. In fact, at the time of writing, there are little to no news content on Netflix.

Additionally, Netflix is purely on-demand. You cannot stream any live news or channels on the service.

Netflix offers three plans—with the basic package costing only $8.99 a month. Currently, you cannot test drive the service without committing to a plan since there are no free trials available.


Newsmax TV is easily accessible on Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, mobile devices and more.

Even if you somehow cannot download the channel app on your device’s channel store, you have another free option with Pluto TV.

Unfortunately, Hulu + Live TV and Netflix do not carry Newsmax. If you want to watch Newsmax TV through a streaming service, we detail some of the inexpensive options you can take in our article, How To Watch Newsmax TV Without Cable—Your Top 3 Options, here.

Newsmax is available on most streaming platforms. Since the outlet is ever-growing, we expect the news channel to be available to many more in the future.

Lloyd Rano Opalec

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