PBS: Watch Live TV Shows

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4.6
13.8K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Stream live TV, live news, and indie films on the free PBS App. Watch TV shows anywhere, on any device with new programs added daily for endless entertainment. Stream breaking news, local TV, award-winning documentary movies, full-length TV shows, live music and more. PBS is your non-stop video entertainment app.

News streaming and local TV streaming is easy with PBS. Live news keeps you up to date with what’s going on in the world. Stream live TV shows uninterrupted, discover new indie movies, or dive into exciting documentary films from PBS. Enjoy popular concerts, TV series specials and more in just a few taps with PBS’ easy-to-use live streaming app.

Watch TV anywhere, anytime. Watch breaking news, live TV shows, or enjoy documentary films, with video streaming you can access wherever you are. Best of all, you can save TV shows and indie movies to your watchlist to jump into later.

Local TV, live tv shows, and new dramas are available on the PBS App. Explore endless indie films including hit documentary, history, and science content to feed your curiosity. Join the crowd wherever you are with live music performances. Stream live news, timeless indie movies, and compelling TV shows on all of your devices. All your favorites, on demand and in one place – watch TV everywhere with the PBS App.

Watch live TV on a local channel or discover new TV shows from Masterpiece, Ken Burns, NOVA, & Nature. Watch new episodes from PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Actors on Actors, , Independent Lens, POV, Great Performances, Austin City Limits, Call the Midwife & more.

Watch TV everywhere, enjoy thrilling indie films, and tune in to the latest live news at any time when you download PBS.

PBS FEATURES:

STREAM LIVE LOCAL TV & LIVE NEWS
- Live news from PBS newshour helps you keep up with public affairs
- Watch breaking news from your local PBS station
- Watch TV shows on your local channel
- Local TV available with PBS’ collection of trusted sources

WATCH TV ANYWHERE – LIVE STREAM TV SHOWS ON DEMAND
- Watch TV shows and your favorite TV series at your fingertips
- Exclusive TV shows are yours to discover across a variety of genres
- Save classic TV shows and new TV series to dive into later

DOCUMENTARY FILMS & INDIE MOVIES
- Stream award-winning documentaries or indie movies from anywhere
- Watch the latest documentary on the entertainment app made
- Stream an indie film and access interviews, extras and more
- Explore your favorite indie film genre – drama, action, comedy, and more

ENDLESS TV & VIDEO STREAMING
- Stream TV shows, series & videos from the PBS archives
- Watch breaking news, local channel programming, or iconic TV shows
- Live stream TV shows of all genres on demand in the PBS App

DISCOVER PBS TV SHOWS
- Watch live TV anywhere & explore a vast collection of shows on one video streaming app
- TV shows on the endless entertainment app – drama, documentary, science shows and more
- Stream TV shows like Downton Abbey, NOVA, Nature, Finding Your Roots, and All Creatures Great & Small!

WATCH MORE WITH PBS PASSPORT
PBS Passport is an added benefit of station membership. By donating to your local PBS station, you can:
- Watch live TV from acclaimed PBS local channels
- Stream TV shows & exclusive new series
- Watch popular TV shows with their past and current seasons
- Access early releases and special collections, like Ken Burns films and Antiques Roadshow

WHAT'S NEW ON PBS
- Van der Valk S3
-America Outdoors
- Professor T S2
-Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World
- Unforgotten S5


Local news, TV shows, and indie movies are yours to discover. Watch TV everywhere and on all your devices with the PBS App.

LEARN MORE
- PBS App: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-app/
- 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
May 28, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.7
10.6K reviews
John Welch
April 28, 2024
The latest update introduced a sign in bug (sign in via web view, but then brought back to app just to be prompted to sign in via web view, endless loop). This is the kind of base functionality that should be tested thoroughly with every release, because if you are watching shows that require a subscription, you cannot without being able to authenticate.
30 people found this review helpful
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PBS
April 29, 2024
Hi John, thank you for reporting this issue to our team! Our team is investigating this issue and currently collecting device information from affected users. Please feel free to contact us at help@pbs.org for assistance. Thank you! - PBS App Team
Miller Dunlap
April 12, 2024
It's not possible to save things to "My list" or anything else because it's not possible to sign in to the app. The app takes you to a browser window to sign in, then never redirects back to the app - if you go back to the app (now that you've signed in) and try again to do anything, it says "sign in to your account" and takes you to a browser window . . . where the same process is repeated. Over and over again. Watch in your browser - don't bother with this app.
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David S
February 10, 2024
I'm so happy to binge watch so many great documentaries! I'd like to also mention a couple opportunities for improvement. One, I sometime check multiple shows before I pick one. Watching the same or related ads over and over every time after watching one minute of a show is annoying. Second, while it's great being able to restart a show where I paused earlier, it does not work consistently, especially switching between my Roku and Google.
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What's new

- Fix for the app crashing for some users when signing in on mobile/tablet devices