How to activate Vice TV on Apple TV, Roku, Fire Stick

Vice TV brings transparent, visceral, and unfiltered content to your streaming device. You can get original programming, documentaries, and other exclusive videos.

It is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Sling TV, and more. Before you can watch Vice TV, you need to subscribe through a participating television or cable provider.

After your subscription, the next step will be to activate Vice TV on your device. Vice TV is not a premium service. It does not require users to pay anything to start watching the content it offers.

If you are ready to use the Vice streaming service, you will first have to activate your device. The service is available on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and more.

How to access Vice TV?

You can access Vice TV in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Through a subscription with a participating TV provider
  • Via the Vice app for all streaming and connected devices
  • Through

Vice TV is also available as a channel on many streaming services. Some of these include Sling TV, fuboTV, Philo, and Hulu.

How to activate Vice TV

Vice TV activation page
Photo by vicetv

You can activate Vice TV on multiple streaming platforms including:


Here are the steps for activating Vice 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 Vice TV.
  • Select the channel.
  • Press OK.
  • Select Add Channel to install the app.
  • After the installation, launch the app.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to
  • Select Roku as your device.
  • Select your Cable provider.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Click on Continue
  • Verify your subscription.

To verify your subscription, you will have to log in to your provider’s website. Next, enter the email address and password you used to create an account.

If successful, you will start to watch Vice TV on Roku.

Apple TV

If you own an Apple TV, here are the steps you should follow to activate the device:

  • Open the App Store app on your Apple TV.
  • Search Vice 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.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to
  • Select Apple TV as your device.
  • Select your Cable provider.
  • Enter the activation code generated above.
  • Click on Continue.

After clicking on Continue, the service will take you to your TV provider’s website. At this point, verify your subscription by logging in.

Fire Stick

Before you can activate Vice TV on Firestick, you need to download the app:

  • Use the Main Menu on your Fire TV to search for the Vice TV app.
  • Highlight the app.
  • Select Get to download and install it.
  • After the installation, launch the app.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Go to on a computer or mobile device.
  • Select Fire Stick as your device.
  • Select your Cable provider.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Click on Continue.

Next, verify your account by logging in to your TV provider. After completing the necessary steps, go back to your Firestick device and start streaming.


Hulu has over 100 hours of content from Vice TV. You first need to subscribe to Hulu before accessing Vice TV. The advantage is you can begin a free trial to sample the videos and programs offered.

If you have a Hulu subscription, you can activate your device by going to Use a computer or mobile browser to access the link.

Once there, select Hulu from the list of providers. Next, log in to your Hulu account and search the Vice TV channel.


Photo by Spectrum

Vice TV is available on-demand on Spectrum. You have to subscribe to Spectrum TV to start watching content from the Vice TV network.

Alternatively, you can use Spectrum as your TV provider. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Download the Spectrum TV app on your connected devices such as Roku, Android TV, or Apple TV.
  • Install the application.
  • Launch the app after installation.
  • Sign up for the service or sign in using your account username and password.
  • Select the Services Tab.
  • Go to the TV sub-tab.
  • Select Channel lineup from the menu on the right.
  • Use the search bar to find Vice TV or Viceland.

After finding the channel, click on it and start streaming. If you do not prefer watching on Spectrum TV:

  • Download and install the Vice TV app on your device.
  • Launch the app to reveal an activation code.
  • Go to
  • Select your streaming device e.g Roku or Apple TV.
  • Choose Spectrum as your cable provider.
  • Enter the activation code.
  • Log in to Spectrum.

If successful, you can start watching all Vice TV content.

Dish and DirecTV

Viceland is available on Channel 121 on Dish TV. For DirecTV subscribers, Vice is available on Channel 271. Alternatively, consider activating Vice TV on a streaming device.

In this case, you will have to select Dish or DirecTV as your cable provider.

Does Vice have a TV channel?

Vice has a TV channel called Viceland. It is available on many platforms or through TV providers. Some of these include Fios, Xfinity, Optimum, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Charter, and more.

But you can also access its content on or through apps and connected devices. You can watch some TV episodes on Viceland for free.

Can I watch Vice TV for free?

Vice TV does not require a subscription to enjoy its offerings. Some episodes are accessible on the website for free.

If you need its list of programs and schedules, you will have to subscribe via an online streaming service or a participating TV provider.

What streaming service has Vice TV?

Many live TV streaming services offer Vice TV either for free or at a premium. Some of these include Philo, Hulu, fuboTV, and Sling TV.

If you are new to any of these services, you will enjoy a free trial to watch Vice TV without paying.  

Furthermore, most Vice TV shows are available on Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, PlayStation Video, Microsoft, and more.


Vice TV brings you a lot of informative, entertainment, and transparent content on your streaming device. The service is available through a participating TV provider.

However, you can access it on streaming platforms and its website. Before you can watch Vice TV, the first step is to activate your device.


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