TNT is one of the most popular TV channels in America, known for flagship series like Supernatural, Bones, and Saving Grace. Many viewers enjoy turning on this channel to catch up on entertainment content such as made-for-TV movies and original series, as well as live sports events.
In case you are a big fan of this channel and would like to stream their content on your Firestick, today we will walk you through the installation and activation process of their TV Everywhere app. On top of that, we will give you a few streaming alternatives that do not require a cable TV subscription.
The WarnerMedia Network offers Americans everywhere an easy way to stream a variety of their channels, which includes TNT, but also CNN, HBO, TruTV, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, and The CW. All of these channels have their own TV Everywhere app which features both live broadcasts of the channels and on-demand content that already aired.
With the Watch TNT app, you can get up to date with all of the TNT original content, on top of a sizeable number of popular movies included in their roster. All that is required is an active US TV subscription which includes the TNT channel.
Whether your provider is Optimum, Dish, Verizon, DIRECTV, AT&T, Suddenlink, Comcast, XFINITY, Cox, or another company, with our guide, you will be able to set up your app with ease.
Before we get into the installation steps, we will give you an overview of the application’s features and user interface. This way, you can get a pretty good idea of how useful the Watch TNT app will be for you and your family.
Keep in mind that the Watch TNT app is available for download on a variety of devices that support the Fire TV operating system, such as the third generation of Fire TV, both generations of Fire TV Cube, the Fire TV Edition Smart TVs and Soundbars, and Firestick.
Overview of Watch TNT on Firestick
All the TV Everywhere apps that we have reviewed so far have a very straightforward interface, making streaming content a smooth journey even for inexperienced Firestick users. As you can see in the image below, the platform is divided into three pages: Home, Library, and LIVE.
The first section that you will arrive at when you open up the app is Home. Here you will be able to look at a curated view of their featured content, such as live NBA streams, movies, and their original shows. After you start using the app for a while, this page will also include a Continue Watching section where you can pick up again any series or movie that you started.
We like that this app offers you access to blockbuster movies too, not just their exclusive content. With Watch TNT, you will get access to popular pictures such as Thor: Ragnarok, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Geostorm, Justice League, Kong: Skull Island, Ant-Man, Beauty and the Beast, Ready Player One, The Hobbit, and Rampage.
These are only a few examples, but you can scroll through hundreds of other movies on the Library page.
The second section of Watch TNT also includes their originals, which have their own appeal. Some of the most entertaining shows we see here are: Cold Justice, Claws, I Am the Night, NCIS: New Orleans, Animal Kingdom, The Last Ship, Snowpiercer, Murder in the First, American Race, The Alienist, and Good Behavior.
Last but not least, you might enjoy seeing some award show highlights, which are available in the same section of the app.
The last page features the live broadcasting of the TNT channel, as well as a detailed schedule of the future programs about to air. On the LIVE menu is where you will be able to watch live streams of sports events such as UEFA, NBA, MMA, and MLB games.
Much like other streaming platforms, Watch TNT offers you the option to add closed captioning on select on-demand content. You can turn on this feature directly from the player by activating the CC button.
Reason to Install Watch TNT on Firestick
- You get a live broadcast of the TNT TV channel, alongside a programming schedule to keep up to date with your current shows;
- You can access dozens of original shows from TNT;
- You get a chance to watch a selection of blockbuster movies as well, which are included in the app without additional costs;
- If you are a sports fan, you can enjoy live streams of UFC matches, NBA games, and other sports events;
- Their on-demand library includes other types of entertaining content besides movies and TV shows, such as highlights from award shows and match replays;
- The app is equipped with subtitles, which makes content accessible to a larger number of viewers.
Installation Guide for Watch TNT on Firestick
The WarnerMedia Network has its TV Everywhere apps verified by Amazon, including the Watch TNT streaming platform. Therefore, you can download and install this application straight from the Amazon Appstore in just a few minutes. Here are the steps you can follow to successfully add Watch TNT to your library:
- Launch your Firestick and wait for the home screen to appear;
- Look in the top-left corner of your screen to find a Search button and highlight it with your remote;
- Use the on-screen keyboard and remote to search for Watch TNT. Alternatively, you can press the microphone button on your remote to activate voice search;
- Choose the search suggestion that matches the application’s name and look for the Apps & Games section;
- Here, you will find an app with a black and white logo, just as pictured below. Click on it to open up its dedicated page;
- Under the app’s description, click on the button that says Download or Get. Wait for the installation to be done and click on Open to launch it.
