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How to Activate MTV on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV

MTV is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment. As long as it continues to focus on the needs of today’s youth and delivers its programming via cable, MTV will be around. For now, they’re making their content available on streaming platforms as TV fades away.

Activating MTV for your streaming device is necessary before you can watch MTV content on your Roku or Apple TV.

How to Activate MTV on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV

How to Activate MTV on your Streaming device

As we write this, MTV is on almost every major streaming platform with a dedicated app for music videos, TV shows, celebrity news & gossip, etc.

Before you can stream content from the following devices, you must activate the MTV app at mtv.com/activate.

  • Roku
  • Firestick
  • iPhone
  • Chromecast
  • Android

Every one of the above-mentioned streaming devices requires a TV provider subscription to activate MTV. Some streaming services (Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Stick) offer MTV content without registering a provider (but this will be temporary and your video playback will eventually stop).

Follow one of the guides below to activate MTV on the streaming device you’re using if you have a TV subscription or want to take advantage of the trial offer.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Activating MTV on Roku

Roku’s MTV channel is free, unlike other streaming devices. Even without a TV subscription, you can watch the program for free.

Before using MTV on your Roku, activate your account at mtv.com/activate. Do this:

  • Turn on your TV and Roku device, then connect them to a reliable Internet connection.
  • Home and Search on your Roku remote (left-hand section of the screen).
  • Search for “MTV.”
  • Using your remote, add the Roku channel from the results.
  • After adding the channel, open the MTV app and wait for the activation code. Take note of the code.
  • On a desktop or mobile browser, visit https://www.mtv.com/activate. Paste the step-5 code into the activation page.
  • Return to your streaming device’s screen after validating the activation code.
  • You must also choose a TV provider and enter user credentials.
  • After a few seconds, the app should be validated on your streaming device.
  • You can now watch MTV on Roku.

How to Get MTV Working on Your Apple TV

Download the MTV app from the App Store to activate MTV on an Apple TV. After that, open the activation page from a mobile or desktop browser to watch MTV on your Apple TV.

Step-by-step instructions for activating MTV on Apple TV:

  • Open Apple TV’s App Store.
  • Next, search the App Store for MTV and download it.
  • Note: Skip this step if MTV is already installed.
  • After downloading and installing the app, launch MTV.
  • Note the app’s activation code after initialization.
  • In a new browser tab, navigate to https://www.mtv.com/activate.Enter the activation code and click Continue.
  • If you don’t have a TV subscription, choose the trial version.
  • After entering the code, return to your streaming drive and watch MTV.

How to Activate MTV on Amazon Fire Stick

A viable TV subscription is required before you can access MTV content on an Amazon Fire Stick streaming device, which is similar to a Roku or Apple TV.

The free trial was no longer available on the Amazon Fire Stick at the time of writing this article.

MTV can be activated on the Amazon Fire Stick by following the instructions below.

  • Use the ribbon menu at the top of the device to navigate to the Apps tab on your Amazon Fire Stick.
  • Use the search function to locate the MTV app once you’ve entered the Apps tab.
  • Once the results are in, you can use your remote to get the MTV app on your phone or tablet.
  • Once the installation is complete, open the app and wait for it to fetch the activation page so that you can complete the process.
  • To activate your MTV account from a PC or mobile device, go to https://mtv.com/activate and enter the activation code before clicking Continue.
  • Select your TV service provider and enter the user credentials associated with it on the next screen.
  • Enjoy MTV content on your Amazon Fire Stick streaming device when you return to the display.

Is a subscription to a TV service provider not required to watch MTV?

No, sorry. Trial offers for some streaming platforms only let you watch a small part of MTV’s library.

If you don’t have an MTV TV subscription, you must subscribe to a partner platform that includes MTV. Amazon Prime Video and Hulu offer similar deals.

Final Word!

How to activate MTV on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Chromecast, and other streaming devices. You must activate the MTV app at mtv.com/activate before you can stream from these devices. MTV is available on almost every major streaming device with a dedicated app for music videos, TV shows, and more. MTV can be activated on the Amazon Fire Stick by following the instructions below. To activate your MTV account from a PC or mobile device, go to https://mtv.com/activate and enter the activation code.

If you don’t have an MTV TV subscription, you must subscribe to a partner platform that includes MTV. Amazon Prime Video and Hulu offer similar deals. The free trial was no longer available on the Fire Stick at the time of writing this article. A viable TV subscription is required before you can access MTV content on an Amazon Fire Stick streaming device, which is similar to a Roku or Apple TV. To activate your MTV account from a PC or mobile device, go to https://mtv.com/activate and enter the activation code before clicking Continue.

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