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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.
Discover new perspectives with award-winning films and documentaries from INDEPENDENT LENS, POV, and the PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL.
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Mixed feelings about PBS
I enjoy a lot of what PBS has to offer, but I do not appreciate the way in which they handle donations and fundraising. The PBS app asks for a donation (PBS Passport) and tells people that they have to donate a minimum of $60 a year, it really should be what people can afford, and it should be voluntary. I have a Passport, but still find that a lot of the older content from American Experience, Frontline, Nova and Ken Burns is not available. About 2 days after I make my donation, PBS begins spamming my email requesting more money, in addition to sending postal mail. Anyone who has cable is familiar with the pledge drives, and they also run ads before every show on the streaming channel. I understand that programming is expensive, but this organization always seems to have trouble staying within a budget. Many of the programs are also available through local library systems and other sources at no extra charge. The shows are great, but constantly asking people for more money is not the thing to be doing when so many people are unemployed or underemployed due to Covid-19. The way that they handle PBS Passport makes it no different than having another streaming subscription.
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.
Good Content, Poorly Executed
As excited as I was to catch up on old favorites and discover new, I am left disappointed by the app. The layout of the app is not the best when it comes to finding programs. The worst parts, though, are: the amount of buffering (Disney+ is a dream compared to this); playback skips (watching Northanger Abbey is like listening to a record player while driving down a bumpy road); there is no memory of what has been watched and what hasn’t, good luck if you stop a show and want to go back; and not having autoplay for when watching a series. It’s not like streaming apps such as this are new concepts, so why does PBS have such a terrible platform?
Also, I find the censorship of programs to be disheartening.
- Public Broadcasting Service
- 66.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2020 Public Broadcasting Service
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