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KPBS Passport Members-Only Video Benefit

What is KPBS Passport?

KPBS Passport is a member benefit provided in collaboration with PBS that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online. The KPBS Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly. The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all six seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available.

Learn more about KPBS Passport.

How do I activate my KPBS Passport account?

You should have received an email from PBS with your activation code. If you can't find it, you can have it re-sent by entering the email address associated with your membership at

Once you get the email: If you already have a account with which you've saved videos to your watchlist, you'll be asked to activate the benefit on that account. If not, you'll be prompted to create a new account. You can log in to the PBS account with your Google/Gmail account, Facebook account, or your email.

Learn more from PBS' FAQ about the activation process.

How do I log in to view KPBS Passport videos?

Once you've activated the KPBS Passport benefit on your PBS account, you can go to and log in to your PBS account. You can also use the same account to view videos on, your AppleTV, and iOS devices (more coming soon).

See PBS' FAQ to find out how to tell if your Passport member benefit is activated.

Can I use my account to log in to KPBS Passport?

Unfortunately, the account systems are currently not connected, so you will need to set up a separate PBS account to access KPBS Passport videos.