How to Add and Stream Dr. Phil on Roku

Dr. Phil is one of the most popular talk shows not only in the US, but also around the world. And you can stream it on Roku.

Dr. Phil hosted by he experienced clinical & forensic psychologist, Dr. Philip McGraw is an America-based talk show. Since its first airing in 2002, the show has aired around 18 seasons with over 2000 episodes. It covers a wide range of health and psychology related topics. The show can offer you life advice as the doctor offers his own life experiences as well as hosting people on the show. For a fan of Dr. Phil and would like to stream the show on Roku, below we show you how to stream the program.

Unfortunately, Dr. Phil is not a standalone app on Roku. However, you can still stream its content on Roku from the Watch OWN channel. Let’s see how to install and stream from the channel.

There are various ways to stream Dr. Phil on Roku. The simplest way to do so is through the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The Oprah Winfrey Network has its own app called Watch OWN available on the ROku channel store.

Installing Watch OWN

Firstly, press the home button on the remote to go to the home screen. From this screen, select ‘Streaming Channels’ and click on ‘Search channels’. In the search bar, type in ‘Watch OWN’ and press OK to select the channel from the results suggestions. On the next page, add the channel on your Roku by selecting the ‘+Add channel’ button. When the channel is done with installation, select the ‘Go to Channel’ button to open the channel. Using your cable or satellite TV provider credentials, log in to the OWN channel. Once logged in, go to the search icon and enter ‘Dr. Phil’ and search and start streaming the show.

Activating Watch OWN

If it’s your first time to access the Watch OWN channel on Roku, then you need to activate it before streaming content from it. Open the Watch OWN app and take note of the activation code appearing on the screen. On another device, open a web browser and visit the Watch OWN activation page. Enter the activation code and you will be redirected to the homepage. Sign in and the Watch OWN app should now be activated on Roku.

Roku app 

The next method to add the Watch OWN channel on Roku and start streaming Dr. Phil is by using the Roku mobile app. Open the app and tap on the ‘Channel Store’ tab. In the Search bar, enter ‘Watch OWN’ and then tap on the app from the search results. On the app page, click on ‘+ Add Channel’ to install it. Once the installation is done, the changes will automatically be updated on the Roku streaming device.

Via the web

Another way that you can use to install the platform is via the web. Launch a web browser on your device and go to the Roku channel store page. Log in using your Roku username and password and go to ‘What to watch’ dropdown arrow on the main menu and hover over it. From the dropdown menu, select ‘Channel Store’ to visit the Roku channel store. In the search bar, search for ‘Watch OWN’ and click on the app. On the app page, click on ‘+Add channel’ to add the channel to Roku.

Alternative method

If you have a subscription with YouTube TV, TVision TV, FuboTV, Philo, or Vidgo, then you can still stream Dr. Phil on Roku. Go to the Roku menu and select ‘Streaming channels’. If you don’t have any of them installed, go to the channel store and search for either. Search and add the channel on Roku and launch it. Login and start streaming the Dr. Phil channel.

Installation steps in pictures

Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen

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Select Streaming Channels

 Stream Dr. Phil on Roku

Click on Search Channels and type Watch OWN in the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions

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Click on +Add Channel to install

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How to Add and Stream Dr. Phil on Roku: A snap shot


Installation process
Action required
Open the channel store on Roku and install the Watch OWN channel on Roku
–          Roku streaming device

–          Stable internet connection

Use an alternative streaming service.
–          Roku streaming device

–          Stable internet connection

–          Alternative streaming service


Final Thoughts


There a various ways of streaming Dr. Phil on your Roku device or TV. If you don’t have access to the Watch OWN channel, then you can use another streaming service like YouTube TV.




Is Dr. Phil a streaming service?


No, Dr. Phil is a channel and not a standalone streaming service. It depends on other streaming services.


What streaming services is Dr. Phil on?


You can catch Dr. Phil on streaming services including Philo, YouTube TV, TVision TV, FuboTV, or Vidgo if you have a subscription.




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