Introducing RMPBS Passport

RMPBS Passport is our newest member benefit that gives you extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming, including your favorite local shows. You can now watch hundreds of hours of local and PBS programming, including every episode of every season of Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE, plus others like Vicious, EARTH a New Wild, How We Got to NowThe Great British Baking Show and many more.

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How to Activate Passport:

If you're a current member who gives $60 per year or $5 per month or more, look out for an email that includes instructions on how to activate your RMPBS Passport. If you cannot find this email, you can retrieve your code here.

Not a member? Become one today to get your RMPBS Passport!

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    What is RMPBS Passport?

RMPBS Passport is a new member benefit that provides Rocky Mountain PBS donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming. This is one of the many benefits that Rocky Mountain PBS provides its members, along with exclusive event notification and access, membership appreciation deals and behind-the-scenes studio tours. 

2.    Why is Rocky Mountain PBS making this service available?

As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, RMPBS Passport gives Rocky Mountain PBS members a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and RMPBS content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.

3.    What kind of content can I find on RMPBS Passport?

At launch, RMPBS Passport will include 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. RMPBS Passport will also include popular Rocky Mountain PBS programs such as Colorado Experience, Arts District and Colorado State of Mind.

The RMPBS Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.

4.    How can I find content that’s available on RMPBS Passport?

RMPBS Passport can be accessed on the RMPBS website, as well as on PBS.org, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV once RMPBS has been identified as the member’s local station. To get started, look for videos with the compass icon. Those videos are only available to users who are registered for RMPBS Passport.

5.    Who qualifies for RMPBS Passport?

RMPBS Passport is the newest member benefit available from Rocky Mountain PBS for members with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.

Members who wish to take advantage of RMPBS Passport must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status, and then they can start enjoying RMPBS Passport. 

If you are an active, qualifying member of Rocky Mountain PBS ($60 per year or $5 per month), look out for an email with information on how to access your Passport. 

If you are not a current member of Rocky Mountain PBS, become a member today to access your RMPBS Passport.

6.    Is RMPBS Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?

RMPBS Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service. 

7.    Does RMPBS Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on the Rocky Mountain PBS website?

No. PBS and Rocky Mountain PBS content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, RMPBS.org, and other digital platforms. RMPBS Passport provides extended access to a rich library of content for RMPBS 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.

8.    Doesn’t having a subset of content only for members go against what PBS and Rocky Mountain PBS stand for?

PBS is committed to providing free streaming of local and national content across multiple platforms after a program airs. RMPBS Passport goes one step further by offering 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.

9.    I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in RMPBS Passport. Why not?

Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available via RMPBS Passport This library of content will continue grow over time as more titles are added.

10.    Will PBS KIDS content be available via RMPBS Passport?

There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in RMPBS Passport at this time.