I love the app, but here’s a suggestion... 4/5
The Fizzy’s Lunch Lab show is a much louder volume than all the rest, so when my daughter is using her iPad to go to which shows she prefers, when she selects Fizzy’s it always scares both myself and her when it comes through the bluetooth speaker EXTREMELY loud. Please standardize the volumes of all shows, thanks.
Also, for parents who want to restrict what their child does, if you have an iPhone try the Guided Access feature. It helps with my 1-year-old. Look it up how to set it up, it’s in settings under ‘general’; just turn it on.
Dissatisfied and Disappointed!!!! 1/5
By Restaurant Come and Go
when you start adding new shows to PBS that kids don’t watch this is what happens...don’t nobody watch pinkalicious but you guys refuse to renew the contract to keep Thomas the Train on a show that’s been on air for decades...Jim Henson and Fred Rogers are turning in their grave because you guys literally destroyed what they build and it’s a shame!!! Super Why is probably the only show my daughter learned from she don’t even like PBS no more and she’s only 2 years old she rather watch Paw Patrol and Bubble Guppies
I’m in Utah and it says I have to be in U.S. 3/5
The app no longer works for us. It says we must live in the U.S. to view it, however, we live in Utah. (Does not work on our iPad or iPhone 10s anymore).
When it works, the app is great. But it hasn’t been working for us for over a month now. :(
2 for the price of One App 5/5
By Lam, Calvin
I love how this app now includes PBS KIDS stickers for your messages! I think you should add in stickers for ODDSQUAD, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, & Let’s Go Luna!
Its not working 3/5
I had to close out of the app four times to get it to load anything. There were no pictures, no words. Just white circles on the side and a blank screen. When i did finally get a video to load it stopped playing every 5 seconds to buffer. Im giving three stars because pbs is so much safer than youtube kids and once it did start going it was fine until it needed to think. Im not sure if its my connection or the app, but i do know that i can load all other apps perfectly fine.
EDIT: RESPONSE. I am using an iphone and i was connected to wifi. I understand y’all work off of donations to the network so ive been spreading the news about your app and asking everyone to donate. I hope it helps.
First three episodes over and over and over. 3/5
Me and the kids love all the shows on this app! Educational but fun! As far as the app itself it’s kind of annoying because shows never stop where you left off and it always starts all over to the first episode (we have literally watched the same three episodes of dinosaur train like 10 times) and loading each episode takes a minute or more. Other then that tho it’s great, I like the layout and it’s user friendly.
No restrictions on shows 4/5
I think the app is great with one exception, there are no show restrictions, I love PBS and how they have educational shows but I don’t feel like all of them are appropriate for my 3 year old. I would like to be able to restrict access to certain shows. Such as Cyberchase for example (I really don’t see how educational that show is at least for his age) or to have the ability to add certain shows so that he’s only watching what I’m okay with him watching. Other than this I love the app, it’s convenient, he can flip through he shows and watch Daniel Tiger and if he’s bored with that he can switch to Sesame Street, etc.
I love it 5/5
By Princesss sky
My favorite show is odd squad it’s so much fun to watch because it has so much detail and the costumes are so amazing so back to the app , This is a really good app because if you’re really into shells like those you will really like them. If you have the PBS Kids games app there is the PBS Kids mascot just click on that and tap on the games and then I’ll bring you to the game section and there’s so many games you can play in the same process if you want to go back to the videos just click on the PBS Kids mascot click on the video and then you’ll be back there
Wonderful app for children 5/5
This is a wonderful app for young kids as it’s curated by pbs for kids and I don’t have to worry about weird stuff like what’s on YouTube. My kids love all the shows however on my Apple TV I’m encountering a problem. Anytime I hit Clifford the Big Dog the app kicks me out to the Apple TV menu. It has yet to work for me.
Thank you 5/5
I just want to say thank you pbs for having this app!! All the crap going on with YouTube & YouTubekids I had to cut it off. I feel relieved knowing my 2 year old can watch his favorite cartoons on a safe, free, kid friendly app.
Why only the United States 1/5
I was just opening the app the I get this. Saying that I must be in United States.
Needs a lot more shows please 4/5
By Luke yang Robertson
I need you guys to please add more shows to make pbs kids better and I need new Tv shows for pbs kids and I’d like that because pbs is getting boring so it would be better if you added way more shows or as much as you can. Thanks!
By odd squad fan
Why are the icons big sometimes
Needs update 5/5
Update keeps freezing
Liberty kids!! 4/5
If I am the only one who wants liberty kids....than be it! I want liberty kids please add it! It is one of my favorite shows!i will give it a five when there is liberty kids!(not to be mean) please and thank you!
