How to Activate CTV on Smart TVs or Other Devices? [UPDATED 2023]


CTV is one of the most used television networks in Canada. Their library is incredible if you love watching English-language content. If you want to use the CTV app on your Smart TV, you must activate it with an activation code. Here’s how to activate CTV on Smart TV and other devices.

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If you are a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, Alaska Daily, The Rookie: Feds, or any of the famous shows airing on CTV in Canada, this brief guide is for you. We are going to help you set up the CTV app on any device, so you can enjoy your favorite shows without any interruptions.

How to Activate CTV on Smart TVs?

If you want to use the CTV app on your Smart television, you must activate it using a standard procedure. Follow the instructions shared below to activate CTV on Smart TVs:

  • Download and install the CTV app on your TV from the official marketplace.
  • Once, launch the CTV app on your TV.
  • Now click on the “Sign In” button from the Account Management section.
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  • Next, you will see an activation code on the screen.
  • After this, pick up your smartphone or turn on your PC.
  • Launch a web browser on the other device.
  • Visit ctv.ca/activate (click here) in a new tab.
  • Sign in through your BDU provider.
  • When asked, enter the activation code present on your TV screen.
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  • Finally, confirm the code and you’ll see a “Success” message on the browser.

That’s it. You have successfully activated CTV on your Smart TV. The app will automatically reload and you will be able to enjoy the content available in the library.

How to Activate CTV on Roku, PlayStation, or Xbox?

If you want to activate CTV on any other device other than your Smart TV such as Roku, PlayStation, or Xbox, the procedure will remain the same. You still need to install the CTV app on your device from the official app market.

Make sure your region is set to Canada in order to find the app. Once the app is installed, you can go to the Sign in option to find the CTV activation code. When you have it, go to the ctv.ca/activate web page in a browser on your mobile or PC.

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The final step is to enter the activation code in the given column and activate CTV. You can use the procedure on any device which is compatible with the CTV app.

Platforms Where You Can Use the CTV App

Here is a list of platforms that are compatible with the CTV app and where you can watch your favorite shows using it:

  • PC: Windows desktops, tablets, and smartphones running version 8.1
  • Mac: Desktop running OS 10.11+
  • iPad, iPod, and iPhone running iOS 14+
  • Android smartphones and tablets running version 7.0+
  • iPhone, iPod, and iPad running iOS 14+
  • Android smartphones and tablets running version 7.0+
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X
  • Samsung SmartTV and blu-ray players with Samsung Smart Hub: 2017 – 2020
  • Apple TV HD and 4K, tvOS 14+
  • Amazon Fire TV Gen 2+
  • Android TV OS 7.0+ on Sony Android TV, nVIDIA Shield & Xiaomi Mi Box devices

CTV is also available on the following Roku devices and other streaming gadgets:

  • Roku devices – Gen 2+
  • Roku Express
  • Roku Express+
  • Roku Express 4K
  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku Premiere+
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Streaming Stick 4K
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Ultra LT
  • Roku TV
  • 4K Roku TV
  • Roku 1/Roku SE
  • Roku 2
  • Roku 3
  • Roku Streambar
  • Chromecast

These are all the devices where you can use the CTV app. If you have any of these, just install the app and activate using the procedure shared above. Afterward, you can have fun watching your favorite content.

That’s all for this guide. We are available to help you further. In case of any questions, feel free to use the comment box.

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