How to Activate CTV Canada at ctv.ca/activate [Updated 2022]

CTV Television Network, commonly known as CTV, is a popular Canadian English-language terrestrial TV network, a division of the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE.

The programming of this Canada’s largest privately-owned TV network consists primarily of popular American series like The Big Bank Theory, Good Doctor, The Amazing Race, The Mentalist, The X Factor, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Castle, Unforgettable, CSI, and many more.

You need a participating TV provider to watch CTV on your streaming device. So after installing the app on your device, you will need to activate CTV at ctv.ca/activate.

Guide to Activate CTV Network at ctv.ca/activate

If you want to access the CTV on your streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV, the process is pretty simple and can be completed in just 10 easy steps.

To activate the CTV app, you need to sign in with your TV provider to verify your active subscription.

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How to Activate CTV App on Android TV

The CTV streaming app is available on Android TV. To download and activate the CTV app on Android TV:

  • Go to the Apps section on your Android TV.
  • Access the Google Play Store.
  • Search for the CTV app in the Play Store.
  • Select the CTV app from the search results and tap the Install button.
  • After installation, tap Open to launch the CTV app on Android TV.
  • From the welcome screen, go to the Account Management section and select Sign-in.
  • Your TV screen will present you with an activation code.
  • Now, visit ctv.ca/activate to link your TV provider.
  • Select your service provider and sign in with relevant credentials.
  • Enter the code and click Activate.

You can now watch CTV on your Android TV and get your daily dose of fun and excitement.

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Follow the steps below to install & activate the CTV app on your Apple TV and access the vast library of shows, movies, channels, etc.

  • Access the App Store on your Apple TV.
  • Use the search option in the App Store to find the CTV app.
  • Once found, select the app and tap the Get button to install it.
  • After installation, tap the Open button to launch the app.
  • Now, access the Account Management section to select the Sign In option.
  • A one-time activation code will display on your screen.
  • Keep the screen active and visit ctv.ca/activate.
  • Find your service provider from the given options or using the search feature.
  • Log in with relevant account credentials.
  • Then, enter the code in the prompted field and submit it.
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Now, return to your Apple TV-connected screen and start enjoying desired content from the CTV app.

Activate CTV on Roku at ctv.ca/activate

If you have the CTV app installed on your Roku device, you will never run out of entertainment whether it is a comedy that busts your stress or a nail-biting suspense program, the CTV app ticks every box of your preferences.

Check out the steps to add & activate the CTV app on Roku:

  • Scroll down and select the Streaming Channels option on your Roku home screen.
  • Use the Search option to find the CTV app on Roku.
  • Press the Add channel button to add the app.
  • Post-installation, tap the Go to channel button to launch the app.
  • Select the Sign In option located under the Account Management section.
  • Doing so will provide a code and CTV activation link.
  • Visit ctv.ca/activate on another device and select your TV provider.
  • Enter your TV Provider account credentials to sign in.
  • Once logged in, submit the code and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the activation process.

Steps to Activate CTV.ca on Fire TV Stick

Fire up your Fire TV device with the hot content from the CTV app. Here are the steps to help you activate CTV on your Fire Stick –

  • Go to the Find section on your Fire TV.
  • Use the Search option to locate the CTV app.
  • Select the app from the search results and tap the Get button to install CTV on Fire TV.
  • When installed, press Open to launch the app.
  • Inside the app, go to the Account Management section and select the Sign In option.
  • You will see an activation code along with instructions.
  • Visit ctv.ca/activate on a mobile or web browser.
  • Select your service provider and sign in using the account credentials.
  • Once logged in, submit the activation code and complete the on-screen prompts.

You should now access the CTV app on your Amazon Fire TV device.

Can I Watch CTV on my Samsung Smart TV?

If you have a Samsung Smart TV, follow the activation steps suggested below:

  • Press the Home icon button on your Samsung Smart TV remote.
  • Open the Samsung Smart Hub on your TV screen.
  • Here, use the search option to find the CTV app.
  • Once you find the app, tap the Install button.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete.
  • Once installed, launch the app on your TV and go to the Account Management section.
  • Select the Sign-in option under the Account Management section.
  • You will see a unique code on your TV screen.
  • Go to ctv.ca/activate on your mobile/web browser.
  • Select your service provider and sign in with its credentials. 
  • After signing in, provide the activation code to verify the subscription.
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Note: Remember to update your TV to the latest version to avoid activation issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to watch content without signing into an account?

The CTV app allows you to watch new episodes of most of your favorite shows without signing into an account. However, you can access them for a limited period only. Also, CTV has a collection of top Hollywood movies and full seasons of numerous shows that you can access without signing in.

Can I access the CTV app while traveling within US and Canada?

You can access the CTV app on your mobile device or TV anywhere within Canada. However, you can’t use it outside Canada (including the US).

What to do if I cannot log in with my TV credentials?

Consider restarting the CTV app and following the activation process again at ctv.ca/activate. Also, check your internet connection. If the problem persists, contact your TV Service provider for appropriate assistance.

Does CTV have parental control? If yes, how to use it?

Yes, the CTV app comes with the Parental Control feature that requires a PIN when trying to view content rated above the configured age level. To configure PIN/Passcode on a profile, go to the “Edit your profile” screen in your profile menu and select the Edit option next to the PIN field to set or change a PIN.

  • My name is Dan Smith, and I am a senior technical writer at Activate Guide. I have been covering the technology industry for over six years, writing about streaming devices, TV channels, credit card activation, and many more.

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