No. You can view Passport videos just by logging in to PBS.org and local station sites from your computer, smartphone and tablet.
Currently, PBS Passport content is available:
- On the PBS.org website via your desktop computer or laptop using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge
- On the PBS Video App for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android smartphones and tablets
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick
- Android Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV (2017 models and newer)
- Vizio SmartCast TV
We will expand access to additional devices and platforms over time.
It should be noted that Passport is not optimized for smart TVs, though we do offer an app for the Smart TVs listed above. In all other cases you can use an HDMI cord, however, for optimal viewing please use one of the options listed above.
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