The Activation Process


What does the activation process look like?

The following steps illustrate the Passport activation process from beginning to end. You can activate your VTPBS Passport account from your desktop computer or laptop using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

Learn how to activate Passport on Roku

Learn how to activate Passport on Apple TV

Learn how to activate Passport on Amazon Fire

After you have received an email from PBS, click Click Here to Activate Now (Figure 1).


Figure 1


You are directed to an activation screen where you should be automatically localized to your preferred station. The logo designates the station to which you are localized. (Learn how to change your station

Click the checkbox stating that you allow PBS to share your viewing history (Figure 2). * Please note that you must check this box to continue with the Passport activation process.


Figure 2


Click Confirm (Figure 3).


Figure 3


Your activation is complete. Click Get Started to begin watching Passport content (Figure 4).


Figure 4



Passport content is designated by a blue "compass rose" icon. The icon also appears next to your name, indicating that you are logged in and can view Passport videos.


Figure 5




How do I know if my Passport member benefit is activated?

To confirm that you have activated your Passport account, go to, change your local station if it is not showing, and sign in as you did during activation. If Passport is activated properly, you will see a small blue and white compass rose symbol by your name in the upper left portion of the screen. When you search through the site, any videos bearing that same blue and white compass rose symbol are Passport videos.



If your membership is not activated, or if you did not receive an activation code, please contact Vermont PBS.


I can't find my activation code. Help!

Please click the following link and follow the instructions provided.

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