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How to Watch The Criterion Channel on Android TV

You can stream The Criterion Channel on Android TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming The Criterion Channel using your Android TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Android TV while using The Criterion Channel.


The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel is a movie lover’s paradise, featuring thousands of historically groundbreaking feature films since the dawn of cinema. Thematically programmed and tailored by genre, year, director, or themes, the service is a treasure trove of milestone movies and hidden gems. Here’s where you’ll find classics like Ikiru (1952), The Gold Rush (1925), Eraserhead (1978), Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), and many more.

The Criterion Channel has only a “Standard” ($10.99) plan which you can purchase for one month or one year, but the plan can alternatively be gifted 1-9 months, the price going up ~$10 for each consecutive month. Available on devices in HD with offline download capability, the service is a must have for anyone interested in cinema history, or any film guru worth their salt.

Android TV

Android TV is a streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services and On Demand Streaming Services.

Can you stream The Criterion Channel on Android TV?

How to Sign Up and Download The Criterion Channel on Android TV

The Criterion Channel is available natively using Android TV. Additionally, you may be able to stream to your Android TV through Google Cast.

The Criterion Channel app on Android TV

  1. Click here to sign up for The Criterion Channel.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, go to the Home Screen on your Android TV.
  3. Launch the app store and search for “The Criterion Channel” on your Android TV. Alternatively, Click here to install the app.
  4. Select “Download” to install the app.
  5. Once installed, log in using your The Criterion Channel credentials.
  6. You can now stream The Criterion Channel on Android TV.

Google Cast

  1. Click here to sign up for The Criterion Channel.
  2. Install the The Criterion Channel iPhone/iPad app or Android Phone/Tablet app.
  3. Once installed, log in using your The Criterion Channel credentials.
  4. Make sure your streaming device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad.
  5. Start playing the content in the The Criterion Channel app and select the Google Cast icon.
  6. Choose your Android TV and it will start displaying on your streaming device.

How to Sign Up for The Criterion Channel on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use The Criterion Channel on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on The Criterion Channel?

No Parental Controls

Account owners must be at least 16 years of age. Additionally users must have the permission of a parent or guardian to create an account and use the Vimeo OTT Service. Agreeing to use Vimeo OTT implies an understanding that you are responsible for monitoring and supervising your child’s usage. If you believe your child is using your account and does not have your permission, The Criterion Channel encourages you to contact them immediately so they can disable access.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.

Up to 3 Devices

The Criterion Channel allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Offline Downloads

Once you’ve downloaded a movie, you’ll have 30 days to start playback. You then have 48 hours to finish playback once it has started. If you don’t watch it in that length of time, you will need to reconnect to the internet to obtain a new license if the content has DRM.

No International Access

The Criterion Channel is only available in U.S. and Canada.


Originals

Besides the programming in the Criterion Collection and Janus Films’ library, The Criterion Channel also holds titles from a wide array of studio and independent licensors, and original content exclusive to the service.

Movies

The main angle for The Criterion Channel is its expansive catalogue of cornerstone classic and contemporary films. Among them are landmark features M (1931), The 400 Blows (1959), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), and The Gold Rush (1925) to name just a few. The service also offers a constantly refreshed selection of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent films from the Criterion Collection’s archive.

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