Welcome to CPTV Passport!

CPTV Passport is a member benefit that allows you to watch your favorite PBS shows whenever and wherever you want. You can catch up on a single episode or binge watch a show’s full season using any computer device.

Passport works with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV devices, or your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Help is right here! Call Audience Care to activate or troubleshoot: (860) 275-7550

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CPTV Passport FAQ

Who can get CPTV Passport?

CPTV Passport is a benefit available to sustaining members who donate at least $5 per month, or members who donate $60 or more. If you have questions as to your donation or eligibility for this benefit, email Audience Care or call (860) 275-7550.

You can also visit pbs.org/passport/lookup and see if you already have access.

How do I get it?

If you’re already a CPTV member, click here to look up and access your CPTV Passport information. If you have questions, contact Audience Care at audiencecare@ctpublic.org or (860) 275-7550.

How can I watch it? Do I need special equipment?

After activating your Passport account, view the exclusive content, which is designated by a Passport icon — available only to Passport members. 

Passport content can be streamed on smartphones, tablets, computers, or TVs through the PBS Video App and the Connecticut Public Mobile App, as well as on PBS.org and CPTV.org.

You may need special equipment, such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Fire TV in order to use Passport on your television.

What’s on it?

The CPTV Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly. Click here to view this week's new additions.

The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece, including past seasons and advance access to current seasons of such Masterpiece series as Grantchester.

In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts and performance, science, history, documentary, and lifestyle programs, including Great Performances, POV, and Austin City Limits, as well as a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns. Episodes of popular dramas like Last Tango in Halifax and Frankie Drake Mysteries are also available.

Need more help?

For all technical issues, as well as answers to commonly asked questions, visit PBS Help.

CPTV’s office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.