PBS stands for Public Broadcasting Service. It is an American based free to air television network that offers TV shows, series (full-length episodes), popular award-winning documentaries, and many more. Also, you can have access to various content based upon your local station. PBS is available as a standalone app on all commonly used devices that include Apple TV, Android, iOS, and Roku. In this article, let’s see how to add PBS on Roku.

Complete list of programs available on PBS

American ExperienceCraft in AmericaInside Nature’s GiantsMotor WeekPioneers of Television
American MastersThe Dust BowlIntelligence Squared DebatesMoyers & CompanyPOV
America RevealedThe French ChefLife on FireNatureSecrets of the Dead
Antiques RoadshowFRONTLINELive From Lincoln CenterNOVASound Tracks
ART:21FutureStatesMakers: Women Who Make AmericaOff BookTavis Smiley
Austin City LimitsGlobal VoicesMarket WarriorsNeed to KnowTED Talks Education
The Bletchley CircleGreat PerformancesMartha Stewart’s Cooking SchoolPBS ArtsThis Old House
Broadway or BustHistory DetectivesMasterpiecePBS KIDS PreviewsTo The Contrary
Call the MidwifeIn Performance at The White HouseMediaShiftPBS NewsHourWashington Week
Constitution USA with Peter SagalIndependent LensThe Mind of a ChefPBS Online Film FestivalWhy Poverty?

How to Add PBS on Roku?

[1] Turn on Roku device and press the home button on your Roku remote.

[2] Navigate to Search option from the menu.


[3] Search for PBS channel in the search bar.

[4] Click on Add channel to add PBS from your Channel store.


[5] Wait until the channel get added to list.

[6] Open PBS from your streaming channels.

[7] Start watching all the TV shows and series available on Roku.


Activate PBS on Roku

[1] Once PBS is added to the channel list, open it.

[2] Note down the activation code that displays on your screen.

[3] Launch any browser in your smartphone/PC.

[4] Visit the URL: https://www.pbs.org/activate/ from your browser.

[5] Enter the activation code in the required field and click on continue.

PBS ON ROKU - activate

[6] Now login with your PBS or Google or Facebook account.

[7] Get back to PBS channel on Roku, it will be activated and ready to watch.

How to change the station in the PBS channel on Roku?

[1] Add and activate PBS channel on Roku (if not done follow the steps above).

[2] Navigate to Settings from the top menu by scroll on your Roku remote.

PBS ON ROKU - settings

[3] Select Change Station from the settings.

change station

[4] Enter the Zip code of the new station and click on Ok.

zip code

[5] List of available station will appears on the right.

[6] Select the station that you want from the list.

[7] Now the station will be changed and reflected on the top left of the PBS.

Related: Bravo on Roku

These are some ways to add, activate, and change stations in the PBS channel on Roku. Also, the changing station will extend your show library on our Roku device. If you have any doubts, make use of the comments section below. For more Roku guides and articles, explore the site.