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If you’re an Idaho Public Television member with a yearly contribution of $60 or more, you may have received an email with an IdahoPTV Passport activation code. Enter your code at pbs.org/passport to activate your account.

Once you’ve activated your account, login to view video content at: video.idahoptv.org.

If you did not receive a code, please contact Member Services at 1-800-543-6868 or email: memberservices@idahoptv.org.

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If you experience technical issues accessing Passport content, please view these Frequently Asked Questions, contact PBS at 1-844-230-4788, or go to the PBS Support Page for assistance.

Idaho Public Television introduces IdahoPTV Passport, a new member benefit that gives donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programs. IdahoPTV Passport is available to donors with a yearly contribution of $60 or more. It cannot be purchased separately and is a benefit of membership. To receive IdahoPTV Passport, please become a member today.

IdahoPTV Passport FAQ

1. What is IdahoPTV Passport?
IdahoPTV Passport is a member benefit that provides IdahoPTV donors extended on-demand access to a growing library of public television programs. This is one of many benefits IdahoPTV provides its members.
2. Why is IdahoPTV making this service available?
More and more people prefer watching television content on-demand through digital devices. IdahoPTV Passport lets members enjoy PBS and IdahoPTV content on their computers, smartphones, tablets and some streaming devices. Extended access makes many shows available longer than they’re available online.
3. What kind of content is available on IdahoPTV Passport?
At launch, IdahoPTV Passport will include several hundred hours of programming, representing many genres — drama, science, history, natural history and the arts. Notable titles include MASTERPIECE series “Downton Abbey” and “Wolf Hall,” along with favorites like VICIOUS, EARTH: A NEW WILD, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and others. IdahoPTV Passport will also include popular IdahoPTV programs. The library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
4. How can viewers find content that’s available on IdahoPTV Passport?
Donors who wish to access IdahoPTV Passport must activate their account at pbs.org/passport. They may then access Passport on IdahoPTV’s video page and at PBS.org. Passport content may also be viewed through the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when Idaho Public Television is identified as the viewer’s local station. To get started, look for videos with the compass icon. Those videos are only available to registered users of IdahoPTV Passport.
5. Who qualifies for IdahoPTV Passport?
Passport is IdahoPTV’s newest member benefit. Members with at least a $60 yearly donation or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more are eligible.
6. Is IdahoPTV Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?
IdahoPTV Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.
7. Does IdahoPTV Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on IdahoPTV’s website?
No. PBS and IdahoPTV content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, IdahoPTV’s website and other digital platforms. IdahoPTV Passport provides extended access to a rich library of content for IdahoPTV members to enjoy. Certain content, including news and public affairs programs like FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.
8. Doesn’t having a subset of content only for donors go against what PBS and IdahoPTV stand for?
PBS is committed to providing free streaming of local and national content across multiple platforms after a program airs. IdahoPTV Passport goes one step further by offering extended access to a rich library of content for station donors. Certain content, including news and public affairs programs like FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.
9. I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in IdahoPTV Passport. Why not?
Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available through IdahoPTV Passport. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.
10. Will PBS KIDS content be available via IdahoPTV Passport?
There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in IdahoPTV Passport at this time. Visit PBSKids.org for free video content.