In this post, we will show you How to Watch History Channel on FireStick. The instructions provided here also applicable to other Fire TV devices such as Firestick 4k & Fire TV Cube.
History is the flagship channel of A&E Networks, which is one of the largest television networks in the United States. Although it started as a documentary TV channel, it has now ventured into broadcasting historical TV series, modern reality shows, and additional nonhistorical programming.
The History channel is mostly relevant nowadays for its hit reality shows, and infamous for its pseudodocumentaries at the same time. Many people still watch History for Vikings, which is its flagship original TV series since 2013.
Similar to A&E Network’s other channels, History is also available as a TV Everywhere service for various streaming devices, including the Amazon Fire TV lineup. One of the best things about TV Everywhere services is the availability of both live and on-demand content. You can watch your favorite History shows anytime you want instead of waiting for it to be aired on linear television on schedule.
We have created this guide for those who use a Firestick for online video streaming so that they can watch the History channel on it with or without a cable/satellite TV subscription.
Watch History Channel on Firestick with HISTORY App
The HISTORY app from A&E Networks is your ultimate destination for streaming live and on-demand History channel content. Whether it’s your favorite TV shows or controversial documentaries, you can stream pretty much anything from the HISTORY app.
Full seasons of History’s blockbuster shows, such as Vikings, The Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Alone, American Restoration, Swamp People, American Pickers, and many more are available to watch on HISTORY. As a bonus, the app also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes clips and uncut episodes of various History TV shows.
Stream quality on the HISTORY app is capped at 1080p. However, the player dynamically changes the quality based on the network speed. It is similar in quality of the 1080i HDTV feed on cable television.
As expected, logging in with a television provider account is mandatory for streaming the live History channel or on-demand content on the HISTORY app. In case you don’t have a cable subscription, then skip later to this guide where we discuss online live TV streaming services on Firestick that offer the History channel.
How to Install HISTORY App on Firestick?
The HISTORY app can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore. Here’s how you can do it on your Firestick:
- Select the magnifier icon next to the tabs above the Fire TV home screen.
- Search for ‘History’ using the voice search or manually type it using the on-screen keyboard.
- Next, move down to the list of instant results on the search menu and select HISTORY.
- After that, navigate down to the Apps & Games section on the search results page and click the HISTORY.
- Finally, click Get on the download page. Wait a minute or so for the HISTORY app to get installed on your Firestick.
Once it completes installing, you can return back to the Fire TV home screen. Then, scroll down to Your Apps & Channels category to find and launch the HISTORY app.
In case you have a lot of apps installed on your Firestick, the HISTORY app might not show up. Click See All under the same category to expand the app list so that you can open up the HISTORY app.
Steps to Activate HISTORY on Firestick
In order to access the live feed of the History channel and the on-demand streaming library, Firestick users will need to activate the HISTORY app first. The following steps will show you how to activate it with a TV provider account:
- Start with launching the HISTORY app on Firestick.
- Click the Sign In option on the welcome screen. The app will generate an activation code.
- Go to history.com/activate from another device. From here, choose Amazon Fire TV as your device, then select your TV provider.
- Now enter the activation code displayed in the app, and click Continue.
- Verify the activation process by entering your TV provider credentials on the following page.
Upon successful activation, the activation screen on the HISTORY app will disappear, and it will redirect you to the app’s home screen.
From the HISTORY app’s home screen, you will be able to access the 24/7 live History channel stream, as well as your favorite History shows on-demand.
Watch History Channel on Firestick Without Cable
If you don’t have a cable or satellite pay-TV subscription, then you won’t be able to sign in to the HISTORY app on Firestick without TV provider credentials.
For cord-cutters, there are a few OTT live TV streaming services that offer the History channel. All you need is an internet connection and an active subscription plan from the online live TV provider. We have talked about the services in detail below.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu’s $54.99 monthly subscription plan, Hulu + Live TV, offers 65+ channels, including the History channel. Most of History’s TV shows and documentaries are also available to stream on-demand since the plan also includes Hulu’s standalone on-demand streaming library.
Alongside the History channel, Hulu also provides channels like Animal Planet, Discovery, NASA, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, VICE, etc. Visit www.hulu.com/live-tv to try out its live TV services for a week.
Popular American live TV provider fuboTV also offers the History channel with its entry-level fubo Standard subscription package. It will cost you $59.99 per month, which is quite a reasonable price to pay for 100 channels.
At least with the entry-level plan, you still get a balanced mix of entertainment, sports, lifestyle, and news channels. Also, fuboTV does offer 3-5 days of catch-up content from its partner networks, including the History channel. If you have any doubts regarding the service, then go to www.fubo.tv to sign up for a week of trial.
Philo’s $20 monthly live TV subscription plan has a lot to offer. It provides 59 channels in total, including the History channel. Philo has an on-demand library with content from its partner channels, and one of them is History. If you are on a budget, then Philo is undoubtedly the best live TV solution for you to watch the History channel on Firestick.
On the same note, Philo does also have Animal Planet, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Science Channel, Vice, etc. It even offers a 7-day free trial, which you can sign up for from www.philo.com.
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With the HISTORY app for Fire TV devices, you’ll be able to watch the History channel on Firestick. However, it does require users to log in with their active TV provider account.
For those who don’t have a cable subscription, we have also mentioned three online live TV providers that have History in their channel lineup. In addition, you will also be able to log in to the HISTORY app with an active Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, or Philo account.