1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Trying to watch PBS programs (specifically The Crimson Field aired early in the summer), but can only get the PREVIEWS!
    09-07-2015 07:02 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Try this app

    PBS Video by PBS
    https://appsto.re/us/WpLVx.i
    09-07-2015 07:17 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    On what device are you trying to watch PBS programs? TV? Computer? iOS device? Android device? Blackberry device? Windows smartphone? What?
    09-07-2015 07:18 PM
  4. DCMeyer71's Avatar
    Posted this question earlier, but couldn't respond to the answers, probably because I hadn't jopined the forum. Anyway

    I have an Apple TV box, and have just "joined" the PBS link, but can't seem to watch actual programs, as opposed to "previews." Specifically have tried to watch The Scarlet Field, which aired on PBS early this summer. I am trying to watch on my TV connected to the box.
    09-07-2015 08:14 PM
  5. DCMeyer71's Avatar
    trying to watch on my tv.
    09-07-2015 08:16 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    trying to watch on my tv.
    Call your cable/satellite TV provider and ask them about it. They would be the best source of information and assistance in this regard.
    09-07-2015 08:22 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Posted this question earlier, but couldn't respond to the answers, probably because I hadn't jopined the forum. Anyway …

    I have an Apple TV box, and have just "joined" the PBS link, but can't seem to watch actual programs, as opposed to "previews." Specifically have tried to watch The Scarlet Field, which aired on PBS early this summer. I am trying to watch on my TV connected to the box.
    Did you activate your TV with the PBS channel as indicated when you initially select PBS?
    09-07-2015 08:24 PM
  8. DCMeyer71's Avatar
    I don't have a provider. I bought Apple TV box so that i could avoid all that!
    09-08-2015 01:16 PM
  9. DCMeyer71's Avatar
    Just yesterday tried to connect to the PBS channel, so I guess the answer is yes. Maybe? Don't know exactly how this works.
    09-08-2015 01:18 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    Most of the cable channels on the ATV ask for a provider to access the full content. If you had a provider you would need to set up an account log in on your providers website to use as a channel access on the ATV
    09-08-2015 07:24 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    I've read that have to sign in at PBS. Com with a Facebook or Google Plus account then follow the activation procedure.


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    09-08-2015 07:42 PM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    I've read that have to sign in at PBS. Com with a Facebook or Google Plus account then follow the activation procedure.


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    You can use the third party login or create an account and log in with your email address and password.


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    09-08-2015 07:56 PM
  13. Sheila Etheridge's Avatar
    You just make an account with PBS on your computer..no charge...and then when they ask for the set up on the ATV you use the code to put into the computer...you do not need a cable acct....We use it all the time. The thing with PBS is you can only go back so far with their programs...Don’t think you can go back as far as the summer. I’ve tried to go back to Wolf Hall...no can do...will only go back so far. Like, don;t think you can do previous episodes of Downton Abby, unless they specifically open it up again. Anyway, setting up the app is very easy on ATV.
    11-04-2015 07:30 PM
  14. Rockwell73's Avatar
    It is very easy to activate the PBS app on Apple TV. You can watch entire episodes of selected programs but not live TV. They seem to rotate programs and episodes periodically. It's very easy to use and great quality.
    12-18-2015 06:22 PM
  15. hinesmj's Avatar
    There's a PBS app, but you need a cable login to access most of the content. Try "borrowing" a neighbor or friends cable login!
    11-28-2016 07:56 AM
  16. Rick Beetham's Avatar
    Had an Appletv 3 and accessed the pbs app by switching locations - moved to Appletv 4 no PBS app found anywhere - help!
    05-20-2017 01:34 AM
  17. Rick Beetham's Avatar
    Not true was watching on an appletv 2 and Appletv 3 without cable subscription...
    05-20-2017 01:54 AM

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