the latest version of this app is broken. Ever since the update, the app loads the logo and says "wedu". Then it tries to load videos but says its unable to load. please repair!!!
By gelikse cat
Hi I’m 9 and i love it but you lied because the app said that they’re was going to be a new ather episode last week
Unable to work 1/5
By mama anxious
PBS is my son’s fave but we’ve been having issues playing it, don’t know why? It’s said unable to play if not USA, but we’re in Texas. Why it won’t work?
Block certain shows 1/5
By Jason Blason
Would it be possible to block certain shows?
Need more parental controls 2/5
Not all of the PBS kids shows are appropriate for all ages. I will be removing it from my kids’ devices until I can set controls on which shows they can watch.
I can’t watch any videos because it says only available in the states can u make the app available in different countries please
No longer kid friendly 1/5
PBS is no longer kid friendly. The app needs parental controls so parents have the option to block certain shows.
Very disappointed with the show. If I want my granddaughter to know about gay marriage, she can hear about it from me, not a cartoon. Am removing pbs videos from my tablet.. I will definitely monitor all apps more closely. So sorry we have to do this! This is a shame!
Block certain shows 3/5
We have loved having our son grow up watching PBS Kids for the most part. However, we very much wish we could block certain shows. I will not allow my son to watch Sesame Street or Authur due to content and characters. I would like to be able to block them or others as I see fit.
Great App 5/5
My girls LOVE to be able to pick their shows at will. Daniel Tiger is their favorite PBS show but they like a lot of the others too.
This app works well with our WiFi and its being Free is extra cool!
No Camera Access Option 1/5
Dislike how app will only work being live with camera access that does not allow an option to protect. Great selections of videos. Would like some rights for privacy setting and footage available to screenshot, etc.
Gets worse each time 1/5
Don’t update!! I’m on latest iOS 12 and this app gets slower and more bloated each time.
The thing is my kid loves all the shows but I can’t download all 500 so can you maybe download it for us people when we download your app thx
When it works, it’s great! 2/5
The thing is it never works!
After waiting a long time (on good internet) it finally loads, and it’s not even the show I wanted to watch
It is such an awesome app but it’s so glitchy! Please fix! If your not patient and have another way to watch these shows I would not recommend this app. The website works better
Pbs kids reveiw 5/5
Doesn’t work 2/5
The app is great when it works. My sons love this app but recently (about a week) it hasn’t been working at all. Keeps giving me errors and telling me that only people in the states can view videos. I am in the states so I’m not sure what in the world is going on with it.
My little one miss seeing it. 4/5
I love the app as a mom and my little girl loves it as well but it’s been two days that she can’t see it. I keep on getting an message saying “PBS KIDS Video May only be viewed from within the United States” I live like 10min away from Mexico but I’m still in the United States and it doesn’t work. My little one keeps on asking to see it, but I can’t get it to work. I really hope they can fix it soon so the viewers that closer to the border like the McAllen, TX area.
Other then that is a great app for kids and they learn so much from it.
No coolness 1/5
This app is dumb it has Halloween Christmas and ester that’s bad if you love holidays hate them but the games still work. Well do not be happy with this bye.
Used to love this app 3/5
By Parked and monkey
I loved that I could cast it to my smart TV! But now the casting doesn’t work anymore.
Wish I could see a video 1/5
I wanted to watch videos but since in not in the us they don’t let me
Works great..mostly 4/5
Excellent app. Sometimes on iPhone XS the Chromecast option doesn't appear and you have to close and reopen the app for it show up
Live tv audio won’t stop when loading another show 1/5
App content is good, but the live tv audio keeps playing over content that I select. We can hear both shows playing at the same time. This happens a lot...
I love it so good job 5/5
By Nicki Cheney19
I love this app it’s very fun to watch a video or even more
Love it 😍 5/5
This game is the best and it’s free !👍🏻👍🏻🦔🦄😍😍❤️
Possible bug issues? 2/5
My son loves this app. His favorite is curious George. But since yesterday all we get is a black screen when he tries to watch it. It’ll play the live tv cartoons but only if I exit the app completely and reopen it.. but as soon as a different cartoon is clicked on it goes back to a blank screen and nothing happens. Please look into this?
By H.Z. mom
This was a great app when it actually worked. For the past few months all we’ve been getting was the think trademark, a black screen, and no videos downloading. Updated my device and re-installed app. Nothing works. Very disappointing especially since my son loves these shows. YouTube kids app is reliable but I hate their video posting issues.
Wild Kratts going away? 4/5
By Kitticupcake from roblox
I’m usually watching Wild Kratts but some of the episodes are going away by the way I’m talkin bout the forth bald eagle and back in creater time other than that I love PBSkids
Has Odd Squad 5/5
I downloaded this app just to watch Odd Squad during my work breaks. This is the best app to watch Odd Squad with.
Plays audio for multiple shows at once 2/5
By Pops Callahan
Works fine on tablet but the Apple TV edition plays the audio for 2-3 shows at once when you select a show, rendering it unusable. Has been like this for weeks now.
Same issue as others 4/5
The content on this app is awesome for our toddler! We use chrome cast to cast to the TV, but similar to others, we are experiencing an issue where mid-episode, maybe after only a few minutes, it appears to be restarting or skipping to the next episode in its own.
Could let the user choose the episode 3/5
By Aiden The iPhone
OK app and all but just chooses a random episode
Needs a way to disable autoplay 2/5
The content is great. It’s like an opioid for kids’ brains, which is why I request that this app adds a “disable autoplay next episode” feature so that kids have to ask their parents for the next hit.
By the gamerbro
Nice as ice
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.
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.
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.