How to Activate Smithsonian Channel App via

Do you love watching documentaries and educational programs on topics like history, science, nature, and aviation? Then you should definitely check out the Smithsonian Channel!

Owned by ViacomCBS, the Smithsonian Channel offers fascinating content inspired by the iconic Smithsonian Institution’s museums and research centers.

Here’s a quick overview:

  • 35 million American households have access
  • Available via cable, satellite, and streaming
  • Offers original non-fiction series and specials
  • Cover subjects like pop culture, travel, air disasters, space, etc.

If you’ve “cut the cord” and want to watch on a streaming device like Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV, you just need to:

  1. Install the Smithsonian Channel app
  2. Activate it at the website

It only takes a few minutes to get set up. Just follow this simple guide!


Before getting started, make sure you have:

  • Fully updated streaming device
  • Internet connection
  • TV provider login credentials (if required)
  • Access to a phone, tablet, or computer for activation steps

Activation Walkthrough via

The process is nearly identical across platforms. But we’ve broken it down by device type below for extra clarity:

Android TV

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “Smithsonian Channel”
  3. Select Install
  4. Open the app after download completes
  5. Note down the activation code displayed
  6. Visit on your phone or computer
  7. Enter the code and select your TV provider
  8. Sign in with provider credentials to complete activation

Amazon Fire TV

  1. Use Find to search for “Smithsonian Channel”
  2. Choose Get to install the app
  3. Launch the app after installation
  4. Write down activation code from your TV screen
  5. Go to on your phone/tablet
  6. Input code and pick your TV provider
  7. Login to provider account to finish activating Apple TV

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Search for “Smithsonian Channel”
  3. Select the app and click Get
  4. Open the app after it downloads
  5. Locate the activation code on screen
  6. Visit on another device
  7. Enter code and press Continue
  8. Sign into your TV provider account
  9. Complete any remaining prompts


  1. Go to Streaming Channels
  2. Search for “Smithsonian Channel”
  3. Choose the app and select Add Channel
  4. Click Go to Channel after installing
  5. Note down the activation code displayed
  6. On your phone/computer visit
  7. Input code and select Continue
  8. Login to TV provider account
  9. Finish any remaining prompts

And that’s it! You can now start watching the Smithsonian Channel on your streaming device. Enjoy learning new things through their captivating documentaries and series!

Let me know if you have any other questions about getting set up. I’m always happy to help walkthrough the process.