Lets see How to Add and Watch PBS with and without PBS Passport? PBS stands for Public Broadcasting Service. It is totally a free streaming service that provides PBS shows and videos. You can stream PBS series, documentaries and much more content.
The PBS app is regularly updated and adds new content that is aired recently on PBS stations. In this article, we will guide you on how to add and steam the PBS app on your Roku through very simple steps.
Is PBS Available on Roku?
Yes, the PBS app is officially available on the Roku channel store. The PBS app is also available on other platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon firestick and many more.
How to Add PBS on Roku?
Connect your Roku device to your TV via HDMI cable.
Switch your TV on and select the HDMI port to launch the Roku device.
Sign in with your Roku account.
Go to the home screen of your Roku device. Now select the option Streaming Channels.
The Roku store will open. Now select Search Channels
Search PBS by using the on-screen keyboard with the help of the Roku remote.
Select the official PBS app from the search results and on the next screen, click +Add Channel.
After that app will start to download and after installation, a message will appear saying PBS is installed. Click ok.
Steps to Activate the PBS on Roku
After downloading and installing the app the next step is to activate the PBS app.
Now launch the app.
A 7-digit activation code will appear on the screen. Note it down.
Now go to this link https://www.pbs.org/activate/ on your browser using a laptop or smartphone.
Enter the code there and click Continue.
Now on the next screen, enter your PBS login details and sign in.
A success message will appear saying that the activation is completed.
Now your PBS app will redirect and you can enjoy the free content on PBS.
How to Create an Account on PBS?
Open a web browser on your smartphone or a PC and go to the website of PBS.
Now click on the Sign-in button on the top left of the screen.
Click on Create a PBS account.
Enter the required fields.
Click Register and that’s all. You have successfully created an account on the PBS app.
What is PBS Passport?
PBS passport is like a premium account on which you can stream exclusive content. PBS passport account features more than 1000 episodes including American Experience, American Masters, Nature, Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, and more. For PBS Passport, you will have to pay $5 per month or $60 per year.
When you are streaming something using PBS passport, it says the content you are watching is exclusive for you.
How to Use PBS Passport on Roku?
You can easily switch between passport account following the steps shown below.
Launch the PBS channel.
Select settings from the top menu.
Select Change Account.
Select Sign-out from the pop-up shown on the screen.
Now you will see the activation window again. Follow the same activation steps mentioned above using the PBS passport account.
Now you will be logged in with a passport and you can enjoy streaming exclusive content.
That was all about the PBS and how to install and activate it on Roku. We hope we helped you in setting up the PBS app on Roku. the PBS is officially available on the Roku channel store, so you don’t need to do any screencasting or any other difficult procedure. Simply install the app from the store and install and activate the app by acting upon the steps shown in this article.
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