Smithsonian Channel features tv shows on history, nature, science, aviation, space, and related documentaries. All these contents are inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, research facilities, and magazines. In addition, you can discover exciting titles like Military History, Crime & Mystery, Virtual Vacation, and more. It also telecasts programs on education and wildlife preventive measures. The Smithsonian channel is available for Apple TV on the App Store.


It is free to download but requires a tv provider subscription. You can also watch it using subscription-based streaming services. It offers a limited free trial to access their content, and you can even cancel it anytime before it ends. Watch Smithsonian Channel using the streaming services listed below.

  • Hulu + Live TV – $64.99/month (7-day free trial)
  • fuboTV – $64.99/month (free trial for 7 days)
  • YouTube TV – $64.99/month (includes a 7-day free trial)
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Smithsonian Channel on Apple TV

Smithsonian Channel is only compatible with Apple TV if it runs with tvOS 13.0 or later. However, this app is also available for iOS devices like iPhone (iOS 11.2 or above) and iPad (iPadOS 11.2 or later). Visit the official website to discover new free episodes, series, and documentaries for more details.

Smithsonian Channel on Apple TV

How to Install Smithsonian Channel on Apple TV?

Follow these steps to install and activate Smithsonian Channel on your Apple TV.

#1. First, connect your Apple TV to the internet.

#2. Press the Home button on your remote.

#3. On the Home Screen, tap on the App Store.

Apple TV Home screen

#4. Click on the Search bar and type Smithsonian Channel.

Search bar on the App Store

#5. From the suggestions list, select Smithsonian Channel and tap the Get option to download it.

#6. After the installation, open the app.

#7. You will receive the code on your tv.

#8. Visit from your PC or smartphone.

Smithsonian Channel activation webpage

#9. Enter the code and click Continue.

#10. Finally, select your tv provider and click Activate.

Smithsonian Channel is now activated on your device. So start watching inspiring documentaries and award-winning series!

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Alternate Method

Smithsonian Channel is not compatible with old generation Apple TVs having tvOS below 13.0. Therefore, you can use the screen mirroring feature from your iOS device to stream it. Make sure you have iPhone (iOS 11.2 or later) or iPad (iPadOS 11.2 or later), which is compatible to install the app.

The following steps will guide you to stream Smithsonian Channel on your tv.

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

#2. Download Smithsonian Channel from the App Store.

#3. Launch the app and complete the sign-in prompts.

#4. Navigate to the control center and tap Screen Mirroring.

Screen mirroring on iPhone

#5. From the available devices, select your Apple TV.

#6. This will start casting your iPhone screen to tv.

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Other Supported Apps

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • LG Smart TV
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Xbox
  • Playstation 4
  • Facebook Portal TV
  • Xfinity Flex
  • Web Browser


1) Can I get Smithsonian Channel on Apple TV?

You can download this app from the App Store.

2) How much is Smithsonian Channel on Apple TV?

It is free to watch with tv/streaming service subscription.