No. After the update in late September 2015, PBS requires you to activate in order to use the PBS app on Roku. In return, you can enjoy benefits such as access to your Watchlist and program synching across all of your devices.
The PBS Video App does not require a fee to download or activate, and our agents will not ask for your billing information to activate the app. Click here to visit pbs.org/activate to activate your PBS Video App.