How to Watch


Watch PBS and Austin PBS, KLRU-TV shows online anytime. Download the PBS app on your AppleTV, Xbox, Roku or other device and localize to Austin PBS, KLRU-TV or watch online at


Austin PBS, KLRU-TV’s main channel reflects, celebrates and inspires Central Texas through creative excellence, community engagement and lifelong learning in addition to providing locally produced and quality national television programming from PBS and other sources.

Provider Channel(s)
Over the air 18.1
AT&T U-verse 18 and 1018
Grande 9 and 309
Spectrum 9 and 1221
Dish 18
DirecTV 18
Google 18
Suddenlink 9
Northland 11 and 402
CMA 9 and 465
Grande (Waco/Temple/Killeen) 4 and 804

Austin PBS Create

Austin PBS Create features viewers’ favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, arts and crafts, gardening and home improvement. Create was designed for round-the-clock broadcast of the most popular lifestyle and how-to programming seen on public television – where lifestyle programming got its start!

Provider Channel(s)
Over the air 18.2
Grande 283
Spectrum 1270
Google 76
Suddenlink 142
Grande (Waco/Temple/Killeen) 283


In July 2009, Austin PBS, KLRU-TV launched a new locally programmed channel called Q featuring entertaining and inspiring shows about history, music, science, nature, food and more. Q is structured in “blocks” of programming throughout the day, with genres chosen specifically for the Austin audience.

Provider Channel(s)
Over the air 18.3
Grande 284
Spectrum 20 and 1268
Google 77
Suddenlink 143
Grande (Waco/Temple/Killeen) 284

Austin PBS Kids

Austin PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.

Provider Channel(s)
Over the air 18.4
Grande 285
Spectrum 881
Google 78
Suddenlink 144
Grande (Waco/Temple/Killeen) 285

To enjoy all of what Austin PBS, KLRU-TV has to offer on your satellite service you will need to subscribe to the local channel package. Please check with your provider to find channel information.

Second Audio Program

Austin PBS, KLRU-TV offers an enhanced audio signal as part of the Second Audio Program channel (SAP). You can use SAP to receive the main audio channel, a Spanish translation, or descriptive information on the program.

To select the SAP Channel on your television, consult the owner’s manual of your television to find out how to select your SAP channel. Generally, the SAP is either a button on your remote labeled “stereo-mono-sap” or a menu-accessed programming function.

If you have no audio, check to see if SAP has been selected. The main audio channel will be in mono if you select to listen to through SAP.

Closed Captions

Austin PBS, KLRU-TV offers a variety of programs with closed captions for deaf or hearing-impaired viewers. Besides serving hearing-impaired viewers, programs with closed captions are also used to teach literacy.

To select the Closed Caption on your television, consult the owner’s manual of your television to find out how to turn them on. Generally, the Closed Caption is either a button on your remote labeled “CC” or a menu-accessed programming function.