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Why do I see locks on some shows?

The Smithsonian Channel app has select free full episodes and thousands of clips, but to access our vast library of original series and documentaries with no ads, try our Smithsonian Channel Plus subscription.

If you already get Smithsonian Channel through your cable provider, you can stream hundreds of hours of programming online at smithsonianchannel.com. Select 'SIGN IN' in the top right corner, select your TV provider, and sign in with your provider credentials.

Apple TV®, iPhone®, and iPad® users can stream programming within the Smithsonian Channel app through participating TV providers. Open the Smithsonian Channel app, select 'SIGN IN', then chose 'SELECT TV PROVIDER.' Once you've selected your provider, you may sign in with your provider credentials.

Unfortunately, we do not support this viewing experience on our Smithsonian Channel app for Roku® Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Tablet or Android TV at this time.

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