How to activate Citytv on Apple, Fire TV, Roku, Smart TVs

Citytv Canada is one of the coolest entertainment TV channels you can find.

It contains a wide variety of the top Canadian TV shows and programmes, including past episodes that you can access and binge-watch or rerun.

However, before enjoying the channel, you must first activate it on the streaming device you are using.

Activating Citytv is a simple process. First, you need to download and install the channel’s app on your streaming device.

Then, you need to connect the app with your TV service provider, and you can start streaming Citytv shows.

Below, we have compiled detailed information on how to activate Citytv. From requirements for using the streaming service to step-by-step activation guidelines, here is everything you need to get started.

Requirements for activating Citytv                             

What do you need to stream Citytv? Below are all the requirements for using the service:

  • A TV service provider: You need a Canadian TV service provider that offers access to the Citytv channel. You will need the TV provider login details to activate the channel on your device.
  • The Citytv app: The app is what grants you access to all the on-demand shows and programs. You can download the app on various app stores.
  • A streaming device that supports the Citytv app: Some of the supported devices include Apple TV, Android phones, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and various smart TVs and other streaming devices.
  • A computer or internet-enabled phone to complete the activation process

How to activate Citytv

Canada's got Talent airs on Citytv
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Here’s a detailed guide to activating Citytv on different streaming devices:

Apple TV

Apple TV is one of the streaming devices that support the Citytv channel. If you would like to activate and stream Citytv on Apple TV:

  • Go to the Home screen on your Apple TV
  • Navigate to the Apps section and select App store
  • Search for the Citytv app and install it on your TV. Once done, go back to apps and launch the streaming service channel.
  • Click on one of the shows offered and click on the “Play” icon
  • Select your TV service provider from the list that pops up and log in using your username and password.
  • Once completed, an activation code will appear on your screen. Write it down for later use.
  • Visit citytv.com/activate on your computer or smartphone browser.
  • Enter the activation code above and follow the on-screen instructions
  • Once you have completed the activation, go back to your TV and start enjoying your favourite shows and programs.

Amazon Fire TV

To watch Citytv on Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, follow this activation guide:

  • Go to the main menu of your Fire TV or Fire Stick and search for Citytv
  • Download and install the app
  • Launch the Citytv app, select one of the programs you want to watch, and select the play option
  • Log in with your TV service provider details and follow the on-screen instructions until you receive a code on your screen.
  • Visit citytv.com/activate on your PC or phone browser and enter the code above.
  • Follow the provided instructions to complete the activation process.

You can now start streaming your favourite shows on Fire TV.

Roku

To activate the Citytv channel on Roku:

  • Go to the Home screen on your Roku streaming device
  • Navigate to Streaming Channels and search for Citytv
  • Add the channel, then go back to the Home screen and launch it
  • Click on the “Sign in” button and copy the activation code that appears on the screen
  • Go to citytv.com/activate on your PC or smartphone and enter the code
  • Select your TV provider and sign in using your details
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

Android

General Hospital TV show on Citytv
Image: Citytv

To watch City TV shows and programs on Android:

  • Go to Google Play Store
  • Search for the Citytv app and download and install it
  • Open the app and find a show you would like to watch
  • Tap on the “Play” icon for the selected show and follow the on-screen instructions to choose your TV service provider.
  • Note the activation code that appears on your screen in the step above
  • Go to citytv.com/activate on your phone or computer browser
  • Enter the activation code and click on “Continue.”
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the activation

LG Smart TV

To activate Citytv on your LG Smart TV:

  • Press the Home button on your TV remote to go to the Home Screen
  • Navigate to the LG Content Store and select APPS
  • Search for Citytv using the App search function and install it
  • Go back to the Home Screen and launch the app
  • Select one of the available shows or programs and press the Play option
  • Follow the instructions offered to receive an activation code on your screen
  • Go to citytv.com/activate on your PC, tablet, or smartphone browser
  • Enter the activation code above and click on “Continue.”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process

Samsung Smart TV

If you are using Samsung Smart TV for streaming, below is how you can activate the Citytv channel:

  • Press the Home button on your TV remote to go to the Home Screen
  • Navigate to APPS and use the search function (top-right corner) to search for Citytv
  • Install the app, then go back to the Home Screen and launch it
  • Select one of the shows available and press “Play.”
  • Sign in using your TV service provider and follow all the steps until you receive an activation code
  • On your phone or PC browser, go to citytv.com/activate and enter the activation code, then click “Continue”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

You can now launch the Citytv app and start streaming your favourite show or program.

Citytv activation FAQs

Law & Order on Citytv
Image: Citytv

Do you have more questions on how to activate Citytv? Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers.

1. Can I stream Citytv without cable?

Citytv is a cable streaming service that requires you to use your TV provider credentials to access the content offered.

However, cord-cutters will be pleased to know that accessing some of the channel’s content is possible without a cable subscription.

You can do this through the Citytv Live stream, which you can access through the app/channel on your streaming device.

Alternatively, you can go to citytv.com on your PC or Mac browser and select the Live stream tab. Note that the content offered on the web is limited.

2. Which TV service providers are compatible with Citytv?

Citytv has partnered with many Canadian TV services providers (BDUs – Broadcast Distribution Undertakings).

Below are some of the providers that will grant you access to the streaming channel:

  • Rogers Cable
  • Shaw Cable
  • Bell Fibe
  • Execulink Telecom
  • Wightman
  • Source Cable
  • Cogeco Cable
  • Delta Cable
  • Coast Cable
  • Telus Optik TV
  • Novus Entertainment
  • SaskTel Maz
  • Access Communications
  • Bell MTS
  • Videotron Illico
  • Bell Satellite
  • Over-the-air
  • Iqaluit Cable
  • NortwesTel Cable
  • Bell Aliant
  • Eastlink
  • Bell TV
  • Shaw Direct

These are just some of the compatible Citytv service providers. If your broadcast distributor is not on the list, you can contact them directly to enquire whether they offer a Citytv package.

If not, you can either enjoy the free live stream or consider signing up with another provider.

3. What shows can I watch on Citytv?

There are several TV shows and programs that Citytv offers.

Currently, you can watch The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, The Price is Right, Black-ish, Canada’s Got Talent, and more.  

Have you activated Citytv yet?

If you are looking for exciting entertainment content, Citytv has you covered. They offer the latest On-demand Canadian TV shows and programs.

You can also enjoy full episodes of past shows. And in case you are looking to save money, the channel offers a free live stream, which you can access without a cable subscription.

However, before you access any content, you need to activate Citytv. Follow the guidelines above to activate on your specific device.

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