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DEPTH OF CONTENT
PBS for iPhone & iPod Touch features thousands of full-length videos from your favorite PBS programs and local stations; new videos are added daily. Explore a rich and varied selection of thousands of videos from both new programs and from the PBS archives.
Find these top programs and more:
*Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, History Detectives, Masterpiece, Nature, Need to Know, Nova, Secrets of the Dead, and more.
* PBS NewsHour segments.
* Austin City Limits song performances.
* Special clips and full-length episodes from the PBS special CIRCUS.
* Original online series, including Nova ScienceNOW’s “Secret Life of Scientists” and “FutureStates” from INDEPENDENT LENS.
* Quick access to TV times and channels for your favorite PBS programs.
* See what’s on your local PBS station and what’s coming soon.
* Learn more about PBS programs and specific episodes.
* Sign in with a PBS Account or your favorite social network to bookmark favorite programs and episodes for easy retrieval.
* Purchase episodes and seasons that you’d like to own.
What's New in Version 1.9.6
Fixed video playback errors
From Bad to Worse
The PBS iPhone app is one of the worst & most useless I have ever encountered. Today at 10 am local time it refused to open up and show the day's programming. Many times at 6-7 am local time it also does the same. Tap on any particular ahow and the app only gives you a brief history of the series, such as NOVA, American Experience, or Nature. Forget trying to find out more information on a program such as Independent Lens. Over the last few years I have had repeated problems with the PBS app. Program listings are frequentky wrong and there remains the ever present and ever annoying Buy/Donate to PBS ticker at the bottom on a small iPhone screen if you are unfortinate to ever touch it, you're immediately sent to another screen asking for PBS donations. Extremely annoying. After numerous complaints PBS has yet to fix this. I have to assume they just don't care. This app is NOT recommended unless you're a masochist at heart. Out of 5, I rate it 0 stars.
App Needs Work!
I'll start by saying I LOVE many PBS programs! The quality of programming available is fantastic!The app on the other hand leaves much to be desired.
Videos fail to load or the ad from a sponsor freezes the entire app. I understand these sponsor ads are a necessary evil and I am happy to watch them, so long as the actual program plays afterwards.
Also it's a little difficult to find earlier episodes of many shows. I guess I'm expecting maybe a menu for each show with a list of each episode in order. As of now the easiest way to find an older episode is to click on the newest and hope there are links to previous episodes there. On the same note, I've noticed the first few episodes of a season often expire before the whole season has aired on television which can be frustrating.
Hire better app. developers!!
The programs offered are great. And almost every title I look for is available. I see more titles added all the time. But the problems I encounter are; the status bar format interferes with navigation, the status (battery, time, etc..) is black, the background is also black which makes it invisible, the back button doesn't work which forces you to restart the app every time you want to go back and the status bar is visible during a video. Those are just the problems I have seen so far.
I am a contributor to my local PBS station (KNME) and will continue to contribute but I hope to see improvement in this application soon.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Aug 28, 2014
- Version: 1.9.6
- Size: 4.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Public Broadcasting Service
- © 2014 Public Broadcasting Service
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.