A&E is an American television network that mainly focuses on fine arts, documentaries, dramas, and educational entertainment. It also deals with non-fiction-oriented programs such as biography shows, true crime blogs, and mini-series. A&E is the short form of Arts & Entertainment. You can even watch free episodes without signing up. The list of free shows is Intervention, Hoarders, 60 Days In, Cold Case Files, Court Cam, and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Let us look at how to download and stream the A&E app on your Apple TV for free.


A&E is completely free to download and use on your device. But you should get a valid subscription from any streaming partners such as Hulu+ Live TV, Sling TV, Philo, DIRECTV Stream, and Vidgo. If you would like to stream on satellite providers, you can either choose Dish or DirecTV. In case if you wish to watch only on local cable providers, you can prefer anyone from Xfinity, Cox, Spectrum, and Verizon Fios.

  • Hulu + Live TV – $64.99/month [with 1 week free trial].
  • Philo – $25/month [Free trial for 7 days].
  • DIRECTV Stream – $69.99/month [14 days free trial].
  • Sling TV – $35/month [Free trial for 7 days].
Streaming partners support A&E

How to Watch A&E on Apple TV?

A&E is only available to stream in the U.S, Canada, and the U.S Territories. Now you can follow the instructions to download this app on your Apple TV. First, make sure you have a proper Internet connection.

#1. Launch the App Store on your Apple TV.

Apple TV home screen

#2. Select the Search bar that appears on the screen.

#3. Type A&E on the search bar and tap on it.

Search bar on Apple TV

#4. Click on the Get/Install option to download the app on your tv.

#5. Open the A&E app and you will get an activation code on your screen.

#6. Visit aetv.com/profile/activate from your PC or smartphone.

#7. Choose your Apple TV and sign in with your streaming service provider.

#8. Enter the activation code and submit it to activate.

A&E activation code page

#9. You can enjoy A&E shows, blogs, and more on your Apple TV.

Alternative Method to Stream A&E on Apple TV

AirPlay is an alternative option to stream A&E on your Apple TV with the help of screen mirroring feature. Let us see how to do it in simple steps.

#1. Connect your iPhone and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network to enable screen cast.

#2. Download the A&E app on your iPhone from the App Store.

A&E app logo

#3. After installing it, open the A&E app.

#4. Complete the sign-in process with valid credentials.

#5. Tap on the AirPlay icon, which is on the top right corner.

#6. Select your Apple TV from the list.

iPhone screen mirroring function

#7. Now it will start screen mirroring to your tv screen.

A&E Other Supported Devices

  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Samsung Smart TV
A&E other supported devices

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Which TV providers support A&E?

A&E is available to stream on Philo, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, and DIRECTV Stream.

2) How can I stream A&E outside the US?

You need to sign-up and use a VPN service to unblock it.

3) Can I Stream A&E on YouTube TV?

It is not possible to stream A&E on YouTube TV.