How to Activate iWantTFC at

Want to watch all your favorite Filipino shows on the big screen? By activating the iWantTFC app on your smart TV, streaming stick, or set-top box, you can gain access to thousands of hours of entertainment.

This step-by-step guide will show you how to install and activate iWantTFC across popular platforms. We’ll also provide some handy troubleshooting tips in case you run into any issues. Let’s get started!

What is iWantTFC?

For those unfamiliar, iWantTFC is the international digital arm of Filipino media giant ABS-CBN. Often called “The Filipino Channel,” it offers live streams and on-demand programming from major Philippine broadcasters.

With over 4 million subscribers globally, iWantTFC is available:

  • Via cable and satellite providers
  • As an internet streaming service
  • Through mobile apps and TV Everywhere platforms

Now, let’s go over what you’ll need before activating iWantTFC on your television:


  • A smart TV, streaming device, or set-top box running the latest software updates
  • The iWantTFC app installed
  • An active iWantTFC account and subscription
  • A stable internet connection
  • A second mobile device to access the iWantTFC activation portal

Okay, with those basics covered, let’s dive in!

How to Activate the iWantTFC App at

The activation process is largely the same across platforms. Generally, it involves:

  1. Installing the iWantTFC app
  2. Logging into your account
  3. Obtaining an activation code
  4. Entering the code at iWantTFC’s activation site

However, there are some differences depending on your device. Below we’ll explore how activation works on today’s most popular platforms.

Activating on Roku via

Activating iWantTFC on your Roku only takes a few minutes:

  1. From the home screen, go to Streaming Channels
  2. Search for “iWantTFC”
  3. Select Add Channel to install the app
  4. Launch the app when installed
  5. Generate an activation code
  6. Visit iWantTFC’s activation site on your phone or computer
  7. Enter the code and select Activate

Then, just return to your Roku and log into the app. Enjoy!

Pro Tip: If activation fails, try generating a new code from within the iWantTFC app.

Activating an Android TV

Own a smart TV running Android? Just follow these simple actions to activate iWantTFC:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app
  2. Search for and install iWantTFC
  3. Launch the iWantTFC app
  4. Note down the activation code shown
  5. Visit iWantTFC’s site on another device
  6. Enter your iWantTFC login credentials
  7. Input the code and select Activate
  8. Return to your TV and log into the app

For Android mobile devices like phones and tablets, you won’t need an activation code. Just install the app from the Play Store and log in normally.

Activating on Amazon Fire TV

Users of Amazon’s Fire TV platform can leverage these steps:

  1. Open the Appstore from the home screen
  2. Search for and install iWantTFC
  3. Launch iWantTFC when installed
  4. Note down the activation code shown or scan the QR code
  5. Go to the activation site on another device
  6. Sign into your iWantTFC account
  7. Enter the code and select Activate

You should then have full access to iWantTFC on your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube.

Activating on Apple TV

Those with an Apple TV can follow this activation process:

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Search for and download iWantTFC
  3. Launch the app when installed
  4. Sign into iWantTFC using your account credentials*
  5. Alternatively, note the activation code shown on-screen
  6. Visit the iWantTFC site to enter the code

*On Apple TV, activation via code is optional. Simply logging into the app often activates it automatically.

And that covers activation across some of the major platforms! Got an LG WebOS, VIZIO, Chromecast, or other TV system? The overall process remains largely similar regardless of hardware.

Troubleshooting Tips

Having issues getting your device activated? Here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Double check that your iWantTFC account and subscription are active
  • Ensure your TV/device has a stable internet connection
  • Try generating a new activation code from within the app
  • Reinstall the iWantTFC app entirely
  • Restart your smart TV or streaming device
  • Still having no luck? Try contacting iWantTFC Support directly

Start Streaming Your Favorite Shows

Once you successfully activate iWantTFC, an entire world of Filipino entertainment awaits. You’ll have access to:

  • Hundreds of live channels
  • Thousands of shows and movies on-demand
  • Exclusive iWantTFC original programming
  • New content added daily

So grab some snacks, cuddle up on the couch, and start streaming! Some popular programs to enjoy include:

  • Ang Probinsyano – Action series starring Coco Martin
  • FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano – Drama inspired by iconic actor Fernando Poe Jr.
  • The Broken Marriage Vow – Revenge drama starring Jodi Sta. Maria
  • Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka – Romcom starring Ivana Alawi

We hope this guide covered everything you need to start watching iWantTFC on your television. Just install the app, activate your account, and let the binge-watching begin! Magpakasaya! (Enjoy!)