PBS Documentaries Review
Get access to the past 50 years of documentaries with the Amazon Prime Video add-on channel, PBS Documentaries. The ad-free streaming service provides over 1,000 hours of programming, which is mainly PBS’s original documentary films and television shows and features.
You have to be an Amazon Prime member to purchase the add-on channel for $3.99 / month.
We tested PBS Documentaries and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. PBS Documentaries is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
Popular docu-series include “Finding Your Roots,” “First Peoples,” “Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon,” and many more.
Users will access a robust library of critically acclaimed, thought-provoking documentary series and movies like the entire Ken Burns collection as well as “NOVA,” “Frontline,” “American Masters,” “Nature,” “American Experience,” “Independent Lens,” “POV,” and more.
Popular titles on the channel include Stanley Nelson’s “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “For Sama,” “Your Inner Fish” and “Last Days in Vietnam.”
Up to 6 Profiles
PBS Documentaries allows you to create up to 6 user profiles.
Prime Video’s parental control tools apply to PBS Documentaries. You can designate certain accounts as Kids profiles.
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ also have parental control features.
Up to 3 Devices
PBS Documentaries allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.
PBS Documentaries allows you to download certain content for offline viewing.
PBS Documentaries is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
PBS Documentaries is not compatible with Nintendo devices.
(Up to 1080p HD)
There are many documentaries that weren’t originally shot in HD, so not everything is available in 1080p or 4K.
Content has stereo audio.