truTV or TruTV is an American media streaming channel from AT&T TVs WarnerMedia. The slogan of truTV is “Funny because it’s true.” The picture format of truTV is 1080p (HDTV) in major cable and satellite providers. The channel, initially called Court TV, was launched way back in 1991. In 2011, it had the first-ever live sports telecast of the NCCA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament. However, truTV now airs programs in the comedy genre. This includes reality and lifestyle series like Impractical Jokers and Adam Ruins Everything. truTV is available on most of the streaming platforms, including Roku. Let us see how to install truTV on Roku.

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How to Get truTV on Roku?

The truTV is a very entertaining channel that focuses on comedy genre shows. It has an app on the Roku Channel Store for you to download and install. Follow these simple steps for the same.

Before starting the download, ensure that you have these things ready.

  • HDTV connected with Roku device
  • Strong Wi-Fi connection
  • Roku remote or mobile app
  • Roku account

Now let’s get started:

1. Firstly, using the Home button on your remote, go to the Home.

2. Navigate to the Streaming Channels section on the left pane.


3. Here, go to the Search Channels option and search for truTV.


4. Next, press the OK button to see the channel overview.

5. Here, choose the Buy option to get truTV on the Roku device.

6. Once the app gets downloaded, click on the OK button on the pop-up.

How to Activate truTV on Roku?

After installing the app, you have to activate it to stream content on your TV.

1. Launch the app on your device by clicking on the Go to Channel option.

2. The app will display a code on your TV.

3. Go to or click here on any browser on your PC or smartphone.

4. Enter the code you see on the TV and click on the Submit button.

On successful login, your app will refresh and start displaying content to stream. Start streaming your favorite on Roku. Now, we have truTV all ready to stream on Roku.

Alternative Method – How to Watch truTV on Roku

You must note that your Roku TV has a built-in mirroring feature that you can use to mirror the truTV app from the Android Smartphone.

1. Initially, enable the screen mirroring feature on your Roku TV from Settings > System > Screen Mirroring > Screen Mirroring mode.

2. Next, click on the Prompt or Allways Allow to enable the screen mirroring on your Roku TV.

3. Then, you need to connect your Roku TV and Android Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

4. Install the truTV app from the Google Play Store.

5. Launch the Notification Panel on your Android Smartphone.

6. From the Notification Panel, tap on Cast and choose your Roku TV.

Tap on Cast and watch truTV on Roku

7. Finally, you can launch the truTV app and sign in with your cable TV provider account.

8. Choose and play any movie or TV series from truTV to watch it on your Roku TV.

How to Stream truTV on Roku without a Cable

There are some service providers supported on Roku that have truTV in their channel line-up. Some of these channel service providers are listed below.

Tru TV

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV brings to you on-demand content and TV channels at $69.99 per month, where you can add channels as add-ons. The Live TV streaming on Hulu includes truTV.

Watch truTV on Hulu


The fuboTV brings to you 70+ channels at $69.99 per month with truTV and other channels. Additionally, it offers 250 hours of cloud DVR to record Channels for watching later.

Watch truTV on fuboTV

Sling TV

Sling TV streams truTV along with other channels. Unlike other platforms that stream fixed channel packages, Sling TV lets you customize your channel package. This is advantageous as you don’t have to go with an expensive package with channels you don’t want. All you need to do is, subscribe to a base plan and add channels as add-ons to this package.

Sling TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV streams the truTV channel in its basic channel package of $64.99 per month. This pack includes 85+ live channels along with CNBC with unlimited cloud DVR.

YouTube TV

Get truTV on Roku with service providers.

Now let’s discuss how to install these service providers to get truTV on Roku. Before starting, make sure you have the following things ready

  • HDTV connected with Roku device
  • Strong Wi-Fi connection
  • Roku remote or mobile app
  • Roku account
  • Subscription with the service provider

1. Press the Home button on your Roku TV remote and go to the home screen.

2. Navigate to the Streaming Channels section.

3. Go to the Search Channels option and search for your service provider. (Sling, YouTube TV, Hulu, or whichever you have subscribed to.)

4. Press the OK button to see the channel overview.

5. Choose the Buy option and the service provider on the Roku device.

6. Now, Sign in with your credentials to your account.

7. On the search bar in your Streaming service provider’s app, type truTV.  Then, search for the truTV and watch it on the big screen.

truTv on Roku

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is truTV app free on Roku?

Yes, truTV is free to add from the channel store.

2. Is activation necessary for truTV on Roku?

Yes, you need to activate truTV on Roku.