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How to Activate PBS on Roku?


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Enjoy everything from Masterpiece dramas to documentaries with the PBS app on your Roku device. Here’s how to get started:

Steps to Activate PBS on Roku

  1. Find the PBS App:

    • On your Roku, go to the “Streaming Channels” section.
    • Search for “PBS” and add the channel.
  2. Open the PBS App:

    • Open the newly installed PBS app from your Roku home screen.
  3. Get Your Code:

    • Select “Activate Now” and you’ll see an activation code displayed on your TV.
  4. Activate Online:

    • On a computer or phone, go to https://www.pbs.org/activate.
    • Enter the activation code from your TV screen.
    • Sign in with your existing PBS account or create a new one.
  5. Start Watching!

    • The PBS app on Roku will refresh, giving you access to a wide variety of PBS shows.

Important Notes

  • Some PBS content requires a PBS Passport membership, which is linked to your local PBS station’s donation program.
  • You can always enjoy free PBS shows and livestream your local station even without an account.

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