Good app, but has flaws. 3/5
By SlimeyGalixy Tessa
This app was great when i got it, it was perfect with no bugs. Then a few weeks ago it started acting up...
So first I came to watch on my iPad and the live tv wouldn’t load at all. So that was bad.
Then this morning my little brother came to watch wolf kratts on our tv and it crashed totally. It went white screen and froze the tv. We couldn’t do anything. It was frozen for about an hour. So my brother was screaming while I was trying tot get it fixed. There are some major bugs that need to be fixed!!!
Other than that great app good job 👏 👍
Also I think we should be able to take it on the go... because it says you need WiFi!!!!
Love the app and its accessibility to children. 4/5
I love the ease of design. My 3.5 has no problem finding what she wants and playing it. That said, there are far too many clips and barely any episodes of favorite shows. I wish the paid PBS subscription was offered in this app instead of Amazon. I pay for it at Amazon, but it’s impossible for my daughter to navigate to what she wants. Furthermore, the Amazon PBS subscription is missing many PBS shows, which means I may end up canceling. She loves Luna, but it’s not on the subscription. Neither is Curious George. You have to buy all these separately.
Need to be able to navigate 3/5
Within a video, when it’s half way through and one returns to it and it reloads, why can’t the user navigate within the video to the part where they left off?!
It’s so annoying to have to start all over and I’d have to use more data to watch parts or show parts that an older child can be bored of because they just saw it... now a week or 2 later they may want to see it all over again but not usually in that same hour. At least mine don’t.
But they don’t want to wait a few days week to watch it again when they’re not so easily bored of the part they already saw.
Nice App 4/5
The PBS app is a great source for all the shows on PBS. When my kids have access to my device, they are able to navigate the app themselves. For future updates: The title of the show should be provided prior to the theme song to know if it’s a wanted episode.
Wait wat 5/5
You put a dab in seriously
I love it!!!!!!!! 5/5
By gelikse cat
But ad more shows??? Love a 8 year aold
Dire wolf Puppy 5/5
By Phigle horn
Why don’t you add more back grounds , animals , and make it ware you can customize an already existing back ground.
It needs more TV 5/5
it needs more Odd Squad, Wild Krats ,and it needs Zoboomafoo
I love Odd Squad!!
I love pbs 5/5
I love Watching Pinkalicious!
Change the opening jingle. 3/5
By epitome of myself
On Apple TV, audio from two shows plays at the same time if you reopen the app without killing it in the app switcher first. Its been like this for months, after several updates. Also, the little song that plays along with the splash screen when you first open the app is atrocious. I understand if that’s PBS’ jingle or whatever, but it’s obnoxious when you open the app and it screams at you first thing, especially if your volume is up.
Good game 3/5
By great lord of legos
But, i don’t like when you have to download and then the games make you have to download again.
Live Audio Stream doesn’t stop! 3/5
By Mike Ormerod
I’d give this 5 stars but for this one major issue on AppleTV. Quite often when you select an on-demand video the audio from the live stream, as shown in the small window on the main page, continues to play in addition to the on-demand audio so you end up with 2 audio streams playing! The only way to stop this is to restart the AppleTV and select the on-demand video as quick as you can before the livestream video & audio kicks in!!
Love PBS, not a fan of this app 2/5
We love watching PBS Kids at our house - and donate to PBS monthly, but this app is a nightmare to deal with most of the time. We use a chrome cast to cast to our tv and there seems to always be connection issues where different things are playing on the phone and on the tv or the episode we are trying to cast won’t show up. I also wish it wasn’t stuck in landscape mode all the time as we don’t actually watch the shows on the phone. It doesn’t seem this app has been updated recently, so fixes to some of these issues would be great!
Wish it was better! 3/5
On my phone it’s a little better but on Apple TV it always plays multiple show sounds at once. For instance I’ll be watching Sesame Street but the app intro AND intro video sound are playing on top of the sound of Sesame Street ☹️ hope this is fixed at some point!
Love the app but 4/5
We love this app. My 1yo loves Sesame Street and we love the use of this app. However, sometimes the sound is all wonky. Like there’s 2 of the same show playing about 3-5 seconds apart and I can not figure out how to fix it. I’ve turned the whole tv off. I even signed out today but while on the activate page, the sound was still doing that.
APPLE TV APP PROBLEM 2/5
We love PBS Kids, but the app has a major glitch on the new Apple TV app. The Live TV plays in the background while you are scrolling through show selections and then the audio from the live show continues to play concurrently with whatever show you selected, making the app unwatchable. PLEASE FIX THIS! I would love for the Live TV audio to just not play at all. It is annoying and distracting on its own, and makes the app very anxiety producing for my autistic kiddo.
