PBTV Everywhere FAQ
What is PBTV Everywhere?
PBTV Everywhere is a service that allows PBTV subscribers to view TV programs on devices other than a TV set. This can include a PC, a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
How is PBTV Everywhere different from Hulu, Netflix, or other streaming services?
How much does it cost?
Nothing! At this time, there's no cost for PBTV Everywhere, so feel free to explore. There is nothing on the site that will result in an extra cost to you (except overage charges from your cellular carrier, if applicable). As long as you can receive the TV Network in your "regular" PBTV channel lineup, you may view that network's TV Everywhere content, if available.
Where can I watch PBTV Everywhere?
PBTV Everywhere works anywhere you can receive an Internet signal: in your house, at work, at the mall, at a hotel, the airport, a vacation home- anywhere! Wired connections and in-home WiFi will provide the best overall quality. The quality of PBTV Everywhere service while traveling (airports, stores, etc) will vary with the signal strength and bandwidth of the Internet connection you use. Be extra careful when traveling, especially outside the U.S. Data roaming charges may apply, and they can be very expensive.
What shows can I watch?
Each TV network makes their own decision about what to offer on PBTV Everywhere. For example, the live feed of Fox News is available, but the live feed of Hallmark is not. Instead, Hallmark offers full episodes of their popular programs.
Why aren't all programs available?
A TV network doesn't necessarily own all the rights to all the programs they transmit. A network may have the right to transmit a movie, but only to TV sets, and not on PBTV Everywhere. It all depends on the network.
Will other networks become available?
Yes! We're working with many different programming providers to expand the number of networks, and the number of shows available on PBTV Everywhere. Registered users are presented with the complete list of all the networks available to them. When new networks are added, you will see them in your menu of available programs when you log in.
How do I sign up for WatchTVEverywhere?
To use PBTV Everywhere, you must first complete a one-time registration. To get started, visit pbtveverywhere.com. Make sure you have your last invoice handy - you'll need your account number, and the correct spelling of the last name on the account. Click "Register" to start the registration process.
How do I use PBTV Everywhere?
Visit pbtveverywhere.com. Click "Log In," and enter your username and password. Click on the TV Network you want to watch, and you'll see a list of available programs.
What can I watch?
You can watch any PBTV Everywhere program as long as it's on a network you subscribe to in your PBTV package. For example, you must subscribe to PBTV Extra to receive Fox Business News watch Fox Business News’s PBTV Everywhere programs.
What devices can I use?
Nearly all programs are available on all devices (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone). Some networks may not have made all their programs available on all devices.
How many different devices can I use?
There's no limit to the number of devices you can use, however TV networks may limit the number you can use at the same time. Remember, it's important to keep your username and password confidential. Use of your credentials by others will result in the loss of your PBTV Everywhere privileges.
Does WatchTVEverywhere count against my mobile data plan?
It might. Check your data plan before you use PBTV Everywhere on a smart phone or wireless network. PBTV Everywhere programs transmit a lot of data. This can be expensive if you have a limited data plan. We have no way to know when you have exceeded your data plan's limits. You are responsible for all charges billed to you by your mobile carrier.
*Must subscribe to PBTV service to have access to PBTV Everywhere. Additional subscriptions may be required to view all content listed. Service availability depends upon location, some restrictions may apply.