Key Takeaway

  • Add TruTV to Roku: Launch Roku home screen >> Streaming Channels >> Search Channel >> Search TruTV >> Add Channel.
  • Activate TruTV: Open TruTV >> Select Sign In >> Note Activation Code >> Visit the Activation Website >> Paste the Code >> Select Submit >> Start Streaming.

truTV (or TruTV) is a popular media streaming app owned by WarnerMedia for watching the truTV channel. This TV channel stream features shows focusing on the genre of comedy. Impractical Jokers, Fast Foodies, Adam Ruins Everything, and other popular shows are available with truTV to stream on Roku. The truTV app includes complete episodes of all popular TV shows.


truTV doesn’t include any individual subscription plans. Users need to sign in to the truTV app with their pay-TV subscription details. Popular pay-TV providers like Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, XFINITY, Dish, Optimum, and Verizon include truTV.

How to Access truTV on Roku

To add the truTV app on Roku, users can try the following two methods.

Add truTV on Roku Device

The truTV app is available in the Roku Channel Store for free installation. You can visit the Roku Channel Store on the Roku device to download the app.

1. Turn on Roku and connect it to a stable Wi-Fi network.

2. Select Streaming Channels from the home screen.

Select Streaming Channels

3. Select Search Channels, then look for truTV using the virtual on-screen keyboard.

4. From the list of suggested apps, select the truTV app icon.

Search for truTV on Roku

5. Click Add Channel to download the truTV app from the Channel Store.

6. After you have installed truTV, select the OK button from the prompt.

7. Choose Go to Channel to launch the truTV app.

Install truTV from Roku Website

Roku also lets users install apps using a web browser by visiting the Roku Channel Store website. After completing the process, users might have to wait about 24 hours till the app is available for access. Also, users can access the app by performing a software update on Roku.

1. Turn on your computer and open any web browser you like.

2. Go to the official Roku Channel Store website on the browser.

Visit Roku website

3. Click the Sign-in button in the top right corner of the screen.

4. Type in your Roku account details and select the Submit button.

Sign in to Roku Account

5. Type truTV into the search field and browse for the app.

6. Find and click the truTV app icon in the search results on the Roku website.

7. From the app overview page on the Roku Website, select Add Channel.

Click on Add Channel to get truTV on Roku

8. Finally, the truTV channel is available for access on Roku.

How to Activate truTV on Roku

After installing the truTV app, users need to activate the app on their devices. Users can activate the truTV app by visiting the activation website of the service.

1. Initially, launch the truTV app on the Roku device.

2. The truTV app will display the Activation code on your TV.

3. Turn on your computer and open any web browser.

4. On the browser, visit the truTV activation website.

5. Enter the code in the respective field and select the Submit button.

Select Submit

6. Finally, the truTV app is activated on Roku.

Alternative Method to Watch truTV on Roku

Subscribers of live TV providers on Roku can get access to the truTV on their devices. All they need is the right subscription with these services to stream their favorite content.

Sling TV

Watching truTV on Sling TV is the most affordable choice. The service comes with two base subscriptions, Sling Blue and Sling Orange. In addition, users can get more channels with the paid add-on packages with Sling TV.

 Sling TV
Subscription PlanSling Blue
Subscription Price$40 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No of Channels30 channels
Other ChannelsUSA Network, Comedy Central, CNN, Bravo, SYFY, and TLC.
Cloud DVR50 hours of Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams3 users

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a premium live TV provider with a rich collection of TV channels. The TV channel collection of 60 channels includes truTV. Therefore you can get a subscription to YouTube TV to stream your favorite shows from truTV.

YouTube TV
Subscription PlanBasic Subscription
Subscription Price$64.99 per month
Free TrialNo free trial
No of Channels60 channels
Other ChannelsAMC, BET, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, HGTV, Freeform, and FX.
Cloud DVR Unlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams 3 users

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is another important live TV provider available in the Roku Channel Store. With the respective subscription on DirecTV Stream, users can watch truTV on their devices.

DirecTV Stream
Subscription PlanEntertainment Package
Subscription Price$69.99 per month
Free Trial5-day free trial
No of Channels65 channels
Other ChannelsFood Network, Investigation Discovery, ESPN, TBS, TNT, Nickelodeon, and VH1.
Cloud DVRUnlimited Cloud DVR
Simultaneous Streams20 users