• Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: PBS KIDS
  • Compatibility: Android
9,074 Ratings
$ 0

PBS KIDS Video App

*This app update is only compatible with iOS 9.0 or higher. *NEW* Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required). Tap the “LIVE TV” button to watch what’s airing on your local PBS station right now. * A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner (2017, 2013) * A Cynopsis Kids !magination Award Winner for Best Educational App (2012) CHILD-SAFE The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. Kids can easily browse and watch videos at home, on the road, or anywhere with a 3G or WiFi connection. NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEK New full episodes come out every Friday from your favorite PBS KIDS shows. PARENT RESOURCES The app also includes features that parents can access through the Grownups tab: * Access your local PBS station TV schedule. * Learn more about a TV series, such as intended age and learning goals. * Download related PBS KIDS apps. * Buy shows from iTunes or PBS KIDS Shop. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS The PBS KIDS videos may only be viewed from within the United States. This is due to restrictions on PBS's license to offer this service. SPONSORSHIP PBS KIDS Video is a key part of PBS KIDS’ commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment—wherever kids are. More PBS KIDS videos may also be found online at pbskids.org/video. Funding from corporate sponsors supports PBS KIDS’ mission to use the power of media to open worlds of possibilities for all children. To acknowledge the vital support that PBS KIDS receives, brief messages from corporate sponsors are included at the start of select full-length episodes on the PBS KIDS Video App. You can support PBS KIDS through the selection of other apps and TV shows available in the iTunes Store. ABOUT THIS APP The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere! PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and worlds through media. This app was designed by PBS KIDS. Users experiencing a problem in which the app is stuck on the loading screen can fix the issue by following these steps: - Go to the home screen on your device - Double tap the Home Button to open the list of background apps - Find the PBS KIDS Video app in the queue and swipe up to exit the app entirely


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PBS KIDS Video app reviews

  • Good. By dogbutt🐶 4/5

    By dogbutt🐶
    Great except for the shows I don’t like
  • Awesome 4/5

    By McGillicutty 69
    My brother loves to watch these shows but the app is extremely slow.😪
  • Worst app ever invetened terrible and horrible 1/5

    By HT12300711
    All videos and games have nothing to do with learning.Some many glitches.Kids would hate it.Don’t let your kid use it.
  • Wheel of death 1/5

    By krisvf
    Just downloaded app at an airport on long layover and my 3 yo is about to have a meltdown as we ar experiencing the same spinning 'wheel of death' refer need by previous reviewer...just says loading before blacking out to blank screen. Ugh. Back to youtube
  • Perfectly FREE kids TV 5/5

    By memezmama2010
    Just never leave us like all the other apps. And don’t start charging us lol🙃👍🏻😂❤️
  • Loading 1/5

    By Kodiak Mel
    Never loaded
  • Pinkalicious & Peterriffic needs to be ages 4-8 5/5

    By JamesBong070
    Yay! Now Pinkalicious & Peterriffic is on PBS Kids but the problem is that this show is now going to be ages 4-8 because Victoria Kann just did Pinkalicious books & every book is by HarperKids & it said that is for ages 4-8. You just did problems in pbskids.org/pinkalicious & the PBS Kids Video app, so PBS, how’s that? Just try to do it. But in the Video App, it will not say ages 3-5 & in the website it will not say ages 4-6 so now it will be aimed at ages 4-8 girls plus we are also a PBS home because their are Pinkalicious & Peterriffic.
  • Live pbs 4/5

    By Superdupermoviefan
    We love pbs kids and it's all we watch in this house, but this latest update broke the live feature. It just gets stuck on the pink screen. It's been very frustrating. Update:1/10/18 Thanks for sending an update but unfortunately it still doesn't work. (I did not see the update in the App Store.) It just stays stuck on a screen- right now it's blue with penguins. I'm using the iPad version and my OS is version 10.3.
  • 💚PBS APP! 5/5

