PBS Apple TV and iOS apps provide free stream of select stations

There was an update for the PBS app on the Apple TV and iOS devices that now allow users to stream select PBS stations from their device for completely free.

Here is a complete list of supported stations according to Cord Cutters News:

  • WEIQ in Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, AL
  • KAKM in Anchorage, AK
  • KUAT-TV in Tucson, AZ
  • KAFT in Little Rock, AR
  • KLRU in Austin, TX
  • KBDI-TV in Denver, CO
  • WEDH in Hartford-New Haven, CT
  • WTVS in Detroit, MI
  • WKOP-TV in Knoxville, TN
  • WILL-TV in Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL
  • KIIN in Des Moines-Ames, IA
  • KAMU-TV in Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX
  • KCPT in Kansas City, MO
  • KCTS-TV in Seattle-Tacoma, WA
  • KEDT in Corpus Christi, TX
  • KIXE-TV in Chico-Redding, CA
  • KLRN in San Antonio, TX
  • KMOS-TV in Kansas City, MO
  • KNPB in Reno, NV
  • KPBS in San Diego, CA
  • KPTS in Wichita-Hutchinson, KS
  • KRWG-TV in El Paso (Las Cruces), TX
  • KTWU in Topeka, KS
  • KUAC-TV in Fairbanks, AK
  • KUED in Salt Lake City, UT
  • KVIE in Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA
  • KAWB in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • KLPA-TV in Baton Rouge, LA
  • WCBB in Portland-Auburn, ME
  • WMVS in Milwaukee, WI
  • KUSM in Butte-Bozeman, MT
  • WCFE-TV in Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY
  • WNPT in Nashville, TN
  • KTNE-TV in Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NE
  • KNME-TV in Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
  • KETC in St. Louis, MO
  • WNJN in New York City, NY
  • KRCB in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
  • KOAC-TV in Portland, OR
  • KOZJ in Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL
  • WTVI in Charlotte, NC
  • KOCE-TV in Los Angeles, CA
  • KWCM-TV in Green Bay-Appleton, WI
  • KFME in Fargo-Valley City, ND
  • WQPT-TV in Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL
  • WSBE-TV in Providence, RI
  • KRMA-TV in Denver, CO
  • KOOD in Wichita Falls, TX -Lawton, OK
  • KFTS in Medford-Klamath Falls, OR
  • KBHE-TV in Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD
  • WKGB-TV in Lexington, KY
  • KETC in St. Louis, MO
  • WNET in New York City, NY
  • WUNC-TV in Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • KLVX in Las Vegas, NV
  • WBGU-TV in Bowling Green, KY
  • WEDU in Tampa-St Petersburg-Sarasota, FL
  • WEIU-TV in Peoria-Bloomington, IL
  • WSWP-TV in Charleston-Huntington, WV
  • WETA-TV in Washington DC
  • WGTE-TV in Toledo, OH
  • WGVU-TV in Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI
  • WHRO-TV in Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
  • WHUT-TV in Washington DC
  • WHYY-TV in Philadelphia, PA
  • WITF-TV in Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA
  • WJCT in Jacksonville, FL
  • WKNO in Memphis, TN
  • WLIW in New York City, NY
  • WMHT in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  • WNED-TV in Buffalo, NY
  • WNIN in Evansville, IN
  • WOSU in Columbus, OH
  • WQED in Pittsburgh, PA
  • WQLN in Erie, PA
  • WUSI-TV in Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg-Mt Vernon
  • WSRE in Mobile, AL
  • WTIU in Bloomington, IN
  • WTTW in Chicago, IL
  • WTVP in Peoria-Bloomington, IL
  • WUCF-TV in Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
  • WUFT in Gainesville, FL
  • WVUT in Terre Haute, IN
  • WXXI-TV in Rochester, NY
  • WYES-TV in New Orleans, LA
  • KCWC-TV in Casper-Riverton, WY
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The only two ways to stream PBS outside of its app are through YouTube TV and Locast.

When streaming your PBS station through the PBS website, you will be able to use Picture-In-Picture while streaming. It is supported on the website’s web player. You can go to the link pbs.org/livestream to access the free livestream of the station.

Click here to get access to the PBS app to access the free stations.

Are you going to start using this method to stream your local PBS station? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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