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Level 7

Pbs kids activation

Every time I open PBS Kids it tells me I need to activate it so I go to my computer and enter the activation code that Roku gives me and nothing happens no error message nothing?
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Level 8

Re: Pbs kids activation

Youre not being very specific....Do you already have a PBS account?

You open the app

and you would go to

Maybe you just need to reboot the Roku.

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Pbs kids activation


Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.

Is PBS Kids the only channel that you observe this issue with? It's possible there may be an issue within the channel itself that the service provider will need to investigate.

Try removing the PBS Kids channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing 'Remove channel'. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the PBS Kids channel back once more. Are you able to activate the channel after doing this?


Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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