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How do I log into my Passport account on my Apple TV?

If you are looking for the PBS website to activate your streaming device, please enter http://www.pbs.org/activate into your web browser's address bar or click this link.

For detailed instructions on activating your streaming device:

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

At the bottom of the app's left-hand menu, select Profile.

At the bottom of the settings menu, there is an option to Change Account > Log Out (if you have an Apple TV 4) or Deactivate (if you have an Apple TV 2/3). Select this option on your Apple TV and confirm.


  • 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.