What is WQED Passport?
WQED Passport is a member benefit that provides WQED 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 WQED provides its donors along with the WQED Digital Guide and exclusive invitations to special events. Learn more about Passport here.
What can I use to watch WQED Passport?
You can watch WQED Passport streaming straight to your computer, tablet, smartphone, ROKU, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.
What kind of content can I find on WQED Passport?
With WQED 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 Poldark, along with other favorites such as Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Great Performances and more.
The WQED Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
How can viewers find content that’s available on WQED Passport?
Members who wish to take advantage of WQED 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 WQED Passport. These videos are only available to users who are registered for WQED Passport.
Who is eligible for WQED Passport?
WQED Passport is the newest member benefit available from WQED 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 WQED.org and PBS.org?
PBS and WQED content will continue to be available for free on the WQED.org website, and other digital platforms. WQED Passport provides extended access to the rich library of content for WQED 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?
WQED Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in WQED Passport. Why not?
Initially, hundreds of hours of on-demand content will be available via WQED 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 would like to activate WQED Passport with my current membership. How can I do that?
If you’re already a WQED Sustainer or a WQED Member at the $60+ level, please visit wqed.org/passport to access your WQED Passport token information.
If you do not currently contribute, please become a member and receive access to WQED Passport. If you receive an error of run into a problem, you can call WQED Membership Services at 412-622-1370 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 WQED Passport available outside the U.S.?
Streaming video from WQED – including video that this available to WQED donors – is only available within the United States.