How to Add And Activate Syfy on Roku

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Mark Roberts

Are you a sci-fi junkie? Then you would surely fall in love with Syfy on Roku. 

Owned by the NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group, this streaming platform brings you all the science-fiction, horror, supernatural, paranormal, and fantasy movies and shows you have ever wanted. 

You can stream all the latest episodes from your favorite shows from live TV channels owned by the same company like CNBC, E!, MSNBC, Universal Kids, and many more or even dig into its vast on-demand content library.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the SyFy world with us in this article and you will know all about it by the end of this journey.

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Is Syfy channel free on Roku?

If you already have a subscription to any of the popular cable or satellite TV providers that offer Syfy in its channels list, then yes, the app is available for free to download on the Roku Channel Store.

Is the Syfy channel on Roku?

Yes, the Syfy channel is available on Roku for users to enjoy all the top-notch entertainment.

How to Add Syfy on Roku?

You can directly download the designated app for the Syfy channel from the Roku Channel Store. This can be done in a few simple steps:

Step 1: Begin with linking your TV and Roku device together using the HDMI cord. Then switch both the devices on.

Step 2: Press the home button on the remote that comes with your Roku device. It would open Roku’s Home page.

Step 3: Head over to Streaming Channels on the menu on the left to launch the Roku Channel Store.

Streaming Channels

Step 4: Move the pointer to the Search Channels option by slightly scrolling down. Type in Syfy in the search bar and pick the channel from the list of suggestions.

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Step 5: On the channel description page next, tap on Add Channel button to initialize the downloading process and wait till it gets completed.

Step 6: Click on “Ok” on the confirmation message that is displayed on the screen.

How to Activate Syfy on Roku-

Users must activate the Syfy app on Roku to attain full access to all the movies, shows, and other programs it has to offer.

Step 1: Open the app that has been newly added to your Channels’ List. 

Step 2: Once you are landed on the channel’s home page, you would see an activation code on the screen that you must make a note of. 

Step 3: Now, go to on a web browser using any smartphone or PC.

Step 4: Type in the activation code you noted in Step 1 in the empty space and select Continue. Once you have successfully activated it, all the content would be automatically loaded onto the channel on your Roku TV screen.

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Alternative Ways to stream Syfy

If users do not have a pay-TV subscription, they can also stream it on other streaming services available on Roku such as:

  • Sling TV
  • fuboTV
  • Hulu+Live TV
  • AT&T TV
  • YouTube TV

All you need is a subscription to one of their packages that comes with the Syfy channel and you can watch all the best shows you really enjoy.

Sling TV


Sling TV is one of the cornerstones of modern live TV streaming. It offers three distinct subscription plans that come with various features. You should buy “Sling Blue” which offers a long list of 45+ other channels including Syfy and a 3-days free trial for $30 per month.

It has great device support, letting you stream it on almost all major streaming platforms, from Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Smart TVs to Android and iOS devices, Xbox One, and even desktop browsers for Windows and Mac. It also allows up to 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams.



Even though fuboTV is predominantly a sports-focused streaming service, Syfy is one of its many entertainment channels among its list of 114+ channels in its subscription package that is priced at $64.99 per month. It also provides its users a 7-days free trial period.

You can enjoy content from its decently large on-demand library. Users can also record up to 30 hours of content on its cloud DVR storage and on 3 devices simultaneously without any additional charges. It provides support to a good range of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices, Android TV, most Mac and Windows browsers. 

Hulu+Live TV


You can stream Syfy on Hulu + Live TV with either of its Basic (at $64.99 per month) or Ads-free ( at $70.99 per month) packages. These plans come with more than 67 channels and a 7-day free trial.

A subscription to this channel would give you access to its massive on-demand library, up to 2 simultaneous streams, and 50-hours of cloud DVR storage. You can upgrade all these features with a little extra fee. You can also stream this service on all the popular TV devices.


AT&T TV offers Syfy in its most basic subscription plan only, along with more than 65 other top-notch channels like ESPN, HBO, AMC,  FX, A&E, History, and more, for $69.99 per month. 

You can watch from all of its 40,000+ on-demand content on all major video streaming platforms like Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Android and iOS devices, MAC and Windows browsers, Smart TVs, etc. Users can also download up to 20 hours of content on its DVR storage facility and watch on 2 separate devices simultaneously.

YouTube TV


YouTube TV by Google is the last option on our list of alternatives to stream Syfy. With a subscription to this streaming service for $64.99 per month, you would get to watch over 85 top quality channels and you can even try it out for free with its 7-days free trial offer.

You can create up to 6 profiles on this platform and have 3 simultaneous streams. Its unlimited cloud DVR storage feature is what makes it truly unique. It also has a wide range of content in its on-demand library. 

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