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Stream your favorite NPT and PBS shows, create the perfect watchlist, and more — anywhere you want to watch.

Download the free PBS App and gain access to thousands of hours of your favorite NPT and PBS shows. Watch on your schedule, anytime, anywhere.

Watch Anytime on the PBS Video App

On-demand – Stream 4000+ NPT and PBS Shows

Our on-demand streaming library includes many genres from drama and mystery to science and history to arts and “how to” shows and so much more.

Stream NPT and PBS shows like MASTERPIECE, Poldark, NOVA, Nature, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and more on your favorite device!

Live TV – NPT's Main Channel in Real-time

Nashville Public Television's thoughtfully curated broadcast is no longer tied to your television service provider or physical antenna. 

Watch NPT's main channel effortlessly, in real time on any device. Start watching NPT your way today.


  1. Look for the free PBS App on your device's app store.
  2. Install the app. You can choose to sign in with your PBS account or not.
  3. A popup will ask who is your local PBS station. Choose NPT from the list (if there are other options).
  4. Click the LIVE TV button at the top right and start enjoying NPT's main channel in real time.


Is the PBS App not available on your device? 

No problem, you can still enjoy the livestream through a web browser. 

  1. Visit on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Click the LIVE TV button at the top right of your screen. If you are on a mobile device or tablet the LIVE TV button in located under Menu.

Need more help? Visit PBS' FAQ to get all your livestream questions answered.

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Download the PBS App for free, Wherever you Watch

Stream programs with the free PBS Video App on your TV using your Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or Samsung Smart TV.


PBS Video App for Mobile

PBS App on your Mobile Device

Enjoy the latest from NPT and PBS from your mobile phone or tablet. Easily stream your favorite programs by simply downloading the free PBS App. Follow the instructions below if you need help!

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PBS Video App for TV

PBS App on your Smart TV

Prefer to watch Tennessee Crossroads or PBS Newshour  on a big screen?

Download the PBS App straight to your Smart TV or OTT device. Learn more with the links below.

PBS Video App for Apple TV
PBS Video App for Android TV
PBS Video App for Fire TV
PBS Video App for Roku
PBS Video App for Samsung TV
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No PBS App on your device's app store? No Problem!

If you can't install the app on your device, don't worry! Visit on any internet browser for the same PBS App experience.


Choose Your Favorites

Use the My List feature to sync your personally curated favorites across all of your devices.

Watch even more with

NPT Passport

NPT Passport is a popular member benefit that provides you with a trove of quality public television programming via the free PBS App.

Binge-watch current and past seasons of your NPT and PBS favorites like Grantchester, Frankie Drake Mysteries, World on Fire, Sanditon, NOVA, Nature, Beecham House, Finding Your Roots and more!

Watch episodes of popular dramas and other programs before they air on TV, along with NPT Passport specials only available to NPT members.


PBS Kids Video App


The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. Stream PBS KIDS on NPT3 24/7 on the app for free (no subscription or login required).

Questions? We’re Here to Help

How do I activate the PBS App?

If you’re using an iOS or Android mobile phone or tablet, you don’t need to activate, but you can sign in or sign up with a Facebook, Google, or PBS account inside the app.

If you’re using a Roku, Apple TV (tvOS), Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Samsung Smart TV, access the PBS website via the link below to activate your streaming device:


Need more help or having issues troubleshooting your device?

If you’re having any problems with device activation, activating your Passport account, streaming video content – or anything else – we’re here to help.


Live TV

Are you having trouble viewing NPT's new livestream feature? Click the link below for more information and troubleshooting guides.