How to activate Crave on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Smart TV

Crave (formerly Crave TV) is one of Canada’s leading subscription video-on-demand services. The platform offers lots of content, including TV shows, movies, and documentaries.

Furthermore, you can catch up with the latest originals and access top channels, like Showtime, HBO Max, HBO. You will also get exclusive access to the entire HBO library.

You can watch Crave on Smart TVs, Amazon Fire, Bell TV set-top-box, Roku, and gaming consoles. But before you can stream Crave, the first thing is to activate your device.

How to activate Crave on different devices

The steps to activate a device on CraveTV are straightforward. First, you need an existing Crave account before activating your device.

If you do not have an account, you can create a new one and pay the required subscription fees. Once your account is active, download the Crave app from your device store.

Once done, launch the application and play a video. First, you will have to sign in with your credentials to create your account.

Then, an activation code will appear, allowing you to activate the device and start watching.

Here are the steps for activating Crave on different devices:

Samsung Smart TV

Samsung Smart TV
Image: Samsung

To activate Crave on your Samsung Smart TV:

  • Download and install the Crave app on your Samsung Smart TV
  • Launch the app
  • Select any video to play
  • An activation code and a web address will display
  • Go to crave.ca/samsung or crave.com/newsamsung on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code in the spaces provided

Wait for the authentication to complete until you see a success message. Then, if everything is in order, go back to your Samsung TV and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies.

Apple TV

Activate Crave on Apple TV through these steps:

  • Download the Crave app from the Apple Store
  • Install and launch the app
  • Choose a video to play
  • You will see an activation code displayed on your Apple TV
  • Go to crave.ca/appletv (for a 5-digit code) or crave.ca/apple (for a 7-digit code) on a mobile or web browser
  • Enter the activation code

You can watch videos on your Apple TV once the details you have provided are correct.

Android TV

Androidtv

On Android TV, follow these steps to activate Crave:

  • Download the Crave app from Google Play Store
  • Install and launch the app
  • Choose a video to play
  • You will see an activation code displayed on your Apple TV
  • Go to crave.ca/androidtv on a mobile or web browser
  • Enter the activation code

You will see a success message, allowing you to access Crave content on your Apple TV.

Roku

To activate Crave on Roku:

  • Download the Crave channel from the Roku channel store
  • Install and launch Crave on your device
  • Select any video to play
  • A screen will display asking you how you subscribed
  • If you subscribed directly through Crave, use your Crave credentials to sign in to your account
  • If you subscribe through a TV provider, select the name of your TV provider
  • Once done, an activation code will display
  • Go to crave.ca/roku on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code

After the authentication, access Crave on Roku to enjoy your favorite shows.

Bell TV

If you have a Bell TV set-top box, you can activate the device by doing the following:

  • Launch the Crave from the app
  • Select the Sign In button in the Account Management section
  • Go to crave.ca/fibetv on a supported browser
  • Sign in to your Crave account
  • Enter the activation code

At this point, wait for the authentication until you see a success message.

Amazon Fire TV

To activate Crave TV on Amazon Fire TV:

  • Download the Crave app from the Amazon application store
  • Launch the app on your device
  • Select any video to play
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to crave.ca/firetv from a supported browser
  • Enter the activation code presented
  • A success message will display on your browser

LG Smart TV

LG WebOS

Crave is available on LG Smart TVs that support webOS. To activate the app:

  • Download the Crave app from the LG application store
  • Launch the app on your device
  • Select any video to play
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to crave.ca/activate from a supported browser
  • Enter the activation code displayed

Once you see a success message displayed on your browser, return to your LG TV to watch movies.

PlayStation

You can access Crave on a PlayStation and watch your favorite movies. However, you have to activate the device as follows:

  • Download Crave from the Sony store
  • Install and launch the app
  • Select any video to play
  • A screen will display asking you how you subscribed to the service
  • If you subscribed through Crave, use your account credentials to sign in
  • If you subscribed through a TV provider, select your TV provider to continue
  • An activation code will display
  • Go to crave.ca/activate on your web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code

If successful, you can enjoy the latest Crave movies and TV shows on your PlayStation.

Xbox One

If you own an Xbox One, here is what you should do to activate the device:

  • Download Crave from the Microsoft app store
  • Install and launch the app
  • Select any video to play
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to crave.ca/xboxone on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code displayed

If done successfully, you should be able to access Crave on Xbox One.

Common issues with Crave TV activation

If you are unable to activate Crave TV, you are probably facing one of the issues below. We have created a troubleshooting guide.

I can’t log in to Crave

If you cannot log in to Crave, try the following:

  • Ensure you have provided the correct login credentials (email and password)
  • Check whether your subscription has expired
  • Disable any VPN or proxy servers
  • Turn off any adblocker
  • Close the app or website and try again
  • Clear the cache and cookies from the device or browser and try to sign in again

Also, you must be in Canada when logging in to avoid errors.

Crave activation code is not working

Crave activation screen

In the event that the activation code is not working, try the following:

  • If you see a 5-digit code on Apple TV, activate it at crave.ca/appletv
  • If you see a 7-digit code on Apple TV, activate it at crave.ca/apple
  • Check to ensure you have provided the correct code
  • Select the Cancel button on your screen and try again
  • Select the Sign In button on the screen and provide the correct login credentials
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Crave button and sign in to your account to get a new code

Also, ensure you have selected the correct TV provider when activating on Roku or PlayStation.

Why can’t I watch Crave on my TV?

If you cannot watch Crave on your TV, try the following:

  • Make sure you are logging in from Canada
  • Check that you are using the latest browser or app
  • Enable Cookies on browsers or cross-site tracking on Apple
  • Avoid accessing Crave on public Wi-Fi
  • Turn off any ad blockers
  • Check that you are accessing Crave on a compatible device

Crave can also stop working if you use a VPN or proxy server.

Now that you’ve been able to activate Crave TV, you can now watch shows like LeapYear, Attica, Dune, and Hobbit, among others.

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