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What shows are available with PBS Passport?
The PBS Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes from popular shows like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all five seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available. More shows are being added all the time. Passport videos are designated by a blue "compass rose" icon as shown in the image below.  Search for Passport videos only Browse the Passport library Not a PBS Passport member? Contact your local station to inquire.
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:42 PM
How can I tell which are PBS Passport videos?
After activating your PBS Passport account, you can view PBS Passport content on your computer, iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android app. All PBS Passport content is designated by an icon (  ). All videos displaying that icon are designated as PBS Passport content. The icon appears next to your name when you are logged in to the site as well as next to any video that is designated as a Passport video. Click here to learn how to search for Passport videos only
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Is there a way to find full episodes of shows that fall into a specific genre without looking at each show individually?
The easiest way to do that is as follows: From the top navigation bar, click Shows (Figure 1.1). Click the Filter by Genre dropdown menu and click Drama (Figure 1.2). Click the icon with horizontal lines in the Layout category on the right side of your screen (Figure 1.3). When it is blue, that means it is activated. All Shows in the Drama genre appear and you can easily scan each show to see how many videos are available and access the latest episode (Figure 1.4). Learn how to search for Passport videos only Figure 1
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:43 PM
How do I search for a video?
To find a video on the PBS.org website, you can search by keyword or browse available categories.    How to search by keyword How to browse How to browse for an individual video How to search for Passport videos only How to search by keyword To search by keyword, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right side of the site and type your search criteria in the textbox provided. When finished, click the magnifying glass icon to the right of your text or tap Enter on your keyboard. How to browse for a video You can browse for an individual video or by the Show to which it belongs. To search for a video by the show to which it belongs, click Shows in the top navigation menu. To click for an individual video, click Video. How to browse for individual videos After you have clicked Video in the top navigation menu, you can begin browsing the top carousel items by clicking the left and right facing arrows located to the far left and right sides of the carousel images. To pause the carousel rotation, click the pause button located in the lower right side of the screen. Scroll further down the page to the Browse Videos section where you can browse videos from different genres such as Arts and Music, Culture, Food, History, How-To, and many more. The genre is located on the left side of the page and the link to see all videos is located on the right.
Fri, 4 May, 2018 at 10:25 AM
Why is Doc Martin not available with PBS Passport?
Doc Martin is distributed by American Public Television (APT), not PBS. APT can be contacted online at the following address: http://www.aptonline.org/aptweb.nsf/ContactUs?Readform&type=Viewers.   Our local member stations are individually owned and operated, and therefore schedule independently. This includes their ability to acquire programming from sources other than PBS, such as APT. As this is not a PBS distributed program, we do not have the streaming rights for Doc Martin on PBS.org or on Passport.
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:44 PM
Why is Father Brown not available with PBS Passport?
Father Brown is distributed by BBC Worldwide and not PBS. BBC Worldwide can be contacted online at the following address: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/contact-us.aspx. Our local member stations are individually owned and operated, and therefore schedule independently. This includes their ability to acquire programming from sources other than PBS, such as BBC Worldwide. As this is not a PBS distributed program, we do not have the streaming rights for Father Brown on PBS.org or on Passport.
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:44 PM
Can I search for Passport videos only?
Yes. You can use the search filters on PBS.org to find Passport content.  Browse the Passport library Conduct a keyword search using the search textbox located in the upper right side of the screen (Figure 1). Figure 1 Click Show Filters on the right side of the page (Figure 2). Figure 2 Click the Passport Videos link under the FILTER BY ACCESS section to see all Passport videos associated with your search (Figure 3.1). To see non-Passport content only, click the Non Passport Videos link (Figure 3.2). Figure 3
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 2:44 PM
Why can't I find Masterpiece anymore?
PBS recently changed the model of how content is presented. Masterpiece programs used to be included all on one "Masterpiece" page, but due to feedback from users indicating that it was difficult to watch one show when it was combined with every other show, we gave each show its own page. Currently, the easiest way to watch a Masterpiece show is to search for the show you want (Example: Downton Abbey) and then save the shows to Favorites so it will appear in your Favorite Shows section in the future. Learn how to search for videos
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Why can't I see all episodes of The Collection?
