PBS KIDS Video
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: December 5, 2017
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
*This app is optimized for Kit Kat (4.4) and above.
*NEW* Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required). Tap the âLIVE TVâ button to watch whatâs airing on your local PBS station right now.
* A Parents' Choice Recommended Mobile App (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 on mobile devices:
* 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 Google Play.
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 KIDSâ commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainmentâwherever kids are. More PBS KIDS videos may also be found online at pbskids.org/video.
Funding from corporate sponsors supports PBS KIDSâ 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 on Google Play.
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.
Published date: February 17, 2018
Content is great, but the video keeps playing with the screen turned off. It even starts playing again if you pause it, hit the home button, and then turn off the screen. It has done this on all my devices, from galaxy s4 to a brand new samsung tablet. If they can fix this, it would be 5 stars easily. Full Review
Lisa Daly Published date: January 9, 2018
Does not work on the PBS tablet. Just says loading and never loads. Re: still freezes constantly when I click uninstall and use the old version. Also, Thomas is gone and that's my son's favorite show Full Review
Published date: January 31, 2018
Overall generally good but recently cannot stream the app on my mibox or sonytv. Is there a problem with the Android TV app? Please fix asap as my son loves to watch curious George! Full Review
Amy Colleen Jones Published date: January 6, 2018
I am furious that you have removed Thomas the tank engine from your PBS kids apps. My child with autism isn't doing too well with the change either. Thank you very much for this wonderful experience. Meltdowns are my favorite. Full Review
TheHooper Published date: February 22, 2018
I truly love the app and use almost every morning to stream via Chromecast/Google Home. I love the content availability and the access to live channels based on locality. My only gripe is the apparent inability to disable auto play on launch. I do not see an option for the app to NOT play video immediately when opened. Full Review
Derek Wright Published date: December 19, 2017
I know that the developers are working on this problem, but the chromecast support is still pretty glitchy. It seems to be getting better with the latest update. I'm beginning to think that it's more of a Google issue. Full Review
Brendon Van Allen Published date: January 2, 2018
Great for kids to just watch stuff and I like the programming but the app is buggy, auto plays even when not open, and now, WHERE THE HELL IS THOMAS?! Full Review
Published date: February 12, 2018
Respose for PBS Kids: I have tried the factory reset and have been left with an app that sort of functions with content that doesn't change. PBS Kids app on our Roku seems to function better now. As a parent I still do not approve of the auto-play function that can't be turned off. I am also disappointed that a tablet made for PBS can't support the PBS app. Updated Review: this app no longer works on my PBS Kids tablet no matter how many updates I do. The addition of the Watch Live feature was the downfall of what used to be a great app for my kids. Before the addition of being able to watch the Live Stream this app was a 5 star review. Since the update the app no longer loads. I ended up doing a factory reset and declining the update so that we could still use the app. The Roku version of this app has similar problems since the update. It would be nice if the program could support the Live Stream but it cannot. Another request would be to turn off auto play. The shows will just play one after another which becomes an argument with my child when I tell him to only watch one show. Blocking certain shows would be nice as well, because we don't allow Caillou in our house. Full Review
rainbow Steve Published date: January 22, 2018
My thoughts Not hating or anything but IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO LIVE IN A HOLE so ya don't hate me please and if you want to see a episode you go to your show, see the arrow on the right drag it too the left to see the episodes Full Review
Published date: January 17, 2018
Miss Thomas! My 3 year old is obsessed with trains. Very disappointed you let the rights expire! Full Review
Sara De La Rosa Tipton Published date: February 1, 2018
