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How to Install and Activate Smithsonian Channel on Roku



Smithsonian is a popular TV channel that broadcasts content about History, Science, Nature, Space, Pop Culture, Travel, Originals, etc. Smithsonian Channel is officially available on the Roku Channel Store. By using your TV provider account, you can watch all the Smithsonian Channel content. You can also watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku by Screen Mirroring or through alternate services.

How to Add Smithsonian on Roku

[1] Switch on your Roku streaming device or TV and connect it to stable WiFi internet.

[2] Go to Streaming Channels from the home page.

Go to Streaming Channels on Roku Home page

[3] Click Search Channels on the next page.

Click Search Channels

[4] Type Smithsonian Channel using the on-screen keyboard and search for it.

[5] Select the Smithsonian Channel and tap the Add Channel button.

[6] Within seconds, Smithsonian will be successfully added to your Roku device.

How to Download Smithsonian on Roku via Website

Simultaneously, you can also download Smithsonian Channel from the Roku website.

[1] Launch your preferred web browser from your Windows or Mac PC.

[2] Visit the Roku Channel Store website by entering the URL (

[3] Sign in to the Roku account that you are using on your Roku device.

[4] Navigate to the Search bar and tap on it.

[5] Search for Smithsonian Channel in the search bar.

Search for Smithsonian Channel in Roku website

[6] Select the Smithsonian Channel and press the Add Channel button.

Press Add Channel

[7] After a few seconds, the app will be successfully downloaded to your Roku device.

Install Smithsonian Channel Using Smartphone

Alternatively, you can install Smithsonian Channel through the Roku app from your smartphone.

[1] Open the Roku app on your Smartphone after installing it from the Play Store or App Store.

[2] Login to your Roku account.

[3] Choose Devices from the bottom right corner.

Choose Devices from the Home page of Roku app

[4] Then, select Channels on the following page.

Select Channels

[5] Tap Channel Store on the next page.

Tap Channel Store

[6] Find Smithsonian Channel by typing in the search box.

[7] Click Add Channel to successfully install Smithsonian on your TV screen.

How to Activate Smithsonian Channel on Roku

After successfully installing Smithsonian Channel on Roku, you need to activate the app to access the platform further.

[1] Launch Smithsonian Channel on Roku from the homepage.

[2] You will receive an activation code on your TV screen.

[3] Now, go to the Smithsonian Activation website (

Smithsonian Activation Page to watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku

[4] Enter the activation code display on your TV.

[5] For verification, enter your TV provider credentials.

[6] You have now successfully activated the Smithsonian Channel app.

[7] Now, you can watch all the videos and documentaries on Roku.

How to Screen Mirror Smithsonian Channel on Roku

On the other hand, you can also directly watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku by screen mirroring your Smartphone to avoid the installation process.

[1] Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku (for Android smartphones) and AirPlay on Roku (for iPhones).

[2] Open Smithsonian Channel on your Smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store or App Store.

Smithsonian Channel logo

[3] Login to the Smithsonian Channel app using your TV provider account.

[4] Search and play your desired video title.

[5] Select the Cast icon from the Quick Panel of your Android smartphone or the Screen Mirroring icon from the Control Center of your iPhone.

Select Cast icon on Android mobile to watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku
Select Screen Mirroring option on iPhone to watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku

[6] Choose your Roku TV from the list of devices.

[7] Now, the video from the Smithsonian Channel will appear on your Roku TV screen.

Alternate Platforms to Watch Smithsonian Channel

There are alternate platforms listed below through which you can watch Smithsonian Channel on Roku. All these platforms are officially available on the Roku Channel Store.


1. How much is Smithsonian Channel?

Smithsonian Channel is not offering any individual subscription. If you have subscribed to the TV provider that offers the channel, you can access all the Smithsonian content for free.

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