Activate Criterion Channel for Roku, Apple TV, Android, Fire TV and Xbox

The Criterion app offers a mix of classic and contemporary films, many of which are not available on other platforms. The subscribers can enjoy a wide variety of content including trailers, behind-the-scenes documentaries, introductions, commentary tracks, interviews, and rare archival footage. The app is available on various streaming platforms viz. Roku, Xbox, Apple TV, Amazon TV, Android TV, and Samsung TV. Here we will be discussing the process to activate the Criterion app on these platforms via the official activation link.  

How to Set up A Criterion Account

Before jumping to the activation process, let’s see how you can get a Criterion subscription. It is required to complete the activation process. A monthly subscription will cost $10.99 per month and an annual subscription will cost $99.99 per annum. A 14-day free trial (no-obligation) is offered to all subscribers. Follow the steps mentioned below to subscribe:

1. Go to the official website at www.criterionchannel.com.

2. Click the ‘Start Free Trial’ button. You will be redirected to the subscription page.

3. Select a plan, enter your email ID and password, and provide the payment details.

4. Click the ‘Start Subscription’ button.

5. Complete the subscription process.

Steps to Activate the Criterion App on Roku

Follow the steps mentioned here to activate the Criterion app on your Roku device:

1. Turn on your Roku device and go to the ‘Streaming Channels’ option.

2. Search for the Criterion app and click the ‘Add Channel’ button.

3. Once the app is added to your device, open it and click the ‘Sign In’ option. You will see an activation code on the screen.

4. Now, from a different device, visit criterionchannel.com/activate and log into your account.

5. Enter the activation code and click the ‘Activate’ button.

6. The app will load on your Roku device and you can enjoy watching the content.

Activate the Criterion App on Amazon Fire TV

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You can view the Criterion app content on your Amazon Fire TV using the following method:

1. Go to the Amazon App Store on your TV and look for the Criterion app.

2. Select the app and start the download procedure.

3. Once the download is complete, open the app and select the sign-in option. You will receive an activation code on your login.

4. Go to the activation page at criterionchannel.com/activate and log in.

5. Enter the activation code and press the ‘Activate’ button.

6. The Criterion app will load on your TV.

How to Activate Criterion App on Android TV

The Criterion app is supported on 1st generation or higher Android devices.  Here are the steps to be followed for activation:

1. Turn on the Android TV and search for the Criterion app in the Play Store.

2. Install the app on your TV and open it.

3. Sign in to the app and you will see an activation code on the screen. Leave the screen as it is.

4. Go to the activation page at criterionchannel.com/activate from a different device.

5. Login to your account and enter the activation code when asked for it. Click the ‘Activate’ button.

6. On successful activation, the app will refresh on the TV screen and you will be able to watch your favorite content.

Activate the Criterion App on Apple TV

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Here are the steps to activate the Criterion app on your Apple TV. Just make sure that your device is running on tvOS 11 or higher.

1. Turn on your Apple TV and go to the App Store.

2. Search for the Criterion app and install the app on your device.

3. Once the app is added to your device, open it and click the ‘Sign In’ option. You will see an activation code on the screen.

4. Go to criterionchannel.com/activate from your PC or mobile device and log into your account.

5. Enter the activation code when asked for and click the ‘Activate’ button.

6. Enjoy the Criterion app content on your Apple TV.

Steps to Activate the Criterion App on Samsung TV

Here are the steps to be followed for installing and activating the Criterion app on your Samsung TV:

1. Turn on your Samsung TV and go to the Play Store.

2. Search for the Criterion app and install it on your TV.

3. Once the installation is done, open the app and click the Sign in button. An activation code will appear on the screen.

4. Visit the official activation page at criterion.com/activate and complete the login process.

5. Enter the activation code when asked for and click the Activate button.

6. The app is ready to stream the content on your Samsung TV.

Guide to Activate Criterion App on Xbox

The Criterion app is supported only on Xbox One and Xbox Series devices. Here are the steps you need to follow to activate the app:

1. On your Xbox device, download the Criterion app.

2. Now, open the app and click the Sign-in option. An activation code will be generated.

3. Go to the criterionchannel.com/activate page and log in again.

4. Enter the activation code and complete the process.

5. The Criterion app is ready to watch.

Steps to Access the Criterion app on iOS or Android Devices

You can access the Criterion app on your Android devices running on Android 5.0 or higher and also on iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) running on iOS 12 or higher. Here are the steps to be followed:

1. Download the Criterion app on your iOS or Android device.

2. Open the app and click the ‘Sign-in’ option.

3. Provide your email ID and tap ‘Continue’.

4. An email will be sent to your inbox with a link to verify your sign-in. Open the message and click the link.

5. The app on your device will refresh and you can now enjoy the Criterion app. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I download a movie to watch offline? For how many days will the offline video remain available?

Yes, you can download a movie for watching in offline mode. The video/ movie will remain available for 30 days.

Can I access the Criterion app internationally?

No. The Criterion app is available only in Canada and the U.S.

On how many devices can I stream the app simultaneously?

You can stream the Criterion app content on up to three devices, simultaneously.

Can I stream the Criterion app through Apple AirPlay?

Yes.

Is there parental control available on the Criterion app?

No, there is no parental control. The Criterion account owner must be at least 16 years of age.

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