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Ways to watch Vermont PBS

It is easier than ever to watch us in whatever way works for you. Read the sections below for various ways to watch our show, plus some helpful tips. If you have questions, please contact our friendly Viewer Services Team at viewerservices@vermontpbs.org | 802-655-4800 or toll free 1-800-639-7811.

Our Channels

Main logo

Vermont PBS Main Channel
Your favorite national shows and
locally-produced programming.

PLUS+ logo

Vermont PBS Plus+
More programming from
local and regional producers, and the WorldChannel. Download Plus Overview

Kids logo

Vermont PBS Kids
Educational kids shows like
Curious George, Wild Kratts,
and Daniel Tiger.

Create logo

Create
Cooking, travel,
home improvement and more.

Video On Demand

The majority of our shows are available to view for free via Video On Demand (VOD), also known as streaming. However due to various licensing, and certain time frames,  not all episodes are always available to stream (example: some Made Here episodes are broadcast only). Some episodes may be only be viewable by our Passport members. Learn more about Passport. For our Canadian viewers, there may be further geographical restrictions, preventing ability to stream certain episodes. Visit our Canadian Info page for more details. 

Web

All available PBS national and local Vermont PBS shows can be watched via your favorite web browser, on your desktop or mobile device. Simply visit our main video portal at video.vermontpbs.org.

Kids shows are available at pbskids.org. (exception: Mister Chris and Friends is not currently in the national PBS Kids system, but is available on the main streaming options listed on this page).

Shows from Create TV can be streamed at createtv.com

TIP: Create a free PBS account and use the Sign In button in the top menu bar. Then you can create a watchlist of your favorite shows and episodes, by using the '+ My List' button.

Also, many of our local shows have a dedicated webpage containing the related episodes, and sometimes extra info and resources. Simply hover over the 'Local Shows' menu item on our site's main menu. Examples: Made Here; Vermont This Week; From The Archives; Mister Chris.

TIP: If you are connected via wifi to a casting device (ex: Google Chromecast or Apple TV), you should see a white casting icon appear on the videos in your browser. You can click that icon to cast the video to your TV. 

Passport

Passport is an added membership benefit. It provides extended access to 1,500+ episodes of quality PBS programming. 

This extended viewing applies to web browsers, mobile apps, and smart TVs.

Become a Passport member today with a sustainer gift of $5 or more monthly, or a one-time gift of at least $60. 

Passport membership is now offered in Canada.

TIP: Some sneak previews and early access to premieres, as well as exclusive access to popular past shows (ex. Downton Abbey) are available to our Passport members!

Mobile App

The same videos available on the web, can also be viewed on our Vermont PBS App. It is free to download to your phone and tablet, and has extra features including: ability to create a watchlist; receive important notifications, and an overview of news and promos from our social media sites. 

Learn more at vermontpbs.org/app.

Smart TV / Apps

The PBS Video App is available to download for free on most popular TV apps. (Ex: ROKU, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV's, etc.). 

The app should prompt you to select your local station, by suggesting stations in your area. If you reside outside of our region, you can use a Vermont zip code (ex. 05401) to find Vermont PBS. By selecting Vermont PBS (may display as WETK), you will see a 'Local' section of our shows.

TIP: For more info and help on Smart TV apps, and latest supported devices, visit digital.pbs.org/products/apps.

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Broadcast / Cable / Satellite

Our four channels are available live (linear broadcast) in Vermont, and some in our region including parts of Québec, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Check with your provider if Vermont PBS is available in your area. Depending on your location, we may be displayed as VTPBS; WETK; WVTB; WVER; WVTA; or W20EH-D. See our Channel Finder for details. Visit our interactive online TV Schedule for current show airings.

Broadcast

Our four channels will have different channel numbers / identifiers depending on where you reside. Availability also depends on your location. Visit our Channel Finder page for details. 

TIP: Over-the-air signals are FREE in HD, with purchase of an affordable digital antenna. Recommendations available on vermontpbs.org/rescan.

Cable

Our channel numbers / identifiers, and availability differ depending on where you reside. Most will be in High Definition (HD) but some locations may only offer Standard Definition (SD). 

Visit our Channel Finder page for details.

Satellite

Our Vermont PBS Main/Primary channel is carried by DirecTV and Dish networks. However it may not be available in Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont.

Canadian Viewers

Our main channel is available in the Montréal area, and some other areas in Québec and Ontario. Some Québec residents may be able to acquire our WETK broadcast signal. Otherwise we are available via cable providers:  Axion; Bell Fibe TV ; and Videotron. More info for Canadian viewers.

Livestream

Main Channel

Our main channel channel can be streamed live on the web, our Vermont PBS App, or the PBS mobile and Smart TV apps. This feature is only available in the US due to license restrictions.

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Kids

PBS Kids shows can be streamed live via the Kids tab in our Vermont PBS app;  the PBS Kids App or website. Select Vermont PBS as your local station, to see local promos and Kids' Club birthday announcements!

Social Media

Enjoy browsing social media? Some of our videos are on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Be sure to follow us so our latest videos and promotions are in your newsfeeds!

YouTube

Follow Vermont PBS on YouTube in your web browser, or You Tube's mobile or smart TV app. Subscribe for promos and shorts. Be sure to comment and share!

Not all of our content is available in YouTube. We currently have three channels.

Facebook

Follow our Vermont PBS Facebook account for live virtual events, promos, and short clips. Join the discussions and help share!

Instagram

Follow our Vermont PBS Instagram account for promos and short video clips.