After downloading and activating the PBS app, you will be shown the Home screen when you open the PBS app.
Being prompted to activate or still need to activate? Click here for an activation guide.
The PBS app's navigation menu is on the left-side of the screen. You can access this menu at any time by using your remote to click to the left. Options for Home, Shows, My List, My Station, Search, and Settings will be available.
Looking for your station's livestream?
We're still working on bringing the local station livestream to the PBS app on VIZIO SmartCast TVs, and right now we don't have a specific release date for this feature. We recommend visiting the livestream via your computer, mobile device, or other supported streaming device.
On the Home screen, you can view a selection of spotlight shows and videos currently being featured, as well as shows by genre as you scroll down. Shows you have added to My List will also be listed on this screen.
Selecting the Shows option for the left navigation menu will provide a list of categories. Featured Shows will be at the top, followed by a selection from your local PBS station, and then shows organized by genre as you scroll down the screen.
My List will show you shows and videos you have added as favorites, as well the option to resume videos you have already started.
The My Station menu option provides you with a list of featured shows from your local PBS station and information on how to donate to your local PBS station.
To find a specific show, select Search from the left navigation menu. Use the onscreen keyboard to type in the name of the show you are searching for into the search box. As you begin entering letters, the results below the search box will automatically update to return shows and videos related to the entered term. You can also select options from the Recommended Popular Shows section at the bottom.
Once you have found a show to watch, select its poster image to visit the show page. Here you'll find options to add the show to My List along with available seasons and episodes if you click down the screen.
Select a video's thumbnail to open the video page. Here you'll find options to Play the video or add the video to My List for later viewing. Related videos will appear under your selected video.
The Settings option can help you change the local station your PBS app is set to or change the PBS account currently signed into the PBS app.
To change the assigned local station, select Change Station tile at the top, enter your zip code, and select your local station from the results.
To change your account, select Change Account and confirm. You will then need to go through the activation steps to sign in with a different account. For more information on activating the PBS app on VIZIO SmartCast TVs, click this link.
If you are trying to connect your Passport account to the PBS app, please make sure you are signing in with the same account you used when activation PBS Passport.