Ways to Watch

KCTS 9 has come a long way since its founding in 1954.  Back then, an aerial antenna and TV set were the only way to watch.  Nowadays, KCTS 9 is a multi-platform television station, which is available on a wide variety of platforms. 

KCTS 9 Roku app

 

Try the new KCTS 9 Roku app, our newest — and possibly best — way to watch.  Our Roku app delivers all your favorite shows in a slick, easy-to-use interface. Watch many of our broadcast programs on-demand, on your own schedule. Or drop in on livestreams of our linear channels, KCTS 9, WORLD, Create and PBS KIDS (U.S.-only.)

KCTS 9 Passport members in the U.S. and Canada have even more to love about this new app.  Members get access to an extended library of PBS favorites and exclusive members-only acquisitions from around the globe.  It’s one of the most exciting benefits of membership!

Use another OTT platform?  We’ve got you covered with the PBS Video App (scroll down.)

Download the KCTS 9 Roku App

Learn More about Roku & Passport
 

KCTS9.org

There’s plenty to watch right here at KCTS9.org, including many of your favorite PBS programs and local originals. As with the Roku app, KCTS 9 Passport Members receive access to an expanded selection of shows, including member exclusives.

Learn more about Passport

Livestreams of KCTS 9, WORLD, PBS KIDS and Create (coming Jan. 1) are available on this website, with availability restrictions due to licensing:

  • Seattle-area users can stream for free with or without a membership
  • KCTS 9 Passport members can log in and stream from anywhere in the United States
  • Unfortunately, streams are not currently available in Canada 

Mobile apps

Take KCTS 9 with you wherever you go with our iOS and Android apps.

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

YouTube TV

KCTS 9 is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for KCTS 9 and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers. (Subscription required.)

Broadcast

See the guide below to find KCTS 9, KYVE, KCTS Kids, Create and World on your television provider.

KCTS 9 Channel Guide

Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA)
Standard Definition
Digital (HD)
9-1*
Television Provider
Adelphia
Standard Definition
Digital (HD)
27
Television Provider
Bell TV
Standard Definition
291
Digital (HD)
824 or 1214
Television Provider
Charter Communications
Standard Definition
8
Digital (HD)
788
Television Provider
City of Sumas TV Cable
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Click! Cable
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
509
Television Provider
Coast Communications
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
109
Television Provider
Comcast
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
109
Television Provider
DirecTV
Standard Definition
9 "SES"
Digital (HD)
9 "KCTS"
Television Provider
Dish
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Frontier FiOs
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
509
Television Provider
Hood Canal Communications
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
109
Television Provider
Rogers Cable
Standard Definition
164
Digital (HD)
532
Television Provider
Shaw Cable
Standard Definition
varies
Digital (HD)
204
Television Provider
Star Choice (Shaw Direct)
Standard Definition
383
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Tacoma Public Utilities
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
509
Television Provider
Telecomm-Island Cablevision
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Telus TV (IPTV)
Standard Definition
9139
Digital (HD)
139
Television Provider
Telus Satellite
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Tulalip Tribes Cablevision Co
Standard Definition
8
Digital (HD)
709
Television Provider
Wave Broadband
Standard Definition
Digital (HD)
Television Provider Standard Definition Digital (HD)
Over the Air (OTA) 9-1*
Adelphia 27
Bell TV 291 824 or 1214
Charter Communications 8 788
City of Sumas TV Cable 9
Click! Cable 9 509
Coast Communications 9 109
Comcast 9 109
DirecTV 9 "SES" 9 "KCTS"
Dish 9
Frontier FiOs 9 509
Hood Canal Communications 9 109
Rogers Cable 164 532
Shaw Cable varies 204
Star Choice (Shaw Direct) 383
Tacoma Public Utilities 9 509
Telecomm-Island Cablevision 9
Telus TV (IPTV) 9139 139
Telus Satellite 9
Tulalip Tribes Cablevision Co 8 709
Wave Broadband

KYVE Channel Guide

Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA)
Standard Definition
Digital (HD)
47-1*
Television Provider
Wenatchee (OTA RF Ch. 18)
Standard Definition
Digital (HD)
47-1*
Television Provider
Charter Communications
Standard Definition
8 or 13
Digital (HD)
788
Television Provider
DirecTV
Standard Definition
47
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
Dish
Standard Definition
47
Digital (HD)
Television Provider
R&R Cable Co
Standard Definition
9
Digital (HD)
Television Provider Standard Definition Digital (HD)
Over the Air (OTA) 47-1*
Wenatchee (OTA RF Ch. 18) 47-1*
Charter Communications 8 or 13 788
DirecTV 47
Dish 47
R&R Cable Co 9

PBS Kids Channel Guide

Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS)
Digital (HD)
9-2
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18)
Digital (HD)
47-2
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE)
Digital (HD)
47-2
Television Provider
CenturyLink Prism
Digital (HD)
10
Television Provider
Charter Communications
Digital (HD)
185
Television Provider
Comcast
Digital (HD)
337
Television Provider
Frontier FiOs
Digital (HD)
471
Television Provider
LocalTel
Digital (HD)
121
Television Provider
Rainier Connect Channel
Digital (HD)
119
Television Provider
Wave Broadband
Digital (HD)
81, 88, 711
Television Provider
Whidbey Island Telecom
Digital (HD)
134
Television Provider
HuskyTV (UW)
Digital (HD)
9.2
Television Provider
DIRECTV
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider
DISH
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider Digital (HD)
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS) 9-2
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18) 47-2
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE) 47-2
CenturyLink Prism 10
Charter Communications 185
Comcast 337
Frontier FiOs 471
LocalTel 121
Rainier Connect Channel 119
Wave Broadband 81, 88, 711
Whidbey Island Telecom 134
HuskyTV (UW) 9.2
DIRECTV Not available
DISH Not available

Create Channel Guide

Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS)
Digital (HD)
9-3
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18)
Digital (HD)
47-3
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE)
Digital (HD)
47-3
Television Provider
Charter Communications
Digital (HD)
186
Television Provider
Click! Cable
Digital (HD)
444
Television Provider
Comcast
Digital (HD)
336
Television Provider
Frontier FiOs
Digital (HD)
470
Television Provider
Rainier Connect Channel
Digital (HD)
112
Television Provider
Wave Broadband
Digital (HD)
89
Television Provider
DIRECTV
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider
DISH
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider Digital (HD)
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS) 9-3
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18) 47-3
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE) 47-3
Charter Communications 186
Click! Cable 444
Comcast 336
Frontier FiOs 470
Rainier Connect Channel 112
Wave Broadband 89
DIRECTV Not available
DISH Not available

World Channel Guide

Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS)
Digital (HD)
9-4
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18)
Digital (HD)
47-4
Television Provider
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE)
Digital (HD)
47-4
Television Provider
Comcast
Digital (HD)
338
Television Provider
DIRECTV
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider
DISH
Digital (HD)
Not available
Television Provider Digital (HD)
Over the Air (OTA) - Seattle (KCTS) 9-4
Over the Air (OTA) - Wenatchee (RF Ch.18) 47-4
Over the Air (OTA) - Yakima (KYVE) 47-4
Comcast 338
DIRECTV Not available
DISH Not available

PBS Video App

PBS offers a variety of video apps which allow you to watch local KCTS 9 and national PBS programming on a growing number of platforms.

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