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Binge Ken Burn’s documentaries: Country Music, The Vietnam War and College Behind Bars.
Get caught up in the drama with MASTERPIECE shows like Poldark, The Durrells in Corfu, Vienna Blood, Grantchester, Sanditon, World on Fire, Baptiste and others, like Call the Midwife, and Jamestown*.
Explore new worlds with science and nature programming from NOVA and NATURE including Spy in the Wild, Life from Above, Expedition, Human, The Gene, Earth’s Sacred Wonders, Animals on the Move, and Super Cats.
Enjoy foreign-language dramas like MODUS* and Though Shall Not Kill.
Shine a light on thought-provoking news and public affairs programs from PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, and WASHINGTON WEEK, Amanpour and Co., and Retro Report on PBS.
Take a front-row seat with arts and music content from GREAT PERFORMANCES, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, and Now Hear This.
Learn how history shapes our present with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, AMERICAN MASTERS, and FINDING YOUR ROOTS with Henry Lewis Gates, Jr.
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Ratings and Reviews
Membership status bug
I've used this app over the years and had to contend with various bugs and glitches, but most of the time the app worked okay. I don't find the ads to be intrusive, either. However recently I had all kinds of problems getting certain shows to play. I was wondering if my subscription had expired, but the app settings showed my subscription to be "active". Turns out it was in fact expired, even though nowhere in the app or on the PBS website was I able to find that out. I ended up going through my checking account records and found that my last payment had been 18 months previously. Once I renewed my $60 subscription, everything played just fine. What really puzzled me was why some shows still played even though my membership had lapsed. I still don't get that one.
Great App to Watch Great PBS Shows
I love the app. I think it is wonderful to be able to watch PBS shows on my iPhone and iPad. With PBS Passport, we get to watch lots of classic and current PBS shows. You have to donate $60 a year to your local PBS station to have access to Passport, which you can do for $5 a month. I personally don’t view this as paying to watch all these great PBS show. I contribute $60 every year to my Local PBS channel because I believe it is important to fund them so we can get this type of great programming and shows on my tv. I find access to PBS Passport an added bonus.
I think that without the donation you might be able to watch current episodes of shows for free but I am not sure. Since I have access to Passport, I can watch everything. You can download the free app and see if you can watch current episodes without paying extra for Passport, which gives you access to much more programming.
One really nice feature with Passport is that for many new shows, when the first episode runs on your local PBS station, you can watch the entire season at once through Passport on the app. This is great for those who like to binge watch or can’t wait a week to see what happens in the next episode.
NOT FREE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ANYMORE
Like most comments I did not think if I had the app I would have to PAY to view the programs I love. I “MET” Ken Burns via PBS. I MET Andrea Bocelli there also and countless ballers and plays and wonderful documentaries galore. I had access to PBS when I had no cable. It USED TO BE wonderful. I was hoping to be able to have the same experience through this app. I get it, they need money too but um, I’VE SEEN THE NAMES of the WEALTHY PATRONS scrolling by before and after some of the programs. WHY put the pinch on the average citizen trying to watch? Especially NOW. Most of America thanks to some overzealous governors and mayors have ruined the economy and most of America is out of work. I work at the Welfare office [from home now] and the amount of applications has quadrupled! People are broke PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION! Why not give the PUBLIC a break and allow access for FREE and have fundraisers line you were doing via television access. Quarterly or whatever it was.
I used to give during the fundraising because I love so many of the shows. Oh well, so long.
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