What Is WPSU Passport?

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WPSU Passport is a new member benefit which provides WPSU donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming online and on your mobile device. This is one of the many benefits that WPSU provides its donors along with the WPSU Guide, the WPSU app, and invitations to special events.

 

Why is WPSU making this service available?

As more and more people are watching television content on demand on computers and digital devices, WPSU Passport gives our donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and WPSU content on platforms including computers, smartphones, and tablets and streaming video devices like Apple TV.

 

What can I use to watch WPSU Passport?

You can watch WPSU Passport streaming straight to your ROKU, computer, tablet, smartphone, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

 

What kind of content can people find on WPSU Passport?

With WPSU Passport you can access tens of thousands of hours of programming, representing many genres, including drama, science, history, natural history and the arts. Notable titles include MASTERPIECE series such as Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall, along with other favorites such as Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Great Performances, Vicious, How We Got to Now, The Great British Baking Show, and many more.

The WPSU Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.

 

How can viewers find content that’s available on WPSU Passport?

Members who wish to take advantage of WPSU Passport, must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status in order to start enjoying WPSU Passport. These videos are only available to users who are registered for WPSU Passport.

To find WPSU Passport video, simply look for the distinctive compass icon:
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Who is eligible for WPSU Passport?

WPSU Passport is the newest member benefit available from WPSU for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.

 

Will there still be free streaming on wpsu.org and pbs.org?

PBS and WPSU content will continue to be available for free on the wpsu.org website, and other digital platforms. WPSU Passport provides extended access to the rich library of content for WPSU members to enjoy.

Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs such as Cyberchase, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends as well as FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens and POV, will remain accessible to everyone.

 

What desktop browser do I need?

WPSU Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

 

How does WPSU Passport align with the mission of public television?

WPSU content is shared widely with the public on-air, online and on mobile devices after a program airs – that has not changed. WPSU Passport goes one step further by offering extended access to additional content for members.

 

I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in WPSU Passport. Why not?

Initially, hundreds of hours of on-demand content will be available via WPSU Passport along with tens of thousands of hours of content available to all. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.

 

I cannot afford to donate at this time. Is there a way for me to view this content?

All broadcast content remains available to all viewers on air per our broadcast schedule and will remain online and on mobile for at least two weeks and, in some cases, longer. We believe the new arrangement allows for ample viewing of excellent content, albeit for a more limited time for some programs.

 

Is WPSU Passport available outside the U.S.?

Streaming video from WPSU – including video that this available to WPSU donors – is only available within the United States.