Yes. When viewing a video, hover your mouse or click the HD icon located in the bottom right side of the video screen. Click the desired streaming rate.

HD definitions for video playback are only available to users who have logged in with a PBS Account at the top of the site where it says Sign In. Once you Sign In, you will see additional HD options available when clicking the HD button on the bottom right of the player for all videos which have HD definitions available.

Some of our episodes may be older in age and may not have HD definitions available as when they were uploaded an HD copy of the video was not available. All new national programming should have HD definitions available.

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