How to Get Smithsonian Channel on Roku

Smithsonian Channel on Roku

Smithsonian Channel is available on the Roku Channel Store, and you can install it directly on your device. With Smithsonian Channel on Roku, you can stream content from various categories, including history, science, nature, space, aviation, and pop culture. It features a wide variety of non-fiction programming as well. If you are more into documentaries, then Smithsonian Channel is the best choice.

The Smithsonian Channel is available on the Roku Channel Store for free to download. You can install the channel and log in with your active pay-TV service provider.

How to Install Smithsonian Channel on Roku

(1) Navigate to the Roku Channel Store from your Roku home screen by clicking on the Streaming Channels option.

Roku Home Screen

(2) Choose the Search Channels.

Roku Channel Store

(3) On the search screen, type Smithsonian Channel.

Search on Roku

(4) Select the same from the search results.

(5) Click on the Add Channel button.

(6) Launch the Smithsonian Channel app by clicking on Go to Channel button.

(7) An activation code will appear on the TV. On a PC or phone browser, visit

(8) Enter the activation code you see on the TV and click on the Continue button.

(9) Now, log in with your pay-TV service provider. Your TV screen will refresh and start displaying content on the TV.

Once logged in, you can stream your favorite shows on the Smithsonian channel.

Alternative Ways to Stream Smithsonian Channel on Roku

Alternatively, you can stream the Smithsonian channel via the streaming services listed below as well.


Pro Pack: 130+ channels at $74.99/month; Elite Pack: $84.99/month for 190+ live TV channels; Ultimate Plan: 230+ channels at $94.99/month;

Fubo TV

fuboTV is available on the Roku Channel Store. You can install the fuboTV on Roku and log in with your credentials to start streaming the Smithsonian. Apart from Smithsonian, you can also stream channels like A&E, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, CNBC, MSNBC, and ESPN.

YouTube TV

It costs $72.99/month to stream 100+ channel on your devices.

YouTube TV - Smithsonian Channel on Roku

The next best option to stream the Smithsonian channel without cable is to get YouTube TV on Roku. It offers nearly 85+ live TV channels, including the Smithsonian Channel. You can stream on three devices simultaneously.


Basic Hulu + Live TV – $69.99/month; Ad-free Premium Hulu + Live TV – $82.99/month.

Hulu - Smithsonian Channel on Roku

Hulu on Roku offers 65+ live TV channels like MSNBC, NBC, CNBC, TBS, A&T, TNTm HGTV, ABC, CBS, Fox, and Smithsonian Channel. It offers more than 1000s of on-demand content like movies, TV series, and other original content.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which streaming service has got a Smithsonian channel?

You can stream the Smithsonian Channel without cable with streaming service providers like fuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Stream.

How much does Smithsonian Channel on Roku cost?

Smithsonian Channel is free to download, but you have to log in with a pay-TV provider to stream the content.

Can I download content to watch offline on Smithsonian on Roku?

Smithsonian on Roku doesn’t allow you to download the content. All the content is available for streaming.