How to activate Cartoon Network on Roku, Apple TV, Xbox

Cartoon Network is one of the best channels for watching animated television series. It has lots of children’s programming, ranging from action to comedy and adventure.

You can stream Cartoon Network live on various devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox, and other tablets.

The service is free for all users. However, you require a subscription with a TV provider to access the content on your connected device. Also, you have to activate Cartoon Network on your device in order to access the shows.

When you connect the Cartoon Network app to your TV for the first time, the network will request you to log in to confirm your current TV subscription.

You can log in via cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a secondary device, preferably your mobile or computer browser. Also, you will get an activation code that will authenticate your subscribership with a TV provider.

What are the Cartoon Network subscription costs?

Cartoon Network does not have a subscription service. If you access its content from Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, or Android TV, you require a subscription with a participating TV provider.

The cost may vary depending on the TV service you choose. Examples of these services include AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, and Verizon.

Can you watch Cartoon Network for free?

You can watch Cartoon Network for free on your mobile phone or computer. Some episodes are also available for free if you are accessing them via a connected device.

However, all locked content requires a subscription with a participating TV or cable provider.

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How to activate Cartoon Network

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Follow the steps provided below to activate Cartoon Network on different devices:

Android TV

Here are steps for activating Cartoon Network on Android TV:

  • From the Android TV Home screen, scroll to Apps.
  • Select the Google Play Store app.
  • Browse or search for Cartoon Network.
  • Select the app after finding it.
  • Select Install.
  • Open the Cartoon Network app.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a computer or mobile browser.
  • From the dropdown list, select Android TV.
  • A new page will open up.
  • Enter the code from the activation screen on your Android TV.
  • Click Continue.
  • The page will redirect you to your TV provider’s website.

Follow the instructions on the website to authenticate your account. After providing the correct details, your Android TV will refresh and allow you to watch cartoons. Ensure to leave both devices (Android TV and web browser) connected and on the activation screen.

Apple TV

You can activate Cartoon Network on your Apple TV by doing the following:

  • Open the App Store app on your Apple TV.
  • Browse or search for Cartoon Network.
  • Select the Get button to download and install the app.
  • Open the Cartoon Network app.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Select Apple TV from the dropdown list.
  • On the new page, enter the code displayed on your Apple TV.
  • Click Continue.
  • The page will redirect you to your TV provider’s website.
  • Log in to your TV provider’s account by entering your email and password.

If successful, go back to your Apple TV and watch all locked content on Cartoon Network.

Amazon Fire TV

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Cartoon Network is available on Amazon Fire TV via an app. To activate it, do the following:

  • Go to the main menu on your Fire TV and search for Cartoon Network.
  • Select the app once you locate it.
  • Select Get to start your download.
  • Launch the Cartoon Network app after the installation.
  • An activation code will appear on your screen.
  • Go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Select FireTV from the dropdown list.
  • Enter the code displayed on your Fire TV.
  • Click Continue.
  • Log in to your TV provider’s account by entering your email and password.
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Once your TV provider authenticates your account, you will be free to watch programs on Cartoon Network.

Roku

You can watch Cartoon Network on Roku by first downloading the Cartoon Network channel. Follow the steps below:

  • Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Open the channel store by selecting Streaming Channels.
  • Search for Cartoon Network.
  • Select Add Channel to install the channel on your Roku device.
  • Enter your Roku account PIN if necessary.
  • Open the Cartoon Network channel.
  • An activation code will appear on your screen.
  • Go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Select Roku from the dropdown list.
  • Enter the code displayed on your Roku device.
  • Click Continue.
  • Log in to your TV provider’s account by entering your email and password.

Your Roku device will refresh if the information you have provided is correct or your TV account is up-to-date.

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Xbox

Cartoon Network makes it easier for you to watch its programs on your Xbox by doing the following:

  • Sign in to your Xbox.
  • Go to the Store tab located on the right side of the dashboard.
  • In the Store, select the Apps tile.
  • Select Search apps and enter Cartoon Network.
  • Click on Get it FREE.
  • Select Confirm to install the app.
  • Open the app after the installation.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Select Xbox from the dropdown list.
  • Enter the code displayed on your Xbox device.
  • Click Continue.
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You will have to log in to your TV provider’s account. If successful, you can start watching Cartoon Network content on your Xbox device.

PlayStation 4

You may find it challenging to watch Cartoon Network on PS4. That is because the network does not have an option to activate the service on PlayStation 4.

Furthermore, the PlayStation Store does not have the Cartoon Network video app. However, you can play Cartoon Network games on your PS4, including Battle Crashers.

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Cartoon Network activation code is not working? How to fix

The Cartoon Network activation code can stop working if it has expired. Here is what you can do to fix the issue:

  • Close the app or channel from your device and reopen it. The system will generate a new code.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the app. Once you open it, you will get a new code.
  • Check to ensure you have entered the correct code combination.
  • Check that you have selected the right TV provider.

You can also clear cache or cookies from your browser and try again.

You can watch Cartoon Network on your Smart TV, mobile phone, gaming console, and computer for free. However, you require a subscription with a cable or TV provider to access locked content.

When getting started, you will have to activate Cartoon Network on your device. First, you have to copy an activation code displayed on your device and then go to cartoonnetwork.com/activate to complete the authentication.

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