Crave (formerly Crave TV) is one of Canada’s leading and most famous subscription video-on-demand services. The platform provides lots of content, including TV shows, movies, and documentaries.

Moreover, you can catch up with the latest originals and access top channels, like Showtime, HBO Max, and HBO. You will also have exclusive access to the whole HBO library. 

You can watch Crave on Smart TVs, Amazon Fire, Bell TV set-top-box, Roku, and gaming consoles. Although before you can stream Crave, the first thing is to activate your device.


How should I activate Crave on different devices?

The steps to activate a device on CraveTV are very simple. Firstly, you require an existing Crave account before activating your device.

In case you do not have an account, you can create a new one and pay the required subscription fees. As your account is active, download the Crave app from your device store.

Once done, open the app and play a video. Firstly, you will have to sign in with your credentials to create your account.

After that, an activation code will appear, allowing you to activate the device and start watching.

Follow the steps for activating Crave on different devices:-

Samsung Smart TV

samsung smart tv

For activating Crave on your Samsung Smart TV:-

  • Firstly, download and install the Crave app on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • Open the app
  • Then, choose any video to play.
  • After that, an activation code and a web address will display.
  • Visit crave.ca/samsung or crave.com/newsamsung on a web or mobile browser.
  • Insert the activation code in the spaces.

Wait for the confirmation to complete until you see a success message. After that, if everything is in sequence, go back to your Samsung TV and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies.

Apple TV

apple tv

To activate Crave on Apple TV follow the steps below:-

  • Firstly, download the Crave app from the Apple Store.
  • Install the app and open it.
  • Select a video to play.
  • Then, you will find an activation code on your Apple TV.
  • Visit crave.ca/appletv (for a 5-digit code) or crave.ca/apple (for a 7-digit code) on a mobile or web browser.
  • Insert the activation code.

Now you can watch videos on your Apple TV once the information you have given is correct.

Android TV

android TV

To activate Crave on the Android TV, follow the steps given below:-

  • Firstly, download the Crave app from the Google Play Store.
  • Then, install the app and open it.
  • Select a video to play.
  • Then, you will find an activation code on your Android TV.
  • Visit crave.ca/androidtv on a mobile or web browser.
  • Insert the activation code.

Now you will get a success message, allowing you to access Crave content on your Apple TV.

Roku

To activate Crave on Roku follow these steps:-

  • Firstly, download the Crave channel from the Roku channel store.
  • After that, install the app on your device and open it.
  • Choose any video to play.
  • A screen will display to you how to subscribe.
  • Then, If you subscribed directly through crave, use your Crave credentials to sign in to your account.
  • But if you subscribe through a TV provider, choose the name of your TV provider.
  • Once you are done, an activation code will display.
  • Visit crave.ca/roku on a web or mobile browser.
  • Insert the activation code.

After the confirmation, access Crave on Roku and enjoy your favorite shows.

Bell TV

Bell TV

In case you have a Bell TV set-top box, you can activate the device by doing the following:-

  • Open the Crave app.
  • Then, select the sign-in button in the account management section.
  • Visit crave.ca/firetv on a supported browser.
  • Sign in to your Crave account.
  • Insert the activation code.

Here, wait for the confirmation until you see a success message.

Amazon Fire TV

amazon fire tv

For activating Crave TV on Amazon Fire TV:-

  • Firstly, download the Crave app from the Amazon app store.
  • Open the app on your device.
  • Choose any video to play.
  • You will get an activation code.
  • Visit crave.ca/firetv from a supported browser.
  • Insert the activation code presented.
  • After that, you will get a success message on your browser.

LG Smart TV

Crave can be seen on LG Smart TVs that support webOS. To activate the app follow the steps given below:-

  • Firstly, download the Crave app from the LG app store.
  • Open the app on your device.
  • Choose any video to play.
  • Then, you will find an activation code.
  • Visit www.crave.ca/activate from a supported browser.
  • Insert the activation code on your screen.

As you see a success message displayed on your browser, return LG TV to watch movies.

PlayStation

playstation

You can watch Crave on a PlayStation and watch your favorite movies. Although to activate the device follow the steps below:

  • First of all, download Crave from the Sony store.
  • Then, install and open the app.
  • Choose any video to play.
  • Then, a screen will display asking you how you subscribed to the service.
  • After that, if you subscribed through Crave, use your account credentials to sign in.
  • And, if you subscribed through a TV provider, choose your TV provider to continue.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Visit www.crave.ca/activate on your web or mobile browser.
  • Insert the activation code.

If it’s successful, you can enjoy the recent Crave movies and TV shows on your PlayStation.

Xbox One

In case you own an Xbox One, then, you should follow these steps to activate the device:-

  • Firstly, download Crave from the Microsoft app store.
  • Install the app and open it.
  • Choose any video to play.
  • You will see an activation code.
  • Visit crave.ca/xboxone on a web or mobile browser.
  • Insert the activation code displayed.

If it’s done successfully, then you should be able to access Crave on Xbox One.


Common issues with Crave TV activation

In case you are not able to activate Crave TV, you are probably facing one of the issues below. We have made a troubleshooting guide.

Why can’t I log in to Crave

If you are unable to log in to Crave, try the following:

  • Keep sure you have provided the correct login credentials (email and password).
  • Check if your subscription has expired.
  • Then, Disable any VPN or proxy servers.
  • Switch off any adblocker.
  • Close the app or website and try again.
  • Remove the cache and cookies from the device or browser and try to sign in again.

Moreover, you must be in Canada when logging in to avoid errors.


Crave activation code is not working

In the event that the activation code is not working, try the following steps:-

  • In case you see a 5-digit code on Apple TV, activate it at crave.ca/appletv.
  • And, if you see a 7-digit code on Apple TV, activate it at crave.ca/apple.
  • Make sure you have given the correct code.
  • Click on the Cancel button on your screen and try again.
  • Choose the sign-in button on the screen and provide the correct login credentials.
  • Then, uninstall and reinstall the Crave button and sign in to your account to get a new code.

Moreover, make sure you have selected the correct TV provider when activating on Roku or PlayStation.


Why I’m unable to watch Crave on my TV?

If you are unable to watch Crave on your TV, try the following:-

  • Firstly, ensure that you are logging in from Canada.
  • Do check that you are using a recent browser or app.
  • Remove cookies on the browser or cross-site tracking on Apple.
  • Avoid accessing Crave on public Wifi.
  • Switch off any ad blockers.
  • Check that you are accessing Crave on a compatible device.

Crave can also break down if you use a VPN or proxy server.

Now that you have been able to activate Crave TV, you can now enjoy watching shows like Leap Year, Attica, Duna, and Hobbit, among others.