In the future, you will be able to open Watch TNT from a menu called Your Apps & Channels available on your home screen. There you will see an extensive list of all the apps you have installed, including this TV Everywhere platform. In case you do not see Watch TNT in the top results, click See All and scroll through the list to find it. For easier access in the future, you can modify the list and move Watch TNT all the way to the top.
How to Log Into Watch TNT On Firestick
In order to activate your new app, you will need to have a secondary device with a browser app available. Make sure to look for your TV subscription credentials since you will need to sign in to prove that you have an active account. Once you are ready, follow the steps listed below:
- Open Watch TNT by using one of the methods previously described;
- Look for a SIGN IN button located in the upper right area of the screen;
- When you select this option, the app will provide you with a unique activation code;
- On your secondary device, go to the TNT website to activate your device;
- You will want to select Amazon Fire TV as your device and then select Continue;
- On the page that follows, the website will ask you to provide the activation code from your Firestick app. Fill it and select Submit;
- You will get redirected to a list of TV providers to choose from. Select yours and prepare your account credentials;
- The TNT website will redirect you to your TV provider’s log-in page. Fill in your details as described on-screen and sign in to your account.
Once the log-in process is successful, your Firestick app will automatically update and provide you with access to all of their on-demand and live content.
Streaming Alternatives for TNT on Firestick
If you are a cord-cutter that is not looking to get a TV subscription any time soon, then you can still get access to TV channels through a few alternative options. Fortunately, TNT is available for live streaming on a few popular Fire TV apps. Therefore, even if you cannot activate the Watch TNT app, you can still catch up to your favorite shows and see live broadcasts of sports events.
Chances are that you already have the YouTube app on your Firestick since it gives you access to a lot of unique content that you cannot find anywhere else. However, what you might not know is that YouTube has its own live TV package priced at $64.99 per month.
With this plan, you can watch 85+ popular TV channels, including TNT and all the other WarnerMedia Network channels.
What you will not find with the other alternatives on our list today is the option of unlimited DVR storage. Considering that this app does not give you access to the on-demand content as well, this cloud storage can be a lifesaver when you are not home watching a show.
Other features include simultaneous streams on up to three devices and up to 6 family accounts under one subscription. If you have friends that want access to these channels as well, you can split the costs and enjoy TNT content whenever you want on your Firestick.
If the high price of YouTube TV scared you off, a $30 plan from Sling might be more appealing. Whether you choose the Sling Blue or the Sling Orange package, you will find TNT in both of these variants.
People that are interested only in watching sports events will probably be more interested in Sling Orange that has multiple sports channels included. In case you cannot decide, you can always choose the Orange + Blue plan, which rounds up to $45 per month.
This app only gives you 10 hours of DVR Cloud storage with their plan, but you can also watch on-demand content from TNT whenever you want.
AT&T TV Now
If Sling does not flow your boat, you can take a look at the channels provided in the AT&T TV Now plans. This application is available for download in the Amazon Appstore and has two packages which include TNT and other WarnerMedia Network channels.
The PLUS plan is priced at $55 per month, while the MAX plan costs $80 every month. The first one is a carefully selected package of over 45 channels, while the second one is an extended version of Plus.
Regardless of which one you choose; you will receive 500 hours of DVR storage to record your favorite TNT shows with ease. We like that this app, much like YouTube TV, allows you to stream on up to three devices simultaneously.
Hulu + Live TV
Last but not least, Hulu offers an interesting alternative to the Watch TNT app too. With their Hulu + Live TV plan, you can stream their extensive library of on-demand content, as well as 65+ TV channels. At the price of $54.99 per month, you can stream the live TNT channel and enjoy much more content than you could on the TV Everywhere app presented in this guide.
If you do not mind paying for added features, you might be interested in the Unlimited Screens option. With an added price of $9.99 per month, you can add your account to as many devices as you want. If you share this account with friends and family, or you just want to watch TNT on the go, this add-on can prove to be very useful.
Apart from that, it is worth mentioning that the plan offers you 50 hours of DVR storage. If you feel you need more, you can get 150 more hours of cloud storage by paying extra for this feature.
A streaming device like Amazon’s Firestick brings a lot of streaming opportunities, making time at home a lot more entertaining. With the Watch TNT app, you can watch hundreds of hours of on-demand content, as well as the live TNT channel, without any added cost.
Today, we have guided you through all the steps necessary to install this app on Firestick and successfully activate it.
In case you do not have or want a TV subscription, you can choose an alternative app to stream TNT, such as YouTube TV, Sling, AT&T TV Now, or Hulu.