Each PBS station can only offer its live stream to users in their service area.
If you attempt to view the live stream of a PBS station outside of your area, the error message "The livestream is not available in your current location" will appear.
We recommend seeing if other PBS stations in your area offer a live stream by changing your local station on the site.
by following these directions. When selecting a new station, please select a PBS station in your local area.
Once the PBS.org website updates with the new local station in your area, you should be able to view their live stream.
Roku Livestream Error: The Livestream is not available in your current location.
This error can occur when the Roku's IP Address fails to give us a valid zip code and location - even if you reside near the PBS station you are attempting to livestream.
When this occurs, the PBS Video channel grabs the nearest public IP address/zip code it can get. This can result in cases where someone who lives near a station is placed outside that station's area and the stream gives the above error message.
If you encounter this error message repeatedly on your Roku device - but not on your other devices - and you live near the local PBS station you are trying to view the livestream for, please try one of the below options:
- Try watching the Roku livestream for a different station. To see which stations your Roku can livestream with, open the PBS Video Channel and select Settings > Change Station and select a station from the list of default stations on the right-hand side. Do not enter your zip code before selecting a station.
- View the livestream on a different streaming device or the PBS.org website on your computer
- You can also try connecting to a different network on your Roku device by opening the main Roku Settings > Network, though this is not guaranteed to work.
We are looking into a more permanent solution for the affected Roku users and devices so they'll be able to livestream their local station using their Roku device.