Activate your PBS Passport on your Streaming Devices – www.pbs.org/passport

by HalfMile May 05, 2022
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If you are willing to get your hands on some quality public television programming online, then you have to get your PBS Passport membership that will allow you to get access to a big library of contents. On contrary to this, you also get access to arts, science history and lifestyle programs, which will be a treat to the children adding its importance in the field of education.

As there are many stations, each station has its own range of donations they ask for. While you go for the membership guidelines, you will see the values from the drop down menu while filling the form. The least that you can offer is $5 monthly gifts, and the highest you can go to $60 a year.

Compatible streaming devices:

  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV

Pre-requisites:

  • Streaming device
  • Internet connection
  • Four words activation code
  • Mobile or laptop

Before we get into the activation procedure, we have to be the member first and then we need to create an account that will allow us to get access to the videos of PBS.

Guidelines to become a PBS Passport Member:

  • First you have to go to their website, and then select the place from where you belong.
  • Then stations would appear from that area and you have to select one and confirm it.
  • Then on the next page, click on the Become a Member.
  • Then you have to click on the blue option saying Become a Member and Get Passport.
  • Then on the next page, you will be shown a form that you need to fill – type of donation (choose from the drop down menu), the amount of donation (from the drop down menu), choose the title, give your name, address, apt, zip/postal code, city, state, country, email address and then you have to select the payment method.
  • Then you have to hit on the Complete Transaction button to complete the membership procedure.

 

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Guidelines for creating a PBS Passport account:

  • First you have to launch the web browser of your mobile or laptop and then go to the site of account.pbs.org.
  • Then on the new page directed, you have to give your first name, last name, email, again enter your mail, and then enter the password.
  • Then after filling the form, you have to click on the Register option, and then your registration will be complete.

Guidelines for the Activate PBS Passport on Vizio Smart TV:

  • First you have to turn on the Vizio Smart TV and then you need to properly connect it to the internet.
  • Then you have to take the Vizio remote and press the V button to get to the App Store.
  • Then you have to select the All Apps tab and then search for the PBS Passport app in the App Store.
  • Then you have to select the app when displayed, and then you have to hit the Install button to download and install the app.
  • Then you have to select the Open button for launching the app on the Vizion Smart TV.
  • Then you have to click on the Activate Now button and then you will get an activation code on the screen.
  • Make note of the code, and launch the web browser of your mobile or laptop and then type PBS Passport activation on the web address at www.pbs.org/passport
  • Then you have to enter the site and give in the four word activation code and hit the Continue.

 

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Guidelines for Activate PBS Passport on Roku:

  • Turn on your Roku device and make sure that it is connected to the internet and then you have to press the Home button to get to the Home Screen.
  • Then you have to go to the Streaming Channel and then search for the app on the Search bar.
  • Then you have to select the app and then click on the Add Channel option to download and install the app.
  • After the installation is complete, you have to select the Go to Channel option and you will get back to the Home Screen.
  • Then you have to select the app to launch it and you will then receive an activation code on the screen.
  • Then you have to go to the activation site where you have to type PBS Passport activation on the web address of the mobile or laptop at www.pbs.org/passport
  • Then on the page directed, you have to give in the four word activation code and then hit the Continue
  • Once done, follow the prompts that will come up, and your work is done.

Guidelines for Activate PBS Passport on Apple TV:

  • First you need to turn on the Apple TV and then go to the App Store.
  • Then you have to search for the app on the Search bar by typing the name and then wait for the app to display.
  • Then you have to select the app and click on the Get button to download and install the app.
  • After the completion of the installation process, you have to launch the app, and you will then receive an activation code on the screen.
  • Then you have to launch the web browser of the mobile or laptop and then type the name PBS Passport activate on the web address, at www.pbs.org/passport
  • Then on the new page, you have to enter the code and hit the Continue button and follow the prompts that will come up for the activation procedure.

