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Passport is a PBS North Carolina member benefit that gives eligible supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online.
As a member and supporter of PBS North Carolina, you get extended access to thousands of full episodes and award-winning films, with new programs added weekly. Become a member and stream top food shows, dramas, histories & documentaries today!
You may also contact Audience Services by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, to request modifications to your account.
When you donate to PBS North Carolina, you help serve our community through media that educates, inspires and entertains.
Learn more about all the ways to support PBS North Carolina.
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Click on the questions and topics below for answers and troubleshooting tips. If you don't see your question here, please visit the PBS Help home page or call the PBS Support team or call 855-222-6135, Monday-Friday, 10 AM—11 PM. You may also contact our Audience Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM—5 PM.
PBS Passport is a PBS North Carolina member benefit that gives eligible supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online. The PBS NC Passport library currently offers more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs added weekly.
Passport is a benefit for members of PBS North Carolina who contribute a minimum of $5 a month as a sustaining donor or who make a one-time gift of $60 per year or more.
To become a member, make your donation. Once your gift is processed, you’ll receive an activation key and instructions on setting up your Passport account.
If you are already an existing member at these donation levels, please contact our Audience Services team by email at email@example.com or by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM to activate your Passport benefit.
If you are an existing sustaining donor at $5/month or more or have made a one-time gift of $60 or more this year, it’s possible that our system generated a Passport activation key for you!
To check, please visit https://www.pbs.org/passport/lookup/ and enter your email address. If you are an active member, you will be prompted to log-in at which point you can set up your account.
Please contact our Audience Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM for help in obtaining your activation key.
Please visit https://www.pbs.org/passport/lookup/ and enter your email address. If you are an active member, you will be prompted to log-in.
If not, please contact our Audience Services team by email at email@example.com or by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM and they’ll be happy to help you get set up.
Please make sure that the email address that you used to activate your account is the same. If you’re still having trouble, please contact our Audience Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM and they’ll be happy to help.
Simply go to pbs.org and sign in. If your account is activated properly, you’ll see a small blue and white compass rose symbol by your name in the upper left portion of the screen.
You may request to make changes to or cancel your membership by emailing email@example.com. You may also contact Audience Services by phone at 888-292-7070 Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, to request modifications to your account.
Yes! PBS North Carolina offer hundreds of wonderful programs online. You can watch them on the PBS App and by visiting video.pbsnc.org, our online streaming platform featuring favorite PBS shows and PBS NC local productions.
The library features critically acclaimed films from Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates Jr & more, and episodes from popular programs like American Experience, AntiquesRoadshow, Nature, NOVA & Masterpiece — including Sanditon, All Creatures Great & Small and early access to many upcoming new series.
In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history & lifestyle programs. There are thousands of titles to explore and new shows and films are added every week.
Passport programs can be viewed on your computer or devices by visiting video.pbsnc.org.
If you have a smartphone or tablet, download the PBS App for an even better viewing experience. You can find the PBS App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV & more! Learn more about the PBS App here.
All Passport shows & films on the PBS App and online streaming portal will feature this Passport icon near the video title or on the video image.
PBS is not a producer but is a distributor of programming. Certain programs have limited streaming rights or are only available for broadcast distribution.
Local member stations such as PBS NC are individually owned and operated and therefore schedule our tv programs independently. This includes our ability to acquire programming from sources other than PBS such as American Public Television (APT) and BBC Worldwide, which are not always available for on-demand streaming.
Visit video.pbsnc.org and enter a search term, such as “masterpiece” or “nova”.
Click on ”Show Filters” on the left and then click on the PBS NC Passport Videos option under “Filter by Access.” In addition to Passport videos, you can filter by shows, types or video link here.
Passport is available on these devices through the PBS App. Before starting, ensure that your account on pbs.org is activated with your Passport key.
Find the PBS channel on your device. You will receive code to link your device to your account at pbs.org/activate.
Online video tutorials are available for Apple TV and for Roku. Instructions are similar for Amazon Fire.
If you are unable to connect to the PBS channel or app, please make sure your operating system is updated. Learn more
The PBS App is currently available on Samsung Tizen (check here for the most up-to-date platform list), and all compatible Android smart TVs will have a Google Play Store app on their TV where they can download the PBS App for Android.
A separate streaming device such as a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire Stick is needed to watch Passport on smart TVs that do not use Android. You will also be able to access Passport shows if you have a Roku TV.
You can explore more commonly asked questions and troubleshooting tips at help.pbs.org.
For phone support related to Passport or the PBS App, please contact us at 855-222-6135, M-F 10am-11pm EST.