Can I use PBS Passport in Canada?

Modified on Thu, 15 Jun 2023 at 04:59 PM

Canadian members with PBS Passport can view most Passport content on 

Although PBS will be expanding the Passport library for Canadian Passport members, there may be a small number of shows that will be restricted to the U.S. or have slightly different availability windows. PBS must obtain the streaming rights for every program offered on our site, and these rights can be different between the US and Canada. 

If a program does not appear on PBS' website when you search for it by keyword, it is unavailable for streaming in your area. 

How can I watch Passport content as a Canadian resident?

To watch Passport content, visit and sign in at the top of the site with your PBS account after activating your Passport benefit.  

Currently, PBS Passport in Canada is only available for viewing on supported web browsers and on the PBS Video app on the below devices: 

  • Roku* 
  • Apple TV 4* 
  • Amazon Fire TV 
  • Amazon Fire Tablet 
  • Android TV 
  • Android mobile devices 
  • Apple iPhone and iPad 
  • Chromecast via the PBS Video app 

*Due to device limitations, the PBS Video app is not available in Canada on older models of Roku and Apple TV. Not all help articles at may apply if you reside in Canada, like our articles on downloading and activating the PBS app on select streaming devices.

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