Activate Freeform App

For TV shows, full episodes, and movies, FREEFORM is your go-to channel. The Freeform live stream and the most recent full episodes and shows require participating TV provider account credentials.

If you have the latest FREEFORM app on a supported TV-connected device like Roku or Fire TV, it is time to bid goodbye to stress and enjoy your most-loved shows and series from the best comforts of your home.

Go through the guide to activate Freeform on your streaming device via

Things to consider (Prerequisites)

Want to watch FREEFORM original series like Good Trouble, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, The Bold Type, or Grown-ish Senior Year? Make sure the channel is activated on your streaming platform. And to carry out the activation process without an interruption, you must consider the following –

  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • A compatible streaming device
  • A second device that uses the same Internet as your primary streaming device
  • A participating TV provider
  • An account with FREEFORM

How to Activate Freeform on Roku?

Over 92 million American households with TV enjoy the FREEFORM shows and movies. If you wish to join the massive community, make sure you follow the steps below carefully.

  1. Press the Home button or icon on the Roku remote to navigate to the home screen.
  2. Scroll down to access the Streaming Channels option.
  3. Under it, select Search Channels.
  4. Type Freeform with the help of the virtual keyboard
  5. The search results will bring the Freeform – Movies & TV Shows app on the screen.
  6. Click the Add channel button.
  7. It will take a few moments to add the channel to the channel list on your Roku device.
  8. Click the Go to Channel to locate the app.
  9. Launch the FREEFORM app and go to Settings.
  10. Select Sign in to Watch to receive an activation code and the activation link.
  11. On your mobile phone or computer, visit the official link –
  12. Enter the Activation Code and click “CONTINUE.”
  13. Sign in with your participating TV provider and click the Activate button.
  14. If it is successful, you will see a Congratulations message on the screen.

Your Roku device is ready and will display the FREEFORM content. Select your favorite shows and start streaming.

To Watch Freeform on Amazon Fire TV Stick

  • On your Fire TV remote, press the Home button.
  • Select the Find option from the home screen and search for the Freeform app.
  • Once located, download and install the app by selecting the Get option.
  • After installation, press Open to launch the app.
  • A one-time activation code along with instructions will display on TV.
  • Go to the Freeform activation page ( on your second device’s browser.
  • Enter the activation code and press the CONTINUE button.
  • Then, sign in using your TV Provider login credentials and follow the remaining on-screen prompts.
  • You can then return to your Fire TV screen and start watching your desired Freeform programming.

NOTE: In case you are not prompted with an activation code upon launching the Freeform app, follow these steps:

  • Go to Menu (three horizontal lines).
  • Tap on the CONNECT YOUR TV PROVIDER option located at the bottom of the menu.
  • Choose your TV Provider and sign in.
  • Once you are logged in, the menu will display CONNECTED WITH [TV Provider].
  • You can then begin accessing Freeform content on your Fire TV device.
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Freeform Channel Activation Failed – Troubleshooting Tips

If the activation process was unsuccessful, you will not see the congratulatory message. It is because the activation code has expired. You can repeat the activation process to get a new code or click Get New Code.

There might be other reasons why you failed to activate the FREEFORM app on Roku.

  • The app is not compatible with your Roku model. Check whether you have an updated device. Do it manually if it is not updated regularly by accessing Settings.
  • Bad Internet can thwart the activation process. Run a speed test to ensure it is working properly. You may further contact your ISP to enhance the Internet speed.
  • When you delete the app and reinstall it, all the app-related issues get easily eliminated. You may also consider rebooting your device.
  • Sometimes it is the incompatible browser that prevents you from accomplishing the process. Even if the web browser is compatible, don’t hesitate to get rid of the cache files.
  • At last, you may want to contact your TV provider if none of the above tips work. Let them know that you can’t stream Freeform.

About Freeform Channel (Shows, Price & Features)

FREEFORM is the new name for the ABC family. With a Freeform account and the sign-in details with a TV provider, you can watch original programming anytime, anywhere in the U.S.


Streaming Freeform on your device doesn’t cost your fortune if you already have a subscription through a TV provider.

Moreover, you can watch Freeform without cable. Streaming services like YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and AT&T TV have affordable packages for your Roku device. Choose a suitable plan and enjoy popular shows like Mellissa & Joey, Think like a Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Switched at Birth, Good Trouble, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I turn on Freeform on Roku?

Turning on the FREEFORM app on your Roku streaming device requires installing the app and launching it to receive an activation code. The code should then be used on to complete the process.

Is Freeform on Roku free?

If your TV provider has Freeform in its package, you need not pay anything additional to watch your favorite movies like Cast Away, Fan Girl, Just Go With It, Men in Black, and more.