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  • Download the free PBS App and gain access to thousands of hours of your favorite PBS and local shows. Watch on your schedule, anytime, anywhere.
  • Our on-demand streaming library includes many genres from drama and mystery to science and history to arts and “how to” shows and so much more.
  • Stream programs with the free PBS App on your TV using your Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO SmartCast TV or watch directly on your computer, tablet or smartphone

  • WETA Passport is a popular member benefit that provides you with a treasure trove of quality public television programming via the free PBS App.
  • Binge-watch current and past seasons of PBS favorites like Sanditon, Call the Midwife, All Creatures Great and Small, Miss Scarlet & the Duke, Vienna Blood, Seaside Hotel, Endeavour, Ridley Road, NOVA, Nature, Finding Your Roots, plus special collections like the Mr. Bean Collection, Dickens Collection and the Ken Burns Collection and more.
  • Watch episodes of popular dramas or other programs before they air on TV, along with WETA Passport specials only available to WETA members such as full seasons of River, The Yorkshire Vet, The Hour, Hamish MacBeth, Alibi, Upstairs Downstairs, The Fall, McLeod's Daughters, North and South, Cranford, Return to Cranford and specials from Mary Berry.

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Stream PBS and local station shows like MASTERPIECE, NOVA, Nature, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and more on your favorite device!

Sync Your Content Across Devices

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Activating your device allows you to:

  • Easily connect with content from your local station
  • Access your Watchlist
  • Sync all of your favorite local and national shows across all of your devices


Questions? We're Here to Help

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How do I activate the PBS app?

If you’re using an iOS or Android mobile phone or tablet, you don’t need to activate, but you can sign in or sign up with a Facebook, Google, or PBS account inside the app.

If you’re using a Roku, Apple TV (tvOS), Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Samsung Smart TV, access the PBS website via the link below to activate your streaming device: