TCM (stands for Turner Classic Movies) is one of the popular American Pay Television networks. And with it, you can stream some of the oldest and most popular classic movies. Also, you can access the TCM channel on streaming devices like Roku. And the only requirement is that you must be subscribed to the cable TV provider that offers the TCM channels. If you meet the requirement, you can follow the steps below to get the TCM channel.

Popular Movies on TCM

It has a wide range of classic and cult movies collections from 90’s like:

  • Star of the Month
  • Birthday Tributes
  • 31 Days of Oscar
  • Silent Sunday Nights
  • Rear Window
  • Wuthering Heights
  • West Side Story
  • Friends and Lovers
  • The Milky Way
  • Super Fly
  • The Swan and many more

How to Add TCM on Roku

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

TCM on Roku

[2] Navigate to the Streaming Channels option from the menu.

TCM on Roku

[3] Next, choose the Search Channels option.

[4] Using the Virtual keyboard, type Watch TCM and select the channel from the suggestion.

[5] Click on Add channel to add TCM from the channel store.

[5] It may take some time to add the channel. After that, click the OK button from the prompt.

[6] Next, choose the Go to Channel option to launch the TCM channel.

How to Activate TCM on Roku

[1] Launch TCM from your Channels.

[2] Click on Sign in and make a note of the activation code that appears on the screen.

[3] From your PC or smartphone browser, go to

[4] Enter the Activation Code and click on Submit to proceed further.


[5] Select your Cable TV or Satellite provider and sign in to the respective account.

[6] Click on Continue, and TCM will be signed up automatically.

[7] Now you can watch all your favorite classic movies on TCM.

TCM on Roku

How to Watch TCM on Roku Without a Cable

If you are not a cable or satellite TV user, then the TCM channel will not be the wiser option to watch movies. Instead, you can go for some premium alternative that provides TCM.

1. YouTube TV

YouTube TV on Roku is one of the popular streaming services that offer the TCM channel in the lineup. So, to get the TCM channel from YouTube TV, you will have to pay a subscription cost of $64.99 per month. This streaming service not only offers the TCM channel but also supports other 70+ live TV channels like ABC, Fox News, FS1, Univision, and more. Moreover, you will also get an unlimited cloud storage feature.

YouTube TV - TCM on Roku

2. Sling TV

If you need an affordable streaming service to watch the TCM channel, you can choose Sling TV on Roku. So, to get the TCM channel with Sling TV, subscribe to Sling Orange or Blue subscription plan at $35 per month. In addition, you need to purchase the Hollywood add-on to get the TCM channel with Sling TV. After that, you will be able to access 40+ live TV channels.

Sling TV

3. Hulu

With Hulu on Roku, you can watch the TCM channel. But you have to subscribe to Hulu + Live TV at $69.99 per month. Then, you can access 80+ live TV channels, including TCM. Also, with this subscription plan, you will get unlimited cloud DVR storage to record your favorite shows that will be saved for up to 9 months. Moreover, you will get a 7-day free trial if you have subscribed to Hulu for the very first time.


4. DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream on Roku is one of the popular streaming services that are available in the market. So, subscribe to the DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment plan at $69.99 per month to access the TCM channel. Some of the other channels that are included with the subscription are ESPN, TNT, Nickelodeon, and more. Moreover, you will also find 60+ channels with the subscription to the entertainment plan.

DirecTV Stream


1. Can you Stream TCM on Roku?

Yes, you can stream TCM on Roku.

2. How much does TCM cost on Roku?

You can access Watch TCM on Roku with the cable TV subscription account. That means accessing the TCM channel on Roku is free of cost.