Apps & OTT

Apps & Over-the-Top Service

We’ve streamlined the way local stations distribute PBS content to their viewers. Whatever their device, our viewers can access an expansive library of PBS national and local content right at their fingertips.  PBS supports OTT services such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and more.  Our PBS Video mobile app has been optimized for both Android and iOS platforms.  Through localization, stations can engage with their community by providing frequently updated content to their viewers. Station branding is present throughout all of our mobile and streaming services, allowing stations to connect with their viewers on multiple platforms. If you have any questions about any of our mobile and streaming products, reach out to your digital rep at


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The PBS Streaming User: Who are they?

Last Updated by Tom Davidson | Senior Director SPI | PBS Digital on

Who are the people watching PBS content on Roku and other streaming devices?How many of them are there? Are they members? How do they like it – and does it cannibalize their viewing over the air? Those are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves (and many of you have asked us) since PBS Digital first launched apps for “over-the-top” streaming back in 2012.

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New Bentomatic: PBS Anywhere

Last Updated by By Jen Carter Hinders | Assistant Director | PBS Digital on

Share in the excitement of being able to access and distribute your station's content across multiple platforms via the PBS Anywhere Bentomatic-powered promotional site.

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Send Us Your Portrait Images

Last Updated by PBS Digital Team on

PBS Digital recently launched a PBS app on Amazon Fire TV. As you may have noticed, the images for this app are all portrait instead of the usual landscape orientation. Because of this, local program images are currently not appearing since we do not have portrait images for your content.

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Recording Available: The PBS Streaming User Webinar

Last Updated by José Fernández | Product Deployment Manager | PBS Digital on

Last month, we presented research via webinar about the PBS streaming/OTT audience. The webinar was held twice, and specifically for PBS station staff. More than 100 station leaders attended, and from the feedback we've received, it seems like the material was very useful.

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Join the Countdown to Downton

Last Updated by SPI Team on

With the much-anticipated premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 5” on MASTERPIECE on January 4, 2015, PBS and WGBH are offering fans and new viewers of “Downton Abbey,” the opportunity to catch up on all the dramatic events of Season 4.

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