PBS Passport is a new member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online.  The PBS Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly. The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all six seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns.


Local stations give the Passport benefit to their supporters who qualify for their Passport membership benefit. Each station can set their own qualifications for Passport, but most stations give out the benefit to members who donate at least $5 a month or $60 a year. For the most accurate information, please contact your local station or visit their website.


If you are interested in receiving the Passport membership benefit or are already a contributor with your local station, please contact your local station and ask about their eligibility requirements and membership activation.


If you have additional questions about the Passport membership benefit, please check the list of related questions below or use the search bar above to find additional answers on our PBS Help site. 


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Does Passport cost anything?

What shows are available with PBS Passport?

Is PBS Passport available outside the U.S.?

How do I know if my Passport member benefit is activated?

How can I tell which are Passport videos?

Can I search for Passport videos only?

If I do not have PBS Passport, will I still be able to watch programs on PBS.org and my station's site for free?

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?

Does Passport work with Chromecast?

Can I stream Passport content on my Apple TV?

How do I cancel my Passport member benefit?