While it’s possible to stream many PBS shows on demand (more on that shortly), you’ll most likely need an antenna to watch your local station live without a cable- or satellite-TV subscription.
It turns out bringing live PBS stations online involves a lot of challenges.
Is PBS streaming free?
Since PBS is funded by members and is a non-commercial network, it offers all of its programming online – for free. In addition, some leading streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime carry PBS shows.
Does any streaming service include PBS?
PBS Launching Streaming Service on Amazon Prime
The new channel will offer subscribers hundreds of episodes of PBS series across the food and cooking, home, culture and travel genres, with new content to be added each month. “Public television has a long history as a home for unique and compelling lifestyle programs.
Is PBS available on Amazon Prime?
Prime members in the U.S. can watch PBS KIDS episodes via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at www.amazon.com/primevideo. Programs will premiere on PBS stations and then will be made available in Amazon Prime Video after a period of time.
Is the PBS video app free?
The PBS Video App features thousands of full-length videos and clips from PBS and local member stations, with new episodes added daily. Most videos available for free streaming for 2-4 weeks after premiere. Support your local station and get extended access through PBS Passport.