    By Jennie*o1
    My 1yr old son absolutely LOVES the PUBS show, ‘Dinosaur Train.’ He gets so excited when I put his show on. I don’t let him watch tv much, but when I do PBS is one of the only stations that I approve of! I can tell that he learns from this show because after watching it he will say new words. Which is an awesome feeling to know that my child is actually learning from the shows on PBS. I am pleased with the app & the apps performance. The PBS app has improved over the course of 6-8 months since I downloaded it. I love being able to ‘Cast’ (to ChromeCast) from the app as well. 👍🏼
  • Awesome app! 5/5

    By The MTA fan
    Very fun for kids!!! Works perfectly! I LOVE how they said: no subscription needed! PBS Kids, keep it up!
  • Not working 2/5

    By Dallas stout
    This app won’t let me finish an episode of Wild Kratts before it starts a new one.
  • This app is amazing but their somethings that need to be worked on 5/5

    By 🦅🐷🐨gg
    So like one when I’m trying to watch a show and then I want to go to a different show it shows me a little bit of the previous show and then moves on no big problems just like this to be fixed. And also when I’m trying to squirrel down and I’m trying to watch a show at the same time it will just kind of bring me to the school screen instead of leaving me there no big problems again just I want that to be changed. Overall this app is amazing and I really hope you make more PDFs apps fan of PBS forever.
  • Best 5/5

    By Grant2006
    Best Kids Distraction App Free App with tons of education rich programs ... we love it!
  • Great!! But one thing..... 5/5

    By Rivalbolt
    Dinosaur train, splash and bubbles is not that good of a show... if you could remove it it will be good
  • Try Again 1/5

    By Ughh 2018
    This app was great a few months ago. Now it does not work. I receive the error to "try again". This is beyond frustrating. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I have restarted my iPad and nothing has helped.
  • What happened to Thomas? 4/5

    By SCjinx
    My son loved this app (and so did mom on long car rides! 😉) but in the last week Thomas the Train (aka the only show he wants to watch) has disappeared. Will it be added back or is it time for us to find another app?
  • Thomas 1/5

    By Madamdragon
    Deleting app. Yea I know you don’t care.
  • More curious George 2/5

    By A clever name 55
    Why only 5 full episodes of Curious George?
  • App is full of glitches 2/5

    By 1algernon
    We’d love to take PBS with us wherever we go, but I guess they need more funding because both the main PBS app and the Kids PBS app are full of glitches. Shows play for two or three minutes and then move on to other episodes or clips, you often can’t cast to the television (always states that there is an error), and sometimes you can’t select a PBS Kids show at all in the app which seems to defeat the point. Please devote more resources to your online presence. In response to developer question we are using iPhones for the main portion of our viewing/casting. Both an iPhone 6 and a 7+. Hope this helps—would love to see things become more functional.
  • Terrific app with one flaw 4/5

    By Evasmom2015
    My kid loves this app, she is 2 and can already navigate to the shows and episodes she wants with ease. A little too much ease in fact... the one flaw is that I can’t block shows I don’t want her to watch. If they fix this, I will give this app 5 stars no question! I’d just like to have a little more control over what my toddler is watching.
  • No more casting? 2/5

    By Joe B5
    Are others missing the casting function on this latest update? I’m on an iPhoneX. Please, please bring back that function.
  • 🤪 so good I go crazy 4/5

    By Shut up your mouth Mom
    I really love watching Arthur it’s one of my favorite show my mom showed me it what I was 5 and I’m 12 now I watch it every Friday when a new episode comes out thank you so much!!!! 👍👍👌🏼👏🏻👏🏻🤝
  • Bring back the old arthur 1/5

    By nikkisnoticky
    love the app but on my apple tv all the clifford plays for only two minutes and they’re not even the real episodes, same as arthur. i hate having to find them and it only plays for a minute or so. why are they split up like this? i hate that. also hate how there’s no old arthur episodes. WHERE ARE THE OTHER OLD TV SHOWS LIKE DRAGON TALES? Between the lions??? bring those on this app!!!!! Also love theme songs in the episodes aka caliou
  • I like this but... 3/5

