Key Takeaway

  • Add Comedy Central to Roku: Launch Roku home screen >> Streaming Channels >> Search Channel >> Search Comedy Central >> Add Channel.
  • Activate Comedy Central: Open Comedy Central >> Note Activation Code >> Visit the Activation Website >> Paste the Code > Select and Sign In with TV Provider >> Start Streaming.

Comedy Central is an American TV channel that focuses on young adults aged between 18 and 34. The channel streams TV series, stand-up comedy shows, feature films, and Originals. Comedy Central is available for access on Roku devices. Popular shows on the service are The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Crank Yankers, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer.


Comedy Central app requires a TV provider subscription to sign in to the app. The providers are Hulu, Optimum, YouTube TV, Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and many more.

How to Install Comedy Central on Roku

Users can download Comedy Central in two ways which include:

Add Comedy Central on Roku Device

Users must follow a straightforward method to install the Comedy Central app. This is because the app is natively available in the Channel Store for download.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and select the Streaming Channels option.

Click on Streaming Channels

2. Find the Search Channels option in the menu and select it.

3. Use the on-screen keyboard to search for the Comedy Central app.

Search for Comedy Central

4. Choose the app from the search results and click on Add Channel.

5. This will start to install the Comedy Central app.

6. As the app download completes, select  OK.

7. Users can open the Comedy Central app by selecting the Go to Channel option.

Install Comedy Central from Roku Website

The Roku Channel Store can be accessed on web browsers. The users can use this website to install the Comedy Central app on their devices as well.

1. Turn on your computer and open any web browser on the device.

2. On the browser, visit the official Roku Channel Store.

3. Find the Sign in button and enter the Roku account details in the respective fields to sign in.

Sign in to your Roku account

4. Select the search bar and search for the Comedy Central app.

5. Choose the app icon from the results and select the Add Channel option on the Roku Website.

Click on Add Channel

6. Soon, the app starts to download on the Roku device.

7. Finally, users can stream the shows from the service on the device.

How to Activate Comedy Central on Roku

After installing the Comedy Central app, users can stream their favorite shows. But before that, users need to activate the app on their devices.

1. Open the Comedy Central app on the device.

2. Soon, you will get the activation code on the screen that users need to note down.

3. If you don’t see the activation code, click on the Log In button to get the code and note it down.

4. Open any web browser like Google Chrome on your PC or smartphone.

5. Visit the Comedy Central activation website on the browser.

6. Type in the activation code and select the Continue option.

Enter the Comedy Central Activation Code

7. Choose your pay TV provider and sign in to your account.

8. This activates the Comedy Central app and users can stream their favorite shows.

Comedy Central on Roku

Alternative Methods to Watch Comedy Central

There are plenty of alternative ways available for streaming Comedy Central. Users can stream content from Comedy Central on their devices with the following premium channels available on the platform.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus is a subscription-based on-demand content streaming platform with content from various services like Comedy Central. This premium service has been loved by users across the US for its rich collection of streaming content.

Comedy Central on Roku  with Paramount Plus
Subscription PlanEssential Plan of $4.99 per month
Premium Plan of $9.99 per month
Free Trial7-day free trial
Other ChannelsLocal CBS stations and CBS News live


Philo is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services that includes Comedy Central in its channel lineup. Even though it is a cost-effective subscription, it doesn’t leave out popular TV channels that subscribers are looking for.

Comedy Central on Roku with Philo
Subscription PlanPhilo package
Subscription Price$25 per month
Free Trial7-day free trial
No. of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsLifetime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TLC, Travel Channel, and Discovery.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

Sling TV

Sling TV is a subscription-based media streaming service with famous TV channels at an affordable subscription tier. They have two basic subscriptions, the Sling Blue and Sling Orange subscriptions. In addition, extra add-ons are available to customize the subscription with the service.

Comedy Central on Roku  with Sling TV
Subscription PlanSling Orange package
Subscription Price$40 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels30 channels
Other ChannelsTBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, CNN, and Disney Channel
Cloud DVR50 hours of Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams1 user

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a subscription-based live TV streaming service with 60 channels, including Comedy Central. It is everybody’s favorite live TV streaming service with all popular TV channels. However, the service has no free trial options.

Comedy Central on Roku  with YouTube TV
Subscription PlanYouTube TV package
Subscription Price$64.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsMTV, MSNBC, CNN, HGTV, FX, FXX, Food Network, BET, and Bravo.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users


fuboTV is a live TV streaming service popular for its Sports TV channel lineup. It also has the best entertainment channel collection. The channel lineup of this premium TV service includes Comedy Central.

Comedy Central on Roku with fuboTV
Subscription PlanfuboTV package
Subscription Price$69.99
Free Trial7-free trial
No. of Channels90 channels
Other ChannelsAMC, Freeform, VH1, FX, FXX, Hallmark Channel, Fox News, and Bravo.
Cloud DVR1000 hours cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is an exemplary live TV streaming service with the best TV channel lineup. It has a TV channel collection of sports, news, lifestyle, and other entertainment channels. This vast collection of channels includes Comedy Central.

Comedy Central on Roku  with DirecTV Stream
Subscription PlanEntertainment package
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial5-day free trial
No. of Channels65 channels
Other ChannelsUSA Network, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, MTV, MSNBC, ESPN, and Food Network.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams20 users

Hulu+Live TV

Hulu+Live TV is a popular live TV streaming service with the best TV channels for streaming. The channel lineup of 70 channels includes Comedy Central. Furthermore, users can get more of their favorite channels on the service with better features.

Comedy Central on Roku  with Hulu
Subscription PlanHulu Live TV subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels70 channels
Other ChannelsE!, FX, FXX, HGTV, truTV, USA Network, Syfy, Paramount Network, and Lifetime.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams2 users

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do when Comedy Central on Roku not working?

If the Comedy Central app is not working, it might be caused by issues with the app server or poor internet. You can check your internet connection, restart the Roku device, and reinstall the Comedy Central app.