How to Watch
Watch PBS and Austin PBS shows online anytime. Download the PBS app on your AppleTV, Xbox, Roku or other device and localize to Austin PBS or watch online at PBS.org.
Austin PBS’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.
|Over the air||18.1|
|AT&T U-verse||18 and 1018|
|Grande||9 and 309|
|Spectrum||9 and 1221|
|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!
|Over the air||18.2|
Austin PBS WORLD
Austin PBS WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from your own. On WORLD you can experience the personal stories behind the headlines.
|Over the air||18.3|
|Spectrum||20 and 1268|
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.
|Over the air||18.4|
To enjoy all of what Austin PBS 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 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.
Austin PBS 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.