How do I activate PBS Passport 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.

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. If you have an Apple TV 4, you will instead see an option to "Change Account"

  • 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.