History channel is the platform where you can watch some of the popular shows like Alone, The curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, Mountain Men, Forged in Fire, American Pickers, and more. Also, it streams some of the must-watch documentaries. So, if you want to watch all these popular shows on Roku, you can definitely do so. For that, you only have to install the History app on your Roku.

How Much Does History Channel Cost on Roku

You can easily access the History app for free by signing in with the cable TV providers that offer the History channel. Moreover, the following are the supported cable TV providers that offer the History channel.

  • Xfinity
  • Cox
  • Spectrum
  • Verizon Fios
  • Dish
  • DirecTV

How to Get History Channel on Roku

1. Turn on Roku and navigate to the Streaming Channels option on the homepage.

streaming channels option on Roku

2. Look for the Search Channels option and select it.

Search Channels option on Roku

3. Use the virtual keyboard to search for the History app.

4. Select the History app from the search results.

5. On the app info page, select the Add Channel button to install the History app.

6. After the installation process is complete, select the Ok button from the prompt.

7. On the next screen, choose the Go to Channel button to launch the History app.

How to Activate History Channel on Roku

1. After you install the History app, launch it.

2. You can now see an activation code displayed on the screen. In case you can’t see the activation code, hit the Sign In button to generate a new activation code.

3. Note the activation code that is displayed on the Roku TV screen.

4. After that, open a web browser on your smartphone or PC and visit the activation webpage of History Channel.

 History channel activation

5. On the first step, select your device as Roku device.

6. Choose your cable TV provider in Step 2.

7. On step 3, enter the activation code you noted down earlier.

Activation code on History channel

8. After that, hit the Continue button.

9. Sign in with your cable TV provider account and activate the History app.

10. Once the activation process is complete, restart the History app and start streaming your favorite shows on your Roku.

Watch History Channel on Roku

How to Watch History Channel on Roku without Cable

With the streaming services mentioned below, you can easily watch the History channel without having to subscribe to a cable TV provider.

1. Philo

Philo - Watch History channel

Philo is one of the best streaming services, which offers an affordable subscription plan and a 7-day free trial. Moreover, it offers 65+ live TV channels and 70,000 hours of VoDs of Movies and Series. In addition, the most popular channels that Philo offers are AMC, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, History, Food Network, VH1, etc.

How to get the History Channel?

You can subscribe to Philo for $25 per month to get the History channel.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV - Watch History Channel

Sling TV is the best streaming service to offer 30+ live TV channels, 120,000 Movies, and TV Shows. Additionally, it is the second most affordable streaming service in the US. Moreover, the most popular channels that are streamed on Sling TV are NBA, NFL, CNN, FOX News, A&E, History, truTV, Bravo, Disney XD, and more.

How to get the History Channel?

With a Sling Blue subscription a $40 per month, you can stream the History Channel



DIRECTV STREAM offers you over 60+ live TV channels. It also provides you with popular channels like HBO, History, FX, FOX News, Epix, ESPN, Disney, Discovery, CNN, CNBC, Cartoon Network, A&E, etc. Additionally, the subscription plan also includes an unlimited cloud DVR feature you can use to record your favorite shows.

How to get the History Channel?

Subscribe to the Entertainment plan worth $69.99 per month to watch History Channel.

4. Hulu

Hulu - Watch the History channel

Hulu offers massive collections of Movies, TV shows, series, Live TV, etc. It offers you over 70+ live TV channels. Moreover, you can also record your favorite shows with the unlimited cloud DVR feature. In addition, you can watch some of the most popular live TV channels like A&E, AMC, History, Cartoon Network, Disney, Fox News, BBC, etc.

How to get the History Channel?

With the subscription to Hulu+Live TV subscription plan at $69.99 per month, you can watch the History channel live.

To sum up, with the above-mentioned streaming services, you can stream the History channel on Roku without having to subscribe to a cable TV provider.