How to Install and Activate TBS on Roku

Last Updated on September 4, 2021 by Mark Roberts

Originally, TBS stands for Turner Broadcasting System. This is an amazing American streaming platform available on Roku. Time Warner owns the TBS channel, and you can avail of various content on this channel.

With TBS on Roku, you can access several programs that are not only entertaining but also very informative. Starting from movies, series to news and sports, everything can be streamed on your big screen.

If you are a Roku user, you must be wondering how to install and watch TBS on Roku. 

The following workaround will help you to know your steps to reach till your destination. 

Install TBS on Roku


The TBS channel is already present on the Roku Channel Store. Due to this, you can easily install and activate it to watch its contents. The following are the simple steps that will help you to install TBS on Roku. Also, before you start working with the installation, remember to sign up for the TBS.

Step 1: Initially, through the HDMI port of your TV, connect your Roku device.

Step 2: After that, turn on your device and connect it to the internet.

Step 3: Nextly, enter your correct Roku user account details and sign in to your account.

Step 4: Using your Roku remote, go to the home screen. As you get into the home screen, go to the “Streaming Channels” category.

Streaming Channels

Step 5: Now, tap on the “search channels” option. From there go to the search bar.

Step 6: In the search bar, enter “Watch TBS” using your on-screen keyboard. And proceed further to search for the channel from the channel store.

Step 7: After the search is completed, you will get a result list. Choose the TBS app icon from the list.

Step 8: Tap on the “ Add channel” option, which you will find on the app installation page. 

Step 9: It will take some time for the app installation to finish.

Step 10: After the installation is completed, select the “go to channel” option. This will help to launch the TBS app on your Roku device.

Activate TBS on Roku


After you have installed and launched the TBS app, you have to activate it. Only then you can view its contents.  To activate TBS on Roku, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Firstly, complete the initial settings following all the on-screen prompts. 

Step 2: You will get an activation code on your screen. Make sure to keep a note of it.

Step 3: From any of your browsers, visit the activation site of the TBS channel https://www.tbs.com/activate.

Step 4: On the activation page, you have to provide the activation code. After entering the code, tap on “continue“.  

Step 5: Using your cable TV service provider details, sign in to the account.

Step 6: After your verification is completed, the TBS app will get refreshed on Roku. And the contents will start loading. 

You have successfully activated TBS on Roku. Now, you can enjoy all the content available. 

Alternative Ways to Watch TBS on Roku


You can also access TBS on Roku without any cable provider. All you have to do is subscribe to any of the alternative platforms. The following streaming services will let you watch TBS on Roku with several other content as well. 

  • Sling TV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • YouTube TV
  • AT&T TV
Related: Install and Activate MTV on Roku

Frequently Asked Questions


Is TBS free on Roku? How much is the TBS app?

To access TBS on Roku, you have to buy a subscription plan. TBS subscription starts at $69.99/month. 

How can I watch TBS for free?

To watch TBS for free, you can sign up for Sling TV, Hulu TV, or YouTube TV. These channels offer a free 7 days trial. 

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