    By Jellybean1!
    You should add more shows for big kids I am 9 and I only watch wild kratts and odd squad also you should put more full episodes more often because I am always waiting for more and I get sooooooooooo bored 😥😑😥that is why I only gave it three stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Also I am always having problems with watching it even when I have full bars of WiFi😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😓
  • Terrific App!!! When it works :/ 4/5

    By Rachelswork
    I love PBS. We are PBS supporters. I love this PBS kids app. We mostly watch Daniel tiger and Sesame Street. However, sometimes the app doesn't work. Today is one of those days where the "wheel of death" just keeps spinning around and around and around with no loading of any kind. Other times when it doesn't work, it's more of a connection problem for casting to the TV. Most of the time if I have the app on the background of my phone, casting to the TV, while I do other things like make phone calls etc, if I open the app again it completely refreshes and causes disconnection with what was already play on the TV (it'll start the episode over again or go to live TV or even the wheel of death comes on the TV because it's getting mixed signals). This is annoying. But not enough to make me hate the app, just disappointed. 4 ⭐️ because I LOVE PBS but the app needs a bit of tweaking.
  • SO MANY GLITCHES!!!!! 1/5

    By Ready to unsubscribe
    Over the years I've used the app it had more and more GLITCHES!!!!!!!!Now thanks to their bad programing I can't even select the show I want to watch!So DON'T GET THIS APP!
  • AWESOME! 5/5

    By 10-year old genius
    I lovelovelove youre app! My little brother hated books, but now he is sooo eager! when i was little, i got straight A’s in first grade thanks to wild kratts! I love watching odd squad,curios george,and all the other positive role models! I would like to know what happened to the old ruff ruffman show? Also, pleaseplease take out Cailou!😢 He is a whiny brat and terrible role model! Thanks though!
  • Best app ever!!! 5/5

    By Smitten_kitten_77
    My 7 year old still loooooves it and so we do! God bless you for doing things like these for kids! And please do never take off world word, dinosaur train and Sesame Street shows they are our very favorites well they all are!!!
  • Fix this! PLEASSSSSE 3/5

    By Plz make it happen
    Hello. I really like watching the videos but now whenever I try to watch something it does not work! I literally tried everything. I'm deleting it and getting it back. Does not work. I'm shutting this off then putting it back on. Does not work. I'm waiting hours then try. DOES. NOT. WORK. Fix this plz plz plz plz plz
  • Need’s to Be Updated 5/5

    By The Princess of Games
    Dear PBS Kids, I’m 12, but I still enjoy a lot of your shows. But there’s a small problem with the app. Whenever I click on live tv and try to look at the schedule, it’s reads it couldn’t load. Yes, I’ve tried to use it in an area with high WiFi, but it still doesn’t work. Also, Can you please have 5 full episodes on each series? And maybe change up the colors a bit of the app? Like maybe add a bit of red? Sincerely, a 12 year old fan
  • Doesn't work outside the U.S. 1/5

    By QuantumAnomaly
    If you live outside the U.S. and had hopes of letting your kids use this app to learn English and other subjects, well forget it. The PBS license prohibits this, rendering the app entirely useless. It's ridiculous that in this globally interconnected age we still have to face such licensing restrictions. I found YouTube Kids to be a much better choice (even though it doesn't offer a companion Apple TV app).
  • Our goto 5/5

    By A-Mac16
    Chromecast is back! Now the app is good again and all is well. This is a great app. So many good shows. Its been growing with our son. He has been able to navigate it since he was 2 and it still keeps him entertained now at 6.
  • Missing George 1/5

    By tmd2000
    This app was a go-to for my son because he loves Curious George, and George seems to have disappeared with the latest app update. We are very disappointed!! Please bring him back!
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE !!! 5/5

    By Blueberry nessa
    My 2 yr loves watching her shows on this app. We used to use YouTube kids but we ran into many inappropriate shows :/ so having this app makes me feel better about what my child is watching. I definitely recommend this app.
  • an oldie 5/5

