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How to Get & Activate CBS on Roku Device



CBS on Roku

Are you looking for a way to stream the CBS TV channel on your Roku device? It is now possible with the CBS app. The CBS app is officially available on the Channel Store for you to download the app to your Roku device. On the CBS app, you can watch live news and sports events and also watch full episodes of TV shows and series that you can’t find anywhere else.

Once you download and activate the app on your Roku device, you can sign in with your cable TV or live TV provider account to access the CBS content.

Subscription Plans

CBS doesn’t have a dedicated membership or subscription plan for the platform. To access CBS, you need to have a cable TV or live TV provider subscription.

Some of the popular cable TV providers of CBS are:

  • Xfinity
  • DISH
  • Spectrum
  • Optimum
  • COX
  • Verizon

Some of the popular live TV providers of Paramount Plus are:

How to Sign Up for CBS using YouTube TV

1. Head to the official website of YouTube TV.

2. Click the Start Free Trial button.

YouTube TV

3. Sign in with your Google account.

4. Select a subscription plan.

5. Complete the payment process to sign up for YouTube TV and watch the CBS channel.

How to Install CBS on Roku

CBS requires a strong internet connection to stream movies, shows, and other available content. So connect the Roku device to a strong WiFi for seamless streaming.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and select the Search option.

Roku home screen

2. Enter CBS in the search and choose the app in the Channel Store.

3. Click Add Channel to install CBS on Roku.

4. Select OK in the prompt and launch the CBS app.

How to Install CBS From Roku Website

You can also install an app on Roku by using a web browser on your PC or smartphone. For this, you need to sign in with the account that you used to set up the Roku device.

1. Launch a web browser on your device and visit the Roku website.

2. Log in to your account and search for CBS.

3. Select Add Channel to download the app on your Roku device.

Install CBS from Roku website

4. Turn on your device and look for CBS to launch for streaming.

Note – If you can’t find the channel, head to the device settings and update the Roku device to get the channel immediately.

How to Activate CBS on Roku []

1. Launch the CBS app and tap the Sign in option to get the activation code.

2. Now, open any web browser on your PC/smartphone and visit the CBS Activation Site (

CBS activation

3. Provide the activation Code on the website.

4. Select Activate and login to your account.

5. Wait for a few seconds, and the CBS app on Roku will display the media content for streaming.

How to Screen Mirror CBS on Roku from Android

Apart from installing the app on Roku, you can also screen mirror the app using your smartphone. To do so,

  • Connect the Android device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku: SettingsSystemScreen MirroringScreen Mirroring ModeAlways Allow.

1. Install CBS from Play Store and launch the app.

2. Log in to your CBS account and move to the Notification Panel.

3. Select the Cast option for screen mirroring and choose the Roku device.

Tap Screen Cast

4. Connect to Roku and stream the CBS content.

How to AirPlay CBS on Roku

Airplay is only compatible with the latest models of Roku. Visit this support page to find out whether your Roku device is compatible with Airplay or not.

  • Connect your Roku to a Wi-Fi network. On the other hand, connect your iPhone/iPad to the same network.
  • Enable AirPlay on Roku: SettingsApple AirPlay and HomekitSettingsAirPlay Turn On.

1. Get CBS from App Store and open the app.

2. Sign in to your account and select the content for streaming.

3. Play a title you want and look for the AirPlay icon on the media player.

4. Select your Roku device name, and the media will play on your Roku immediately.

Is CBS Geo-restricted

Yes, the CBS app is available only in the USA. To stream CBS video content outside the USA, you need to use powerful VPNs to bypass the geo-restriction.

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1. Is CBS available on Roku?

Yes. CBS is available to install on Roku devices and Roku TVs.

2. How to fix CBS not working on Roku?

Try these fixes when the CBS app fails to work on your Roku device.
1. Check the internet connection.
2. Restart the CBS app.
3. Clear cache on Roku.
4. Restart the Roku device.
5. Update the RokuTV firmware and CBS app.
6. Uninstall and re-install the CBS app.
7. Reset the Roku device.

3. Why I can’t get the activation code for CBS?

Sometimes, you don’t get the activation code due to various reasons. To fix this, restart the app. Also, try reinstalling the CBS app and get the activation code.

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