On our TV-connected apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV, existing customers should highlight the "Sign In" option to proceed.
Logging into an account on TV-connected devices by using an on-screen keyboard can be slow and easy to make typos. We have added an Activation Link to make this easier on most TV-connected platforms. When opening our app on TV Connected devices the Sign In button goes to a screen to choose between using “Use a computer/mobile” to activate on a computer or mobile device using our website (go to motortrend.com/plus/activate or use the QR code to pull that page), and “Sign in on this device” to use the on-screen keyboard to enter the login information.
This short text code can be entered on the activation page on our website. If you are not already logged in then you will be prompted to log in with your MotorTrend account or Social Sign In, and then the code can be entered. If needed, there is a “Get a New Code” button on the screen of the TV-connected device.
It is important that the "Activate Your Device" screen stay up on the TV Connected device while activating it on the web page so that the device login can complete the process.