Roku has almost five hundred thousand channels, and there are channels for almost all of the niches. Love sport? There are almost a hundred channels that stream all of the sports events around the globe! Like hearing what’s happening around you? Roku has you covered! With almost every news channel in their list of channels, you can easily choose one to listen to. Out of all the news channels decked out on Roku, CNN is the most-watched one. The channel can be downloaded as a stand-alone application, or as a part of a bundle. There are just too many bundles with CNN as a part of them. To get CNN on your Roku account, you first have to download the application, install it, and then activate it on Roku. Roku

Searching for CNN

Searching for CNN should be a herculean task, given the sheer number of channels in the store. However, Roku’s search algorithm is too good to fret over! Just follow the steps, and finding Roku will be almost like a cakewalk.

  1. So, Step 1 is to go to the Roku channel store simply and click on the search bar.
  2. Once you are there, please key in the right keyword.
  3. You can enter the keyword either using the remote, or the voice command. You can also consider using the Roku mobile application and search for the channels you want to download.
  4. After you enter the keywords, please hit enter.
  5. Once you hit enter, you will have a list of results, with different channels that are associated with the keyword that you just typed in, sorted in the order of their relevance.
  6. You can pick the channel you want from the search result, and click on it.
  7. Once you click on CNN, it will get highlighted.

Now that you have successfully completed the search for the CNN channel, follow the next steps to know how to download the channel, install it and then activate it in the URL Roku.

How to download and activate the channel?

  1. After the search is done, you might as well download it easily.
  2. After the channel is highlighted, please click on the more options symbol (…).
  3. From the dropdown menu that appears, please click on the Install option.
  4. Once you click on install, Roku starts downloading.
  5. Please double-check if there are any pending software updates for the application.
  6. After all is said and done, open the application.

Activating Roku.

On opening the application, the screen will show you an activation code. Please make note of this code. This is the one you will be entering on to the Roku URL. After you note the number down, please open the said URL on a separate browser window on a computer.

In there, enter the activation code. If CNN requires a verification as well, please specify the service provider that you are going to use the channel on and finish the activation. In some regions, you will be asked to log in to your CNN account using your login credentials.

Now that your CNN application is activated from the URL Roku, you can enjoy streaming programs from the application 24*7, from anywhere. Please make sure that you have your Roku application installed on your phone so that you can stream the channel from anywhere.

What to do if you are unable to stream CNN app through Roku?

If you are unable to stream any videos from the CNN app, then try removing the channel from your Roku and restart your Roku. Now, try reinstalling the CNN app on Roku by following the above steps.

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