How to Stream HGTV on Roku Without Cable

HGTV on Roku

HGTV is the acronym of Home and Garden Television. This is an American pay television channel owned by Discovery Inc. The name of the channel itself describes the contents of the app. All the contents in the app on based on home interior designs, gardening, decorations, modeling, remodeling, and architecture. We have got the HGTV GO application to watch HGTV on the Roku device. It is a TV everywhere app that is available for free on the Roku Channel Store but requires a pay-TV service provider subscription.

HGTV Go on Roku

As said earlier, we have the HGTV GO app available for free on the Roku Channel Store. You can download the HGTV GO app from the Roku Channel Store easily. All you need is to get a pay-TV service provider. Given this being a limitation, there are few other alternative ways to watch HGTV on Roku. Either you can go for a pay-TV service provider or any streaming service provider with Live TV options. Both ways are discussed further in this article.

How to Get HGTV GO on Roku

1). Connect your Roku device to the uninterrupted WiFi network.

2). Press the Home button on your Roku TV remote.

HGTV on Roku

3). Now select Streaming Channels to get the Roku Channel Store.

HGTV on Roku

4). Then choose Search Channels and type HGTV GO in the search bar.

HGTV on Roku

5). Navigate to the app info page. Then click on Add Channel.

6). The HGTV GO app will be installed on your Roku.

How to Activate HGTV GO on Roku

1). Launch the HGTV GO app on your Roku. An activation code will be displayed on your TV.

2). On your PC or mobile, go to the HGTV GO Activation website.

HGTV on Roku

8). Enter the HGTV activation code in the provided text box and click Activate.

9). Choose your pay-TV service provider and sign in with that network.

Now you can start watching HGTV contents on your device. You can also watch it without the pay-TV service providers, but few content and videos will not play.

Alternative ways to Watch HGTV GO on the Roku

As an alternative, you can watch HGTV on Roku without cable TV. By using live TV providers like Philo and YouTube TV, you can watch HGTV on Roku.



This comes with nearly 63 live channels. And HGTV is one among them. It costs $20/month along with 7-days free trial. This is one of the affordable ways to watch HGTV on your device. The app is available on the Channel Store.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers 85+ Live TV channels for $64.99/month. This offers various other contents too. You can get YouTube premium benefits along with YouTube music in this one package along with 7 days free trial.

Installation Guide: How to Add and Activate YouTube TV on Roku.



Next, the best option to watch HGTV is fuboTV. They offer three different packages $59.99/month basic pack for one device, family plan at $64.99/month for 3 devices, and Elite pack at $79.99/month for 5 devices.

Sling TV

HGTV on Roku

Sling TV offers three different packages in the name of Blue ($30/month), Orange ($30/month), and combined pack ($45/month). Luckily we have got HGTV in all three packs. And the app is available for free to download in the Roku Channel Store.

Installation Guide: How to Install and Use Sling TV on Roku.

Hulu Plus Live TV


Hulu comes with Live TV under a subscription that offers 60+ channels. We have two different packages Basic Hulu + Live TV with ads cost $54.99/month, and Premium Hulu + Live TV costs $60.99/month without ads. The app is available in Channel Store.

Installation Guide: How to Stream Hulu on Roku.

All these are the options available for watching HGTV on the Roku streaming device. Which option would you like to choose? Let us know in the comment section below.

HGTV GO on Roku: Not Working

If you have any issues with the HGTV GO app on your Roku, try the below-mentioned solution.

  • Remove the HGTV GO app and install it again.
  • Restart your Roku device.
  • Update your Roku to the latest firmware version.
  • If the activation website is not working, try again after some time.
  • If you are using TCL Roku TV or Hisense Roku TV, restart the TV.
  • Check your internet connection.
  • As the last step, reset your Roku device or Roku TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I activate HGTV on Roku?

You can use the activation link mentioned in the article to activate the HGTV GO app on your Roku device.

2. How can I watch HGTV for free?

By using your cable TV provider, you can watch HGTV for free without any additional charges.