How to watch TBS on Apple TV

TBS is synonymous with comedy specials, TV series, feature films, and, more importantly, sporting streams. Unlike ten years ago, where you needed Cable to enjoy this content, you can watch all these programs on your Apple TV through the official TBS app.

The steps below explain how to activate TBS on Apple TV and view the content available on the channel.

Download the TBS app for Apple TV

The TBS streaming app is available on the App Store. The TBS app is also compatible with all the tvOS versions and iOS 10 and later. To download the app on Apple TV:

  • Go to the App Store
  • On the top right of the App Store, click the magnifying glass icon
  • Search TBS app
  • Click ‘Get’ to download the TBS app

Unlike other channels that allow you to access free content, you must have an active account with an affiliate TV provider to watch TBS on your Apple TV.

If you have an active subscription with a TV provider, go to the next step. If not, go to step three.

Activate TBS App on Apple TV

Once you have downloaded the TBS app from the App Store, you must link it to your TV provider. To activate the app on your Apple TV, follow these steps.

  • On your phone/computer browser, go to
  • Enter the activation code from the app.
  • After activation, Login to your TV provider.
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If you do not have an account with any of the key TV providers, you must create one to stream TBS on your Apple TV. Check the steps below.

Sign-up for TBS on Apple TV

Unlike other channels where you can watch free content without an account, both TBS on-demand and live stream shows are only available to premium subscribers.

Fortunately, TBS works with many TV providers to deliver an unmatched viewing experience.

Some of the main TV providers you can sign-up with to watch TBS on Apple TV include:

Watch TBS from iDevice on Apple TV

Apart from following the above processes to watch TBS on Apple TV, you can use the Airplay option to watch your favorite program from your iPhone, iPad, or iMac.

However, you must connect your iDevice on the same WI-FI connection with your Apple TV for this feature to work.

Content available on TBS

With millions of household subscribers, TBS channel is one of the most-watched channels in North America.

Americans love comedy, and you can watch uninterrupted comedy shows on your Apple TV through TBS. Also, the channel has feature films and original TV series such as The Last OG by Tracy Morgan.

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The channel is also home to sports. TBS sports features NCAA Basketball League for men, Baseball Major League, and professional wrestling.


The above steps outline how to watch TBS online stream on your Apple TV. Regardless of whether you want to watch the latest comedy special or a major sporting event, the TBS channel is an ideal option.

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