There are More Ways to Watch WDSE•WRPT than Ever Before!
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Over the past year, WDSE•WRPT has expanded the ways that anyone in our viewing area can watch our channels, including adding the PBS KIDS Channel AND adding free live streaming! See below for more information on the many ways to watch WDSE•WRPT.
You can now watch PBS North and the PBS KIDS Channel for free through any internet-connected device – no antenna or subscriptions required!
PBS North is available to live stream at pbs.org (click on LIVE TV in the top right corner or bookmark www.pbs.org/livestream) and through the free PBS Video App, which is available to download to most smart devices (tablets, phones, Apple TV etc.) as well as streaming sticks (Roku, Amazon Fire, etc.)
If you have any questions about the live stream, please check out PBS’s FAQ or contact our Membership Team during regular business hours at members [at] wdse [dot] org or (888) 563-9373. Note that the PBS North live stream is only available in our broadcast area; if you travel outside our broadcast area you may be able to pick up a sister PBS station’s live stream.
The PBS KIDS Channel is available to live stream at pbskids.org (click on VIDEOS and then LIVE TV in the top right corner or bookmark pbskids.org/video) and through the free PBS KIDS Video App, which is available to download to most smart devices (tablets, phones, Apple TV etc.) as well as streaming sticks (Roku, Amazon Fire, etc.)
PBS North and the PBS KIDS Channel are also available to live stream for those who subscribe to YouTube TV.
On Demand and WDSE Passport
Shows are available to stream on-demand – meaning on your own time! – on both pbs.org and the free PBS Video App as well as through pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Video app.
Simply click on the program you want to watch, kick up your feet, and enjoy! Most shows that have aired during primetime on PBS North are available to stream for free for a week or two after their original broadcast, though availability is varied due to streaming rights available for each individual show. Most WDSE•WRPT produced shows are available to stream for free indefinitely after their initial broadcast date.
If you see a blue box with a white star in the corner of a video (only on PBS platforms, not PBS KIDS), this means that this on-demand content is accessible only to members of WDSE Passport. WDSE Passport is a membership benefit to households who give at least $5/month or $60/year to support WDSE•WRPT. More about WDSE Passport can be found on our WDSE Passport FAQ page.
Five Great Channels
WDSE•WRPT has five great channels that are available for free through the use of an antenna throughout our broadcast area. Most people who live within 40 miles of Duluth or Hibbing should be able to receive all five channels through a basic antenna, though one can purchase an antenna amplifier if needed.
Our five channels have different channel numbers throughout our broadcast area. See our Channel Legend to find your channel number based on your provider. We strive to keep this up to date, but if you notice an irregularity, please notify us at email [at] wdse [dot] org.
For those who subscribe to cable or satellite, they may not receive all five of our channels. Please contact your service provider to request receiving these additional channels. One can also purchase an antenna and flip between their provider and the antenna to receive the additional channels.
If you have any other questions about ways to watch WDSE•WRPT, contact our membership team during regular business hours at members [at] wdse [dot] org or (888) 563-9373.