Milwaukee PBS Passport


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Milwaukee PBS Passport is a new station benefit that gives our donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public broadcasting programming online.  Milwaukee PBS Passport features both PBS and select local programming that allows you to watch even more episodes of your favorite shows, including “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE along with other popular series including VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.

Only supporters of Milwaukee PBS have access to Milwaukee PBS Passport.  Join or Renew your support today for access to thousands of hours of programs.

To learn more, visit our Milwaukee PBS Passport FAQ section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Milwaukee PBS Passport?

Milwaukee PBS Passport is a new member benefit which provides station donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming. This is one of the many benefits that Milwaukee PBS provides its donors, along with Fine Tuning Magazine, invitations to station events and much more.

Why is Milwaukee PBS making this service available?

As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, Milwaukee PBS Passport gives station donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and Milwaukee PBS content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.

What kind of content can people find on Milwaukee PBS Passport?

Milwaukee PBS Passport includes several hundred 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 VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more. Milwaukee PBS Passport also include popular station programs such as AROUND THE CORNER WITH JOHN MCGIVERN and THE ARTS PAGE.

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

How can viewers find content that's available on Milwaukee PBS Passport?

Donors who wish to take advantage of Milwaukee PBS Passport must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status, and then they can start enjoying Milwaukee PBS Passport.

Milwaukee PBS Passport can be accessed on the Milwaukee PBS website, as well as on, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when Milwaukee PBS has been identified as the member's local station.

To get started, look for videos with the compass icon. Those videos are only available to users who are registered for Milwaukee PBS Passport.

Who is eligible for Milwaukee PBS Passport?

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

If you are a current Member of Milwaukee PBS and need to see if your Milwaukee PBS Passport has been activated, visit this site and enter your email address. Then follow the prompts on the screen.

Does Milwaukee PBS Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on or on Milwaukee PBS's website?

No. PBS and Milwaukee PBS content will continue to be available for free on,, and other digital platforms. Milwaukee PBS Passport provides extended access to a rich library of content for Milwaukee PBS members to enjoy.

Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.

What devices can I watch programs on Milwaukee PBS Passport?

Milwaukee PBS Passport is accessible on your computer, mobile device or tablet. It is supported on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Programming is also available streaming on AppleTV, Chromecast and Roku. For assistance setting up Milwaukee PBS Passport on your device, contact the PBS Passport Help Desk online or call 855-996-9687.

I'm not seeing my favorite PBS show in Milwaukee PBS Passport. Why not?

Several hundred hours of content will be available via Milwaukee PBS Passport. This library of content will continue grow over time as more titles are added.

Will PBS KIDS content be available via Milwaukee PBS Passport?

There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming on Milwaukee PBS Passport at this time.

Is Milwaukee PBS Passport available outside the U.S.?

Streaming national and local programming from Milwaukee PBS is only available within the United States