PBS KIDS Video
By PBS KIDS
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*This app update is only compatible with iOS 5.0 or higher.
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features thousands of videos from top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhoods, Wild Kratts, Peg + Cat, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
* A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner (2013)
* A Cynopsis Kids !magination Award Winner for Best Educational App (2012)
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
Every week, the app will introduce your child to a new “Weekly Pick,” a set of fun educational videos that will engage him or her in reading, science, math and more.
The app also includes features that parents can access by sliding the “i-bar” to the right:
* Access your local PBS station TV schedule.
* Tap the heart icon to add a show to your child’s favorites list.
* Stream videos to your TV using Chromecast
* 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.
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.
ABOUT THIS APP
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. You can support PBS KIDS through the selection of other apps and TV shows available in the iTunes Store.
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
- Press and hold on the PBS KIDS Video app
- Press the red X to quit the app
What's New in Version 2.1.4
3yr old nephew loves this, but...
I've had this app for quite a while on my old phone and iPad. When I upgraded my iPhone I made sure to put this app on it. Keeps my nephew occupied and he loves the shows. However, the last three times using it, the app suddenly used almost a full month's worth of my data! I've had this app for well over a year and never had this happen before. And of course it happened at the beginning of my billing cycle so now I have to be careful for the rest of the month that I don't go over. It was not used any more than it usually is, in fact, it was hardly used as compared to how much he normally uses it. So this has me wondering if something has changed. I hope not, because it is one of his favorites that he looks forward to seeing. But I'm certainly not going to pay more a month for data for one app.
This is a good app and my kid loves it.
Sometimes it can't connect to the server though. I'm guessing due to the traffic on the server.
One thing I don't care for and should be changed in subsequent updates is that I turn off cellular service on the app so my kid doesn't burn through my data plan and the app bugs the user about it with a pop up screen informing me about that setting every time the app starts. My kid doesn't understand what to do at that point and can tap the wrong button and it will launch her into my phone settings where she can change other settings. This pop up should be removed. A connection error will suffice as a reminder to use either a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.
Overall good app but needs tweaking
My kiddos love this app. It is very intuitive to use, but I second the addition of either a save or fast-forward option to return to the middle of shows when interrupted. Also, please move the captions to an overall menu or something. Having to turn on cc for every individual video is ridiculous for a kids' app. It should be automatic and a feature that I can turn on to leave on for all the videos when my kids turn on the app, since we are a cc-using family. Thanks!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 19, 2014
- Version: 2.1.4
- Size: 5.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PBS Kids
- © 2011 Public Broadcasting Service. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.