Key Takeaway

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

SYFY (or Syfy) is a famous American TV channel from NBCUniversal. With SYFY on Roku, users can watch live TV and on-demand titles from the network. It includes movies and TV shows from the service. In addition, the service has VOD titles from E!, CNBC, Universal Kids, Universo, Telemundo, Oxygen, NBC, MSNBC, and USA.

Can You Watch SYFY on Roku?

The official SYFY application is natively available on the Roku Channel for download. Users can download it on their devices. There is no individual SYFY subscription. To sign in to the app, users must have a live TV service provider subscription.

How to Install SYFY on Roku

1. Launch the Roku home screen and select Streaming Channels.

Click on Streaming Channels

2. Select the Search Channel option to launch the virtual on-screen keyboard.

Click on Search Channel

3. Search for the SYFY app using the search bar and the keyboard.

4. Select the SYFY app and click on the Add Channel button.

5. This will start downloading the app on Roku.

6. Press the OK button when the app download finishes.

7. Open the app on Roku by selecting the Go to Channel button.

Alternative Method to Get SYFY on Roku

1. Open any web browser on your computer and visit the official Roku Channel Store.

2. Click on the Sign in button and enter the details of your Roku account and sign in.

3. Click on the search bar and search for the SYFY app.

4. Select the SYFY app from the search results.

5. Click on Add Channel button to start the app download on Roku.

Click on Add Channel

6. Wait till the installation process is complete and open the app on Roku.

How to Activate SYFY on Roku

1. Open the SYFY app on your Roku device.

2. Note down the Activation Code on the TV.

3. If there is no activation code, select the Log In or Sign In button to get it.

4. Open a web browser on your smartphone or computer.

5. Go to the SYFY Activation webpage using the browser.

Provide the SYFY Activation code

6. Provide the Activation Code in the respective field.

7. Once done, click on the Continue button.

8. After selecting the cable TV provider, sign in to your account.

9. This will activate the SYFY app on Roku.

10. Finally, the users can stream their favorite shows in the service.

SYFY on Roku

How to Watch SYFY on Roku Without Cable

Find out the various subscription-based live TV provider that includes SYFY in its channel lineup.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV streaming service with attractive subscription plans.

Syfy on Roku with Sling TV
Subscription PlanSling Blue subscription
Subscription Price$40 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels30
Other ChannelsBET, Bravo, CNN, USA Network, Food Network, Travel Channel, and TBS.
Cloud DVR50 hours of cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that includes SYFY in the subscription tier.

Syfy on Roku on YouTube TV
Subscription PlanYouTube TV Subscription
Subscription Price$64.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial 
No. of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsAMC, Bravo, Disney Channel, Discovery, Disney Junior, MSNBC, and USA Network.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is a subscription-based live TV provider with 65 channels like SYFY.

Syfy on Roku with DirecTV Stream
Subscription PlanEntertainment subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial5-day free trial
No. of Channels65 channels
Other ChannelsParamount Network, ESPN, CNN, History, Freeform, MTV, and MSNBC.
Cloud DVRUnlimited cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams20 users


fuboTV has the best collection of sports and entertainment channels in its subscription plan with SYFY.

Syfy on Roku with fuboTV
Subscription PlanFubo Subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial7-day free trial
No. of Channels90
Other ChannelsHallmark Channel, HGTV, MTV, VH1, TLC, FX, and We TV.
Cloud DVR1000 hours of cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 Users

Hulu+Live TV

Subscribers of Hulu+Live TV can enjoy watching SYFY along with other popular entertainment TV channels.

Syfy on Roku with Hulu
Subscription PlanHulu Live TV subscription
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No. of Channels70 channels
Other ChannelsCartoon Network, Comedy Central, ESPN, truTV, TNT, Fox News, Investigation Discovery, and MTV.
Cloud DVRUnlimited cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams2 users


Is the SYFY channel on Roku free?

Subscribers of DirecTV Stream and fuboTV can stream SYFY for free during the free trial period.

Does Netflix have SYFY?

Yes, Netflix subscribers can stream shows from SYFY on their devices.