TCM also known as Watch TCM is officially accessible on Roku and can be downloaded from the Roku Channel Store. Apart from that you can even get the TCM channel on your Roku device using streaming services.
TCM is one of the few streaming applications, that offer famous classic movies to users. You can stream the content without any cuts and free from ad interruption. TCM’s library gets updated frequently every month, thus ensuring no shortage of content.
Here in this article, we will guide you on how to install and stream TCM on Roku from the Channel Store, as well as the Roku mobile app. Moreover, we have explained each streaming service that offers TCM in its channel lineup.
What’s on TCM
- Lets you stream 2 content simultaneously
- Has a wide range collection of on-demand movies
- Allows users to add movies to the watchlist
- Offers additional content, such as short films, clips, trailers, and more.
How to Install Watch TCM on Roku
The Watch TCM channel is free to install and doesn’t have a subscription. However, in order to stream the content in TCM, you need to have an active TV Provider subscription.
1: Press the Home button to open the Roku home screen.
2: Navigate to the Streaming Channels option on the screen.
3: Next, choose the Search Channels option.
4: Using the Virtual keyboard, type Watch TCM and select the channel from the results.
5: Click on the Add channel button to add Watch TCM on your Roku.
6: After installing, select the Go to Channel option to launch.
How to Download TCM on Roku Using Mobile App
1: Install the latest version of the Roku Mobile App on your smartphone.
2: Launch the app and tap the Profile icon on the top right.
3: Tap Sign in and enter the credentials to log in.
4: Head to the home page and tap Devices.
5: Select Channels and choose Channel Store.
6: Search for TCM and tap Add.
7: Once the channel gets added, you can start accessing it on your Roku device.
How to Activate TCM on Roku
To stream Watch TCM content on your Roku TV, you need to activate the channel first.
1: Launch the Watch TCM app and click on the Sign in button on the screen.
2: You will receive an Activation Code on your Roku screen.
3: Open any web browser on a PC or smartphone and visit the activation site of Watch TCM [https://www.tcm.com/activate]
4: On the website, enter the Activation Code you saw on your TV screen and click the Submit button.
5: In the next step, choose your provider and enter the IPTV credentials on the website.
6: Click the Continue button to get signed in automatically to the channel.
7: Now, you can start streaming the Watch TCM channel on your Roku device.
How to Stream TCM on Roku Without Cable TV Provider
If you are not a cable or satellite TV user, you can’t access the Watch TCM or Turner Class Movies app on Roku. But as an alternative, you can stream the channel by using some of the streaming services that include TCM.
YouTube TV is a streaming service that comes with a channel library of 70+ channels with add-on channels in its subscription. Using YouTube TV, you can record your TV shows and live matches using the unlimited DVR space of YouTube TV service.
You can install the YouTube TV app for free on the Roku device. Subscribe to the premium account for $72.99/ month to watch TCM on Roku.
Installation Guide: YouTube TV on Roku
DirecTV Stream is a service that provides a cable TV network and a streaming service to customers with a huge channel library in its subscription. You can explore many channels like ABC, HGTV, Lifetime, TNT, etc. It also offers Cloud DVR storage.
By subscribing to Entertainment ($74.99/ month), Choice ($99.99/ month), Ultimate ($109.99/ month), and Premier ($154.99/ month) packages, you can stream the TCM channel using the service.
Installation Guide: DirecTV Stream on Roku
Sling TV is one of the compact cord-cutter services that comes with 40+ channels with 3 subscription plans. You can get to use the 50-hour DVR storage space to record your TV shows to watch later. Sling TV supports 1-3 devices for consecutive streams.
Sling TV is available for free installation in the Roku Channel Store. You can subscribe to Sling Orange ($40/ month), Blue ($40/ month), or Sling Orange & Blue ($55/ month) package to stream TCM on Roku.
Installation Guide: Sling TV on Roku
You can even access TCM on the Hulu streaming service. Hulu is one of the best streaming services that is accessible at an affordable price. You can subscribe to the Hulu subscription plans, starting at $69.99/month and $82.99/month to get TCM.
The live TV plans don’t offer a free trial to users, but you get a handful of features, such as add-ons, unlimited Cloud DVR, and additional content, such as ESPN+ and Disney+
Installation Guide: Hulu on Roku
No. Unfortunately, TCM is unavailable on Philo and fuboTV streaming services.