How to Watch PBS Outside the US

Content Verification Date: May 6, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock PBS

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of PBS or use their app if supported.
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Unblock PBS

PBS stands for The Public Broadcasting Service and it’s a non-profit publicly funded US TV station. The station carries shows like Masterpiece, Downton Abbey, American Family: Journey of Dreams, American Experience, American Masters, History Detectives, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, and Nightly Business Report to name a few. Apart from that they have great investigative journalism and documentaries.

PBS is available in the US only, but Unlocator removes geographical blocks and makes the service available anywhere in the World.

Guide For Unblock PBS Outside the US

Accessing programming from PBS from abroad is very easy – not tech skills require. First, you create an Unlocator account. Then, follow one of our setup guides for your device and restart. Once you have done so you can go ahead and restart your device. This is really all it takes.

From now on Unlocator Smart DNS will make sure that each time PBS checks your location they will see you located in the US. At times the PBS website will ask for your zip code in order to serve the correct programming. Simply add any US zip code that fits your needs. If you don’t know a US zip code you can simply use the famous 90210.

Using Unlocator Smart DNS to unblock PBS will not interfere with the streaming services and websites you already use. Only the location for PBS and the other services we support will be altered. You will always appear in the appropriate location.

Unblocking PBS With VPN

Another very popular approach is using our VPN apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows. Once installed you can, with one click, select a server of your choice in the US and connect to it. From that moment all your data traffic becomes encrypted and leaves trough our US server. As a result PBS, or any other website, will see you located in the US. So you can use this method to unblock any US website and streaming service and not only PBS.

So when should I use Smart DNS to unblock PBS and when should I use VPN? The short answer is whatever works for you. Some prefer one method over the other.

However, there is one case where it’s a must to use our VPN and that is when you are connected to public WiFi. This is what you connect to when located at a hotel, airport, convention centre etc. Basically any WiFi that you don’t manage and control yourself. In these cases using VPN is a must as you will otherwise be putting your privacy at risk. This is due to the fact that public WiFi is notorious for criminals to harvest private data. By using Unlocator VPN your data connection becomes encrypted and no-one can intercept your data.

So whether you want to use Smart DNS or VPN to unblock PBS outside the US – then everything you need is an Unlocator account.

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and PBS

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page