ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING
WFYI members who make a yearly contribution of at least $60, can now have extended on-demand access to WFYI Passport -- a rich library of public television programs, both current and archival content from PBS and WFYI.
Currently, there are 1,300 hours of content available to donors through WFYI Passport and the library will continue to grow over time. Current titles include such favorites as Endeavour and Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, Wolf Hall, Earth a New Wild, Nature and NOVA episodes, The Great British Baking Show, How We Got to Now, and much more.
HERE’S HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Already a WFYI member who contributes at least $60 per year?
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After confirmation of your membership, you will be asked to sign in to WFYI Passport with either a Google account or Facebook account, or you can create a PBS account. Once inside the library, look for the blue compass next to WFYI Passport videos.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is WFYI Passport? WFYI Passport is a new member benefit which provides WFYI donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming.
- What kind of content can people find on WFYI Passport? At launch in March 2016, WFYI Passport includes several hundred hours of programming, representing drama, science, history, natural history and the arts. The WFYI Passport library will continue to grow with added content.
- How can viewers find content that’s available on WFYI Passport? WFYI donors must first activate their account for access. Once you're in the library, look for videos with the compass icon. Those videos are only available to users who are registered for WFYI Passport.
- Who qualifies for WFYI Passport? WFYI Passport is a member benefit for WFYI for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.
- Is WFYI Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase? No. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.
- Does WFYI Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on WFYI.org? PBS and WFYI content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, WFYI.org, and other digital platforms. Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as Frontline, PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.
- Doesn’t having a subset of content only for donors go against what PBS and WFYI stand for? PBS is committed to providing free streaming of local and national content across multiple platforms after a program airs. WFYI Passport goes one step further by offering an extended access to a rich library of content for station donors. 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 WFYI Passport. Why not? Content is regularly added.
- Will PBS KIDS content be available via WFYI Passport? There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in WFYI Passport at this time.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT?
Do you have questions related to your WFYI Member account, or other questions related to WFYI Passport? Contact WFYI Member Services at (317) 715-2009, or online here.