Have you cut the cord but still want to tune into your favorite MSNBC shows like Morning Joe, The Rachel Maddow Show, or The Last Word? Even without cable, you can now access MSNBC on all your devices with just a few quick steps to activate the MSNBC app.
Whether you prefer watching on your Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android phone, or any other device, I’ll walk you through exactly how to get set up. With more cord-cutters than ever, MSNBC offers a handy way for non-cable subscribers to stream live or replay their top news and political commentary programs.
Why Choose MSNBC?
MSNBC has been around since 1996 and has always focused on breaking news coverage and analysis. They have a left-leaning perspective, commonly compared to Fox News on the right.
A few reasons why fans love tuning into MSNBC:
- In-depth political stories you won’t find other places
- Thoughtful debate and commentary shows
- No fluff – just detailed reporting
- Trusted NBC news anchors and journalists
Now let’s dive into how to access all this great content by activating your MSNBC app with your streaming provider.
Activate MSNBC App at activate.msnbc.com
The MSNBC activation process works the same across all platforms. To recap, you’ll need to:
- Install the MSNBC app
- Find your activation code
- Visit activate.msnbc.com
- Enter code and select your TV provider
- Sign in with provider credentials
I’ll outline the step-by-step process for the most popular streamers:
Roku doesn’t have a standalone MSNBC app. Instead you’ll access MSNBC shows through the NBC News app.
- Search for NBC News in the Roku Channel Store
- Select the app and click Add Channel
- Launch the app and go to Settings
- Select TV Provider to view your activation code
- Visit activate.msnbc.com on your phone, tablet or computer
- Enter the code and continue to sign in with your streaming provider
Once your Roku NBC News app is activated, you’ll have access to all live MSNBC content.
- Go to Find > Search for MSNBC > Select app
- Click Get to download the MSNBC app
- Launch the app after install
- Go to Settings > TV Provider to get your activation code
- Enter the code at activate.msnbc.com
- Sign in with your TV streaming service
After linking your Fire TV, you can watch your MSNBC shows directly in the app.
- Open the App Store
- Search for MSNBC and click Get
- Open the app after it downloads
- Go to Settings > TV Provider for your activation code
- Visit activate.msnbc.com and enter code
- Sign in with your streaming provider account
Once you complete activation, Apple TV will be authorized to play all live and on demand MSNBC content.
- Open the Google Play Store app
- Search for MSNBC > Click Install
- Launch the MSNBC app after it finishes installing
- Select Settings > TV Provider to display your activation code
- Go to activate.msnbc.com and enter code
- Login with your streaming provider credentials
After linking your Android TV provider, you’ll have full access to stream MSNBC through the app.
If for some reason you run into issues getting your device activated, here are a few tips:
- Double check that your streaming provider includes MSNBC access
- Confirm your MSNBC app is the latest version
- Retry activation code multiple times
- Restart device and retry if activation doesn’t complete
In most cases, just carefully entering your code at activate.msnbc.com and signing in should get your MSNBC access up and running.
Start Streaming MSNBC Now
Once you tie your streaming account to your device through the easy activation process, you’ll unlock live and on demand MSNBC streaming from anywhere.
Whether catching up with Morning Joe over breakfast, watching primetime opinion shows after work, or even streaming MSNBC away from home, you now have the ability with just a few quick steps.
Cutting the cord no longer means losing out on your go-to news source. Most streaming providers recognize customers still expect trusted brands like MSNBC, so take advantage of these TV everywhere apps.
Now grab your remote, pick a device, and start watching!