Pbs.org/Activate Video offers tens of thousands of complete episodes, live broadcasts from your neighbourhood PBS stations, prestigious documentaries, and enduring programs from PBS and member stations. Watch popular PBS programs wherever you are, anytime!

What is PBS Passport

A bonus of station membership is the passport. Giving to your local PBS station enables you to:

  • Gain longer access to previous and ongoing seasons of well-known television programs including Downton Abbey and All Creatures Great and Small.
  • Watch new series and your preferred PBS shows, such as Finding Your Roots, all at once.
  • Watch Ken Burns movies online, as well as early releases and special collections.

Devices that support PBS

  • Samsung TV
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • PS4 and PS5
  • Computer

How to create an account at PBS.org

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Click Create an account.
  3. In the textboxes provided, type your first name, last name, email address, and password.
  4. Click Create an Account.

How to use pbs.org/activate code

You may activate your PBS account quickly and easily, without any difficulty or concern with the below mentioned steps:

  1. open a web browser and put http://www.pbs.org/activate into it to activate your PBS streaming account on any device of your choosing.
  2. you can use any browser. It might be Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. You may use your computer or smartphone to access this website.
  3. After that, a textbox will appear on a website where you will be routed. A pop-up activation code with seven digits can also be found here.
  4. Click the Continue button.

How to Install and activate PBS.org on Smart TV

  1. On your Smart TV, launch PBS.
  2. choose the settings icon.
  3. To access your activation code, click “sign in.”
  4. Pbs.org/activate is the webpage to visit.
  5. For more information about your account, click “account details.”
  6. Put in your activation code to proceed.

How to Install and activate PBS.org on Roku

  1. Start your Roku device and go to the Channel store.
  2. Enter “PBS” into the search box.
  3. Choose the PBS app and Add Channel.
  4. Start to download.
  5. After downloading, click Go to Channel.
  6. When opening the PBS channel for the first time, a TV screen will display an alphanumeric code and the activation link.
  7. Access the activation link at https://www.pbs.org/activate by opening the web browser on your smartphone or computer.
  8. Type the activation code that is shown on the TV screen, then touch Continue.
  9. Enter the login information for your PBS user account.

How to Install and activate PBS.org on Apple TV

  1. Go to www.pbs.org
  2. Switch on your Apple TV in shopping mode and establish a Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Open the App Store by going to the home screen.
  4. Search PBS.
  5. Click Install on the apps.
  6. Once Installed, open the PBS app.
  7. On the welcome screen of the app, click Activate Now.
  8. You’ll see the activation code.
  9. Visit the PBS activation website using whatever web browser you have.
  10. In the given text box, type the activation code.
  11. Then click Next.
  12. If required, sign into your account.
  13. The PBS app will now begin loading video files.

How to Install and activate PBS.org on Fire TV

If you have a PBS Passport account just follow the instructions below to sign in on your Amazon Fire TV or Android Smart TV.

  1. Install the app from Amazon app store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Choose the login option to get the activation code.
  4. Enter the code on the pbs.org/activate website as soon as you see it on the TV screen.
  5. Select your Fire TV and other devices next, after which link your channel account to the channel app.
  6. To complete, open the PBS channel app on your Fire TV.
  7. Open the PBS channel and stream your chosen media.

How to Sign Up and Download PBS Kids on PlayStation

There is no PBS Kids app for PlayStation devices.

You can still sign up for PBS Kids and use it on other gadgets like the Apple TV, Roku, Apple TV, Apple Phone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. You can also use it on Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, and Windows.