How to Install and Watch History Channel on Firestick

Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Andrew White

I literally can not imagine my day without watching the History channel and I guess there are so many people like me whose favorite shows are telecasts on the History channel, right? if you are also one of me who loves the History channel and now you want to know the perfect way to watch the History channel on firestick then this guide is going to be very helpful for you.

I know many of you who are reading this article owns a firestick and that’s why you are landed on this website. When I first bought myself a firestick device, the first thing that I did was search for a way to watch the History channel on my fire TV.

Unfortunately that time I didn’t find a single working guide and then I did more research and finally found the way to watch the History channel on a firestick device. History channel has its own History App that can be downloaded and installed on firestick and via that app, we can easily watch the History channel on firestick.

In this guide, I have covered each and every piece of information that is needed to install the History App and activate it on firestick.

But before I begin with the guide, let’s first read what is History Channel App is and how we can use it to watch the History Channel.

What is History Channel?

History Channel is basically an American TV network and a part of the A+E network. It was launched on the 1st January of 1995 and its headquarters is located in New York, United States.

In the History channel, you will most of the content related to history-based documentaries and along with that you will also find some of the popular web series and shows like Alone, Ancient Aliens (one of my favorite), The curse of OAK island, Vikings, etc.

Watch History Channel on Firestick via History App

There are lots of fans of this channel worldwide and if you are also one of them and want to get the History channel on firestick then you can do that with the History App. Basically, History App lets you stream your favorite History Channel shows and series on your firestick.

If you use this app on your firestick then you can stream the live History channel and along with that, you can get access to large varieties of content that were never shown before on the TV. With the help of the History app, you can stream shows like Ancient Aliens, Alone, Vikings, and many more.

However, to use History App on firestick you need to have an active cable TV subscription otherwise you can not use it on your firestick. If you don’t have an active cable subscription then scroll down to the section where we have discussed the live TV streaming services, you can also use them to watch the history channel on firestick.

Features of History App

  • You can stream all your favorite History channel series and TV Shows.
  • You can easily stream in high quality.
  • If you have an active cable subscription then you can set up and use it without any hustle.
  • History Apps is fully compatible with firestick and works smoothly.
  • You can also watch a live History TV telecast.

How to Install History App on Firestick

So, if you are interested in installing the History App on your firestick to watch all your favorite History channels shows and series then below are the steps that are needed. Follow the below steps carefully.

  • First of all, open up your firestick and TV.
  • Once the firestick device is opened up, simply go to the Find option and then click on the Search.
  • Now with the help of an on-screen keyboard type in “History App”.
  • Now click on the Go button.
  • You will now see the History app icon on your screen, simply click on the “Get” button to start downloading the app.
  • Now, wait until the application is installed.
  • Once that is installed you are now all set to activate it.

How to Activate History app to watch History Channel on firestick

So, after the app is installed on your firestick, you can not use it straight away. In order to use this app, you need to first activate it completely and then you can start the history app to stream contents on your firestick. Below are the steps required to activate the History app on firestick.

  •  The very first step is to launch the app on your firestick.
  • Now when you open the app for the first time, the screen will look like this:
  • Now click on the “sign-in” option.
  • The app will now display a unique code, you need to copy it.
  • Visit this URL from any of your devices.
  • The website will ask you to select your device, in this case, select “Other”.
    History channel on firestick
  • Now select your TV provider.
  • Enter the code that you copied earlier.
  • Now login into your TV provider account.
  • Done!

Watch History Channel on Firestick without a Cable TV connection

Now if you are someone who doesn’t have an active subscription to a cable/satellite TV connection then don’t worry you can still watch the History channel on firestick via live TV streaming services. In the market, there are so many apps that provide free live TV streaming services at reasonable rates.

Below are some of my tested live TV streaming services that you can consider buying their subscription to.

Philo TV

History channel on firestick

Philo TV is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services available in the market. At the price of $20 per month, you can get access to lots of entertainment channels. Philo also offers their customers on-demand video content and that is a really good thing that along with live TV channels you can also enjoy on-demand video content.

You can also watch your favorite History channel via Philo TV. So, if you have the budget then I highly suggest you go with it.

Hulu TV

Hulu TV is one of the most famous live TV and OTT service in the United States. However, the subscription of Hulu is little on the costlier side but it’s totally worth it if your budget allows. Hulu offers more than 60+ channels and along with that, you can also enjoy Hulu’s original web series and TV shows. You can watch channels like Hallmark, Discovery, and History channel on Hulu Live TV.

Sling TV

History channel on firestick

Sling TV is also the cheapest live TV streaming service that is available right now. If your budget is a little low then I highly recommend you to go with the Sling live TV streaming service as it allows you to stream more than 65+ channels including AMC, Weather channel, Net Geo, Univision, and History channel. In past, I have used Sling TV a lot and I can guarantee you that it is definitely worth the price.


How can I watch History Channel without a TV provider?

You can watch the History Channel without a TV provider by subscribing to streaming platforms like Philo, Sling TV, or Hulu Live TV, which offer the History Channel in their channel lineup. Additionally, the History Channel website and app may provide limited free content without a subscription.

Is the History Channel free on Firestick or Fire TV?

The History Channel may offer some free content on Firestick or Fire TV through their app, but access to most of its content usually requires a cable or streaming subscription. Check the app for any available free episodes or consider subscribing to a streaming service that includes the History Channel.

What devices can I watch History Channel on?

You can watch the History Channel on various devices, including Firestick, Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, web browsers, and gaming consoles like Xbox and PlayStation. Availability may vary depending on your chosen streaming service.

Can I Watch History Channel Without Cable?

Yes, you can watch the History Channel without cable by subscribing to streaming services such as Philo, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, or AT&T TV, which offer the History Channel as part of their channel lineup. These services provide live and on-demand access to History Channel content without the need for a traditional cable TV subscription.

Does Amazon Prime have the History Channel?

As of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021, the History Channel was not available as part of Amazon Prime Video’s standard subscription. However, you could subscribe to the History Vault, a separate streaming service that offers historical documentaries and series, on Amazon Prime Video Channels for an additional fee. Please check the latest updates and availability for the most current information.


So, this was the article on how to watch the History channel on firestick, according to me, the history channel is really a great channel and it has fans from all over the world. If you are a firestick user then there are plenty of ways to watch the History channel on your firestick or fire tv. Above I’ve explained all the ways in a straightforward way.

If you have any queries or if you are stuck in any part of this guide then do comment below I will try to solve your problem as soon as possible.

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