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Easily stream your favorite PBS shows on your Roku TV. Simply download the PBS app to add the channel to your Roku.

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How to download the PBS app on your Roku

Create a PBS Account

Before getting started with downloading the PBS App Channel, you'll need to make sure that you have a PBS account.

  • Be sure to use your personal email when signing up with PBS
  • To create an account please click here
  • If you already have an account, please move on to step 2
Create a PBS Account

Search for the PBS Channel

In Step 1, you'll need to locate the PBS app in the Roku Channel Store.

  • To add the PBS Channel, go down and hover over Search
  • Type in PBS on the search bar
  • Hover over PBS Channel to the right
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Add the PBS Channel on Your Roku

Once you've found the PBS app, you'll be able to add the channel to your library by downloading the application. After you've added the PBS app, you'll be able to open it once it finishes downloading.

  • Click Add Channel
  • Click Ok to complete adding PBS to your channel
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Activate Passport on Your PBS App Channel

Open your PBS channel, you will need to activate Passport with a unique activation key in order to watch with Passport. To find where to apply your unique activation key on the PBS website, please proceed to Step 4.

  • Click Go to Channel
    • An activation code will be displayed on the screen
  • Once you have your activation code, proceed to step 4 to use it on the PBS website
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Go to pbs.org/activate on Your Mobile / Desktop Device

Once you have your unique activation code, please go to your desktop or mobile device that's connected to the internet. You'll need to open up a web browser and type in the url bar: pbs.org/activate.

  • Go to your computer, tablet, or phone and open a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Type in pbs.org/activate in the address bar at the top of the screen
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Enter Your Unique Activation Key

After the page loads, you'll be ask to type in your unique activation code on the website. Click the white text box space next to the blue button, and type in your code. Once you've typed in your code, click Continue.

  • Make sure you have your unique activation code written down to proceed
  • Enter your activation code into the text box that appears
  • Click Continue
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Sign in to Your PBS Account

You’re all done!

  • Sign in with your PBS account, Facebook account, or Google account
  • Go back to the PBS channel on your Roku and select a program to start watching with KVIE Passport!
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Are you a Passport member? Walk through our tutorial to learn how to activate your passport account on your Roku TV.

KVIE is available to watch online and on these devices:

Download the PBS Video App
Download for Android
Download on App Store
Download on Roku
Download for Apple TV
Download for Amazon Fire TV