Enjoy streaming your favorite shows on PBS. PBS is a famous Video Channel that allows you to watch thousands of full-length episodes, PBS original series, local shows, and award-winning documentaries. It is available as an app and is compatible with Android, iOS, Smart TV, Apple TV, and streaming devices like Roku, Firestick, Chromecast, etc. You can stream PBS shows anytime, anywhere, and get the delight of streaming them on the big screens using Roku.

Features of PBS

PBS has many fascinating feature and here are the top 3 features:

Good quality streaming – You can watch videos on PBS with excellent quality. It allows you to connect with your local station and discover good shows.

Favorite list – This app lets you add your favorite shows and episodes to the My List option. It releases regular updates with new content every time.

Different Genres – You can access various content genres such as Drama, Comedy, Kids, History, Arts, Music, Science, Nature, News, and many more.

Important Shows of PBS

Some of the main shows and episodes of PBS are:

  • Masterpiece
  • Nova
  • Nature
  • PBS Newshour
  • Independent Lens
  • POV
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • No Passport Required

How to Add PBS on Roku

PBS is natively available on the Channel Store. Hence, you can easily install PBS on Roku streaming devices.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku.

Home screen

2. On the home screen, go to the Streaming Channels and select the Search Channels option.

Search Channels

3. Search PBS and select the app from the suggestions.

PBS on Roku

4. Click the Add Channel button in the PBS app page to start installing.

PBS on Roku

5. Hit the OK button once the installation is complete.

Press OK button

6. Press the Go to channel option to launch the app.

PBS on Roku

How to Watch PBS on Roku

1. Open the PBS app on your Roku device.

2. Press Activate Now button on its home screen.

3. An activation code will display on the Roku TV screen.

4. Visit the following site from another device (https://www.pbs.org/activate/).

5. Enter the seven-digit code that is appearing on your Roku and select the Continue button.

Enter code and continue

6. You are successfully logged in. Select the Shows option and choose a video to stream

PBS on Roku

7. You can also go to Search option to find your favorite shows.

Search and play

Related: Steps to Watch YouTube TV on Roku


Is PBS on Roku free?

You can download the PBS app for completely free. Roku officially offers this app on its channel store and the users can get it free of cost.

Can you watch live PBS on Roku?

This Video channel is available for the Roku streaming device. Once you have downloaded and activated the PBS Video channel, you can begin viewing popular PBS programs

Can you get PBS Kids on Roku?

You can stream PBS Kids on your Roku streaming device as it is natively available on the Channel store. So give a treat to your children.

Does Hulu have PBS?

PBS is still not available on other streaming services like Hulu, Sling, AT&T Now. etc. But, you can get the app on multiple devices like Android, iOS, and much more.