*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)
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.
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.
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.
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
- Fixed a bug causing LIVE TV playback issues.
- We've also improved overall app performance. It's so much faster now!
Ratings and Reviews
Terrific App!!! When it works :/
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.
Hi Rachelswork - Thanks for the detailed feedback! We'll look into this a bit more and see what's going on. We apologize for the "wheel of death" - We'll look into this and see if we had any server issues. But thanks for supporting PBS KIDS! - Best, the PBS KIDS team
Please please please!
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.
Love PBS kids! Hate pic in pic feature!
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.
- PBS Kids
- 68.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Public Broadcasting Service. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.