How to Activate Haystack News App at

So you want to watch the latest news for free on your favorite devices? Haystack News is a great option worth checking out. Founded in 2013, Haystack offers live and on-demand local, national and world news coverage from over 300 sources.

In this beginner’s guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get set up with Haystack News, including:

  • Creating an account
  • Downloading the app
  • Activating your account across devices like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV
  • Troubleshooting tips

I’ve formatted it with headers, lists and links to make it easy to scan for the info you need. Let’s get started!

Creating Your Haystack Account

The first step is to create your free Haystack account so you can activate the app across your devices. Here’s how:

  1. Go to and click Get Started
  2. Select Continue with Google or Continue with Facebook
  3. Enter your login details to connect your account

And that’s it! With your account created, you can now move on to downloading and activating the app.

Downloading the Haystack App

Haystack News is available on most major streaming platforms and app stores. Activate on Roku

  1. On your Roku home screen, go to Streaming Channels
  2. Search for Haystack News
  3. Select the app and click Add Channel Activate on Android TV

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for Haystack News
  3. Click Install Activate on Apple TV

  1. Go to the App Store
  2. Search for Haystack Local & World News
  3. Click Get to download

For Amazon Fire TV

  1. From the Fire TV home screen, select Find > Amazon Appstore
  2. Search for Haystack News
  3. Click Get to download

Once you’ve installed the Haystack app, it’s time to activate it!

Activating Your Haystack Account

Activating connects your Haystack account to the app so you can start streaming news. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Haystack app on your device
  2. Follow the prompts to generate an activation code (it will display on your TV screen)
  3. On your phone, tablet or computer, visit
  4. Log in to your Haystack account
  5. Enter the activation code
  6. Click Activate

Once activated, you’re all set to enjoy Haystack News!

Pro Tip: If you run into any errors activating Haystack, try reinstalling the app or double checking your internet connection.


Is Haystack TV free?

Yes! You can stream Haystack News for free across your devices.

What devices support Haystack?

Haystack works with most major platforms including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, iOS devices, computers and more.

What kind of news does Haystack offer?

Haystack provides live and on-demand local, national and world news coverage sourced from over 300 media outlets.

I hope this beginner’s guide gives you everything you need to get started with Haystack News! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.