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Stream your favorite PBS shows, create the perfect watchlist, connect with your local station, and more — anywhere you watch.

Watch PBS for free

Stream 4000+ PBS and local shows on-demand

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

  • Stream Masterpiece shows
  • Stream films from Independent Lens
  • Stream Frontline
  • Stream PBS Newshour
  • Stream Ken Burns documentaries
  • Stream American Experience
  • Stream Antiques Roadshow
  • Stream NOVA
  • Stream Great Performances
  • Stream Nature
  • Stream POV
  • Stream Finding Your Roots
  • Stream American Masters
  • Stream No Passport Required
  • Stream Austin City Limits

Download for free, wherever you watch

The PBS App is available to download on the following platforms:

Download the PBS App on Apple iOS for iPhones
Download the PBS App on Apple TV to watch PBS
Download the PBS App on Google Play for Android smartphones and other devices
Download the PBS App on Android TV to watch PBS
Download the PBS App on Roku devices
Download the PBS App on Amazon Fire TV to watch PBS
Download the PBS App on Samsung Smart TVs and watch PBS on Tizen devices
The PBS App includes Chromecast functionality

Sync your content across devices

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
Device illustration for the PBS Video app

Questions? We’re here to help

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:

Need more help or having issues troubleshooting your device?

If you’re having any problems with device activation, activating your Passport account, streaming video content, or anything else, we’re here to help.

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