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PBS on Roku

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is a streaming application that lets you watch PBS shows on internet supported platforms. You can stream episodes from different shows like Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece, PBS digital studios and many more. The service is accessible on platforms like Android, iOS, Roku, Firestick, Windows and many more. In this article, we will show how to install and activate PBS on Roku streaming devices.

Related: How to watch Amazon Prime Videos on Roku?

How to install & Activate PBS on Roku?

Roku users can download the PBS app directly from the Roku Channel Store. Before installing the PBS channel, visit the official website of PBS and create a user account.

#1: Launch your Roku and navigate to the Channel store.

PBS on Roku
Search for PBS

#2: On the search bar, type and search for PBS.

PBS on Roku
Select PBS

#3: The search results will appear on the screen. Select the PBS app and tap Add Channel to start the installation process.

PBS on Roku
Click Add Channel

#4: The PBS Channel starts to download on your Roku.

#5: Once downloaded, click Go to Channel to launch the PBS channel.

PBS on Roku
Select Go To Channel

#6: While launching the PBS channel for the first time, an alphanumeric code along with the activation link will appear on the TV screen.

PBS on Roku
Activation Code for PBS

#7: Open the web browser on your mobile or PC and visit the activation link (https://www.pbs.org/activate).

#8: Enter the activation code displayed on the TV screen and tap Continue.

PBS on Roku
Tap Continue

#9: Login with your PBS user account credentials to activate the device.

 

PBS on Roku
Sign in PBS

#10: Within a few seconds, a confirmation message will appear on the browser screen.

PBS on Roku
PBS Channel Activated

#11: After activating the device, the PBS channel on Roku will refresh automatically to display the TV shows.

How to Activate Passport Account on Your Roku Device?

Some of the media on PBS channel are only available to the Passport members. Hence you need to your Passport account to watch those videos. PBS Passport is an additional benefit that gives you access to stream more media contents. The PBS Passport library features episodes from popular programs including Nature, NOVA, Masterpiece, American Masters, American Experience and more. But the passport benefit is only accessible by the eligible members. Each local station has unique qualification criteria for the passport benefit. If you’re interested in receiving the Passport membership, please contact your local stations and ask about their eligibility requirements. Then, activate the membership to watch the Passport videos on Roku.

PBS Passport
Activate PBS Passport on Roku

#1: Launch the PBS Channel that you installed.

#2: Select the Settings option located on the navigation menu.

Click Settings
Click Settings

#3: Click Deactivate Device.

Click Deactivate Device
Click Deactivate Device

#4: Again tap Deactivate Device to confirm the process.

Click Deactivate Device
Click Deactivate Device

#5: Click Close to get back to the main screen of the PBS channel.

Click Close
Click Close

#6: Now, tap the blue colour Activate button.

Click Activate
Click Activate

#7: You will receive a new activation code on the screen.

Activation Code for PBS Passport
Activation Code for PBS Passport

#8: Now, take your mobile or PC and visit the activation link (https://www.pbs.org/activate) on the browser.

#9: Enter the 7-digit code and tap Continue.

Click Continue
Click Continue

#10: Login with the PBS account that you used for registering a Passport account.

PBS on Roku
PBS on Roku

#11: After signing in, go back to the PBS channel on Roku and stream the passport videos without any hassle.

Related: How to watch Netflix Videos on Roku?

Final Thoughts

These are the steps requires to install and activate PBS channel on Roku. With the help of PBS passport, you can access additional episodes of popular shows. You can use a VPN on your Roku if you had geo-restriction problems on PBS.

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