Guidelines for Activate PBS Passport on Android TV:

  • First you have to turn on the Android TV and then go to the Google Play Store.
  • Then you have to search for the app by typing the name on the Search bar and then wait for the app to be displayed.
  • Then you have to select the app and click on the Install button to download and install the app.
  • Then you have to launch the app after the installation is complete, and you will see an activation code on the screen.
  • Then you have to launch the web browser of your mobile or laptop and then go to the activation site using the address PBS Passport Activate.
  • Then you have to enter the code and hit the Continue button, and follow the prompts to complete the whole procedure.

 

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Guidelines for Activate PBS Passport on Amazon Fire TV:

  • First you have to turn on the Fire TV and then you have to navigate to the Apps
  • Then you have to search for the app on the Search bar, and wait for the results to display.
  • Then you have to select the app and hit the Download or Get button to download and install the app.
  • Once done, you need to launch the app and then you will receive an activation code on the screen.
  • Once you have written down the code, you have to go to the activation site after you have launched the web browser of the mobile or laptop, and type the words PBS Passport Activation, at www.pbs.org/passport
  • Then get to the site and enter the code and hit the Continue button, and then you have to follow the prompts to complete the procedure.

Guidelines for Activate PBS Passport on Samsung Smart TV (applicable to the models after 2017):

  • First you have to click on the Home button of the Samsung TV remote.
  • Then you have to use the arrow button to get to the Apps option and then you have to search for the app by selecting the magnifying glass icon.
  • Then after getting the app select it and then you have to hit the Install button to download and install the app.
  • Then you have to sign in to your Samsung account and then you have to launch the app.
  • Then you will receive an activation code on the screen that you have to remember or write it down somewhere.
  • Then go to the activation site from your mobile or laptop and get to the address PBS Passport Activation at www.pbs.org/passport
  • Then you have to click on the activation page that will come up and then enter the code and hit the Continue
  • Then you have to follow the prompts that will come up on the screen.

Troubleshooting tips:

If your PBS Passport benefit is not recognized, then you have to follow the steps –

  • If the passport icon by your name does not appear after you have followed all the steps given, then you have to wait for a bit since the activation might take some time.
  • If the passport icon with your name appears and still you are encountering the message that “the video is only available in passport”, then you have to sign out and again sign in to your PBS account.
  • If the problem still persists, the last option left is to contact them directly.

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Q. How will I be able to cancel my Passport member benefit?

Ans. Since the membership benefits are provided by the local station of where you live, only they have the access to the information of your billing and membership. You have to call them for the purpose of cancelling the membership, or you can visit the website of your local station, where they provide different ways to update the information, so you can look for the website to get more help.

  • Q. Are the local stations available on YouTube TV?

Ans. You can get access to more than 100 local PBS stations which are streaming live on YouTube TV. If you have to see the local station of yours, then you have to visit the YouTube site and you need to enter the zip code at the top of the page, and you will be able to see if the station is available.

About PBS:

The PBS known as the Public Broadcasting Service was launched in the year 1969 and is an American public broadcaster and the television program distributor. It is a public funded non-profit organization with its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, United States. This brand is available nationwide throughout United States, Canada and Northern Mexico. Come of their popular shows are Barney and Friends, America’s Test Kitchen, Arthur and so more.

Conclusions:

If you follow the steps for the streaming devices, then you would be able to complete the activation procedure, and if you face any problem, then follow the troubleshooting advice or you may also contact them to solve the problem.

Contact:

You have to go to their help website using the address help.pbs.org and then hit the Submit a Ticket button and then need to fill the form on the page directed. The credentials that you have to fill are Email, Local Station, Country/Region, the reason for which you need the assistance, the device on which you watch PBS, the name of the show that you watch, the timing when you first noticed the problem, subject and message. After you have filled the whole form, you have to hit the Submit button to complete the procedure.

Phone support – 844-834-5828, M-F from 10 am to 11 pm Eastern.

Reference:

www.pbs.org/passport

www.pbs.org/activate

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