If you are into movies that rare classic and will take you back to the era of black and white, then you must have the TCM app. This article is about the activation of TCM app on streaming devices.
Compatible streaming devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
These are the only three devices that are currently available for activation, and if you want to have Watch TCM, then you will be able to launch it on the Android device and iOS devices.
- Streaming device
- Mobile or laptop
- Strong internet connection
- Credentials of the TV provider
Once you have all the above things, you can start following the guidelines for the activation procedure.
Guidelines for the Activation of TCM app on Roku:
- First task is to turn on the Roku device and then press the Home button to get to the Home Screen.
- Then you have to go to the Streaming Channel and search for the TCM app on the Search bar.
- Then upon finding the app, you have to select the app and click on the Add Channel option to download and install the app.
- Then you have to press the Go to Channel option to get back to the Home Screen.
- Then you have to select the app and will then receive an activation code on the screen or in the rare cases the code will be sent to you through email.
- Then you have to go to the activation page from the web browser of your mobile or laptop using the address tcm.com/activate
- Then on the page directed, you first have to select the streaming device Roku.
- Then again you will be directed to the next page, where you have to give your activation code and then hit the Submit
- Then you have to follow the prompts like signing in to your TV provider and completing the whole procedure.
- Once done, you will be able to stream the contents on your Roku.
Guidelines for the activation of TCM app on Amazon Fire TV:
- First you have to turn on the Amazon Fire TV and then go to the Apps
- Then you have to search for the app on the Search bar, and upon getting the app you have to select the app and hit the Get or Install button to download it.
- After the installation is done, you have to select the app to launch it, and you will then receive an activation code.
- Make note of the code and then go to the activation site from your mobile and use the address tcm.com/activate
- Then you have to select the device Fire TV and then you will be directed to the next page.
- Then you have to submit the activation code and then you have to click the Submit
- Then you have to follow the prompts by signing in with your TV provider and then you can stream the contents on your Fire TV.
Guidelines for the activation of TCM app on Apple TV:
- First you have to turn on the Apple TV and then you have to navigate to the App Store.
- Then search for the TCM app by typing the name on the Search bar, and then wait for the app to show up.
- Then you have to select the app and hit the Get button to download and install the app.
- After the installation is complete, you have to select the app to launch it.
- Then you will see an activation code on the screen that you have to remember.
- Then you have to launch the web browser of the mobile or laptop and then go to the activation site using the address tcm.com/activate
- Then you have to select the device Apple TV, and then on the next page you have to give in the activation code and hit the Submit
- Then you have to follow the prompts and sign in with your TV provider and complete the whole procedure.
Guidelines to activate Watch TCM on Android Phones and iOS devices:
- First you have to go to the Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS).
- Then you have to search for the app and hit the Install button (Android) and Get button (iOS) to download and install the app.
- Then you need to launch the app and you can watch the contents as per your choice.
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Troubleshooting tips if the activation code is not working:
- Make sure the internet connection sis smooth, or else the code entered will not be properly submitted.
- Check the code before you hit the Submit button.
- When you get the code, don’t wait for too long to submit the code in the activation site, since there is a time limit till which the code is active.
- If you have entered the correct code and still facing the problem, then you have to uninstall the app and then again install it.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- Q. What kind of movies are available in Watch TCM app?
Ans. Mostly the films that you will see on TCM will be shown on Watch TCM. There are some licensing issue for which some titles won’t be available.
- Q. Will I be able to watch the movies on Watch TCM that I missed?
Ans. There are many movies that air on TCM more than once in a year. So, if there are licensing rights, then you can also watch the movies on Watch TCM if you have missed them.
About Turner Classic Movies:
Often referred to as TCM, is an American movie oriented pay TV network, which is a subsidiary of AT&T’s and Warner Media. The app was launched in the year 1994, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Mostly, the films they cover belong to the time before 1950.
If you follow the guidelines, then you will be able to complete the activation process in no time. The app is available for the Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV for now, and there can be many devices added in the future. But if you have other device like Android and iOS, then you can go for the Watch TCM app that will run on them.
If you face any problem with the app while you are playing it, or having any queries, then you can contact them on the FAQ page by clicking on the Contact Us button. Upon clicking it, you will be forwarded to the next page, where you need to give the description, email address, full name, cable provider (select from the drop down menu), category, zip code and attachment if any. Then you have to hit the Submit button after the form is completely filled.