Watchlist

What is a Watchlist and how to interact with it.

What is the Watchlist?
*** Keep in mind that if you have saved a video to your Watchlist and the video expires, you cannot view the video anymore. *** The Watchlist is a collection of videos you have saved, videos you are in the progress of watching, as well as a history of videos you've watched.  Items can be added to the Watchlist by clicking Add to Watchlist located beneath the large image on any video you are watching.  How to access your Watchlist Your Watchlist can be accessed by clicking Watchlist located in the top navigation bar. You must be logged in to the website to access your Watchlist.  After logging in, the Watchlist allows you to: access videos you have watched in the past and resume watching videos (a blue bar beneath each video thumbnail indicates how much of the show you have watched); quickly retrieve videos you saved to watch later; view a list of videos you have watched already. Related topics: Do I need to be signed in to use the Watchlist? Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge? Is there a limit to how many videos I can save to my Watchlist? Learn how to create an account I am getting a message that a video is unavailable in my area. Why? I want to watch a PBS program that was broadcast but is not yet available online. What are my options? Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or program? What is the benefit of creating an account? What are the system requirements to view PBS Video content?
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 at 11:48 AM
How do I access my Watchlist?
Your Watchlist can be accessed by clicking Watchlist located in the dropdown menu that appears when you click on or hover over your name at the top of the page. You must be logged in to pbs.org or your local station site to access your Watchlist.  Videos that you have saved to watch later are listed first under Watchlist. Scroll down the page to the Viewing History section to see all of the videos you have watched as well as videos that you have partially watched and can resume. The blue bar under each thumbnail displays how much of the show you have already watched. After logging in, the Watchlist allows you to: access videos you have watched in the past and resume watching videos (a blue bar beneath each video thumbnail indicates how much of the show you have watched); quickly retrieve videos you saved to watch later; view a list of videos you have watched already. Related topics: What is the Watchlist? Do I need to be signed in to use the Watchlist? Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge? Is there a limit to how many videos I can save to my Watchlist? Learn how to create an account I am getting a message that a video is unavailable in my area. Why? I want to watch a PBS program that was broadcast but is not yet available online. What are my options? Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or program? What is the benefit of creating an account? What are the system requirements to view PBS Video content?
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 at 11:46 AM
Can I delete a video from my Watchlist?
Each video in your Watchlist has a blue "X" and the word Remove located in the upper right side of the video. Click Remove or click the X to delete the video. You cannot recover a video that has been deleted; you must locate the video again and add it to your Watchlist. Related topics: What is the Watchlist? Do I need to be signed in to use the Watchlist? Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge? Is there a limit to how many videos I can save to my Watchlist? Learn how to create an account I am getting a message that a video is unavailable in my area. Why? I want to watch a PBS program that was broadcast but is not yet available online. What are my options? Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or program? What is the benefit of creating an account? What are the system requirements to view PBS Video content?
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge?
No. All videos you have added to your Watchlist remain in your Watchlist for as long as you want them to. It should be noted, however, that any videos which have expired will not play. Related topics: What is the Watchlist? Do I need to be signed in to use the Watchlist? Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge? Is there a limit to how many videos I can save to my Watchlist? Learn how to create an account I am getting a message that a video is unavailable in my area. Why? I want to watch a PBS program that was broadcast but is not yet available online. What are my options? Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or program? What is the benefit of creating an account? What are the system requirements to view PBS Video content?
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 at 11:46 AM
How do I add a video to my Watchlist?
*** Keep in mind that if you have saved a video to your Watchlist and the video expires, you cannot view the video anymore. *** The Watchlist is a collection of videos you have saved, videos you are in the progress of watching, as well as a history of videos you've watched.  To add a video to your Watchlist, click Add to Watchlist located beneath the large image on any video you are watching.  How to access your Watchlist Your Watchlist can be accessed by clicking Watchlist located in the top navigation bar. You must be logged in to the website to access your Watchlist.  After logging in, the Watchlist allows you to: access videos you have watched in the past and resume watching videos (a blue bar beneath each video thumbnail indicates how much of the show you have watched); quickly retrieve videos you saved to watch later; view a list of videos you have watched already. Related topics: What is the Watchlist? Do I need to be signed in to use the Watchlist? Are videos ever removed from my Watchlist without my knowledge? Is there a limit to how many videos I can save to my Watchlist? Learn how to create an account I am getting a message that a video is unavailable in my area. Why? I want to watch a PBS program that was broadcast but is not yet available online. What are my options? Where can I find the transcript for a particular story or program? What is the benefit of creating an account? What are the system requirements to view PBS Video content?
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 at 11:48 AM
I cannot access my Watchlist by clicking or hovering over my name with the mouse
If you are using a touch screen laptop, clicking your name in the upper left corner with your mouse may not surface the dropdown menu. The dropdown menu, however, does work when you use your computer's touch screen function. Using your finger, tap your name on the screen the menu with your Watchlist should appear.   You can also access your Watchlist directly here: http://www.pbs.org/watchlist/
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 at 7:31 AM
Can I rearrange my Watchlist items?
Yes. You can rearrange your Watchlist items in one of the following ways: Click the grey patterned block to the left of the item you want to move and drag it to its new position. Click Reorder and click the arrows or type a number for the item's new position.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 at 12:13 PM