We use the PBS app on the Shield and since around December, the live streaming tends to stop after a few minutes. It used to have the arrow icon, recently it has the "oops" message. We've uninstalled and reinstalled from the Play store, but it still only plays for a few minutes before "oops". If we pick a show and do the play all, it will make it through all of the available episodes, and only fail (with the arrow) once it reaches the end of the full episodes. It won't go on to play the clips. Not sure if you have any ideas for troubleshooting or if it will be fixed with the next update. A reinstall didn't fix it. 4 stars because before this it worked perfectly. Full Review
Jonathan Holliday Published date: December 6, 2017
It was great but with the lastest update Casting seemed to get dropped, the icon isn't there anymore. Full Review
Salena Smedley Published date: February 10, 2018
My 9 year old grandson and I love this app. It runs smoothly and is intuitive to use. So many PBS Kids shows with full episodes! Full Review
Cindy Quinonez Published date: January 1, 2018
Reason why was because no Thomas and friends plenty of people still like Thomas my little we be so sad now unless u change it now me and my family won't be viewers at anymoreð£ððð¢ð ð¡ Full Review
Kathryn Ellison Published date: December 17, 2017
When i am busy working I can count on PBS to keep my daughter entertained and she is learning too Full Review
Jerry Walker Published date: February 3, 2018
I have always been a fan of PBS even since I was little. The question I have is why don't you have classic shows like Mister Rogers, 321 contact and other classics like those? Full Review
Published date: January 8, 2018
This app is crazy it won"t stop w hen i close my phone and it won"t let me play a game when i try to delete this app it won"t i though it won"t delete because of my phone but it is not bad app do not download this app don't say i did'nt warn you Full Review
Published date: January 6, 2018
This app was perfect but WHY did y'all remove Thomas the train??? That's my son's favorite ð Full Review
BROKEN ANGEL Published date: February 2, 2018
There aren't any full episodes. The only things that were full were the movies Full Review
Ayomide Olowookere Published date: January 21, 2018
Isn't the best Its ok Don't have that mich full episodes but my sister seems to like it so why not Full Review
Dolls Mania Published date: December 25, 2017
The reason I downloaded it is because my 8 year old brother likes Daniel tiger Full Review
Kenny Williams Published date: January 5, 2018
Streaming issue its just Loading that's all Full Review
Published date: January 14, 2018
It's nice but you can't trun it off so it plays videos randomly when I'm off the app Full Review
Published date: February 13, 2018
For those complaining about Thomas the tank engine please try Hulu they have like 20 Thomas the tank engine movies, the monthly fee is not that bad Full Review
jo'angel garcia Published date: January 20, 2018
Loved it I can watch live tv now and I can watch live TV on the go definitely recommend this for you pbs kids fans Full Review
Lily Foster Published date: February 2, 2018
This is a amazing app I I am 12 and still watch pbs on else I love this app Full Review
Andrea Nelson Published date: January 1, 2018
Where's Thomas??? Seriously was a lifesaver for us at the doctor's office and long car rides...but no more 'choo choo' Full Review
Quincy Heyward Published date: February 10, 2018
I can't believe that Thomas and Friends would be pulled without any warning or notification!! Now I'm forced to monitor YouTube kids for Thomas!!! Full Review
Yuri Velichko Published date: January 19, 2018
Much better than YouTube kids. A high quality and very educational programs. Full Review
Modoulamin Mbaye Published date: December 23, 2017
I think this app is great, it helps the kids learned better English Full Review
Jeff Jeff Published date: December 20, 2017
Love it because unlike any other app u don't need providers for live tv Full Review
Published date: January 8, 2018
I love this my daughter just loves it to her fav cartoons Full Review
madilyne g Published date: February 1, 2018
My son is 9 and he loves it Wild kratts he learns a lot and me too ð Full Review
Published date: January 1, 2018
My kids love it that they will go on the PBS app Alamost every day Full Review
Jennifer Clark Published date: December 28, 2017
Cant get app to work unless on wifi. Sprint network. :/ Full Review
LISA KONG Published date: January 15, 2018
It teaches so much things to learn for the little ones Full Review
Joseph Cho Published date: December 26, 2017
This app is amazing!My son wants to download all the apps about PBS Kids and watch all the videos on television. Full Review
Eliana Galarza Published date: December 25, 2017
Its so much better and I dont have to wait for it to show up on tv Full Review
Yuri Ortega Published date: January 31, 2018
It's fun to entertain my brother wail I'm bassi Full Review
Clarissa Rutherford Published date: December 13, 2017
I have a 1 yr. old and a 9 yr. old who has C.P. and they both learn more every time they watch it Full Review