PBS Video: Watch Live TV Shows

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5.98K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Watch live TV, the latest news, indie movies, award-winning documentaries, full-length TV shows, science series, history shows, and iconic classics from PBS and member stations, all from the PBS Video app. Watch TV everywhere with content added daily!

Stream TV shows, indie films, local TV news, dramas, mysteries & documentaries easily. TV shows are yours to discover, live or on demand on one streaming & entertainment app. Start live streaming news, and watch your favorite documentaries, dramas & musicals anywhere on one entertainment app.

Watch TV anywhere and find all of your favorite indie films and drama series. Indie movies, documentaries, local TV, live news, history & science shows are just a few taps away on your mobile device, tablet, computer or smart TV. Add popular documentaries, TV shows, timeless classics, dramas, history shows, musicals & more to your watchlist and access them at any time on the PBS Video App.

Watch live TV from PBS local TV programming or discover new shows from Masterpiece, Ken Burns, NOVA & Nature. Watch new episodes from PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, American Experience, American Masters, Independent Lens, POV, Great Performances, Call the Midwife & much more.


- Watch live TV anytime on the PBS Video app
- Start streaming news & local TV from anywhere
- Watch local TV and live news by connecting to your local PBS station
- Explore an expanded library of acclaimed PBS programming and local station shows

- On demand TV shows, indie movies, & more are at your fingertips
- Watch award-winning series & documentaries from anywhere
- Browse TV shows by genre, curated lists & Passport favorites
- Save episodes of your favorite TV shows to a custom watchlist

- Discover indie movies and documentaries on PBS Video
- Stream curated playlists of short films, interviews & extras
- Watch movies anywhere from the documentary and indie film genre

- Watch TV shows, series & videos from the PBS archives
- Watch local TV or catch up on your favorite TV series
- Binge watch TV shows of all genres on the PBS Video app

- Watch TV anywhere & explore our vast selection of shows on one TV show app
- On demand shows from drama, documentary, history, arts, nature & science await your discovery
- Live streaming news and catching up on public affairs is made easy with the PBS Video app
- Stream TV shows from a broad range of genres like Downton Abbey, NOVA, Finding Your Roots, Professor T & so much more!

Passport is an added benefit of station membership. By donating to your local PBS station you can:
- Stream an expanded library of acclaimed PBS programming
- Extended access to 1,500+ episodes of your favorite shows
- Watch past and current seasons of popular shows like Downton Abbey & All Creatures Great and Small
- Binge watch new TV series and your favorite PBS programs, like Finding Your Roots
- Stream early releases and special collections, like Ken Burns films

-Grantchester S7 on MASTERPIECE
-The Great American Recipe
-The Green Planet
-Jon Stewart: The Mark Twain Prize
-America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
-Hotel Portofino

Watch TV anywhere and stream PBS Video today.

- PBS Video: https://www.pbs.org/videoapp
- PBS Passport: https://pbs.org/getpassport
- PBS Support: https://help.pbs.org/

PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new worlds through trusted educational television and digital content.
Updated on
Jun 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
5.98K reviews
Candace Vinci
July 5, 2022
For the past two or three years I have struggled with this app. It just stops streaming when it gets overloaded or something. It's disappointing! I came on here to write I would be canceling my subscription to PBS as they don't seem to put any money into their equipment. However,I just noticed there is a new video player and controls so I have just reinstalled the app and will try again. PBS, please don't disappoint me. I will cancel my subscription if it doesn't make things better.
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John Holst
March 24, 2022
I am a recent PBS Passport member. It's great. More NOVA and Nature but a few things could be better. The desktop video player has speed controls and this app does not. I would love to be able to speed up the videos in the app. Also, I would love for a skip ahead 10 seconds button on the app as well. Again the desktop version does this, but would appreciate it on the mobile app. Thanks for the great content!
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Mechtild Wittkowski
May 8, 2022
I live off grid and use the PBS app instead of TV. I appreciate being able to watch PBS News hour on demand, even if it is a day later. I also enjoy the dramas. I often use the more educational shows to help me sleep. The narrator of the Ken Burns films is especially good for this. Don't be offended. I often do watch them again when I am alert. I like that I am learning about history, the environment, and even some science. I would find it hard to do without the PBS app.
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What's new

- Updated video player and player controls