PBS referred to as Public Broadcasting Service, is an American television network and public broadcaster. It is the best provider of education-based content to prominent television networks. PBS also has a streaming platform to stream past and latest content anytime. It is available in the App Store for free download. You can download the PBS video app on Apple TV and stream the content.
PBS offers series like American Experience, America’s Test Kitchen, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Barney & Friends, Between the Lions, Cyberchase, and so on. It has no subscription cost to stream content on the PBS account. However, you can access extended content using the PBS Passport account that costs $5 per month and $60 per year.
How to Watch PBS on Apple TV
#1 Turn on your Apple TV and make sure your TV is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
#2 Enter the home screen and select App Store.
#3 Click on the Search icon and search for the PBS app. You can also tap the Microphone button to voice search.
#4 From the app suggestions, select the PBS app.
#5 Click Get to begin downloading of PBS app.
#6 Select Open to launch the PBS app on Apple TV.
If you have an old model Apple TV, You will get the app pre-installed. In that case, skip the installation process and follow the activation procedure.
How to Activate PBS app on Apple TV
After the installation process, you will have to activate Apple TV from its website to stream content on it.
#1 Launch the PBS app on your Apple TV.
#2 Select Activate Now option. An Activation code will appear on your TV screen.
#3 Go to the PBS activate website https://www.pbs.org/activate/ using a web browser on your PC or smartphone.
#4 Enter the Activation Code on the respective field and click Continue.
#5 Log in using your account credentials.
#7 PBS will load the contents automatically on your TV.
Related: How to Stream PBS on Chromecast
How to Activate PBS Passport account
On the PBS Passport account, you will get access to thousands of latest and classic episodes and award-winning films.
#1 Follow the PBS activation steps and enter the PBS app.
#2 Select the Settings option on the top of the screen.
#3 Click Deactivate button and then select Activate option.
#4 You will see an activation code on the TV screen.
#5 On any web browser, visit PBS activate website.
#6 Type the activation code on the file and click Continue.
#7 Log in using the same user ID that you used for creating a PBS account.
#8 Watch any content on the PBS Passport account from your Apple TV.
Related: How to Watch PBS on Roku
Alternate Method to Stream PBS from iPhone
You can stream PBS using your iPhone on your Apple TV with AirPlay. Make sure that your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
#1 Go to the App Store on your iPhone and download the PBS app.
#2 Launch the PBS app and log in using your account credentials.
#3 Choose the video that you prefer to play.
#4 Go to the Control Center on your phone and select the Screen Mirroring option.
#5 From the list of devices, choose your Apple TV device to connect.
#6 Once connected, start watching any content on Apple TV.
PBS Passport account has over 1500 additional episodes and many award-winning films. You can use the PBS account for free or subscribe to the PBS Passport account and stream your favorite content on your Apple TV. If you have any queries, mention them in the comments below.