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How to Activate CNN on Smart and Streaming Devices

In this article, we would be explaining how to activate CNN on all supported devices.

CNN is well known international streaming service that offers premium news content, live TV, documentaries, world politics, breaking news, and many more contents. CNN focuses on the press release and providing the latest news and updates on various sectors and economies around the world.

The CNN app is available for download on the most popular streaming devices. You can watch CNN on Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, and Samsung Smart TV, and can be downloaded from the Apps Store of each device. You however need to ensure you are connected and have an active subscription to a Pay-TV Provider.

To activate CNN on its supported devices, the first step is to install the app on your device. Once the app has been installed on your device, you would have to log in to the CNN app using your login credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up to CNN using https://edition.cnn.com/account/log-in.

To activate CNN on supported devices, simply follow these steps.

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Activate CNN on Roku

You can activate CNN on your Roku device as long as you have an active subscription to a Pay-TV Provider. You however have to install the app to your device and sign in to the app. Upon signing in to the app, you would be granted an activation code. You can activate your device using this code on cnn.com/activate. To activate CNN on your Roku, simply follow these steps.

  1. Turn on your Roku device and ensure it has a secure internet connection.
  2. From your Roku device Home Screen, visit the Roku Channel Store
  3. On the Roku Channel Store, go to Streaming Channels.
  4. Under Streaming Channels, use the search bar to search for the CNN app.
  5. CNN would be displayed in the results. Simply click on the app and install CNN to your Roku device by clicking on the “Add Channel” button.
  6. Wait for the CNN app to be installed on your device, once the app has been installed on your device, you can have access to the app from your Roku Channel List.
  7. On your Roku Channel list, select the CNN app and launch the app.
  8. Once the app is launched, you would be requested to sign in to the app using your login credentials.
  9. Once you can successfully sign in to the app, you would be granted an activation code.
  10. To use this code, simply visit cnn.com/activate using your mobile device or personal computer.
  11. On the website, the first page you encounter would ask you to select the streaming device you are using to stream CNN.
  12. Once you’ve selected that, you would now be asked to enter your activation code. Simply enter your activation code in the space provided.
  13. Once you’ve entered your activation code, you would now be requested to select your TV Provider from a dropdown menu.
  14. You would afterward be required to enter details of your TV Provider account.
  15. Once this process is completed, your device would automatically be activated after your subscription status has been reviewed.

Activate CNN on Fire TV

You can also watch CNN on Fire TV as long as you have an active subscription to a TV Provider. All you have to do is to install the CNN app from the Amazon Apps Store. Once the app has been installed, you would be required to sign in to the app using your CNN login credentials. You would be granted an activation code the moment you successfully sign in to the app. To activate CNN on Fire TV, simply follow these procedures.

  1. Startup your Fire TV device and ensure it is connected to a steady and secure internet.
  2. Once you’ve launched your device, you should visit the Amazon Apps Store using your Fire TV remote controller. Alternatively, you can also the Alexa voice command to open the Amazon Apps Store.
  3. Once you’ve gained access to the Amazon Apps Store, use the search icon to search for CNN. It would be displayed in the results.
  4. Once you’ve found the CNN app, click on it and install CNN on your device.
  5. Wait for the app to be downloaded. After it has been installed, you can have access to this app on your Fire TV app list.
  6. Launch the CNN app from your Fire TV app list.
  7. After launch, you would be required to sign in to the app using your log-in credentials, please do so.
  8. Once you can log in, you would be granted an activation code. This code would be displayed on your screen.
  9. To use this code, simply visit cnn.com/activate using the web browser on your mobile device or personal computer.
  10. On the website, you would be asked to select your streaming device from the option. Please select your device.
  11. Afterward, you would be provided with a space to enter your activation code.
  12. After submitting your activation code, you would be required to select your Pay-TV Provider from the options.
  13. After selecting your Pay TV Provider, you would be asked to enter the login details of your Pay TV Provider to verify your activation status.
  14. Once this process is completed, your screen would be refreshed and your device would automatically be activated.

Activate CNN on Apple TV

You can activate CNN on selected versions of your Apple TV. You however have to ensure you are subscribed to a Pay-TV Provider. You simply need to install the app on your Apple TV. Upon installation, you would be required to sign in to Apple TV. After signing in, you would be granted an activation code. You would have to visit cnn.com/activate to use this code. To activate CNN on your Apple TV, simply follow these steps.

  1.  Startup your Apple TV and ensure it is connected to a stable internet service provider.
  2. From your Apple TV Home Screen, simply visit the Apple TV Apps Store.
  3. On the Apps Store, use the search bar to search for CNN. You would find the app from the results.
  4. Install the app by clicking on it and selecting the Cloud icon next to the app.
  5. Wait for the app to be downloaded and installed on your Apple TV. Once the app has been installed, launch the app from your Apps list.
  6. The moment you launch the app, you would be requested to sign in to the app using your CNN login credentials.
  7. Once you sign in to the app successfully, you would be provided with an activation code.
  8. To use this activation code, simply visit cnn.com/activate using your mobile device or personal computer.
  9.  On the website, simply select your streaming device from the list given.
  10. After selecting your streaming device, you would be asked to enter your activation code in the space provided.
  11. You would also be required to enter select your TV Provider account after submitting your activation code.
  12. Finally, you would be required to enter details of your TV Provider account the moment you have selected your TV Provider account. 
  13. Once this process is completed, your device would automatically be activated.

