• Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: PBS KIDS
  • Compatibility: Android
9,264 Ratings
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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 Webby Winner for Best Streaming Video (2018) * 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

  • Best app ever when it works 5/5

    By elzabith an
    This app is great 👍 but there is one glitch whenever I watch word girl then I want to watch syber chase it comes as word girl please fix it and this app is okay
  • good app and good shows 1/5

    By jessiepumpkin
    but....... the shows only show clips not the episodes!!!!!!! why cant yall put the episodes !!!!!!
  • Add Games 5/5

    By FxRedAOA Games (Rodrigo)
    Add TV Show games like the normal website does. Please please add it!
  • With or without internet 5/5

    By ***KBB***
    We love this app and watch pbs daily however can the app function without WiFi use. I have tried but no luck. I was informed that it could however.
  • Love! Love! Love! 5/5

    By BennettMaMa
    My son loves Elmo and Curious George! We were soo excited to find the PBS kids app! He watches it more than Disney Jr. and it’s FREE! I watched PBS when I was a little girl and it’s pretty special that my little one gets to enjoy it ☺️ thank you PBS!
  • Great App but consumes to much Data! 2/5

    By M_holz
    We love the App and the content it offers educational value. However it consumes way to much cellular data! Even an extremely limited use month it consumes 9GB, I tested it and I calculated it to consume roughly 1GB every 30 minutes. Additions to app might be allowing us to select video quality, add data limit or time limit requiring parental permission to extend.
  • Great when works 2/5

    By Seamus920
    Great until a few days ago. Now it just says “oops page cannot load”. We are connected to the internet and only having issues with this app. It stinks for my daughter because we use getting to watch shows on her pbs app before bed as a reward for being good.
  • Thank you! 4/5

    By bijosi
    My children love the app! We cast shows onto our tv b/c we cut the cord.
  • I don’t like the bugs in this 1/5

    By I don't have iOS or other one
    arn more
  • The New ‘Dragon Tales’ (season 4) Episodes on PBS Kids in HD! 5/5

    By Austin Robert Zimmermann
    Join Emmy (voiced by Andrea Libman), Max (voiced by Danny McKinnon), and Enrique (voiced by Aida Ortega) are back at the Dragon Land.
  • It won't work 1/5

    By Great1012112233
    It keeps going to the screen that says try again. Haven't been able to watch any videos.
  • Where'd Thomas go 2/5

    By Parent3123
    Why was Thomas the train removed? Can it come back? He taught good manners and helpfulness and all the kids loved him. Maybe Caillou could be removed?
  • Great app, but sound is off 4/5

    By DishLCLM
    Kids LOVE the app, but I’ve noticed (in the Super Why show at least) that the sound is a bit off. The music portions and background music drown out any speaking by characters. It is very hard to hear anything said by the characters, but the music is overwhelming if the volume is turned up enough to hear characters speak. It seems like a level adjustment is needed. My son is stuck on Super Why right now, so I’m not sure if that the only show that is like this or not, but it sure would be great if that were fixed!
  • This is awesome 5/5

    By New Fitness Geek
    I love having the PBS app because it has to the capability to stream it to my tv. I literally just had it on for my daughter. I connect to my tv with google Chromecast..Over all I still think it’s great that she can watch all her favorite shows and I really love that I don’t have to sit her down with a phone or tablet to watch them
  • Too Forgetful 2/5

    By micah76
    We love PBS here and are active supporters! The app is great except that if you pause a video in the middle and iPad goes to sleep, it relaunches when you wake it up and doesn’t remember where you left off. This is incredibly frustrating for my children as they only have a certain amount of screen time allocated every day and that means pausing in the middle of a story sometimes. Then we can’t pick it up the next day and there is frustration when that happens. Even if they just pause for five minutes for lunch, it restarts the app entirely. This is poor performance since Netflix and Hulu remember where you left off.
  • Great except... 3/5

    By JulieBeans1204
    Our three year old daughter loves this app. It’s full of great shows, except for the whiny brat, Caillou. That show has zero educational value and only teaches children to yell “ That’s not fair,”, bang their fists, and stomp their feet during a tantrum. It’s horrible that this show is even on a learning channel\app, let alone that the app doesn’t allow an option to select or block what shows are available. Thumbs up for PBS, but PLEASE give us an option to block Caillou. In the meantime, I’m deleting this app.
  • Love PBS kids! Hate pic in pic feature! 3/5

    By Spzchic86
    We love PBS kids and I have put the app on every phone or tablet we have ever had and My son loves it. Recently we got a new iPad and I immediately downloaded this app for my son. Unfortunately, there is a picture in picture option that we HATE!! We can’t figure out why or when it switches to picture in picture and I can occasionally manage to get an option to close the little picture but that happens very rarely. We have ended up with sound playing and the little picture on the screen and I end up so frustrated with it that I end up force closing the app completely and I have now told my son not to open the app again until I can either figure out the issue or get some help from the developer to solve this maddening issue. I would give 5 stars if it wasn’t for this problem.
  • When was Thomas removed?! 3/5

    By Crassuss
    My 2.5 year old loves this app and usually watched Daniel Tiger and Dinosaur Train. Now he wants to go back to watching his first love, Thomas and it is gone! Why?!?!
  • Bunny 5/5

    By Kitty game _ Lover
    Give me a bunny for Christmas tree
  • More please, I’ll pay you as much as you want. 3/5

    By Tom Linkous
    I like the interface, clean and uncluttered. It needs to have more episodes though. If my kid is having a meltdown and needs to see Daniel Tiger Feels Two Ways I need that at my fingertips.
  • Book TV Shows in PBS Kids? 5/5

    By JamesBong070
    Why did you do 2 Book Series TV Shows in PBS Kids? There were The Cat in The Hat Knows A lot About That! released in 2010 but it is by Dr. Suess & then Pinkalicious & Peterrific released this year by Victoria Kann? What?!
  • I like this but... 3/5

    By Jellybean1!
    You should add more shows for big kids like Dragons Race to the Edge 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😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😥😭😓
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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