Key Takeaway

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

HGTV stands short for Home and Garden Television. It is an American TV channel with the best collection of lifestyle and reality TV shows. The channel streams all of these TV shows in HD. With HGTV on Roku, users can watch popular shows like Home Town, Flip or Flop, Good Bones, The Renovator, and Rehab Addict.

Can You Get HGTV on Roku?

Roku users can find the official HGTV Go app in the Channel Store. The service doesn’t have any standalone subscription. However, subscribers of live TV providers can sign in to the app with their account details.

How to Install HGTV on Roku

1. Press the Home button on the Roku remote to launch the Roku home screen.

2. Select the Streaming Channels option from the home screen.

Select Streaming Channels

3. Click on the Search Channels option from the menu.

4. Use the on-screen keyboard to search for HGTV and pick up the app icon.

Search for HGTV

5. Start downloading HGTV by selecting the Add Channel button.

6. When the download is over, click on OK.

7. Finally, launch the channel by selecting the Go to Channel button.

Alternative Method

1. Turn on a computer and open a web browser on the device.

2. Search for and visit the official Roku Channel Store on the browser.

3. From the top-right side of the screen, select the Sign In button.

4. Fill in the given field with the details of your Roku account and sign in.

Sign in to Roku account

5. Select the search bar and search for HGTV.

6. Choose the HGTV app and select the Add Channel button to install it on Roku.

Click on Add Channel

7. Wait till the installation process is over.

8. Finally, the users can access and stream the app on Roku.

How to Activate HGTV on Roku

1. Open the HGTV GO app on Roku and note down the Activation code.

2. If there is no Activation code, select the Sign in or Log in button to get the code.

3. Open any web browser on a computer after turning the device on.

4. Visit the HGTV Activation website on the browser.

5. Provide the Activation Code and select the Activate button.

Activate HGTV

6. Select the TV Provider you have a subscription with.

7. Provide the necessary account credentials to sign in.

8. This will activate the HGTV Go app on the device, and users can start streaming it.

How to Watch HGTV on Roku Without Cable

HGTV is streaming live on different subscription-based live TV providers. If you have a subscription with them, it is easy to access the channel on Roku.


Philo is the most affordable live TV streaming service that streams HGTV on the device.

HGTV on Roku with Philo
Subscription PlanPhilo Subscription
Subscription Price$25 per month
Free Trial7-day free trial
No. of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsVH1, WE TV, BET, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and Hallmark Channel.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

Sling TV

Sling TV has an affordable subscription plan with popular TV channels like HGTV.

HGTV on Roku with Sling TV
Subscription PlanSling Orange Subscription
Subscription Price$40 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels30 Channels
Other ChannelsA&E, Syfy, TNT, Freeform, Bravo, TLC, and Cartoon Network,
Cloud DVR50 hours
Simultaneous Streams1 device

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live TV provider from Google with the best collection of TV channels.

HGTV on Roku with YouTube TV
Subscription PlanYouTube TV subscription
Subscription Price$64.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsCartoon Network, BET, Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, TBS, Fox News, Disney Channel, and ESPN.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has 65 TV channels in its subscription plan and streams HGTV.

DirecTV Stream
Subscription PlanEntertainment Subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial5-day free trial
No. of Channels65 channels
Other ChannelsBravo, USA Network, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Food Network, and ESPN.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams20 Users


fuboTV is the best TV provider for sports fans with the best collection of entertainment channels like HGTV.

HGTV on Roku with fuboTV
Subscription PlanFubo subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial7-day free trial
No. of Channels90 channels
Other ChannelsDisney Channel, Disney Junior, Freeform, Investigation Discovery, MSNBC, and MTV.
Cloud DVR1000 cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 Users

Hulu+Live TV

The live TV subscription tier of Hulu is the perfect choice for accessing HGTV. if you like to stream your favorite TV channels.

HGTV on Roku with Hulu+Live TV
Subscription PlanHulu Live TV Subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free TrialNo Free trial
No. of Channels70 channels
Other ChannelsHistory, Bravo, FX, FXX, TBS, truTV, Paramount Network, BET, A&E, and CNN.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams2 Users

Fixes for HGTV Not Working on Roku

If the HGTV Go app is not working, try these fixing measures on the device.

App Won’t Load

  • Any server issues with HGTV will prevent the app from loading on the device.
  • Users need to check for a server outage. If there are any server issues, users need to wait for the issue to be fixed.

Can’t Play Any Title

  • If the users can’t play any title in the HGTV Go app, check the internet strength.
  • Restart the Wi-Fi router by unplugging the device from the power source for 10 minutes.
  • Users need to restart the Roku device by disconnecting it from the power source for 5 to 10 minutes.

App Keeps Crashing

  • If the HGTV Go app is crashing frequently, users need to uninstall the app. With that, the users need to re-install the app back from the Channel Store.
  • Perform a Roku update from Settings > System > Software Update > Check Now.


Why can’t I activate HGTV on Roku?

Initially, check if your live TV subscription includes HGTV in this channel playlist. Also, make sure that you provide the subscription details without any errors.

How can I watch HGTV for free?

Subscribers of fuboTV and Philo can watch HGTV for free in the 7-day free trial. Also, DirecTV subscribers can watch the channel for free in the 5-day free trial.