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Stream your kids’ favorite PBS KIDS shows on your Roku TV. Simply download the PBS KIDS App to add the channel to your Roku.

PBS KIDS app on TV with Roku

How to download the PBS KIDS app on your Roku

Search

Use your remote to access the search function on the left of your homepage and search for PBS KIDS.

Download PBS KIDS app

Install

Click the PBS KIDS app.

Select PBS KIDS

Add the PBS KIDS channel. When the download completes, select OK.

Add PBS KIDS Channel

Click GO TO CHANNEL.

Go to PBS KIDS Channel

Open

The channel will open your Roku TV, and ask you to activate your app.

Get Activation Codes

To do this, you’ll need to visit pbskids.org/activate using the internet browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. There, enter the activation code provided on your Roku TV. Click continue.

Input Activation Codes

Sign in using your PBS, Facebook for Google Account. (Click here if you need help creating an account).

Complete Activate PBS KIDS

Success Activated PBS KIDS

Once you are signed in, open the PBS KIDS channel on your Roku TV and your kids can can enjoy their favorite shows!

PBS KIDS Library

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 App 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 PBS Channel on your Roku and select a program to start watching with KVIE Passport!
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PBS Kids 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