PBS Video: Watch Live TV Shows

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5.9K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Watch live TV, the latest news, indie films, 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. Stream your favorite PBS shows anytime, anywhere with new PBS content added daily!

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

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

Watch TV anywhere. Indie movies, documentaries, local TV, live news, history shows, & dramas 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 easily stream them at any time on the PBS Video App.


- Watch Live TV anytime on the PBS 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

- Watch TV shows, series & videos from the PBS archives
- Watch movies anywhere from the documentary and indie film genre
- Stream curated playlists of short films, interviews & extras
- Watch local TV or catch up on your favorite TV series
- Binge watch TV shows of all genres on the PBS Video app

- Endless entertainment and live news is right in the palm of your hand with PBS Video
- Watch TV anywhere & explore our vast selection of shows on one entertainment 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!

- Ridley Road on MASTERPIECE
- Benjamin Franklin: A Film by Ken Burns
- Our Changing Planet
- Now Hear This on Great Performances
- Luna and Sophie on Walter’s Choice

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

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
Mar 24, 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
5.9K reviews
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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Endicott Summers
May 7, 2022
Content: Awesome. App: Horrible. I'm a Passport subscriber and have donated to PBS for decades -- because I believe in the quality television they deliver. The Nature episode "My Garden of a Thousand Bees" is truly amazing. Wish I could praise the app, too. When I watch TV via Chromecast with Google TV (CCwGTV), the app is incredibly frustrating. On the left, there is navigation column: Home, Shows, Search, My List, My Station, Profile. The cursor will not go beyond "Shows" -- so I can't search, look at My List, etc. And, yes, I have successfully linked the app to my Passport Account. PBS, please, please fix your app! I have a big beautiful TV, but because your App is so bad, I wind up watching your wonderful shows on my little computer screen. Not a happy Passport subscriber...
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What's new

- Navigation improvements
- Added support for a Featured Shows row on Android TV home screens
- Crash and bug fixes