As you may know, PBS is not a producer but rather a distributor of programming. Our distribution rights are fairly limited and are often confined to only broadcasting. Unfortunately, we do not have streaming rights for The Collection.  The Collection is a property of Amazon, and can be viewed through Amazon Prime. If you have a TV, you may wish to check your local station's listings or contact your local station to see if they will be re-broadcasting The Collection. You can check the local schedule online here: http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules/index.html And find contact information for your local station here: http://www.pbs.org/about/faq/station-finder/
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017 at 3:32 PM
How can I watch episodes of Victoria?
Episodes of Victoria will be available on the Victoria show page on our sites and apps. Click here to see our available episodes for Victoria, Season 1. Click here to see our available episodes for Victoria, Season 2. Members with the PBS Passport membership benefit will have exclusive and extended access to Season 1 and Season 2 of Victoria. Users without the PBS Passport membership benefit will still be able to stream episodes of Season 2 online during two-week windows. Please see below for more information. If you have the Passport membership benefit, your benefit allows you extended access to online streams of Victoria. You can stream episodes of Season 1 and Season 2 online beginning January 14, 2018 at 9 PM EST. All seven episodes of Season 2 will be available for online streaming with your Passport membership benefit at the start of the season premiere, so you can begin watching the season in its entirety without waiting each week for new episodes to premiere on television. Remember to sign in with your Passport-enabled account at PBS.org for access. For more information about the Passport membership benefit and how to receive it, please visit our What is PBS Passport Help Page. If you do not have the Passport membership benefit, you will still be able to view the episodes online during the upcoming windows listed below. Episodes are available for online streaming for all users for two-week periods after each episode premieres on television for the first time. During these two-week windows, the Passport membership will not be required to watch these episodes online. EPISODE TELEVISION BROADCAST AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE STREAMING WITHOUT PASSPORT  Season 2, Episode 1: A Soldier's Daughter / The Green-Eyed Monster 1/14/2018 at 9 PM EST 1/14/18 at 9 PM EST - 1/28/18 at 11:59 PM EST Season 2, Episode 2: Warp and Weft /  The Sins of the Father 1/21/2018 at 9 PM EST 1/21/18 at 9 PM EST - 2/4/18 at 11:59 PM EST Season 2, Episode 3: Entente Cordiale 1/28/2018 at 9 PM EST 1/28/18 at 9 PM EST - 2/11/18 at 2:59 AM EST Season 2, Episode 4: Faith, Hope & Charity 2/4/2018 at 9 PM EST 2/4/18 at 9 PM EST - 2/18/18 at 2:59 AM EST Season 2, Episode 5: The King Over the Water 2/11/2018 at 9 PM EST 2/11/18 at 9 PM EST - 2/25/18 at 2:59 AM EST Season 2, Episode 6: The Luxury of  Conscience 2/18/2018 at 9 PM EST 2/18/18 at 9 PM EST - 3/4/18 at 2:59 AM EST Season 2, Episode 7: Comfort and Joy (Christmas Special) 2/25/2018 at 9 PM EST 2/25/18 at 9 PM EST - 3/11/18 at 2:59 AM EST Note: Dates and times are subject to change. All Victoria Season 1 and Season 2 episodes will be available to members with the Passport benefit beginning January 14, 2018. Members with the Passport benefit are unaffected by the online streaming dates in the chart above as the Passport benefit allows extended access to online content. Are there missing episodes from Season 2?  Some episode counts online will show there are 8 episodes for Season 2 and 1 episode aired as a Christmas special. PBS.org features 7 total episodes for Season 2 for online streaming, however no content is missing. Discrepancies can occur between series' broadcast in the United Kingdom and the United States.  On PBS.org, Season 2, Episode 1 and Season 2, Episode 2 are two-hour specials. Season 2, Episode 7 is the Christmas special. For details, see the above chart of Season 2 episodes.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018 at 6:13 PM