History Channel is a premium infotainment channel that offers popular movies, reality shows, documentaries, History shows, and more. You can download and install the History Channel directly from the Roku Channel Store on your device. Since it is a premium TV channel, you can access the content only with the active TV provider account. You can access the History Channel with various TV providers like Dish, DirecTV, Hulu, COX, and more.


  • Stream popular and on-demand content like The Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, After Jackie, and more.
  • The content is available in HD streaming quality.
  • The application comes up with the built-in Chromecast feature.
  • You can also get the inbuilt closed captioning support for most of the videos available on the channel.
  • It also allows you to stream the content directly from the website.


History Channel is free on Roku with a TV Provider subscription. It supports many TV providers, as mentioned below.

TV provider compatible History Channel

How to Install History Channel on Roku

1. Launch the Roku device and press the Home button on the Roku remote.

2. Choose Streaming Channels on the Home screen.

Select Streaming Channels

3. Click Search Channels and search for History Channel in Roku Channel Store.

Tap Search channels to download History Channel on Roku

4. Click Add Channel to install the app on your Roku.

5. Select Go to Channel to launch History Channel on Roku.

How to Add History Channel from Roku Website

1. Visit the Roku website using any browser on your device and log in to your Roku account.

2. Enter History Channel in the search bar.

3. Click Add Channel to download the app from the Roku website.

Click + Add channel to install History Channel on Roku

4. The channel will appear on your Roku device within one day. You can also update the Roku device to get it immediately.

How to Activate History Channel on Roku

1. Launch the History Channel app and select Login to get Activation Code.

2. Go to the History Channel Activation Website on your Smartphone or PC.

3. Choose Roku as your streaming device and select your TV Provider from the list of providers.

4. Now, enter the Activation Code and click on the Continue button.

Enter the code and click Continue

5. Log in to your TV Provider subscription to complete the activation.

5. Now, go to the History Channel on Roku to stream the content.

Alternative Method

In addition to direct installation, you can also screen mirror the History Channel from an Android device.

Screen Mirror History Channel on Roku from Android

Before proceeding further, you have to enable the Screen Mirroring option on Roku and turn on the feature.

1. Connect your Roku and Android devices to the same WiFi network.

2. Download and install History Channel on your Android smartphone from the Play Store.

3. Go to the Notification Panel and select Cast.

Tap on the Cast icon

4. Choose your Roku device to connect.

5. Now, launch the History Channel app and sign in to your account.

6. To stop the mirroring, click the Cast icon on the Notification Panel and tap the Disconnect button.

How to Stream History Channel on Roku Without Cable

Live TV streaming services are the perfect option to watch History Channel on Roku without cable. The History Channel is available for streaming on Frndly TV, Philo, and DirecTV Stream.

Frndly TV

Frdnly TV

Frndly TV is one of the best streaming services that offer History Channel in its subscription. With Frndly TV on Roku, you can get to watch Live TV and on-demand content of popular channel networks. You can also stream 40+ TV channels with this service. It provides unlimited Cloud DVR storage to record History Channel TV shows to watch offline. The History Chanel is available on all three subscription plans of Frndly TV. But to watch the channel at the base subscription, purchase the basic plan for $6.99/ month.

Website: Frndly TV



Philo is one of the best streaming services that offer History Channel in its subscription. By downloading Philo on Roku, you can watch popular TV channels like AMC, Food Network, Paramount, and more. The subscription holds 70+ TV channels including channel add-ons. It provides unlimited Cloud DVR storage to record History Channel TV shows for watching offline. You can stream History Channel for a subscription of $25 per month.

Website: Philo

DirecTV Stream

Stream History Channel on on Roku using DirecTV

DirecTV Stream is one of the best streaming services that offer History Channel in its subscription. By installing DirecTV on Roku, you can watch local channels and Regional sports channels. The subscription offers 150+ channels with the premium plan and 75+ channels with the base plan. It provides unlimited Cloud DVR storage to record History Channel live streaming for watching offline. The History channel is available on ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICEâ„¢, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER subscription packages. To watch the channel at a base price, go for the ENTERTAINMENT plan for $64.99 per month.

Website: DirecTV Stream

History Channel Not Working on Roku

If the History Channel is not working on your Roku device, you can easily fix the issue with simple troubleshooting tips.

  • Make sure that your Roku device is getting a stable internet connection.
  • Close the app on Roku and open it after a while.
  • Reboot the Roku device.
  • Sign out of the account and log in again. If needed, activate the app again to fix the issue.
  • If you are using the older version of Roku, update the device to fix the compatibility issues.
  • Uninstall the app on Roku and install it again to delete the cache files stored in the app.
  • Clear the temporary files on Roku and try again.
  • As a last fix, contact customer support to get the apt fix.


Is the History Channel free on Roku?

The History Channel is completely free to download on Roku. But to stream the content, you just need a valid subscription to any TV Provider which is compatible with the History Channel.