How do I watch episodes of Call the Midwife online?

Episodes of Call the Midwife can be found for a limited time on the Call the Midwife show page on and PBS Video apps while the season is premiering on television.

Unfortunately, we do not have the extended streaming rights for episodes of Call the Midwife. We apologize for not being able to offer this popular program for online streaming for longer than two weeks.

As with previous seasons, episodes of Season 8 of Call the Midwife are available for online streaming for two weeks after the episodes premiere on television. After these two weeks, we are legally obligated to take the videos down. You can see when an episode is set to expire by clicking the "Details" option beneath the video.

Any program or piece of television on PBS is a piece of intellectual property (just like a song or a book). With any piece of intellectual property come certain rights and allowances for the creators, distributors, and consumers. Many of these rights include online video viewing stipulations. If a program is not available for viewing on, it is because of the specific intellectual property rights associated with that show, and often, these rights vary from show to show.

We must purchase streaming rights separately from television broadcast rights and we are not always able to obtain the streaming rights for every program, so our online content may be more limited than programs airing on your television.

While Passport does allow us to offer more content for online streaming, we are unable to offer every program for online streaming indefinitely due to the aforementioned streaming rights. We were not able to include Season 8 of Call the Midwife with the Passport benefit.

We can still offer clips and previews as these are not as restricted as the full episodes and may be of interest to some users.

While these episodes may be unavailable for free online streaming, we recommend visiting the PBS Store or a third party such as iTunes or Amazon Video if you are interested in purchasing episodes of these programs.