WUFT Launches New On-Demand Streaming Video for Members
WUFT Passport provides extended access to a rich library of on-demand public television programming across genres, including drama, science, history, the arts and more…
WUFT Passport is a new member benefit offering extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming.
WUFT Passport provides donors access to current and archival programs from PBS and is available via WUFT.ORG, PBS.org and other digital platforms.
Today there are several hundred hours of content available to donors through WUFT Passport and the library will continue to grow over time. Current titles include “Downton Abbey,” “Wolf Hall” and other dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as favorites such as VICIOUS, MAKERS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.
In addition to WUFT.ORG, WUFT Passport will also be available to members when they identify WUFT as their local PBS member station on PBS.org and the PBS Video apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as the PBS app on AppleTV. Station members must activate their account before they can access WUFT Passport.
WUFT Passport is the newest member benefit available from WUFT for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately. PBS and WUFT content will continue to be available for free after its broadcast premiere on PBS.org, WUFT.ORG, and other digital platforms. New members can join instantly and gain immediate access to WUFT Passport by clicking here.
Existing WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM members who support at levels of at least $60 a year (or $5 a month) will receive an email with instructions for activating WUFT Passport.
If you have questions or have not received your email containing the four-word activation token required for Passport activation, contact PBS Support directly at 855-686-9838 or online at help.pbs.org.
What is WUFT Passport?
WUFT Passport is a new member benefit which provides WUFT donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming. This is one of the many benefits that WUFT provides its donors, along with existing benefits such as the MemberCard, and monthly WUFT eNewsletter.
Why is WUFT making this service available?
Passport is another way to say thank you to our members for your support. As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, WUFT Passport gives WUFT donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and WUFT content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.
What kind of content can people find on WUFT Passport?
WUFT Passport includes several hundred 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 VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.
The WUFT Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
How can viewers find content that’s available on WUFT Passport?
Donors who wish to take advantage of WUFT Passport must activate your account for access. You will be asked to register to confirm your identity and membership status, and then you can start enjoying WUFT Passport.
WUFT Passport can be accessed on the WUFT website, as well as on PBS.org, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when WUFT has been identified as the member’s local station.
What desktop browser do I need?
WUFT Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and IE9+.
Who qualifies for WUFT Passport?
WUFT Passport is the newest member benefit available from WUFT 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 WUFT Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?
WUFT Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.
Does WUFT Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on WUFT website?
No. PBS and WUFT content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, WUFT website and other digital platforms. WUFT Passport provides access to an extensive library of exclusive, additional content for WUFT members to enjoy.
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 WUFT Passport. Why not?
Several hundred hours of content are available via WUFT Passport now. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.
Will PBS KIDS content be available via WUFT Passport?
There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in WUFT Passport at this time.
Having problems with Passport videos? Get support at help.pbs.org.