PBS kids new episode 5/5
By The Ecuadorian Power
I love odd squad especially odds and ends episode.Its my favorite even odd squad saves the world quack oops duck problem with Otis and Olimpia and evil agent ohlm
I love everything about the Chanel or app you say but there is a problem my kid wants to watch Pinkalicias or however you spell it and the same 3 shows are the pnly ones you can watch 😐😕 please fix it
Love it ♡ 5/5
Love it ❣️good for the kids when we’re not at home they stay busy and watch .especially good for when they’re in the car.
There’s a bug bugging me out 3/5
Okay so when I’m watching one of the episodes, A wheel will pop up and bring me to a whole different time and episode. Then I lose the one I was watching. The apps ok if you ask me but I wanna stay on the same episode until it’s done
Mixing Streams 2/5
Live TV auto plays even before app finishes the starting animation. The animation takes too long and the chime that plays with it is loud. The live TV doesn’t shut off when navigating away from the main screen and continues to play after starting a different video. Audio from Live TV is mixed with the audio from the video visible on screen.
Baby Ruth 5/5
Can you please put some water adventure for the wild carts on the app please and can you make an episode of how they met and formed together as a team please thank you
Great app, almost there with it! 4/5
We love this app. We only watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers. Our baby is 19 months and everything moves so fast, even Sesame Street. We’d like to be able to choose episodes, or for it to randomize episodes each time we choose the program. It plays the same one every time and they’re all in the same order, so we press forward a few dozen times to try and find a new episode. Please load more episodes of Mr. Rogers! Or we’ll have to use YouTube or something for our boy. The 80s and early 90s programming was the best. Thank you for putting this together!
I downloaded this bc I love Arthur and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Hulu/Netflix don’t have these so I’ve been watching this on YouTube but then I had the “rootle” channel on and saw the commercial and was like oh okay this may be better than watching others fuzzy recordings on YouTube with a million ads but Arthur wouldn’t even load and it won’t like I imagined maybe I had to high of hopes and compared it to Netflix/Hulu and how you can choose what episodes you want like idk lol but I couldn’t even figure out how to choose a show for a while and this is for children lol but I waited an hour and then deleted and reinstalled and still same issue but I’ve figured out what time these shows come on but I’m in poor health and am asleep most likely durning these times so.. I wish that Hulu or Netflix would pick up these shows I mean wouldn’t like they make more money doing that anyways? It’s a win win right? Idk lol but I understand that the app is free and there’s going to be issues and bugs to work around etc I just didn’t think it’d be this bad.. but in the future I think it’ll improve a lot I have high hopes for it! c:
Hard to find what you need to find... 4/5
By dabcat jack 99
I can't find anything without browsing through hundreds of episodes of different shows, so please add a search bar please. Otherwise I like the app. But add more shows they are not all there. Thank you!
Can't activate on apple tv 1/5
After I enter the activation code, the pbskids.org site does not show the local networks for me to choose. So I am unable to activate my account.
Love the app 4/5
I love this app for my kids I give it 4 stars because I updated because it wasn’t working and it still isn’t working and won’t play anything.
Wonderful app with a few appleTV issues 4/5
We use this app constantly and really love it. However, on the Apple TV, the audio is a little funky. When you open the app, a video will auto play above the list of shows. Once you click into a show and start watching it, the audio from the main menu video continues alongside the audio from the episode you’ve chosen. It’s a little frustrating because you have to close and reopen the app to solve the problem. Any chance you could look into this, developers? Aside from that, great app!
By lev i
I got this because this was my childhood
Awesome and stupid 4/5
Its great but Daniel tiger is stupid ok
Latest update chromecast gone! 3/5
I don’t want kids staring at small screens. Bring back chromcast button please!
This App Is Good For Home And Vacation 5/5
By Beating Drum
The Shows On This App is amazing. And Can you PBS Kids add Cyberchase to the stickers app so I can say “Live From New York It’s Cyberchase!”
So babyish👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 1/5
By Alice Escobar
I first got this Game I thought it was justFine but it’s babyish I don’t know why I got the game but it just looked interesting for me and I’m a grown-up if you’re a kid don’t buy this up it’s too babyish for you and I really don’t like this they don’t buy it please !if you do tell me
Not an Education App 1/5
This is not an entertainment app. I want to limit my child's video watching with screen time settings, but I can't do do for this app without limiting other actual education apps. Please reclassify.