How to activate Nat Geo TV on Fire Stick, Roku & more

Nat Geo is your go-to TV service for science and wildlife documentaries. You can stream the channel from the United States only.

However, if you are in any other part of the world, you will need to subscribe to a TV service that offers it. Their vast catalog of shows is also updated on a regular basis.

To watch these documentaries and features, you will need to activate your Nat Geo account on the device you are using.

You can easily activate Nat Geo on your own. However, in some cases, you will need to go through your TV service provider.

How to activate Nat Geo TV

The process for activating Nat Geo on different devices such as Apple TV, Firestick, and Roku are almost similar, except for a few steps.


To activate National Geographic on Roku

  • Press the Home button on your remote
  • Select Streaming Devices
  • Search for Nat Geo
  • Highlight the channel and then select Add Channel
  • Open the channel to generate an activation code
  • Go to from your mobile or desktop browser
  • Enter activation code
  • Click on Continue to verify your account

After verifying your account, the next step is to start watching content.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

To get National Geographic on Firestick

  • Go to the Main menu on Amazon Fire Stick and select Search
  • Search for Nat Geo
  • Highlight Nat Geo and click on Get
  • The application will download and install on Firestick
  • Once it opens, it will generate a Nat Geo activation code
  • Go to
  • Select Fire Stick
  • Select your TV provider
  • Enter the activation code
  • Click on Continue

Apple TV

You can activate Nat Geo on Apple TV by adding the channel, generating an activation code, and then going to

Once there, enter the activation code and submit it to verify your account. Note that you will need a participating TV provider to activate Nat Geo on any device.

Does Nat Geo have an app?

Yes. You can watch Nat Geo on-demand content and live stream from a laptop and desktop PC. Also, you can watch it through the Nat Geo TV app.

The app is available on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. As a first-time user, you will have to create an account to stream any content.

Is the National Geographic channel free?

The National Geographic Channel is not 100% free. To view its content, you must subscribe to the channel through a participating TV provider.

Most TV providers have different rates. As a subscriber, you will receive access to all issues that date back to 2009. That includes the channel’s greatest hits.

Is National Geographic on Netflix?

As a channel, National Geographic is not available on Netflix. However, you can get lots of titles from the service on Netflix.

You can watch docuseries, social documentaries, and historical documentaries from Nat Geo on the streaming service. But you will need to subscribe through Netflix to watch the content.

Is Nat Geo Wild on Amazon Prime?

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can watch Nat Geo WILD shows and Nat Geo TV in one place.

You will stream full episodes of social documentaries as well as docuseries. You need a streaming service that offers Nat Geo TV.

It only takes the few simple steps mentioned above to activate Nat Geo on any device you are using.

If for some reason, you have not been able to activate it or if your activation code isn’t working, then let us know in the comment section below.

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