How to Activate PBS Passport at

Hey there! Looking to access all the great PBS programming available through Passport? As a member and donor, this handy guide will walk you through activating those sweet, sweet streaming benefits across your devices. Get ready to say hello to thousands of hours of commercial-free documentaries, dramas, and lifestyle shows. 📺

Becoming a Member for Passport Access

The first step is joining your local PBS station as a contributing member. Rates start at $5/month with ongoing monthly donations. You can also choose to donate a lump sum of $60+ per year.

To sign up, head to the PBS Passport page and enter your zip code to connect with your area’s PBS affiliate. Confirm your selection, then click “Become a Member” to complete the donation process.

Once you’re in the system as an active contributor, you’ll receive a unique 4-word activation code. This grants access to the full PBS Passport catalog. Pretty great perk, right?

Entering Your Activation Code at

Got your code? Awesome! Now let’s enable that Passport.

Visit and enter the 4 words you received from PBS. Click “Continue.”

You should then see a confirmation with your membership details and local station. Select the option to sign-in with your current PBS account.

  • Don’t have an account? No worries! You can quickly create one on this page.

On the next page, agree to the Terms of Service. Click “Confirm” and…hurray! Your Passport is now active. 🎉

Signing in to the PBS Site

Ready to browse that ocean of available videos? Just head to the PBS homepage and click the “Sign In” button in the top right corner.

You can then choose to sign-in with:

  • Your PBS account
  • Google account
  • Facebook
  • Apple ID

Once logged in, you’ll see the Passport icon above any available on-demand videos or series.

Pro Tip: Enabling Passport on Streaming Devices

Want to watch Passport content on your television? You can activate PBS streaming access on these popular devices:

Apple TV

  • Download the PBS Video app from the App Store
  • Open the app and select “Activate Now” to generate a code
  • Visit and enter the code to link your device


  • Search for PBS in the Roku Channel Store and install
  • Launch the app, choose “Activate Now” to display a 7-digit code
  • Enter the code at to complete activation

And that’s it! You can now enjoy thousands of hours of commercial-free PBS programming with your Passport membership. Whether you want to watch on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV, the world of quality documentaries, dramas, and lifestyle content awaits. 😊

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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