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How to Watch PBS Without Cable

Stream Shows on

You can watch hundreds of episodes of your favorite PBS programs at our official website, Stream videos of PBS NewsHour, Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, American Experienceand more, straight from your computer - no account required!

Our site supports the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge web browsers. You must have a device that connects to the internet with a stable network connection in order to stream videos online.

Stream Shows on the PBS App

You can find all the videos on on the PBS App, available for download on supported devices. These devices connect to your television and use your television as the screen for watching videos. We currently support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Android TV, Samsung TV (2017 and newer), and VIZIO SmartCast TV. We also support Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android mobile devices. You must have a device that connects to the internet with a stable network connection in order to stream videos online.

To use the PBS App, you must create an account with PBS or sign in through Google, Facebook, or Apple ID.

To download the PBS App, please follow the download instructions for your specific device:

Watch Your Local PBS Station's Livestream

You can also watch your local PBS station's livestream on or the PBS App. You do not need to create an account or donate to watch your local station's livestream on the site, but an account is required to watch on the PBS App on streaming devices.

Click here to watch your local station's livestream now.

You must currently reside in a PBS station's area to watch their livestream.

For more questions and issues related to the local livestream, please see our help page here.

Watch More Shows with PBS Passport

PBS Passport is a benefit offered by local PBS stations to their donors. Support your local station and get extended access to your favorite PBS shows & films. Contribute a tax-deductible* gift of $5 per month or an annual gift of $60 or more. Your donation will help your local PBS station serve your community through media that educates, inspires, and entertains. 

Click here for more information on the PBS Passport benefit.

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*The amount of a donation that is tax-deductible will depend on whether any goods or services are received in exchange for the gift.


You can watch PBS KIDS videos on your computer at or on the PBS KIDS Video app, for download on the supported devices listed on this page. You do not need an account to stream these videos, but do need a supported device and a stable connection to the internet. Click here for help and more information.