PBS shows can be seen on television from cable or satellite providers, and on a computer or mobile device. Viewers can check local listings for channel numbers and air times on television. Smartphone users can download the PBS application, as well.
PBS first started to broadcast free on television more than 50 years ago, as of 2015, and is still available for free viewing by connecting either an antenna to a digital-ready television or connecting an antenna to a digital-converter box, which is connected to a television.
PBS shows also continue to broadcast through cable- and satellite-television providers, options that typically require paid subscriptions. For further convenience, PBS shows are available to watch over the Internet. Typing "PBS" in the search engine on a computer or tablet can help viewers to locate the PBS official website, and provide access directly to a full list of shows available to download or stream. PBS has also partnered with many media providers, allowing direct streaming from Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and others. There is a fee normally associated with this type of streaming. PBS also offers an application for tablet or smartphones, which is available for download at most of the application stores.