Once you have activated your PBS Passport account, follow the steps below to link your Passport account to your Apple TV.




  • When you have the PBS app open on your Apple TV, click Settings located at the top of the screen.



  • Click Deactivate located at the bottom of the screen.



  • Exit the app and return to your main Apple TV screen. This gives the PBS app time to reset and deactivate itself.
  • Click the PBS app icon to enter the PBS app again. 


  • A screen indicating the app needs to be activated appears. 



  • Activation instructions are displayed on the screen along with a 7-character activation code.



  • Go to your computer and open a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
  • In the address bar, type http://pbs.org/activate.  
  • Enter the seven-character activation code in the textbox provided. This is NOT your Passport activation code.
  • Click Continue.


  • You are taken to a new page asking you to sign in with a Google, Facebook, or PBS account. 
  • Choose the same account you used when you activated Passport. If you sign in with a different email address, you will not be signed in with your Passport account and will be unable to watch Passport videos.


  • Return to your Apple TV. It has been automatically updated and you can begin watching Passport videos.




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I can't find my activation code, help!

Is PBS Passport available outside the U.S.?

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I am a member of my local station, making an annual contribution for many years. Do I need to make an additional contribution in order to receive the PBS Passport member benefit?

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Can I stream Passport content on my Apple TV?

What happened to XBox?

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