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Step 1

Create a PBS Account

Before getting started with downloading the PBS App Channel, you'll need to make sure that you have a PBS account.


Step 2

Download Google Home

In Step 2, you'll need to locate Google Home in the App Store on your device.

  • To add Google Home, click on App Store
  • Type in Google Home on the search bar
  • Click on Get next to Google Home, or Open if already downloaded
The App Store
Search results for "google home" in the App Store

Step 3

Sign in with Your Google Account

Once you've downloaded Google Home, you'll need to open the application and sign in with your Google Account. If you don't have a Google Account, you will need to create one.

  • Click Google Home
  • Click Get Started
  • Sign in with your Google Account
The Google Home App
Sign into Google on the Google Home App

Step 4

Connect to Chromecast

Once you have signed in using your Google Account, you can now connect to your Chromecast. Go to your device settings, click Wi-Fi, and then select the Chromecast device name that displays as an option in your choices.

  • Click Settings
  • Click Wi-Fi
  • Select your Chromecast device name
The Settings App on your device
Connect to the internet with the name of your chromecast device

Step 5

Connect Chromecast to Wi-Fi

Once you've connected your Chromecast to your device, you'll need to go into your Google Home application and connect your Chromecast to the Wi-Fi network of your choice.

  • Click Google Home
  • Select your Chromecast device
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Connect to your Wi-Fi internet access to link your Chromecast device
Choose a Home in Google Home App
Choose a Wifi in Google Home App

Step 6

Sign in to Your PBS Account

Now that your Chromecast device is connected to the Wi-Fi, you'll be able to use the internet to sign into your PBS account. If you haven't already, you'll need to download the PBS Video App onto your device.

  • Click on the PBS Video App
  • Click the circle with a person in the top left corner of your screen
  • Click Sign In
  • Sign in with your PBS Account
Sign in Button on the PBS Video App
Sign into your PBS Account

Step 7

Cast Your Favorite Program to Your TV

You’re all done!

  • Select a program using the PBS Video App
  • Click the Chromecast Icon on the top left corner next to the Account Icon.
The PBS Video App
The Casting Button on the PBS Video App

Still having set up issues?

Here are some common troubleshooting steps


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    • An HTTP cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing.
  • This can cause your computer to use a default email or username rather than the correct email used to create your account


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