WHRO Passport is the new member benefit that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming. Featuring both PBS and select local programming, WHRO Passport allows you to watch even more episodes of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series.
WHRO Passport is a new member benefit which provides WHRO donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming online and via your mobile device. This is one of the many benefits that WHRO provides its donors along with the program guide, and thank you gifts like tickets, umbrellas or tote bags, based on the level of your gift.
As more and more people are watching television content on demand on computers and digital devices, WHRO Passport gives WHRO donors another way to enjoy extended access to PBS and WHRO content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.
If you are an active WHRO member giving at least $60 (or $5 monthly), and we have a valid email address on file, you can look up your account and your activation code will be emailed to the email address on file. Before you can activate your Passport benefit, you will be required to create an account with PBS.org.
If we don't have a valid email address on file, you can call us at 757-889-9310 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not created your account at PBS.org, you will be required to do so before activating your member benefit.
If you donated online or over the phone at the $60 level (or $5 monthly), you will receive two emails. One will confirm your gift. You will also receive an email with the subject line "Your WHRO Passport is Ready to be activated!" at the email address you entered when making your donation. If you have not created your account at PBS.org, you will be required to do so before activating your member benefit.
At the time you activated, you were asked to create a PBS account and sign in. You can visit WHRO's Passport sign in page.
WHRO Passport is only available to donating members of WHRO. However, many PBS stations across the country are introducing this new benefit to their members. Please contact your local station to find out if they are offering this service and to activate.
Currently, WHRO Passport content is available via:
Once you have activated your PBS Passport account, follow the steps below to link your Passport account to your Apple TV.
Once you have activated your PBS Passport account, follow the steps below to link your Passport account to your Amazon Fire TV.
Due to rights restrictions, our streaming videos can only be viewed within the United States.
WHRO 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 NATURE, GREAT PERFORMANCES, VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more. WHRO Passport will also include popular WHRO programs such as THE SCENE, VETERANS COMING HOME.
The WHRO Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
WHRO Passport is the newest member benefit available from WHRO for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.
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. PBS and WHRO content will continue to be available for free on the WHRO.org website, and other digital platforms. WHRO Passport provides extended access to a rich library of content for WHRO members to enjoy.
Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs will be accessible to everyone.
WHRO content is shared widely with the public on-air, online and on mobile devices after a program airs - that has not changed. WHRO Passport goes one step further by offering extended access to additional content for station donors.
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 be accessible to everyone.
Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available via WHRO Passport. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.
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.
Members who wish to take advantage of WHRO 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 WHRO Passport. These videos are only available to users who are registered for WHRO Passport.
To find WHRO Passport video, simply look for the distinctive compass icon: .
It is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.