PBS Living is a lifestyle and entertainment streaming service owned by PBS that is only accessible through Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.
It is one of several such streaming channels by PBS that shows videos from the parent channel but is built around a certain niche or theme.
Viewers in the United States where the service is based can watch a diverse range of programming including cooking, travel, home design, arts and history, and more.
While you can watch a lot of the content on PBS Living through the PBS app on your preferred device, this service is convenient for viewers who already have Prime Video or Apple TV and want a more focused selection of content.
You can start watching PBS Living with a 7-day free trial before paying $2.99 for a monthly subscription. I’ll show you below how to sign up and get your PBS Living free trial and more about the service.
How To Get a PBS Living Free Trial
PBS Living doesn’t have its own standalone website or apps. It is available as an add-on premium channel through Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.
With both options, you can start watching PBS Living content with a 7-day free trial. You will be able to access the content in the respective apps for Prime Video and Apple TV, depending on where you took the free trial.
Since you can take both free trials, that means you can potentially get up to 14 days of free PBS Living content before you have to subscribe.
Here is how to go about getting your free trial from both services.
Add PBS Living Free Trial on Prime Video
Prime Video is Amazon’s movie and television streaming service where you can watch on-demand programming as well as live feeds of supported networks. They also provide over 100 premium subscription channels like HBO Max, Curiosity Stream, and History Vault all available to watch starting with a 7-day free trial.
PBS has a handful of streamers on Prime Video including PBS Living and:
- PBS Documentaries
- PBS Kids
- PBS Masterpiece
If you don’t already have Prime or Prime Video, both subscriptions come with a 30-day free trial to get started. Prime Video is one of the perks included in a Prime subscription but you can subscribe to Prime Video without doing a full Prime subscription.
Once you have access to Prime Video, all you need to do is log in and you’re ready to get a free trial of any premium channel available in Amazon Prime Video channels.
Here are the instructions to start a PBS Living free trial.
- Go to the PBS Living channel page in Prime Video.
- Click on the “Learn more” banner at the top to get started or mouse over any video and click “watch with a free 7-day trial”
- Click on the “Start Your 7-day free trial” button.
- Review your billing details on the next page.
- Click on the “Start Your Free Trial” button to start watching.
You can now start watching PBS Living in the Amazon Prime Video app on any of your devices. Amazon will not bill you until the end of your free trial and you can cancel at any time and still watch for the remainder of your free trial.
Add PBS Living Free Trial on Apple TV
Apple TV is an app that is available on Apple Devices and on some newer smart TVs, game consoles, Roku, and some Fire devices.
Just like Amazon Prime Video channels, you can subscribe to premium channels through the Apple TV app. These channels also have a 7-day free trial to get started.
PBS Living is also a premium channel on Apple TV and comes at a monthly subscription cost of $2.99 after your free trial.
To subscribe, just open the Apple TV app and on the main ‘Watch Now’ tab, scroll down to the list of premium channels which are prominently displayed. Find the PBS Living channel and click on the “Try It Free” button. Confirm your details and start watching inside the Apple TV app on your favorite device.
There is no way to watch on the web through your browser which is one disadvantage of using this method.
What’s Showing on PBS Living?
PBS Living has a diverse range of reality and documentary-styled content about lifestyle, cooking, travel, history, home design, and more all packed into one service.
There is something for everyone and hundreds of hours of content with a lot of the series running for multiple seasons.
Many of these shows, you will find on the parent channel PBS but you can watch them on-demand and commercial-free on PBS Living.
Some of the most popular shows you can watch on PBS Living include:
More shows are regularly added to the service from time to time so there’s always something new to watch.
Should You Keep PBS Living After The Free Trial?
So is PBS Living worth subscribing to after you’ve done the free trial?
For $2.99, it definitely surpasses the value. If you don’t have access to cable or public television then you’ll be able to watch PBS show content on-demand and commercial-free for a very small monthly fee.
There are lots of great lifestyle shows to choose from and hundreds of hours of content. It’s definitely a yes for me but with a free trial, you get to decide whether or not PBS Living is worth keeping.
The channel is only available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV so if you have either service, then you can conveniently add it to your monthly subscription. Amazon Prime is the preferred way to subscribe as it is more accessible although you would not get access outside of the United States without a good VPN.