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Connecticut Public Plus

What is Connecticut Public +?

Connecticut Public + (Connecticut Public Plus) delivers highly trusted PBS and NPR programming as well as award-winning local news, stories and entertainment that cover the issues and ideas most relevant to the residents of Connecticut, and beyond.

Here's what you'll find in the app:

  • • Livestream Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR): listen anywhere to catch up on what's going on in Connecticut, the region, and the world
  • • Livestream Connecticut Public Television (CPTV): watch PBS favorites, kids shows, and local originals if you're in Connecticut
  • • Livestream the new Connecticut Public Plus channel: watch originals and archive shows from anywhere
  • • Explore original productions from documentaries, to arts-and-culture series, to food and cooking shows
  • • Listen to our local radio talk shows, including Where We Live with host Catherine Shen, The Colin McEnroe Show, Disrupted with Khalilah Brown-Dean, Audacious with Chion Wolf, Seasoned with hosts Chef Plum, and The Wheelhouse with host Frankie Graziano.
  • • Feeling nostalgic? You can enjoy favorites from our archives - original shows and documentaries produced up to 60 years ago.

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You can preview Connecticut Public + here.

Passport FAQ's

Who can get CPTV Passport?
CPTV Passport is a benefit available to sustaining members who donate at least $5 per month, or members who donate $60 or more. If you have questions as to your donation or eligibility for this benefit, email Audience Care or call (860) 275-7550. You can also visit pbs.org/passport/lookup and see if you already have access.
How can I get Passport?
If you’re already a CPTV member, click here to look up and access your CPTV Passport information. If you have questions, contact Audience Care at audiencecare@ctpublic.org or (860) 275-7550.
How can I watch it? Do I need special equipment?
Passport content can be streamed on smartphones, tablets, computers, or TVs through the PBS Video App and the Connecticut Public Mobile App, as well as on PBS.org and CPTV.org.

You may need special equipment, such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Fire TV in order to use Passport on your television.
Programming on Passport
The CPTV Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly. Click here to view this week's new additions.

The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece, including past seasons and advance access to current seasons of such Masterpiece series as Grantchester.

In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts and performance, science, history, documentary, and lifestyle programs, including Great Performances, POV, and Austin City Limits, as well as a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns. Episodes of popular dramas like Last Tango in Halifax and Frankie Drake Mysteries are also available.
What do I do if my Passport says it's expired?
Please reach out to us via email here in Membership at audiencecare@ctpublic.org. Let us know the name and mailing address of the membership and the last time you donated. We will take a deeper dive and circle back with you.
Need more help?
For all technical issues, as well as answers to commonly asked questions, visit PBS Help or call PBS Support at (844)263-9334. Connecticut Public’s office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.