What is WETA Passport?
WETA Passport is a new member benefit which provides WETA donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming online and on your mobile device. This is one of the many benefits that WETA provides its donors along with WETA Magazine and exclusive invitations to special events.
Why is WETA making this service available?
As more and more people are watching television content on demand on computers and digital devices, WETA Passport gives WETA donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and WETA content on platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming video devices like Apple TV.
What can I use to watch WETA Passport?
You can watch WETA Passport streaming straight to your ROKU, computer, tablet, smartphone, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, with more devices coming soon!
What kind of content can people find on WETA Passport?
With WETA Passport you can access tens of thousands of 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 Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Great Performances, Vicious, How We Got To Now, The Great British Baking Show and many more.
The WETA Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
How can viewers find content that's available on WETA Passport?
Members who wish to take advantage of WETA Passport, must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status in order to start enjoying WETA Passport. These videos are only available to users who are registered for WETA Passport.
To find WETA Passport video, simply look for the distinctive compass icon: .
Who is eligible for WETA Passport?
WETA Passport is the newest member benefit available from WETA for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.
Will there still be free streaming on WETA.org and PBS.org?
PBS and WETA content will continue to be available for free on the WETA.org website, and other digital platforms. WETA Passport provides extended access to the rich library of content for WETA members to enjoy.
Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs such as Cyberchase, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends as well as FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens and POV, will remain accessible to everyone.
What desktop browser do I need?
WETA Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
How does WETA Passport align with the mission of public television?
WETA content is shared widely with the public on-air, online and on mobile devices after a program airs – that has not changed. WETA Passport goes one step further by offering extended access to additional content for members.
I'm not seeing my favorite PBS show in WETA Passport. Why not?
Initially, hundreds of hours of on-demand content will be available via WETA Passport along with tens of thousands of hours of content available to all. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.
I cannot afford to donate at this time. Is there a way for me to view this content?
All broadcast content remains available to all viewers on air per our broadcast schedule and will remain online and on mobile for at least two weeks and, in some cases, longer. We believe the new arrangement allows for ample viewing of excellent content, albeit for a more limited time for some programs.
Is WETA Passport available outside the U.S.?
Streaming video from WETA – including video that this available to WETA donors – is only available within the United States.