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How to Activate PBS on Different Devices



Activate PBS

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is an American TV channel that focuses on providing live TV news and on-demand content like award-winning documentaries, indie movies, TV shows, etc. Like other TV channels, the PBS Channel also has a dedicated application available in the App Store of several devices like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and more. After installing the PBS app on your device, it is mandatory to activate the app to access its live and VOD content. Activate the PBS app on your device and stream the episodes of your desired TV show on your TV.

Install PBS

How to Activate PBS on Streaming Devices and Smart TVs

[1] Open the PBS app and click the Activate Now button.

[2] An activation key code will appear on the TV screen.

[3] Go to the PBS activation website (

[4] Type the PBS activation code and click the Continue button.

Activate PBS

[5] Sign in to your PBS account using the required credentials.

[6] Now, the PBS app will be activated. You can watch all the PBS content on your streaming device or Smart TV.

How to Install PBS on Streaming Devices and Smart TVs

Make use of the steps below to download the PBS app on your device.


[1] Navigate to Streaming Channels and click Search Channels.

[2] Type PBS on the search bar and pick the app from the search suggestions.

[3] Select Add Channel to download the app on Roku.

Click Add Channel

[4] Click on Go To Channel to open the PBS app.

Apple TV

[1] Turn On your Apple TV and open the App Store.

[2] Click the Search icon indicated as a magnifying lens.

[3] Enter PBS or PBS Video in the search box.

[4] Select the PBS app from the search results.

Select PBS

[5] Click the Get icon to install the app on your Apple TV.

[6] Open the PBS app to get the activation code.

Amazon Fire TV

[1] Tap the Find icon and hit the Search bar.

Tap the Find icon

[2] Type PBS in the search box.

[3] Pick the PBS app from the list of apps.

[4] Click the Download icon.

[5] Open the PBS app and note down the activation code.

Android TV

[1] Go to the home screen on your Android TV.

[2] Launch the Play Store and search PBS.

Select Play Store

[3] Pick the PBS app and click on the Install icon.

[4] Once downloaded, you can get the activation code.

Samsung Smart TV

[1] Press the Home button.

[2] Navigate to Samsung Smarthub.

[3] Select Apps, then click on the magnifying glass icon to search.

[4] Type PBS and select the app.

[5] Hit the Install icon to add the app to Samsung TV.

[6] Then, open the PBS app to generate the activation code.

VIZIO SmartCast TV

[1] Hit the V button on the Vizio TV remote.

[2] Scroll down to the PBS app from the list.

[3] Click on OK to launch the PBS Video app.

[4] Note down the generated activated code.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the PBS activation code?

After opening the PBS app, click Activate Now to get the activation code.

2. Do I need to activate PBS on Roku?

Yes, you need to activate the PBS app on the website

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