Activate CNN on Android TV

CNN can also be activated on your Android TV. You however need to ensure you have an active subscription to a Pay-TV Provider. All you have to do is visit the Google Play Store and install the CNN app on your Android TV. After installation, you would be required to sign in to the CNN app to get your activation code. To activate CNN on Android TV, simply follow these steps.

  1. Turn on your Android TV and ensure it is connected to a stable internet network.
  2. From your Android TV Home Screen, launch the Android TV Google Play Store.
  3. On the Google Play Store, simply use the search icon to search for the CNN app.
  4. Once the app is found, click on the install button to install the app to your Android TV.
  5. Wait for the App to be downloaded to your Android TV. Once the app is downloaded, it can be accessed from your App list on your Android TV.
  6. Go to your app list and launch the CNN app.
  7. Upon launching the app, you would be requested to sign in to the app using your Android TV log-in details. 
  8. Once you can log in to the app, you would be provided with an activation code, simply take note of this code.
  9. To use this code, simply grab your mobile device or personal computer and visit cnn.com/activate using your device browser.
  10. Once you are on this website, you would be required to select your streaming device, please do so.
  11. Once you’ve selected your streaming device, you would be asked to enter your activation code in the space provided.
  12. After entering your activation code, you would be required to select your TV service provider.
  13. After this selection is made, you would be asked to enter details of your TV Provider to verify subscription status and ownership.
  14. Once this process is completed, your device would automatically be activated by the CNN backend server.

Activate CNN on Samsung Smart TV

You can Activate CNN in your Samsun Smart TV (Tizen) as long as you have an active subscription to a Pay-TV Provider. You however need to first install the app on your Samsung Smart TV. Once the app has been installed on your Samsung Smart TV, you would need to get an activation code from the app. To get this code, you must sign in to CNN using your login details. To activate CNN on Samsung Smart TV, simply follow this process.

  1. Turn on your Samsung Smart TV and ensure you have a stable internet connection.
  2. From your, Samsung Smart TV Home Screen visit the Samsung Smart Hub.
  3. On the Smart Hub, use the search icon to search for CNN. The app would be displayed on the results.
  4. Once you found the app, simply install the app on your Samsung Smart TV.
  5. After installation, launch the app.
  6. You would be requested to sign in to the CNN using your log-in credentials.
  7. After signing in, you would be presented with an activation code. 
  8. To use this activation code, simply visit cnn.com/activate using your mobile device or personal computer.
  9. On the website, you would be asked to select your streaming device. Please select your device from the list.
  10. After selecting your device, you would then be asked to input your activation code in the box provided. Please do so.
  11. Once you have entered your activation code, you would then be asked to select your Pay-TV Provider from the option provided.
  12. After selecting your PAy TV Provider, you would be asked to enter details of your Pay-TV Provider on the next page.
  13. Once this process is completed, your screen would be refreshed and your device would automatically be activated.

Troubleshooting Tips to activate CNN

During the activation process, you might encounter some issues. This rarely occurs if the activation process is carefully followed, errors could however still happen. Well here are the likely causes of activation errors and ways to fix them.

  1. Activation code invalid. An activation code can be invalid or may not work for two specific reasons. It’s either you have entered the wrong code or your activation code has expired. Cross-check the code you are entering and ensure you have inputted the right activation code. 
  2. If you are using the activation code several minutes after it has been provided, it is most likely the activation code has expired. From the CNN app, go to settings and regenerate a new code.
  3. Ensure you have ads blocked disabled on the web browser you are using to access cnn.com/activate. When the ads blocker is on, it could mistake the activation website for an ads website if there are ads on the site.
  4. Clear your browser’s cache. When caches are full, it greatly hinders the activation process from connecting to backend servers. You should clear the cache of your browser if you discover the activation process isn’t working. On the other hand, you can change your browser, update it to the latest version or browse in incognito mode.
  5. Uninstall and Reinstall the device. To fix activation errors, your best bet sometimes can be to reinstall the app. This can help correct a lot and also help eliminate corrupt files on the app.
  6. Ensure your device is of the latest software update. Once you update your device, simply restart your device and launch the CNN app again.

You can always get your activation code from the settings tab. On the settings menu, select activate to generate an activation code. To use this activation code in activating any device, simply visit www.cnn.com/activate using your mobile device or personal computer. After following the on-screen prompts on the activation website, click verify to complete the activation process.

You can however gain limitless access to news on various sectors such as travel, style, tech, world politics, business, health, weather, entertainment, and many more by activating CNN on your device. You can have access to CNN live coverages and your favorite CNN series from the comfort of your home. If this article helped, let us know in the comments, you may also want to check out how to activate ahctv on all devices.

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