PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is an American media provider that focuses on live TV and on-demand content. The main advantage of PBS is that you can get access to local TV channels and local radio stations. Much like every other streaming app, the PBS app for streaming devices needs to e activated. Let’s see how to install and activate the PBS app on different streaming devices.
By using the TV provider, you can access limited content on the PBS Video app. By subscribing to PBS Passport, you can access all the content in the PBS Video app without any restriction. Based on your requirements, choose anyone of them. PBS has different streaming apps like PBS Video, PBS Kids, and more.
- Roku TV
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
How to Download PBS App on Roku TV
 Navigate to Streaming Channels –> Video Category or Streaming Channels –> Search Channels.
 Type PBS on the search bar or select the PBS Video app from the Video category.
 Select Add Channel to download the PBS Video app.
 Click on Go To Channel to open the PBS app.
 Get the activation code.
How to Install PBS on Apple TV
 From the home screen of your Apple TV, open the App Store.
 Click on the Search icon indicated as a magnifying lens.
 Enter PBS or PBS Video on the search box.
 Select the PBS app from the search results.
 Click on the Get icon to install the PBS app on your Apple TV.
 Open the PBS app and get the activation code.
How to Install PBS on Amazon Fire TV
 Navigate to the Search icon from the Find tile on your Fire TV.
 Type PBS on the search box then you’ll see some app suggestions.
 Select the PBS app from the list of apps.
 Click on the Download icon.
 Open the PBS app and note down the activation code.
How to Get PBS app on Android TV
 Go to the home screen on your Android TV.
 Launch the Play Store and search PBS.
 Select the PBS app and click on the Install icon.
 Once downloaded, you can get the activation code.
Install PBS app on Samsung Smart TV
 Click on the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.
 Navigate to Samsung Smarthub.
 Select Apps, then click on the magnifying glass icon to search.
 Type PBS and select the app.
 Click on the Install icon.
 Then, open the PBS app to generate the activation code.
Download PBS app on VIZIO Smart TV
 Press the V button for the Vizio TV remote.
 Scroll down to the PBS app from the list.
 Click on OK to launch the PBS Video app.
 Note down the generated activated code.
How to Activate PBS
 Open the PBS app and click the Activate Now button.
 An activation key code will appear on your TV screen.
 Go to the PBS activation website (pbs.org/activate).
 Type the generated PBS activation code and click the Continue button.
 Sign in with your PBS Account for verification.
 Now, the PBS app will be activated. You can watch all the PBS content on your streaming device.
[Q1] Where is the PBS activation code?
When you open the PBS app, you have to click the Activate Now to get the activation code.
[Q2] How do I activate PBS in Canada?
PBS Passport is available in Canada. By specifying the ZIP code, you can activate the PBS app in Canada.