What is PBS Passport?
PBS Passport is one of the benefits you receive when you support Arizona PBS by giving $5/month or $60/year or more. With Passport, you can stream many of your favorite PBS programs – full seasons of “Masterpiece” as well as episodes of “Nova,” “Nature,” “American Experience,” “Great Performances,” “Independent Lens” and more. You can stream them on PBS.org, on the PBS Video app on your phone or tablet or on the PBS channel on your Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and some smart TVs. Learn more about the apps.
How can I activate my PBS Passport account?
When you make a contribution to Arizona PBS, you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your Passport benefit. Just click that link and sign in or create a login. You only have to activate Passport once. From then on, you can use your login on any device. If you’re already a member and don’t have the ability to access or locate that email, you can look up your passport activation details here.
How do I reset my access for my Passport benefit?
The Passport benefit can only be linked to one PBS account at a time. You can create multiple PBS accounts with different email addresses, but only the account you originally linked to your Passport benefit will grant you access to Passport videos. Learn how to reset Passport access here.
How do I watch PBS Passport?
To watch on PBS.org:
- Click the Sign in button in the top left corner
- Sign in using the login you used to activate Passport
- Choose a program, and watch it!
I’m seeing a message that says I already activated, but I can’t remember how to sign in.
There are three sign-in options: Google, Facebook and a PBS account. If you cannot remember which option you chose when you activated, the easiest plan is to just try all three until one works. Each has its own process for resetting passwords if you need to.
Can I view PBS Passport videos outside the United States?
Due to rights restrictions, our streaming videos can only be viewed within the United States.
I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in PBS Passport. Why not?
We would love to be able to offer every single program. However, streaming rights have to be negotiated separately for each program, and for financial or contractual reasons, we can’t always secure those rights. But we’re doing our best and adding new programs all the time.
I cannot afford to donate at this time. Is there a way for me to view this content?
Yes! Just go to PBS.org or download the PBS Video app on your streaming player, phone or tablet. We have thousands of hours of Arizona PBS shows you can stream without a membership – programs on art, science, history, music, culture, nature, local stories and more. All our current affairs series – PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, Frontline, and Amanpour & Co., to name a few – will always be available for free. Nearly all our programs are available for free streaming for at least two weeks after they premiere. You will always be able to watch Arizona PBS on television and on our livestream for free.
How do I change the email address I use to log into my PBS account?
- Go to PBS.org and click Sign In at the top left corner
- Click the blue bar labeled Sign In with PBS Account and sign in
- After a second, your name will appear at the top left of the screen. Click your name, then choose Profile
- Click the EDIT button
- Type your new email address over your old email in both fields
- Click the UPDATE button
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. The ASU Foundation, which supports Arizona State University and Arizona PBS, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. PBS Passport is a member benefit and not available for purchase, so there is no fair market value.