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How to Install and Activate CNNgo on Roku



CNNgo is the official streaming app to watch CNN. It has both live and on-demand media content of CNN, CNN International, HLN. Apart from the live channels, it streams originals, series, films, and digital shows. This app is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Samsung TV. You can install CNNgo on Roku from its channel store for free. In this post, we will discuss the steps to install CNNgo on Roku.


CNNgo requires a TV service provider subscription for sign-in. It accepts almost all the popular TV providers like Cox, Directv, Spectrum, Optimum, Dish, Verizon, Xfinity, etc.

Install CNNgo on Roku

#1 Connect your Roku device to the HDMI port of the TV and launch Roku.

#2 Press the Home button in the remote and select Streaming Channels in the menu.

Select Streaming Channels

#3 In the Channel Store, scroll down and select Search Channels.

Select Search Channels to install CNNgo on Roku

#4 Type CNNgo in the search box and choose it from the options.

#5 Click Add Channel to install CNNgo on Roku and select OK in the prompt.

Click Add Channel to install CNNgo on Roku

#6 After installing, click Go to Channel to launch the app on Roku.

#7 An Activation code will appear on TV screen. Go to CNNgo official site using PC or smartphone.

#8 Select Roku in the available platforms.

Select Roku to activate CNNgo on Roku

#9 In the next screen, enter the Activation code and click Continue to Verify.

Enter the activation code

#10 Sign in with your TV provider credentials and activate the app to watch CNN content on Roku.

Alternative Method to Watch CNN on Roku

The alternative way to watch CNN on Roku is by using streaming services. Here are some of the streaming services which offer CNN content.

Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is a pioneer in streaming service and has two types of subscriptions: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. It offers CNN channel on both the Packages and the cost of each package is $30 per month. Sling TV also has cloud DVR support for 10 hours.

Guide to install Sling TV on Roku.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu+ Live TV

Initially, Hulu was launched as a service to stream on-demand content. Later, the live streaming support was added with Hulu + Live TV plan ($64.99 per month). The plan also includes CNN, CNN International, and HLN in its top 65+ channels.

Guide to watch Hulu + Live TV on Roku.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 85+ channels, including CNN, NBC, Fox News, CBS, CNBC, HLN, BBC World News, etc. It has only one subscription, which costs $64.99 per month. The cloud DVR has unlimited storage space for recordings, and it permits simultaneous streaming on 3 devices.

Guide to watch YouTube TV on Roku.

You can watch CNN live News on Roku using CNNgo app or other streaming services. You can also screen mirror your smartphone to Roku for watching live news on TV. Do let us know the issues and suggestions in the comments section. Visit the Techfollows site for further tech articles and updates.

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