Smithsonian is a channel that streams content about History, Science, Nature, and factual content on its channel. The service offers a curated playlist, bonus materials, and original shorts of the service. Smithsonian library has content covering history, science, space, pop culture, and nature. It also provides travel and exploration content along with Original Series. The Smithsonian Channel is available on Roku Channel Store for free download.

How Much Does Smithsonian Channel Cost on Roku

You can watch Smithsonian content for free on its official website. It is also free on Roku by signing up with your cable TV provider. Cable TV providers that support the Smithsonian channel are,

  • Spectrum
  • Cox
  • Xfinity
  • DirecTV
  • Xstream
  • Verizon
  • Frontier
  • Dish

How to Add Smithsonian Channel on Roku

1. Connect the Roku device to the TV and turn on your Roku device.

2. On the home screen, navigate and select the Streaming Channels option.

Select Streaming channels option

3. Next, select the Search Channel option on the screen.

Search for Smithsonian on Roku channel store

4. Enter Smithsonian on the search bar.

5. Select the Smithsonian channel from the search results.

6. On the next page, click the Add Channel option to install the app on Roku.

How to Activate Smithsonian Channel on Roku

1. Open the app on your Roku device.

2. Now login with your account credentials by selecting the Login or Sign in button.

3. You will receive an Activation code on your TV screen.

4. Open any web browser on a PC or Smartphone and visit the Smithsonian Activation site. (

5. Enter the Activation code and your credentials (Cable TV) if asked on the website.

Enter the code and Activate Smithsonian on Roku

6. Now, start watching Smithsonian channels on your Roku.

Alternative Ways to Watch Smithsonian Channel

You can watch the Smithsonian channel on Roku without the app by using some of the cord-cutting streaming services on your Roku device.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus is an official streaming service that replaced the CBS All Access plan. The service offers a different genre of content like News, Documentaries, Paramount+ originals, etc. You can get to access some of the people’s favorite channels like CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and including Smithsonian channel.

Paramount Plus

By purchasing the Paramount Plus premium for $5.99/ month (With Ads) and $9.99/ month (Without Ads), you can watch the Smithsonian channel.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV comes with a massive content library that consists of different channels and comes with channel add-ons in every premium package. The service has popular add-ons like Showtime and Starz. You can’t be bored with regular content.

Alternative method to watch Smithsonian channel on Roku

The service also offers the Smithsonian channel in its library for users to watch some of the history and documentary content of the channel. Subscribe to the Hulu + Live TV package for $69.99/ month to watch Smithsonian and other popular TV channels.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a subscription-based streaming service that streams over the USA. The features like unlimited DVR space, recording of shows, and add-ons make people tend to buy YouTube TV compared to other streaming services.

Youtube TV

You can watch Adult Swim, HBO Max, Smithsonian channel on this service. YouTube TV is available on the Roku channel store for free with a premium subscription of $69.99/ month.

You can also stream the Smithsonian Channel on fuboTV and DirecTV Stream. Apart from the content provided, it also has educational programs for streaming. You can also enjoy exclusive content and free episodes of popular series through this app.