Would you like to enjoy the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) on your device such as Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV or other Smart TVs? If yes, you need go to the website www.pbs.org/activate and enter your activation code to complete the process online. By doing it, you can enjoy millions of PBS shows online, free and on-demand, including full episodes of Masterpiece, Frontline, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and more.

Before you start the activation process, make sure that your device supports it and you can find the PBS app on your device.

How To Activate PBS Videos on Roku:

  • Connect your Roku to your TV and sign in to your Roku account.
  • Go to your Home Screen (if you aren’t already) by pressing the Home button from your remote
  • Select the option Channel Store and press OK from your remote
  • Go to Top Free option and select PBS then press OK from your remote
  • You will see an option of Add Channel. Select this option and press OK from your remote
  • Wait for a while and it will be added to your channels. If you want to check, just press the Home button and go to My Channels. The PBS channel should be in your channel’s list.
  • Select and open the PBS channel
  • Select the Gear icon on the left side of PBS channel
  • Select Sign in and enter your pbs.org account information (If it asks)
  • Roku will give you an 7-digit code. Write it down somewhere or keep this screen open
  • Now go to the website www.pbs.org/activate
  • Sign in to your pbs.org account by entering account details
  • Enter the 6-digit code that Roku gave you and proceed.
  • Click Allow access if you see the option.

How to Activate PBS on Apple TV

  • Go to Sign in & settings
  • Select Sign in
  • The app will give you a 6-digit code. Note it down or don’t close the screen
  • Now go to the website www.pbs.org/activate
  • Sign in to your pbs.org account by entering account details
  • Enter the code that the PBS app gave you and proceed.
  • Click Allow access if you see the option.

How To Activate PBS on Smart TV:

  • Open PBS on your Smart TV
  • Click on the Gear button
  • Tap on Sign–in
  • You’ll see a 6-digit code
  • Go to the website www.pbs.org/activate
  • Sign in to your pbs.org account by entering account details
  • Now, enter the 7 digit activation code and proceed