How to Activate News 12 Channel at

Have you ever wanted to easily access hyperlocal news, weather, traffic, and more right on your TV? News 12 makes it possible by delivering content focused on the New York metro area and Connecticut.

By activating News 12 on your streaming device, you can enjoy 24/7 updates on:

  • Breaking local stories
  • Weather forecasts
  • Live storm coverage
  • Investigative reporting
  • Crime alerts
  • Coronavirus updates
  • And more!

I’ll explain how to install and activate the News 12 app so you can start watching relevant news for your area.

Compatible Devices

The News 12 app works great on these popular streaming platforms:

  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku (currently unavailable)

Below I’ve included separate instructions for enabling News 12 on each device type.

Activate News 12 on Apple TV at

I’ll walk you through how to add the News 12 channel to Apple TV via the App Store:

  1. Turn on your Apple TV and connect it to the Internet. High-speed Internet is recommended for smooth video streaming.
  2. Open the App Store.
  3. In the search bar, type “News 12”.
  4. Select the News 12 app and click Get. This will install the app.
  5. Exit back to the home screen and launch the newly installed News 12 app.
  6. An activation code will display on your TV screen, along with the activation URL
  7. Write down the code so you can enter it on the website.
  8. Grab your phone or laptop and visit
  9. Choose your location:
    • The Bronx
    • Brooklyn
    • Connecticut
    • Hudson Valley
    • Long Island
    • New Jersey
    • Westchester
  10. Enter the activation code and click Submit.
  11. Select your TV provider from the list and sign in with your account credentials.
  12. Wait a few seconds for the activation process to complete.

You’re all set! The News 12 app is now ready to use on your Apple TV.

Activate News 12 on Fire TV

Here is the process for enabling News 12 on Amazon Fire TV devices:

  1. From the Fire TV home screen, go into the Amazon Appstore.
  2. In the search box, type “News 12”.
  3. Select the News 12 app and click Get to install it.
  4. After installation completes, go back and launch the News 12 app.
  5. You will see a registration code appear on screen. Write this down to use later.
  6. On your mobile browser or computer, navigate to
  7. Choose your region.
  8. Enter the registration code you wrote down earlier.
  9. Select your TV provider and sign in with your account information.
  10. Wait a few moments for activation to finish.

You will now have the News 12 channel on your Fire TV ready to watch!

Activate News 12 on Android TV

If you want to watch News 12 on your Android TV, use these instructions:

  1. On Android TV, open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for “News 12” and select the app.
  3. Choose Install to download the app.
  4. Launch the newly installed News 12 app. You’ll see a unique activation code.
  5. Note down this code to use on the website.
  6. Go to on your phone or computer.
  7. Pick your region then enter the activation code.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Choose your TV provider and sign in to your account.
  10. Wait a short time for activation to complete.

Now you’re ready to watch News 12 on your Android TV!

Activate News 12 on Roku (Unavailable)

Note: As of this writing, the News 12 channel is currently unavailable on Roku devices due to disputes between News 12 and Roku. I have included the typical activation process below in case the channel app returns to the Roku store in the future.

  1. From the Roku home screen, select Streaming Channels.
  2. Go to Search Channels.
  3. Type “News 12” using the on-screen keyboard.
  4. Choose Add Channel.
  5. Launch the channel to view a registration code.
  6. Write down this code.
  7. Visit and pick your region.
  8. Enter the code and click Submit.
  9. Sign in to your TV provider account.
  10. Allow a few moments for activation to finish.

I hope these instructions help you access News 12 on your streaming device! Let me know if you have any other questions.