GPB Passport FAQs
GPB Passport is a powerful donor benefit that gives you extended access to tens of thousands of hours of PBS and GPB programs streaming anytime, on any screen. With this exclusive streaming service from GPB you can enjoy full seasons, catch up on episodes you missed or want to watch again, stream special collections exclusive to GPB Passport and more - all in one place.
Who is eligible for GPB Passport?
Access to GPB Passport begins with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing Sustaining contribution of $5/month or more. Many GPB donors contribute $10, $15 or $20 per month or more in support of the valuable programs and services GPB provides to communities across the state and beyond.
How can I activate my GPB Passport Account?
If you are an active GPB donor giving at least $5 per month or $60 annually, and we have a valid email address on file for you, you may have already received an email with your GPB Passport activation instructions. Remember to check your Spam or Junk email folders.
Our Audience Care Team is here to help. Please call 800.222.4788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also look up your GPB Passport Account here.
Check out this short video to see how to activate your GPB Passport account.
What kind of content is available on GPB Passport?
With GPB Passport you can access tens of thousands of hours of the best of public television streaming on demand including drama, science, history, nature and the arts. Notable titles include Downton Abbey, All Creatures Great and Small, Poldark, and Victoria, along with Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Great Performances, The Great British Baking Show and many more. The GPB Passport library is always growing, so check back frequently to see what's new.
How do I watch programs on GPB Passport?
To take advantage of GPB Passport, you must first activate your account for access. Then download and open the PBS Video App or visit PBS.org and select GPB as your local station. Search for any program you would like to watch. You will notice that many programs have the distinctive blue and while Passport compass. If you have properly activated your GPB Passport account, you will be able to view these programs and more.
I’m seeing a message that says I already activated, but I can’t remember how to sign in.
At the time you activated, you were asked to choose one of 3 sign in methods: using your Google, Facebook, or PBS account. If you cannot remember which option you chose, you can try each one without doing any harm to your accounts. Each has its own process for resetting passwords should you choose to do that. You can also reach out to our Audience Care Team at 800-222-4788 or email@example.com.
Can I access Passport content on all devices and platforms?
GPB Passport content is currently available on the following:
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Fire Stick
- Android Smart TV
- Desktop computers and laptops
- PBS Video Apple iOS and Android apps for smartphones and tablets
Where can I get help with setting up Passport on my device?
You can watch GPB Passport programs on a variety of devices and platforms including your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android Smart TV, Samsung TV and more. Click here to find out how to set up GPB Passport on the device of your choice and stream the programs you want to watch.
Is there still free streaming on GPB.org and PBS.org?
Yes - PBS and GPB content will continue to be available for free on several platforms including GPB.org, PBS.org, the PBS Video App, and other digital platforms. News and public affairs programs including and PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE and Independent Lens, as well as PBS Kids programs continue to be accessible to everyone. GPB Passport provides extended access to even more content including full seasons, early releases and content exclusive to GPB Passport.
I cannot donate at this time. Is there a way for me to view this content?
All broadcast content remains available to viewers on the air on GPB for free per our broadcast schedule. PBS and GPB programs will continue to be available for free for a limited time on various digital platforms, including GPB.org, PBS.org the PBS Video app and PBS channels on Roku, Apple TV and other streaming services. PBS Kids shows as well as news and public affairs programs including PBS NewsHour and FRONTLINE continue to be accessible to everyone for free streaming. GPB Passport provides extended access to a rich library of programming for GPB donors.
Still need help?
Our Audience Care Team is here to help you with GPB Passport or anything else. Call 800-222-4788, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us. Thanks.