How to Install and Active PBS on Firestick

PBS on Firestick

Public Broadcasting Service is a pioneer in providing educational programs to public televisions. PBS features various series and TV shows. They offer series like American Experience, Clifford the Big Red Dog, America’s Test Kitchen, Frontline, The Magic School Bus, Nova, and more. PBS also rolled out their standalone TV everywhere application to watch the provided shows whenever and wherever needed. The app is simply called PBS. And the app is available for various devices, including smartphones, smart TVs, and streaming devices like Amazon Firestick, Apple TV and Roku, etc. This article focuses on the methods to watch PBS on Amazon Firestick.

PBS on Amazon Firestick

The app is officially available on the Amazon App store. You can directly download it from there, or you can use your PC to install the app. Choose the way that you find it easy.

How to Install PBS on Firestick

1). Go to the PBS website and create your own PBS account.

2). Turn on your Amazon Firestick and go to the home screen.

3). Hover over to the Search option.

Firestick Home screen - Search

4). Type PBS and search for the app.

Search PBS on Amazon Firestick

5). Choose the PBS app from the list of search results.

PBS on Amazon Firestick

6). Click on Get or Download to install the app on your Fire TV Stick.

Get icon

7). The app will be downloaded and installed on your Fire TV Stick.

How to Activate PBS on Firestick

1). Open the PBS app on your Fire TV Stick.

2). You can find an activation code on the Welcome page.

PBS Activation Code

3). Go to https://www.pbs.org/activate/ on any of your web browsers.

4). Enter the activation code on the provided text box.

Activation Code

5). Click Continue.

6). Log in to your account if necessary.

Sign in PBS

7). You will get an on-screen message stating that the Android device has been activated.

Success! screen

8). Now your Amazon Firestick app will start loading the contents.

PBS Video App

Alternative Way to Install PBS On Firestick

1). On any web browsers from your computer or smartphone, go to www.amazon.com/.

2). Sign in with the same account you are using on your Fire TV Stick.

3). Now hover to the Search field and type PBS.

4). Choose the app from the list of suggestions.

5). Click on Get app on Amazon Firestick.

PBS on Amazon App Store

6). The PBS Video app will be downloaded on your Fire TV Stick.

7). You can activate the app with the above-mentioned steps.

How to Get PBS Passport on Firestick

PBS Passport is just an added benefit to getting extended services with an on-demand library of 1500 additional episodes of PBS. If you have got one, the app should be activated in a different way.

  1. First, activate the PBS app on Firestick with the above-mentioned steps.
  2. Open the PBS app and choose Settings on the top menu bar.
  3. Sign in with the ID that you used to purchase the PBS passport.
  4. And that is it PBS app on the Firestick will start refreshing and loading contents.

Related: How to Watch PBS on Apple TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is PBS free with Amazon Firestick?

The app is free to install. But you need to subscribe to the PBS membership to access the contents.

2. Is PBS available on Amazon Fire Stick?

The app is available on the Amazon App Store. You can install the app on Firestick without any issues.