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How do I activate my Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick?

When you first download the PBS Video app to your Amazon Fire device, the app will need to be activated before you can begin streaming videos.

Open the app to see a message that the app must be activated. Select Activate Now.

Activation instructions appear on the screen along with a 7-character activation code. You'll need this code for the next step.

Go to your computer and open a web browser to visit pbs.org/activate

Enter your device's unique activation code in the "Activation Code" field. Click Continue.

You are taken to a new page asking you to sign in with a Google, Facebook, or PBS account. 

If you have the Passport membership benefit, sign in with 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.

After signing in, your device has been activated. 

Your device will automatically update. You can now begin watching videos on the PBS Video app.