CPTV Passport is a member benefit that allows you to watch your favorite PBS shows whenever and wherever you want. It’s on-demand viewing. 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.

Find CPTV Passport video by looking for the distinctive compass icon. For details, see our CPTV Passport FAQ below.

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Activate CPTV Passport online.
(Note: you must have previously given CPTV your email address.)

For help, contact Audience Care at audiencecare@cpbn.org or (860) 275-7550.

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CPTV Passport FAQ

Who can get CPTV Passport?

CPTV Passport is a benefit available to members donating $60/year or more. If you have questions as to your donation or eligibility for this benefit, contact Audience Care at audiencecare@cpbn.org or (860) 275-7550. You can also check the PBS Member Lookup Tool to 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 token information. If you have questions, contact Audience Care at audiencecare@cpbn.org or (860) 275-7550.

After activating your Passport account, view Passport content on your Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, smartphone, tablet, or computer. All Passport content is designated by a Passport icon — available only to Passport members.

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. The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all five 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.

This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added — so please keep checking back.

Do I need special equipment?

No. You can view Passport videos from PBS.org and local station sites on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. It is also available via the PBS Video apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and other streaming devices.

How do I set up CPTV Passport?

Roku instructions

Apple TV instructions

Amazon Fire TV instructions

Need help?

For technical issues, visit PBS Help.

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

CPTV’s studios are located at 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford,CT 06105.

You can also call us directly at (860) 275-7550 or by email at audiencecare@cpbn.org.


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