    By BetsyMClark
    ruff ruffman
  • Latest update leads to crashing 4/5

    By Katie61616161
    Normally this works great, my kid loves it, and I am grateful for its existence! But the update the other leads to crashing without ever getting past the loading screen. :(
  • PBS 5/5

    By FITO 10
    Great app.
  • Thankful for PBS, reloading issue when open, please add auto play control 4/5

    By Branflake7
    Our family loves this app. Especially with the addition of casting to our TV via Chromecast. We use it on our iPhones and iPad. One problem we experience: if we have a program castes to our TV, and the app is open on my iPhone, when I unlock the screen, it restarts/reloads the show that is playing without prompting. Quite annoying to the one watching it on the TV! Is there something I can change? Also, adding a feature to turn off the auto-play would be amazing. I want my kiddos to enjoy PBS programming without becoming TV zombies!
  • Good suggestion 4/5

    By Fix The Problem Pls
    Please put a lock screen my 2 year old always backs out of screen and its surely irritating
  • Chromecast 1/5

    Where is it. Couldn't find it for live TV or the other shows
  • Love this App 5/5

    By LadeeSteptoe
    I love this app and the tv PBS. This helps my son with learning and I have been a fan myself when I was his age. Keep up the updates and ty 😚
  • Apple TV app is broke 3/5

    By d3bruts1d
    My kids love the PBS Kids app on the Apple TV. However since the last update it has failed to activate. I have removed the app and reinstalled and restarted the device with no luck. I contacted via the website and have not received a response.
  • Thank you. 5/5

    By Specialneeds mom
    Thank you thank you thank you.!!!! You finally have made the live TV option available on the Apple TV. Also thank you so much for not needing a TV subscription. We do not have cable. My special needs daughter loves to watch PBS kids. The rest of the watch now apps need a TV subscription. Like watch Disney channel, watch Disney junior, watch nick and nick jr. but thankfully your app does not. Which is perfect because my daughter LOVES Daniel tigers neighborhood, and Arthur, wild kratts and splash and bubble. She loves it. So thank you again.
  • Please please please! 4/5

    By Thespianaf
    We are a PBS home for sure, we love almost all of the shows for kids that are offered. All but one. I have no doubt that a certain character has popped into the heads of other parents watching this before I even name him. The one thing I wish this app could do is give me the option to remove Caillou from the lineup. Not only do I loathe that little monster from the depths of my being, it turns my three year old into a whining monster as well. We will be having a good day and when things turn, you can be sure to hear her singing "I'm Caillou, Caillou". I would pay good money for the option to obliterate Caillou while keeping the other shoes we know and love that don't affect my child's behavior in such a negative way. Please strongly consider adding this feature. For my sanity and the sanity of parents far and wide.
  • Unable to update 1/5

    By JLReaves
    My grandson loves this app. The most recent update has rendered it useless. The update won't load, and I get an error message saying "unable to download app". I can't open the app anymore. I thought I would delete the app and try downloading it again, but I can't delete it either as it is waiting to update. Am I the only one having this issue? Any suggestions?
  • Kids love❤️ 5/5

    By YOJ713
    My kids love this app. I am also glad to have it when we are out and they need a little entertainment.
  • What did you do? 4/5

    By CAB320
    The updates to this are terrible. My 3 year old used to love being able to go through all the shows available and pick out what he wanted. It helped him find new shows to like and made him able to do it himself. Now neither he or I can figure out how to use the app. It seems all you can do is watch live tv or download episodes separately in the App Store? This is a terrible change. We might as well delete the app now. UPDATE: There was a technical problem and the developer was kind enough to reach out to me. Thank you PBS my son is again very happy with the app.
  • Wow ✌🏾😱👍🏿😍😍😍😍😍😘😘 5/5

    By Helo halo
    i love this app it is amazmaze
  • Why does only show live tv? 5/5

    By Annie M.😍🌴
    I love the pbs kids app. I have had it for a long time now and I never found any problems with it. I hope it gets fixed.
  • Lost all videos 1/5

    By rehcorni
    I have loved this app for years. The recent live tv update seems to have caused the library of episodes to disappear. The live videos are the ONLY videos that can be seen now.

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