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Download 
the PBS App

Watch the best of PBS anytime, anywhere on the free PBS app. Stream your favorite PBS shows on-demand and livestream shows from Pioneer PBS, all from your favorite device.

Download for free, wherever you watch

The PBS app is available to download on the following platforms

Stream 4000+ PBS and local shows on-demand

Watch iconic series from MASTERPIECE, NOVA, NATURE, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Ken Burns, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and more, all from your favorite device.

Pioneer PBS

Support your local station and get extended access to your favorite PBS shows & films, including American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens, MASTERPIECE, NATURE & Finding Your Roots.

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, Apple, 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. 

Want to keep watching on Your Browser?

Visit pbs.org on any device with a browser to enjoy all of your favorite streaming content on-demand.

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PBS KIDS Mobile Downloads

The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents free videos to stream. The PBS KIDS Game app allows for play anytime. And there's so much more.

Watch Us LIVE on the App

Stream Pioneer PBS LIVE on the PBS App. Just click on the "LIVE TV" button to get started. You can also watch Pioneer PBS LIVE on video.pioneer.org.