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How To Activate Travel Channel on your Roku

Let me start by asking, did you even know that you can activate Travel Channel on your Roku device? Oh! now that you know, sit back and allow me to take you through the smooth ride of how exactly you can get that done. This promises to be an interesting and fun ride.

If you love thrills and adventures, then you really should activate Travel Channel on your Roku device, because Travel Channel is one of the best places you can watch travel-themed programs, and various shows that are related to travel tips, travel shows, guides and so much more.

The Travel Channel is a television channel offered through satellite and cable,  which was founded by TWA Marketing Services (a subsidiary of Trans World Airlines), and launched on February 1st, 1987, presumably to boost airline patronage.

The channel features documentaries about how to travel all around the world. Some of its programs have included tours of fancy hotels, African animal safaris, and visits to the seven wonders of Ireland. Exciting!

Like you could guess already, the channel’s name was derived from the travel-related filler programming that aired between programs on the Home Theater Network.

Meanwhile, Roku is a brand of hardware digital media players manufactured by American company Roku, Inc. 

They offer access to streaming media content from various online services. Let’s just say that a Roku device is one of the simplest ways to satisfy all your streaming needs.

How to Activate Travel Channel on your Roku

How Does Roku Devices Work

Roku devices are split into three major categories;

  1. Streaming players you can plug into your TV.
  2. TVs with Roku already installed.
  3. Audio equipment.           

All of these come with a one-off cost and a lineup of thousands of apps which are also known as channels. Some of these channels are free while others usually require a monthly subscription fee. 

Roku Models Compatible With Travel Channel

The following Roku models are compatible with the Travel Channel app to streaming Travel channel content.

  • Roku 3
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Express
  • Roku Stick
  • Roku Stick+
  • Roku TV

How To Install Travel Channel on Roku

Follow the steps below to download and install the Travel Channel app on your Roku streaming device or Roku TV. 

  • First, you connect your Roku device to the HDMI port of the TV and turn on the device.
  • Go to the Home page by pressing the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Head over to the Streaming channels option or Channel store. (This option might differ depending on the model of Roku you use).
  • Select the Search channel option and Enter Travel Channel.
  • Select the app from the search results.
  •  Click on Add channel button to install the app that appears on the right side of the screen.
  •  Click OK from the prompt.
  • Select Go to the channel to launch the app.

After the installation, you will still have to activate  Travel Channel on your Roku, so you’ll be able to stream as you should. 

How To Activate Travel Channel On Your Roku Device.

Okay, so this is where we get to the main gist about how you can activate Travel Channel on Roku.

  • Launch the Travel Channel app and select Activate option.
  • Pick your TV service provider from the list and note down the Activation code that appears on the screen.
  • Go to https://travelchannel.com/roku or https://watch.travelchannel.com/activate on any browser.
  • Enter the Roku Activation code and click on Activate.
  • Voilà! The Travel Channel has now been activated and you can enjoy streaming.

How To Delete Travel Channel From Roku

We are on about how you can activate Travel Channel on your Roku device, so it is not our wish that you will delete it afterward. But in the light of giving you a balanced article, we thought to include this procedure.

So, if for any reason you want to delete Travel Channel from your Roku, then do this;

  • Press the ‘Home’ menu on your Roku remote control.
  • Navigate to the channel that you wish to remove, in this case, Travel Channel.
  • Press the ‘Star’ key on your remote. This will open the options window.
  • Choose ‘Remove Channel’ in the window.
  • Confirm the removal by pressing ‘OK’ and that does it. Travel Channel is removed, but you will miss it sha.

Well, good thing is, you can always add back the channel whenever you feel like it again. 

Watch Travel Channel For Free

Did you know? That you can watch Travel Channel for free via;

  • Hulu + Live TV – Offers a 1-week free trial.
  • FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
  • YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial.

So, there is no excuse for not having a subscription fee, plus you can delete the app before your one-month period of grace is over. That is if you don’t get to like the content they are offering.

How To Fix Travel Channel Not Responding on Roku

If after you have taken the time to activate Travel Channel on Roku, then it begins to acts up, it could be due to the reasons listed below. You can also use the steps we will proffer to get it fixed. Yeah, we got you that much.

1. The channel needs to be updated.

Usually, the Roku player updates the Travel Channel app automatically in regular intervals (randomly every 24-36 hours) and that happens whenever the player is powered on.

The process of updating the app is done automatically such that it does not interrupt your viewing but if you have disconnected your Roku player for a long time, then you may need to update the Roku app manually. Just do these;

  • Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Click on “Settings”.
  • Click on System
  • Click on System Update
  • Select “Check Now” to manually check if the Travel Channel app has new updates.
  • Then, you will see the current software and build version, along with the date and time of the latest update
  •  You will see the confirmation that the software is up to date. 

2. Check the Strength of Your Wi-Fi Connection

A poor internet connection can cause your app not to load properly, so;

  1. Press Home  on your Roku remote
  2. Scroll and select Settings
  3. Select Network
  4. Select About

The wireless signal strength will be reported as Poor, Fair, Good, or Excellent. From the report, you now know what the issue is.

3. Clear The App Cache

What clearing the cache on your Roku device does, is it provides you with a clean slate for streaming. This is especially helpful if you are experiencing playback issues as clearing the cache may solve these problems. So do these;

  • Navigate to the Roku home screen by pressing the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Highlight the Travel Channel app.
  • Remove the Channel by pressing the asterisk (*) button on your Roku remote, and a menu with several options will open up.
  • From this menu, look for the “Remove Channel” option and click on it.
  • Wait till the application gets uninstalled.
  • Now restart your Roku streaming device entirely, to clear the application’s cache memory.

So yeah, this is where our ride ends, we hope it was indeed interesting and fun for you as we thought it’ll be. 

Most importantly, we hope you can now activate Travel Channel on your Roku device as easily as easily can be. 

Thank you for reading through, keep an eye for more related posts.

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