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How to Install and Watch MTV on Roku

Watch MTV channel on your Roku TV by either installing the MTV app or popular streaming services.

Key Highlights

  • MTV has a native app for Roku and can be installed from the Channel Store.
  • The MTV app is free to install on Roku.

If you are looking for entertainment content based on series and movies, you can opt for MTV. MTV supports all platforms, including Roku TV/streaming devices. Therefore, you can install MTV on your Roku device from the Roku Channel Store. To access the content on the platform, you must activate using your Cable TV provider. Apart from the native app, you can access MTV by installing streaming service apps.

How to Watch MTV on Roku Device With Cable

[1] Connect your Roku device to the HDMI port of your Smart TV.

[2] Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

 Press the home button

[3] Select Streaming Channels from the menu to get the Roku Channel store.

 Streaming Channel

[4] Move down and select Search channels under the Channel Store.

Search channels

[5] Type and search for the MTV app using the virtual on-screen keyboard.

[6] Select the MTV app from the suggestion list.

[7] Further, select Add Channel to add MTV from the channel store.

[8] Once the installation is over, select OK.

[9] Launch the MTV app on your device by selecting Go to Channel.

[10] Select Sign in, and an activation code will appear on your TV screen.

[11] Visit the MTV activation page using your desktop or smartphone browser.

[12] Enter the activation code and click Continue.

 Enter the Activation code

[13] Select your Cable TV provider and log in with the necessary credentials.

Supported TV providers: AT&T TV, Spectrum, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Xtream, Optimum, Verizon, and many more.

Once logged in, the screen will get refreshed, and you can start streaming the content.

How to Watch MTV on Roku Without Cable

You can also stream MTV app content on Roku using streaming services like Philo, Sling TV, fuboTV, and many more. All these services are available to download directly from the Roku Channel Store. You must subscribe to these services and stream all your favorite MTV content.


Watch MTV on Roku with Philo

Philo is a streaming service that comes with 60+ channels, including MTV. It also has tons of on-demand content to stream. It is the cheapest subscription to watch all the popular channels. Philo is available on Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Android. It comes with unlimited cloud DVR storage for 30 days.

Installation Guide: Philo on Roku

Free Trial: 7 Days


Watch MTV on Roku with Vidgo

Vidgo is a streaming service that offers 60+ channels, including HGTV, MTV, ESPN, Fox Sports, and much more. The pricing starts at $64.95 per month, and you can access a vast collection of on-demand content. It has 24 hours playback for all programs. Two users can stream at the same time.

Installation Guide: Vidgo on Roku

Free Trial: 7 Days

YouTube TV

Watch MTV on Roku with YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a streaming service that offers 85+ channels. It includes the MTV channel. The single plan starts at $64.99/month, which comes with unlimited DVR cloud storage for online streaming.

Installation Guide: YouTube TV on Roku

Free Trial: 14 Days

DirecTV Stream

MTV on Roku

DirecTV Stream is the best live and on-demand streaming service to watch 60+ channels. The streaming service supports a wide range of streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and more. Like other streaming services, it comes with unlimited DVR cloud storage.

Installation Guide: DirecTV Stream on Roku

Free Trial: 7 Days

Sling TV

MTV on Roku

Sling TV is also one of the best options to choose to watch MTV. Along with MTV, you can access the local channels on your Roku device, such as TBS, Lifetime, Comedy Central, and more. Sling TV pricing starts at $40/month. Moreover, it offers add-on packages, such as Sports, Movie bundles, etc.

Installation Guide: Sling TV on Roku

Free Trial: No


MTV on Roku

Subscribing to fuboTV gives access to Sports, Entertainment, and News channels, along with MTV. Like DirecTV Stream, the platform offers four subscription plans to users. Moreover, you can get add-ons on various categories, such as Sports, Entertainment, and more.

Installation Guide: fuboTV on Roku

Free Trial: 7 Days

How to Fix MTV is Not Working on Roku Device

If the MTV app is not working on your Roku device, you must follow the troubleshooting steps to fix the issue.

Check the internet connection – If the content stops streaming in the middle, you must check the internet connection. If you find the internet speed is sluggish, restart the router to fix the issue.

Restart the MTV app – If you didn’t get the activation code, restart and launch the app again.

Restart Roku – Restart the Roku device if the app freezes repeatedly.

Update the MTV app – Update the MTV app to the latest version if the app keeps crashing on the device.

Update Roku – Update your Roku device to the latest firmware if the app or device is incompatible.

Reset Roku – If the app isn’t working fine even after the update, reset your Roku device to the factory settings.

Using these services, you can easily Live stream the MTV channel on your Roku streaming device. The best thing about these services is that they let you watch other channels without spending any penny.

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