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How to Activate PBS Channel Via pbs.org/activate?

To open a PBS account and to activate it is an easy to follow process, and with this article, you will find the way to your entertainment smooth and hassle-free.

PBS is an abbreviation for Public Broadcasting Services, it is an American broadcaster and a non-profit organisation.

Activate PBS channel via pbs.org/activate on Roku-

Following is the process to activate PBS channel on Roku Device:

  1. First, you need to turn on your Roku device and also turn on your TV.
  1. Now you will see the Roku screen in front of you and here you need to scroll using your remote and select the PBS video channel.
  1. Further now you will see a screen with PBS written over it, and now click on the Activate button.
  1. Now you will be taken to the new screen, here you will find some easy to follow instructions, also a unique 7 digit activation code will be displayed (Unique for each device). Now note own that code carefully to some paper.
  1. To proceed further now you need to take your mobile device with an internet connection and browse org/activate webpage, here you will be asked to put a unique 7 digit code. Now you need to put that code which you have just noted down on a piece of paper. And click “Continue”.

Or,

Alternatively, you can perform the above action on a computer with an internet connection. Here also you need to visit pbs.org/activate and enter the 7 digits unique code and proceed the same way as we have explained earlier.

  1. Now you will be prompted to sign in with Facebook, Google or PBS account.Here you need to put in your sign in details through any of the mentioned platform.

Or,

Alternatively, if you do not have any of these account options then you need to select the Don’t have a PBS Account? Create one here option (Explained in details below). After pressing create one option you will be directed to a new window and here you need to enter your email I’d, name and choose a strong password.

You can sign in with the PBS Passport benefit if you have the one, also you should use the same account to sign in that you have linked with your PBS passport benefit.

  1. After completing with the sign-in process you will see a screen displaying your Roku Device has been successfully activated and now you can enjoy watching the videos on PBS channel on your Roku Device.
  1. Thereafter you will have to go back to the home screen on your Roku Device where you will see the PBS on Roku.

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How to create PBS account-

This section will introduce you with creating the PBS account so that you will be able to use the same email I’d and password in all the PBS products, thus making an easy to access for you.

  1. First you need to enter www.PBS.org in your chrome, Mozilla or Firefox browser.
  1. Now you will see a PBS home screen on your computer, here you need to click on sign in.
  2. Further, you will be taken to the sign-in page, and here you need to click “Don’t have a PBS Account? Create one here” option.
  3. Now you will be prompted to fill in your sign up details name, email I’d, and you need to choose a strong password (note this and keep it safe with you). All instructions that are written on screen need to be followed. Thereafter click “Register”.
  1. Congratulations! You just signed up with PBS and now you can use your email I’d and password while using PBS products.

Activate PBS channel via pbs.org/activate on Apple TV-

In the following article, you will be learning the activation process of the PBS channel on Apple TV. The activation process might be almost similar to that for the Roku. Here also you will have toproceed via pbs.org/activate.

The activation can be done with two different methods:

  • Activate PBS channel without Passport.
  • Activate PBS channel using passport.

If you want to check whether you have the passport account or not, then click here to check.

Activate PBS channel without Passport-
  1. First, you need to turn on your Apple TV and download the PBS app from the App Store.
  1. Further now, you see an activation code on the screen, this is a 7 digit code and unique for every device. You need tokeep a note of this code on a piece of paper.
  1. Now visit pbs.org/activate on your mobile or computer and enter the unique activation code and click “Continue”.
  1. Further now you will be able to activate your PBS channel and Apple TV. You can now enjoy watching the videos on the PBS channel.

Activate PBS channel using Passport-

  1. If you haven’t downloaded the PBS app on your Apple TV then you need to go to the App Store then search &download the PBS app on your Apple TV. Proceed to the next point if you have already downloaded.
  1. Further, you need to open the PBS app and on the top of the screen, you will find and click the settings.
  1. After clicking Settings option from the drop-down list you need to select the Deactivate option.

Or,

If you have Apple TV 4, then you need to click on Accounts and then click Logout.

  1. Further, now you will see a screen with Welcome to PBS Video written over it, now you need to click the image displaying TV and PBS written on it.This will proceed towards activating the Apple TV.
  1. Thereafter the screen will display the 7 digits unique activation code along with the instructions to activate, now you need to note it down on a prince of paper or else you can remember it.
  1. Further now switch on your computer or mobile phone and open the internet connection and then type and search for pbs.org/activate in the browser, thereafter you need to put in the activation code in the block and then click “Continue”.
  1. Now on your screen, you will be prompted to sign in using Facebook, Google, or PBS account. Here you need to enter the details that you have used while activating Passport account, and if you try signing up with different email I’d then you will not be able to enjoy the passport videos.
  1. Your PBS Channel is now activated. You can now come back to the Apple TV as it has been automatically updated.

Activate PBS channel via pbs.org/activate on Amazon Fire TV- 

  1. First you need, to install the PBS app on your Amazon Fire TV.
  2. Now after installing you need to open the app and click on to activate your device.
  1. Further now you will see a 7 digit unique activation code , note it down on a piece of paper.
  1. You need to put this unique code in PBS home page, for that you need to search and browse for pbs.org/activate in your browser window and then you will a new web page and there you will have to enter the activation code and proceed further by clicking “Continue”.
  1. Thereafter you will be taken to a new window and requested to sign in using Google, Facebook or PBS account. Now you can fill in the login details and then proceed further.
  2. Now your device is activated and you can enjoy streaming the videos on PBS.

Activate PBS channel on Samsung TV- 

To activate PBS channel on Samsung TV is one of the very easy processes and it also does not require any activation fee.

  1. Now first to download the PBS app you need to login to your Samsung account, for that you need to visit the Samsung website and fill in the required details to sign in.
  1. After login to your Samsung account, you need to download the PBS video app, to proceed further you need to go back to your Samsung smart TVs home menu by selecting the home button on your remote.
  2. Further now you need to use your remote and scroll to select apps option on your Samsung TV.
  3. Now on your Samsung TV screen, you will have to use the search menu and look out for the PBS video app, also click the app after findingit.
  1. Now on your screen, you will find and click the install button, and now the PBS app will begin to install in your smart TV.
  1. Now as soon as the download finishes you will find the PBS app on your TV screen or else you can also find it in the home menu.
  2. Now you will be receiving a unique 7 digits code to activate the app, note it down or remember it.
  3. Open your browser window now and search for pbs.org/activate further now you will find a new tab and you will be prompted to put the activation code, so proceed and click “Continue”.
  1. Thereafter on your screen, you will be asked to sign in using Google, Facebook or PBS account. You can prefer to use the details while activating the Passport account, so as to get the benefit of Passport videos.
  1. Now your Device is successfully activated. Thereafter you can return to the Samsung TV home, and enjoy the PBS videos.

Conclusion-

This is how you can easily activate the PBS channel via pbs.org/activate. Thereason behind the full explanation is, entertainment being a diverse field, the users might be using different brands, so here we have covered the activation process for almost all TV brands.