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How to Add and Activate History Channel on Roku

Stream Ancient Aliens, Swamp People, Vikings and more popular shows on Roku with History app.

Key Highlights

  • Add Telemundo: Home button on remote → Streaming ChannelsSearch Channels → Search for History app → Add Channel.
  • Activate History Channel: Launch the History channel → Visit the activation site on the browser → Enter the code → Continue → Link your TV provider.

Are you wondering how to watch History Channel on Roku? Installing the History app is the best solution. The application is free to install from Roku Channel Store. However, it requires an active cable TV provider subscription to unlock the entire library. Alternatively, you can also watch History Channel without a cable subscription by using the Live TV streaming services.

TV providers supporting History Channel: DIRECTV Stream, COX, DIRECTV, Dish, Frontier, Optimum, Philo, Spectrum, Verizon, Xfinity, and more.

Supporting TV providers

How to Add History Channel on Roku

1: Turn on your Roku and connect it to an internet connection.

Select Streaming Channels

2: Press the Home on the Roku remote and select the Streaming channels option.

3: Select the Search Channel option on the screen.

4: Use the virtual keyboard to type History and search for it.

5: Select the Add Channel option and wait for the Channel to install on your Roku.

Using Roku Channel Store

1: Open a web browser and visit

History Channel on Roku

2: Sign in with the Roku account that you’ve configured on the device.

3: Go to the Search Channels section and search for the History app.

4: Select the app and tap the +Add Channel option.

Steps to add History Channel on Roku

5: Turn on your Roku, and the History app will be installed automatically.

How to Activate History Channel on Roku

1: Launch the History app that you’ve installed.

2: Tap the Sign In option. It will show an activation code.

3: Open a web browser on another device and visit the activation site (

4: Select Roku from the options.

Activate History Channel on Roku

5: Select your TV provider. Choose More Providers if you can’t find your provider.

Select your TV provider

6: Enter the activation code displayed on the History app and activate the device.

Enter the Activation Code

7: Now, start streaming your History app content on Roku.

Alternate Way – Stream History Channel on Roku Without Cable

History Channel is also part of several Live TV streaming services. Those services have dedicated apps on the Roku Channel Store to stream the Live channels. At the same time, you don’t need any cable TV provider subscription to access them. You can access them easily with a monthly or annual subscription.

ServiceFree TrialPriceInstallation Guide
DIRECTV STREAMYesEntertainment – $49.99/month
Choice – $69.99/month
Ultimate – $84.99/month
Premier – $129.99/month
DirecTV Stream on Roku
Hulu + Live TVYes$69.99/month (with ads)
$74.99/month (without ads)
Hulu on Roku
fuboTVYes$69.99/monthfuboTV on Roku
Philo TVYes$25/monthPhilo on Roku
Sling TVNoSling Blue – $35/month
Sling Orange – $35/month
Sling TV on Roku

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the History channel on Roku?

History channel is free to download on Roku. You can also stream certain content for free. To unlock the entire library, you need to link the TV provider subscription.

How to fix the History channel not working on Roku?

Reboot your Roku.
→Uninstall the History app and install it from the Roku Channel Store.
→Reboot your router if there is an issue with the internet connection.
Factory reset Roku and install the app again.
→Contact Roku Support.

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