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 spi@pbs.org.

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OTT/APPS

The 2017 PBS Online Film Festival is now underway!

Last Updated by Leif Brostrom, Emma Goddard on

Viewing and voting happens from July 17 to July 28.

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PBS Digital Switching its Video Transcoding Service

Last Updated by Jenny Markley on

PBS Digital will soon be switching it's transcoding service. The API structure will not change, just the profiles. We currently generate 11 or 14 output types. Many of these are duplicates, or no longer necessary. We plan to reduce that to 3 or 4 output types. What does this mean for API developers developers? Read more to find out.

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The Great British Baking Show Season 4: Passport Opportunity

Last Updated by Eric Freeland, Chas Offutt on

Season 4 of The Great British Baking show will have all 10 episodes available for members that have activated their passport accounts to stream starting on Friday, June 16, 2017 — the same time as the series premiere.

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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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