Guide to Activate KCTV News via kctv5.com/activate

Living in the Kansas City area? Want easy access to local breaking news, weather, sports, and investigations from KCTV5? You’re in the right place! This handy guide will walk you through getting the KCTV5 news app set up on popular streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Whether you want to catch the latest on the Chiefs game or get an update on current traffic conditions for your commute, the KCTV5 app keeps you in the know. The key is getting it properly activated on your device of choice. Read on for step-by-step instructions.

What You’ll Need Before Getting Started

To ensure smooth sailing when setting up the KCTV5 app, make sure you have:

  • The streaming device you want to use (Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV)
  • The device updated to the latest software
  • A strong, stable WiFi internet connection
  • Your KCTV5 account login credentials
    • If you need to create an account, we’ve got you covered in the Roku instructions below!

If your tech is ready to go, then let’s get to the good stuff!

Activating the KCTV5 App on Apple TV via kctv5.com/activate

Apple fans, here’s everything you need to start streaming KCTV5 News on your Apple TV:

  1. On your Apple TV’s home screen, open the App Store.
  2. Search for KCTV5 News and select the app.
  3. Tap Get and install it.
  4. Open the newly installed app. You’ll get a unique activation code – make note of this!
  5. On your phone or computer, visit kctv5.com/activate.
  6. Enter your email and password to log in.
  7. Input the code from Step 4.
  8. Click Activate.

You’ll see a success message once activation finishes – now enjoy the latest headlines from your Apple TV!

Activating on Roku Devices

Roku setup works much the same as Apple TV, with the option to create a new KCTV5 account if you need one:

  1. Use Roku remote to visit the Home screen.
  2. Navigate to Streaming Channels > Search Channels.
  3. Search for KCTV5 News.
  4. Open the channel to reveal the activation code.
  5. On a separate device, go to kctv5.com/activate.
  • If you need an account, select Register here.
  • Otherwise log in with your email & password.
  1. Input Roku code and click Activate.

Once activation completes, start watching Kansas City news!

Activating KCTV5 on Amazon Fire TV

Last but not least, here are the steps for Fire TV users:

  1. Turn on Fire TV and open the Appstore.
  2. Search for KCTV5 and select app.
  3. Follow prompts to install, then open it.
  4. Note down given activation code.
  5. On a computer or phone, visit kctv5.com/activate.
  6. Log into your account with email and password.
  7. Enter Fire TV code and click Activate.

After seeing the success message, enjoy KCTV5’s latest broadcasts!


With these simple steps for activation on popular streaming devices, you’ll have 24/7 access to Kansas City news, weather, traffic, investigations and more from KCTV5.

Stay up to date on local happenings with the convenience of streaming. Now kick back and catch today’s top headlines!

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