How to activate OWN TV on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is a streaming platform that allows you to catch up with the latest TV shows and stream Live TV.

You can also binge-watch the entire OWN library of classic videos and original series. OWN is available on most streaming devices including mobile, Smart TV, Roku, and web.

You can watch OWN TV anywhere, anytime if you have a cable subscription. It supports TV providers like DirecTV, Spectrum, AT&T, Xfinity, Verizon, and more.

But you can also access OWN Network without a cable subscription. And when you do, you’ll enjoy some shows or episodes for free. But before you start streaming, you need to activate OWN TV.

Is OWN TV free?

The OWN TV app is free to download from your device application store. The service is also available for free.

However, you require a subscription with a TV provider to access the episodes and shows on the network. If you do not have a cable subscription, you will not watch its full content.

Instead, you will get a limited selection of programs you can access for free.

How to activate OWN TV

Here’s a detailed guide on activating OWN TV on various devices.


To activate OWN TV on Roku:

  • Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Scroll up or down and select Streaming Channels.
  • Open the Channel Store.
  • Type in OWN TV.
  • Select the channel.
  • Press OK.
  • Select Add Channel to install the app.
  • After the installation, launch the app.
  • Follow the instructions on your device to get an activation code.
  • After getting the code, go to Use your computer or mobile browser to visit the URL.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Click on Activate.

After clicking on activate, follow the prompts to complete the steps and start streaming.

Note: You will need the email address and password you used to subscribe to a cable or TV service to activate your device.

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Amazon Fire TV

To activate OWN TV on Fire TV:

  • Press the Home button to go to the Home Screen.
  • Select the Search bar or magnifying glass icon.
  • Enter the term OWN TV.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Launch the app after the installation.
  • Follow the instructions on your device to get an activation code.
  • After getting the code, go to Use your computer or mobile browser to visit the URL.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Click on Activate.

If you have followed the prompts correctly, your device will activate and allow you to stream OWN TV episodes.

Apple TV

Follow these steps to activate OWN TV on Apple TV:

  • Open the App Store app on your Apple TV.
  • Search OWN TV.
  • Select the app once you find it.
  • Select Get.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID to download if you have not logged in.
  • After installing, open the app.
  • Follow the instructions on your device to get an activation code.
  • After getting the code, go to Use your computer or mobile browser to visit the URL.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Click on Activate.

When activating OWN TV on your device, ensure to connect your computer and the device to the internet connection.

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If you are using an Android device, here are the steps for activating OWN TV:

  • Open Google Play by using the Play Store app.
  • Find OWN TV.
  • Tap Install.
  • Open the app after installation.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts.

The on-screen prompts may require you to log in with your TV provider. In some cases, you may have access to a select number of episodes on TV.

But if you choose a video or a TV series with a lock icon, it means you need to subscribe or sign in with your cable provider to continue watching the content.


Here is how to activate the network on your iOS:

  • From the Home screen, tap App Store.
  • Tap on Apps.
  • Select Search and enter the name OWN TV.
  • Select the app after finding it.
  • Tap on GET.
  • Select Install.
  • If prompted, sign in to the App Store to complete the installation.
  • Open the OWN TV app.

Follow the on-screen instructions to activate the app and start using it.

Is OWN TV on Netflix?

OWN TV is not available on Netflix. This is because Netflix is a standalone streaming platform that has a huge library of series, movies, and documentaries.

Netflix does not have other TV services or streaming platforms. However, you can access some OWN shows, such as Greenleaf, on Netflix.

Is the OWN on Hulu?

OWN on Hulu

You can watch OWN on Hulu through a subscription. That will give you access to all content on the OWN Network.

You will stream shows like The Paynes, If Loving You Is Wrong, and Queen Sugar, among others. The monthly subscription fee is $5.99 per month. But Hulu also gives you a free trial.

Is OWN on YouTube TV?

The OWN Network is part of the YouTube TV line-up. You can access the channel under the lifestyle/culture category. However, a subscription is necessary to stream the content.

It will cost you $64.99 per month to watch full episodes. YouTube TV gives you a trial period to test the service before payment.

OWN TV activation code not working

If the activation code is not working, try the following to resolve the issue:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the app. Once done, open it and get the new activation code.
  • Check to ensure you have provided the correct code combination.
  • Ensure you activate the device within minutes of getting the code. If you take longer, it will expire, which means you will have to repeat the process.
  • If you want to watch OWN in the UK, the activation code will not work. The network is available in the USA. You require a VPN to access it outside of America.

If you try all the steps and it does not work, the problem could be with the OWN TV servers. Contact customer support at for further assistance.


You can stream OWN TV shows on your Smart TV, mobile device, or Roku by downloading the OWN TV app. Although the service is free, it requires you to have a cable or TV subscription to access it.

Furthermore, the only way of streaming the content is by first activating your device. If you do not have a TV subscription, you can watch a few shows on the OWN TV web platform for free.

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  1. Just a question I am paying for the discovery Plus subscription which has the own app but yet to view past episodes of David makes man I am having to go to another subscription for Own to be able to watch the past episodes


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