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WKNO Passport - Frequently Asked Questions

What is WKNO Passport?
WKNO Passport is a new member benefit which provides WKNO donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming. This is one of the many benefits that WKNO provides its donors, along with existing benefits such as WKNO MemberCard, KNO e-newsletter and others.


Why is WKNO making this service available?
Passport is another way to say thank you to our members for your support. As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, WKNO Passport gives WKNO donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and WKNO content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.


What kind of content can people find on WKNO Passport?
WKNO 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 VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.

The WKNO Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.


How can viewers find content that’s available on WKNO Passport?
Donors who wish to take advantage of WKNO Passport must activate your account for access. You will be asked to register to confirm your identity and membership status, and then you can start enjoying WKNO Passport.

WKNO Passport can be accessed on the WKNO website, as well as on, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when WKNO has been identified as the member’s local station.

To get started, look for videos with the compass icon.

Those videos are only available to users who are registered for WKNO Passport.


What desktop browser do I need?
WKNO Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and IE9+.


Who qualifies for WKNO Passport?
WKNO Passport is the newest member benefit available from WKNO for donors with an annual contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.


Is WKNO Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?
WKNO Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.



Does WKNO Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on or on WKNO website?
No. PBS and WKNO content will continue to be available for free on, WKNO website and other digital platforms. WKNO Passport provides access to an extensive library of exclusive, additional content for WKNO members to enjoy.

Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.


I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in WKNO Passport. Why not?
Several hundred hours of content are available via WKNO Passport now. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.


Will PBS KIDS content be available via WKNO Passport?
There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in WKNO Passport at this time.