If you are a horror fan and love to keep yourself entertained with thrillers, horror movies, and shows, Shudder is the app for you. Shudder is a streaming service that offers an exquisite collection of horror movies. Apart from smartphones, you can install the Shudder app on streaming devices like Roku and Firestick. For Roku streaming devices and TVs, you can install the Shudder app from the Channel Store.


Features of Shudder on Roku

  • Shudder offers the largest and fastest-growing human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling, and provocative films.
  • Shudder features classic old movies to the latest ones from every genre.
  • It has something to stream for casual fans to hardcore horror lovers.
  • You can add the channel for free and browse how much ever show you want. But to access the contents, you must buy a subscription.

Shudder Subscription

You can subscribe to Shudder with two plans.

  • $5.99 per month
  • $56.99 per year

Apart from the subscription, you can get a free trial for seven days to test the services. The free trial can be claimed only by new users.

How to Get a Free Trial on Shudder

1: On your PC, go to the Shudder website (https://www.shudder.com/).

2: Click the Try 7 Days Free button on the webpage.

Shudder Free Trial

3: On the next screen, enter your email and password. Click the Create Your Free Account button.

Shudder account

4: Choose the subscription and enter your payment details.

Choose the plan

5: Enter the promo code, if you have any, to get discounts. Then, click the Start Your Free Trial button.

Shudder Free Trial

6: Once the payment is verified, your free trial will be activated.

7: For the first seven days, you won’t be charged. If you don’t cancel the free trial within seven days, you will be charged based on your subscription.

How to Add Shudder on Roku?

1: Set up your Roku streaming device with your TV. Turn it on and make sure to connect it to an internet network.

2: Press the Home button on the screen.

3: Next, click on the Streaming Channels option on your Roku home screen to navigate to the Roku Channel Store.

Home Screen

4: On the Roku Channel Store screen, click on the Search Channel option.

Channel Store

5: On the search screen, type Shudder with the Roku remote.

Search Screen

6: Select the app from the search results.

7: On the app info screen, click on the Add Channel button.

8: Now, click on the Go To Channel button to launch the Shudder app.

Alternate Way to Get Shudder on Roku

If you think that typing with the Roku remote is too clumsy, you can use your PC to add an app to Roku. To do so,

1: Open the web browser on your PC and go to the Roku Channel Store website (https://channelstore.roku.com/).

2: Sign in with your Roku account.

3: Then, go to the Search bar and type Shudder.

4: From the Search results, click the Details button that corresponds to the Shudder app.

Shudder on Roku website

5: Click the Add Channel button on the next screen to add the app to your Roku device.

Click the Add Channel button to get Shudder on Roku

How to Activate Shudder on Roku

The Shudder app on Roku needs to be activated manually, as it is not offering the direct Sign In feature.

1: When you open the Shudder app, you will get the welcome screen.

2: On your welcome screen, click on the Login option.

3: You will get the activation code. Note down the code.

4: Now, go to the Shudder activation website (https://www.shudder.com/code/).

5: Enter your Shudder credentials and then enter the code.

6: After that, click the Activate Your Device button.

Activate Shudder on Roku

7: Now, the Shudder app on your Roku will be activated. The contents will start loading on the channel.

8: Pick a video title and stream it on your Roku device.

Shudder on Roku

Movies on Shudder

As said, you can find the cult classics to the latest additions to the library of Shudder. Some of the movies you can find are:

  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Faces of Death
  • Monster Braw
  • Get Rad
  • All Hail Argento
  • The Vengeance is Hers
  • Cheap Thrills
  • Critters
  • The Queen Hollywood

Shudder Not Working on Roku

Shudder Not Working on Roku

If you have any streaming issues with the Shudder app, you are not alone. It can be easily fixed. As mentioned in the tweet from Shudder, you can log out of your Shudder account and activate it again to fix the issue. You can also uninstall the app from Roku and install it again. If nothing is working, restart your Roku device.


1. Is Shudder free with Hulu?

No, Hulu and Shudder are two independent streaming platforms.