Public Broadcasting Service or PBS, is an American Public network broadcaster and television program distributor. PBS has the live streaming of TV channels, PBS Stations, along local channels. You can get full-length national and local PBS programs in the app. The PBS app is available for free on the Roku Channel Store and you can install the app on Roku for streaming the TV channels.
PBS app has a wide range of documentaries, series, TV shows, interviews, short films. You can watch the recent episodes of popular shows like Nova, Nature, Frontline, etc. The PBS app has categorized the content based on the genres for easy access. You must have the PBS Passport to access the PBS content on the Roku. The PBS Passport costs $5 per month and $60 per year.
How to Watch PBS on Roku
: Set up the Roku device with your TV via HDMI port. Then connect the device to the Wi-Fi network.
: Press the home button on the Roku TV’s supplied remote to go to the home screen.
: From the home screen, scroll and choose the Streaming Channels to go to the Channel Store.
: Choose the Search option in the Roku Channel Store.
: Hover to the Search bar and type PBS with the help of the on-screen keyboard.
: Select the app from the suggestions. Click Add Channel on the App installation page.
: Click OK on the prompt and select Go to Channel to launch the PBS app.
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How to Activate PBS on Roku
To access the PBS content, you need to log in with the Email address and select a local PBS affiliate station or pay-TV service provider. We need to activate the PBS app with a PBS Passport account to stream the contents on your Roku device.
: Open the PBS channel on your Roku device.
: Select Activate Now on the screen.
: There will be activation instructions on the screen along with the 7-digit activation code.
: From the smartphone or computer browser, go to the PBS activation site.
: Enter the Activation Code on the provided text box and click Continue.
: Sign in with the PBS Passport account credentials you have linked with Passport benefit. You can also sign in with your Facebook or Google account. If you don’t have a PBS account, you can create one.
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Alternative Way to Install PBS on Roku
You can add the PBS channel on Roku from the Roku Channel Store on other devices like smartphones or PC.
- Go to the Roku Channel Store (https://channelstore.roku.com/) on a web browser.
- Log in to the same account as that of your Roku device.
- Search for the PBS channel.
- Choose the app from the suggestions.
- Click Add Channel on the app information page.
- And then activate the channel to access the contents.
Note: If you own Roku Mobile App on your smartphone, then you can add PBS Video over it to add it to Roku as well. Open Roku app >> Channels tab >> Channel Store tab >> choose a channel >> Add Channel.
Now you can explore and enjoy the content. Not all the contents are available series and shows before 2006 won’t be available on the PBS channel. If you face any issues or got any queries, write to us in the comment section below.