TBS (Turner Broadcasting System) is an online streaming service to telecast movies and TV shows. It can stream contents live as well as on-demand. It is owned by WarnerMedia Studios & Networks and the service is available in the United States only. The Popular contents on TBS are Suicide Squad, 2 Broke Girls, Fist Fight, Let be cops, Conan, Bob’s Burger, The Big Bang Theory, Wonder Women, Batman vs Superman, etc. The TBS is available for free in the Roku Channel Store. Let’s discuss the steps to watch TBS on Roku.

TBS on Roku

Features of TBS

  • TBS has a lots of movies and TV shows for live streaming and the contents mainly focus on Comedy genre.
  • It classifies the contents into Shows, Movies, Live TV, and also has schedules for live streaming. The schedule gives the complete show timings for 2 weeks before in hand.
  • It also streams major sports events like Major League Baseball (MLB), NCAA Basketball, NHL, Nascar, Golf, UEFA, NBA TV, and college Football Tournaments.
  • The contents are available in 1080p HD streaming quality and it has DVS( Descriptive Video Service) offerings to help the blind or visually impaired to enjoy the streaming.
  • The app has Parental Control to monitor the streaming of younger ones and has closed captioning to all the available contents.

Pricing of TBS

TBS does not have subscriptions separately and you need a TV service provider subscription to watch the contents on TBS. The TV Service providers are AT&T, Cox, Comcast, XFINITY, Direct TV, Spectrum, Optimum, Dish, etc.

How to Add TBS on Roku

Step 1: Connect Roku device to the HDMI port of TV and launch Roku.

Step 2: Press Home button in the remote to get the menu. scroll down and select Streaming Channels.

Select Streaming Channels on Roku

Step 3: It opens the Channel Store and now you must select Search Channels by scrolling down.

Select Search channels in the Channel store

Step 4: Enter TBS using remote and choose it from the suggestions below.

Step 5: Select Add Channel to install TBS app.

Add TBS channel on Roku

Step 6: After the installation, click OK in the prompt.

How to Activate TBS on Roku

Step 1: Search TBS in the Roku Home screen and launch TBS.

Step 2: An Activation code appears on the screen. Visit the TBS site to activate TBS on Roku.

Step 3: Select Roku in the My Device drop down box and click Continue.

Step 4: Enter the activation code and select Submit to activate TBS.

Enter the activation code

Step 5: Sign in with the TV provider credentials and start streaming your favorite contents.

Watch TBS on Roku

Alternative Ways to Watch TBS on Roku


AT&T TV offers 50+ channels including TBS in its subscription and the subscription costs $55 per month. It provides cloud DVR storage for 500 hours and available for free in the Roku Channel Store. It has 7 days of free trial and can stream on three devices simultaneously.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV has TBS in its channels list for streaming. It has both live and on-demand TV channels. The Subscription costs $54.99 per month and offers simultaneous streaming on 2 devices. It has 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for offline streaming.

Sling TV

Sling TV has TBS in all three package channel lists. Roku has sling TV for free in its channel store and Sling TV has a free trial for 7 days. It offers 10 hours of DVR storage.

Subscription TypeCost of SubscriptionSimultaneously Streaming
Sling Orange$30 per month1 device
Sling Blue$30 per month3 devices
Sling Orange + Blue$45 per month4 devices

Therefore, TBS is an excellent streaming app for popular movies and series along with top sports events. It also has TBS Originals for streaming and a boss utility tool. If you face any difficulty in following the above steps, please do let us know in the comments.


1. Can I watch TBS on Roku?

You can watch TBS on Roku by adding the app from the channel store and you can follow the above method for easy installation of the TBS app.

2. Is TBS free on Roku?

TBS is available for free in the Roku Channel Store and you need a TV provider subscription to stream the contents.

3. Does TBS has subscription?

No, TBS does not have subscription but it requires TV service Provider subscription to stream the contents.

4. Is Closed Captioning available in TBS?

TBS has Closed Captioning to all the available contents.