Key Takeaway

  • Add the MTV app: Select Streaming Channels >> Search Channels >> Search MTV app > Choose MTV app >> Hit Add Channel button.
  • Activate MTV app: Launch the MTV app >> Select Sign In >> Note activation code >> Visit activation website >> Enter activation code >> Sign In with TV provider.

The MTV app is available on the Roku Channel Store. With the app, users can watch all their favorite TV shows, MTV Originals, news, movies, music videos, and more. Even you can watch the MTV channel live.

Is the MTV App Free on Roku

You can install the MTV app free on Roku. But to access the content on the app, you need to sign in with the Participating cable TV provider. The participating cable TV providers include DIRECTV, Spectrum, Cox, Dish, Optimum, and more. After you sign in, you can watch some of the popular shows that include:

  • True Life
  • Total Rescue Live
  • MTV Cribs
  • Making The Video
  • MTV Unplugged

How to Get MTV on Roku

1. From the Roku home screen, select the Streaming Channels option.

Select the Streaming Channels option

2. Next, select the Search Channels option.

Search for MTV on Roku

3. Use the Search Bar to search for the MTV app.

4. Choose the app icon from the search results.

5. Select the Add Channel button from the channel info page.

6. Click on OK when the app download completes.

7. Next, select the Go to Channel button to open the MTV app.

How to Activate MTV on Roku

1. After installing the MTV app, launch it.

2. Select the Sign In button and note the activation code displayed on the screen.

3. Open a web browser on your computer and visit the Activation website of MTV.

4. In the given field, enter the 7-digit Activation code and click on Continue.

Provide the MTV Activation Code

5. Select your TV provider from the list and sign in with that account.

6. Now, the MTV app will get activated on Roku.

Stream MTV on Roku

How to Watch MTV on Roku Without Cable

The following are the streaming service that offers the MTV channel with its subscription.


Philo is an affordable live TV service to watch MTV on Roku.

Subscription PlanBasic Package
Subscription Price$25 per month
Free Trial7-Free Trial
No. of Channels60 Channels
Other Channels VH1, AMC, A&E, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and AMC.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV streaming service with popular TV channels like MTV.

Sling TV - MTV on Roku
Subscription PlanSling Orange + Comedy Extra package
Subscription Price$41 per month
Free TrialNo Free Trial
No. of Channels30 Channels
Other ChannelsA&E, AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, and ESPN.
Cloud DVR50 hours
Simultaneous Streams1 User

YouTube TV

If you have a subscription to YouTube TV, stream MTV with a subscription.

YouTube TV
Subscription PlanBasic Package
Subscription Price$64.99 per month
Free TrialNo Free Trial
No. of Channels60 Channels
Other ChannelsUSA Network, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Travel Channel, Paramount Network, Syfy, TLC, TNT, and ESPN.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 Users

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is a premium live TV service provider with a channel lineup that includes MTV.

DirecTV Stream
Subscription PlanEntertainment Package
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial5-Day Free Trial
No. of Channels65 Channels
Other ChannelsBravo, Cartoon Network, E!, FX, HGTV, Nickelodeon, USA Network, and Disney Channel.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams20 Users


fuboTV is a premium streaming service with the best collection of sports channels. It also includes entertainment channels like MTV.

fuboTV - MTV on Roku
Subscription PlanfuboTV Pro Plan
Subscription Cost$69.99 per month
Free Trial7-Day Free Trial
No. of Channels90 Channels
Other ChannelsTravel Channel, USA Network, AMC, Disney Junior, Fox News, Syfy, TLC, VH1, and Paramount Network.
Cloud DVR1000 hours
Simultaneous Streams3 Users


Hulu is also one of the popular live TV streaming services that offer the MTV channel.

Hulu - MTV on Roku
Subscription PlanHulu+Live TV
Subscription Cost$69.99 per month
Free TrialNo Free Trial
No. of Channels70 Channels
Other ChannelsFX, FXX, CNN, ESPN, E!, History, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Food Network.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams2 Users


Why is MTV not working on Roku?

Uninstall and reinstall the MTV app to fix the streaming issues.