How to Install and Activate TLC on Roku Devices

TLC on Roku

TLC (The Learning Channel) is an American pay channel network by Discovery. It also has its complimentary TV Everywhere service, TLC GO, which allows viewers to access its entire library of TLC show episodes, series, and documentaries. As the TLC GO app is officially available on almost all streaming devices, you can access TLC on Roku. With this, you can browse or search for your favorite shows in genres like science, natural history, tech, food, and more.

The TLC GO app offers live cable streams and on-demand episodes from your favorite TLC programs. You can also unlock videos from several shows without a cable TV subscription. Besides this, you can browse by genre, save episodes, add shows to favorites, etc. Most of the shows on TLC are related to lifestyle, families, and personal life. You can even watch TLC without cable.

What’s on TLC GO

Besides streaming TLC shows, you will get access to the following things with the TLC GO on Roku.

  • You can watch live TV and access the live schedule guide.
  • It brings you classic favorites to current hits and on-demand titles.
  • TLC Go includes 14 additional networks like Travel Channel, Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, ID, etc.
  • You can find the latest episodes of any show on the same day of premiering.
  • It gives you unlimited access to all the channels of Discovery with a pay-TV subscription.
  • You can resume watching from where you left streaming your favorite episodes.
  • Add shows and episodes to My List to watch them later.

How to Install TLC on Roku

TLC Go is officially available on the Roku Channel Store, and you can add the channels in no time with the below procedure.

Quick Guide: On Roku TV, select Streaming Channels > choose Search Channels > Search for TLC Go > select TLC Go > click Add Channel > select Go to Channel.

[1] Connect your Roku device to your TV HDMI port. Make sure to connect the Roku to the WiFi network.

[2] Now on the Roku home screen, click on the Streaming Channels.

click on Streaming Channels on Roku home screen

[3] Click on the Search Channel option.

click on Search channels to search TLC on Roku

[4] Next, type and search for the TLC GO app.

[5] When the app information page appears, click on the Add Channel option to install the TLC GO app.

[6] Once installed, click on Go to Channel to launch the app.

How to Activate TLC on Roku

[1] Launch the TLC GO app on your Roku device and note the activation code.

[2] From any of your preferred browsers on your phone or PC, visit the TLC activation website or

[3] Go ahead to enter the activation code and click on Activate button.

enter the activation code to activate the app

[4] Now, the TLC GO app on your Roku gets activated.

[5] You can stream all the media content from TLC on Roku.

How to Watch TLC on Roku Via Screen Casting

The entire line-up of Roku supports screen casting, and thus, you can directly stream the titles without needing to install it.

Enable Screen Casting on Roku

It is vital to enable the screen casting to Roku to cast content from one another device.

  • Navigate to the Roku TV home to select Roku TV Settings > System > Screen Mirroring > Screen Mirroring Mode > Prompt or Always Allow.

Steps to Cast TLC Go to Roku

With the above steps done on Roku, you shall go ahead with the procedure below to cast TLC to Roku.


[1] Firstly, connect your Roku TV and your smartphone (Android or iOS) to the same WIFI.

[2] Go ahead and launch the TLC GO app from the apps section on your phone.

[3] Provide the login details of the TV provider to proceed.

[4] Select the title or show you want to stream on the TLC GO app.

[5] Click on the Cast icon available on the player.

  • If you don’t find the cast icon, open the Notification Panel and click on the Cast option.
TLC on Roku

[6] Select your Roku TV from the available devices.

[7] You will find your handheld screen on your TV when the connection establishes.

[8] Click on the Cast icon and select Stop Casting to end the screen casting.

TLC Go on Roku

How to Watch TLC on Roku Without Cable

TLC is available on streaming services like Philo, Sling TV, Hulu, fubo TV, DirecTV Stream (AT&T TV), and YouTube TV. All these services are available on Roku devices.


watch TLC with Philo

The first best option to stream TLC is by using Philo on Roku. It costs $25 per month and offers you more than 60 channels along with TLC. Philo also gives you a free trial to stream the content. With Philo credentials, you can sign in and stream TLC content.

Sling TV

stream TLC shows on Sling TV

Sling TV is another best option to stream TLC on Roku. It has three subscription plans, Sling Blue, Sling Orange, and Sling Blue + Orange. TLC is available on the Sling Blue package, which costs $35 per month. Along with TLC, you can get 40 other channels. With Sling on Roku, you can have a live stream of TLC, so you can stream the shows exactly as they air on the TV.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live

If you have Hulu, you can access TLC shows. It is available with a monthly subscription to the Hulu streaming library for $5.99. With this, you will access past seasons of some TLC shows. Hulu + Live TV costs $64.99 monthly with a seven-day free trial.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

It is possible to stream TLC GO with YouTube TV on Roku. It is a premium streaming service with which you can watch 85+ channels at $64.99/month. With the add-on support, YouTube TV is the home to live and local TV channels. It is the best option to cut the cord and stream titles without long-term contracts. YouTube TV supports unlimited cloud DVR, and thus, you can record and watch content later.

That was all the possible ways to stream TLC shows on your Roku streaming device. TLC GO is currently available only in the US, and thus, others need to rely on a VPN.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch TLC on Roku?

Yes. However, you need to rely on TLC GO to watch it.

Is TLC GO free on Roku?

Yes. It is free to stream on Roku, provided you have a TV provider subscription.

Can you get TLC on Roku?

No. TLC is a pay channel, and you cannot get it on Roku directly. However, TLC GO is available on the Roku Channel Store, so you get it easily on your Roku device.

How can I watch TLC for free?

Yes. You can watch TLS shows for free with the free trial of streaming services like YouTube TV, fubo TV, Sling TV, Philo, and Hulu.