How to Activate History on Roku, FireStick, Apple TV & Android TV – Updated

Are you a history buff? Then, you would like to immerse yourself in the History Channel – a premier destination for historical storytelling.

Part of A&E Television Networks, the History Channel is a 24-hour-a-day pay-TV network that features historical movies, special miniseries, and original documentaries. It also focuses on social and science documentaries that you can watch on your TV.

Ancient Aliens, Forged in Fire, Alone, Vikings, etc., are some of the programs offered by the channel.

Apart from cable, IPTV, and satellite, you can also access the History Channel through various streaming devices such as Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV.

To watch the History channel on your streaming device, you must install the History app and activate it at history.com/activate using your TV provider sign-in details.

Guide to Activate History on Roku, FireStick, Apple TV & Android TV

This guide will explain how to add and activate the History channel on various devices via history.com/activate. So whether you own a Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, or any other device, you can stream History programs anytime, anywhere. 

Activate History

Before proceeding, make sure you subscribe to History through a participating TV provider.

Steps to Watch History on Android TV

Here’s a simple guide to installing and activating the History channel on Android TV.

  • Go to Play Store on your Android TV and install the History app.
  • Launch the app to get a unique activation code.
  • Save the code, and visit history.com/activate on your mobile or computer.
  • Select Android TV from the given options.
  • Select your TV provider from the list.
  • Enter the code from your TV screen.
  • Click the Continue button and sign in with your cable provider credentials to verify the subscription.
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Once the system verifies the details, you can watch History programs on your Android TV.

History.com Activate on Roku

Roku is another device that supports the latest History app. To activate History on Roku,

History on Roku
  • Switch on your Roku device and access the home screen by clicking the Home icon on the remote.
  • From there, navigate your way to the Streaming Channels option.
Roku Streaming Channels
  • From there, click the Search Channels option.
  • Type History in the Search bar.
  • Click the Add channel button when the History app appears on the TV screen.
  • Launch the app to get an activation URL and code.
  • Once you have the code handy, open history.com/activate on another device.
  • Select Roku and choose your TV provider.
  • Then, enter the code and click the Continue button.
history.com/activate
  • If prompted, enter the Tv provider login details to complete the activation process.

After successful activation, your TV screen will refresh, and you can stream full episodes of your favorite shows.

How to Install and Activate History on Apple TV

Android TV and Roku aren’t the only compatible devices. History app is also available on Apple TV App Store. So, if you are an Apple TV user, follow the instructions below –

  • Turn on your Apple TV and access the home screen.
  • Open the App Store and look for the History app.
  • Click the Get button to install the app.
  • Once installed, launch the History app on Apple TV.
  • Inside the app, follow the prompts to generate an activation code.
  • Now, visit history.com/activate on your mobile or computer browser.
  • Choose Apple TV and select your TV provider from the list.
  • Next, type the code and click CONTINUE.
  • Enter the service provider credentials.
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The History app is now active on your Apple TV.

Activate History on Fire TV Stick

If you own a Fire TV device, we recommend you check these steps.

  • First, go to the home screen of your Fire TV.
  • From the Fire TV home, access the Amazon App Store.
  • Click the magnifying glass icon in the App Store and type History.
  • Now, download and install the app.
  • After installation, launch the app and take note of the code.
  • Go to history.com/activate and choose Other.
  • Select your TV provider and enter the code.
  • Click the Continue button.
  • Enter the required credentials to complete the activation process.

You are now ready to watch History on Fire TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is History free on Roku?

Yes, you can install the History app on Roku for free.

Do I need to subscribe to History?

If you have already subscribed to the channel through a participating TV provider, you don’t need to pay anything extra.

Which TV providers offer History Channel?

Some of the service providers that offer the History channel are –

– Xfinity
– Spectrum
– Optimum
– Philo
– Verizon
– Dish
– DirecTV
– Cox
– AT&T U-Verse

  • 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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