How to Stream Classic Movies on Watch TCM at

Hey fellow movie buffs! I’ve got exciting news. You can now stream classic films from Turner Classic Movies on various devices using the Watch TCM app.

In this handy guide, we’ll walk through how to:

  • Install the app on your device
  • Activate it with an authentication code
  • Log in using your TV provider credentials

Soon you’ll be watching all your favorite black and white masterpieces from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Let’s dive in!

What Devices Support Watch TCM

The Watch TCM app is available on a variety of streaming platforms:

  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • iOS and Android mobile devices

As long as you’ve got one of those, you’re good to go.

Note: You’ll need an active cable or satellite TV subscription for access. More details on that later.

How to Install and Activate

The steps to get Watch TCM set up are simple. But they vary a bit depending on your device.

On Roku

  1. From the home screen, go to Streaming Channels
  2. Select Search
  3. Type in “Watch TCM”
  4. Choose the Watch TCM app
  5. Select Add Channel to install
  6. Launch the app when installed
  7. Note down the activation code on your TV
  8. On another device, visit
  9. Enter the code and select your TV provider to activate

On Fire TV

Follow similar steps to:

  1. Search for Watch TCM in the store
  2. Install the app
  3. Launch it and note down the code
  4. Use to enter the code and activate

Activate TCM on Apple TV at

You know the drill now!

  1. Find the app in the App Store
  2. Download and open it
  3. Get the activation code from your TV
  4. Head to on another device
  5. Enter code and log in with your TV provider

See the pattern here? It’s more or less the same steps for other platforms like Android TV too!

Logging In with Your TV Provider

The final part of the activation process requires signing in through your cable or streaming TV subscription.

When prompted:

  • Select your TV provider from the list
  • Enter your username and password
  • Complete any additional steps

Once logged in, the Watch TCM app will be linked to your account.

Heads up: Make sure your TV provider has a partnership deal with Turner Classic Movies. Not all of them do currently.

And that’s it! Now your device is activated and ready for bingeing black and white cinema.

Troubleshooting Tips

Having issues getting Watch TCM to work? Here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Check your internet connection is stable
  • Use a strong WiFi network or ethernet if possible
  • Make sure your device is up-to-date
  • Enter the activation code before it expires
  • Contact TCM support if problems persist

Now kick back with some popcorn and enjoy the classics! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.