How to Activate MSNBC on Your Device at

Watching MSNBC on a streaming device like Roku or Apple TV is easy with just a few simple steps. As a cord-cutter myself, I know how nice it is to get all your favorite news channels without a full cable package.

In this handy guide, I’ll walk you through activating the MSNBC app so you can start streaming right away. We’ll cover:

  • What devices you can get MSNBC on
  • Activating the app on Roku
  • Activating on Amazon Fire TV
  • Getting MSNBC on Apple TV
  • Setting up MSNBC on Android TV
  • Troubleshooting tips

By the end, you’ll be all set to enjoy MSNBC’s news and political commentary on whatever device you prefer. Let’s get started!

What Devices Can I Get MSNBC On?

The MSNBC app is available on most major streaming platforms, including:

  • Roku – Install the NBC News app
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV

The main one that doesn’t have its own MSNBC app is Roku. But I’ll explain the easy workaround below using the NBC News app instead.

One important note is that you need an existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription (like YouTube TV or Sling) that includes MSNBC in order to activate the app. The specifics depend on your provider, but most mainstream packages have MSNBC. on Roku

Since there’s no dedicated MSNBC app for Roku, you’ll need to use the NBC News app to access all the great MSNBC content. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Roku’s home screen
  2. Search for the “NBC News” app
  3. Select the app and click “Add Channel”
  4. Once installed, launch the app
  5. Go to Settings > TV Provider to get your activation code
  6. Visit
  7. Enter the code and select your TV provider
  8. Sign in with your provider credentials

And that’s it! You can now watch MSNBC shows and clips right in the NBC News app. on Amazon Fire TV

Luckily there is an MSNBC app made specifically for Amazon’s Fire TV platform. Just follow these quick steps:

  1. On your Fire TV home screen, search for “MSNBC”
  2. Select the MSNBC app
  3. Choose “Get” to download and install it
  4. Launch the app after it installs
  5. Go to Settings > TV Provider to view activation code
  6. Visit
  7. Enter code and pick your TV provider
  8. Sign in with your account login credentials
  9. Enjoy!

Once you enter your provider details on the activation website, you are good to stream MSNBC on your Fire TV.

Getting MSNBC on Your Apple TV

Apple fans can also get a dedicated MSNBC experience right on their Apple TV with just an app download and quick activation:

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple TV
  2. Search for “MSNBC”
  3. Select the MSNBC app > “Get” to install
  4. Launch the app after it downloads
  5. Go to Settings > TV Provider for your code
  6. Navigate to
  7. Enter activation code and continue
  8. Sign in with your TV provider credentials

After entering your login info, you should have full access to live MSNBC streams and on-demand clips.

Setting Up MSNBC on Android TV

Last but not least, Android TV owners can also enjoy MSNBC with these steps:

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “MSNBC”
  3. Choose the app and select “Install”
  4. Launch the app after installation
  5. Go to Settings > TV Provider
  6. Note down the activation code you see
  7. Navigate to
  8. Enter code and pick your TV provider
  9. Sign in with your account details

Once you sign in with your existing streaming or cable credentials, MSNBC should be up and running.

Troubleshooting Tips

Here are some quick troubleshooting tips if you have any issues getting MSNBC activated:

  • Log out and back into the MSNBC app
  • Try reinstalling the app
  • Make sure your TV package includes MSNBC access
  • Reset your streaming device
  • Check for updates on your device/app

Still having trouble? You can contact MSNBC support directly at

And that’s it! With these simple steps for activation, you’ll be streaming live news and MSNBC shows in no time. No cable box required.

Let me know if you have any other questions getting set up. Enjoy!

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