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Watch all your child’s favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere with the pbs kids video app! Now you can live stream educational videos and TV shows to help your child learn and grow. With pbs kids video, your child can catch up with the shows they love. Take a trip to Sesame Street, explore Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood or go on an adventure with Wild Kratts right from your iPhone or iPad! With new episodes added weekly, you’ll always have access to free cartoons and entertainment. 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. Download pbs kids video today and catch the latest in educational TV! * 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) pbs kids video FEATURES WATCH PBS KIDS SHOWS Stream full episodes and video clips from PBS KIDS shows, including: - Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood - Odd Squad - The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That - SUPER WHY! - Sesame Street - Wild Kratts - Curious George - And more! CHILD-SAFE The pbs kids video 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. PARENT RESOURCES The app also includes features that parents can access through the Grownups button: - 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. Watch educational videos and full episodes of PBS KIDS shows any time. Download pbs kids video today! -------------- *This app update is only compatible with iOS 9.0 or higher. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS 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. SPONSORSHIP 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.
make kids addicted to screen
by thtk10 on 2019/12/12 16:54
they delete The wonderful shows like mr. Roger’s neighborhood. and the worst of all is that there is no way to get out of that screen to go back to iphone functions. I am so glad I tried this when my kid is not here. I deleted it right away. horrible.
Hello PBS
by Mr. Beenis on 2019/12/12 03:01
I would love if you unrestrict people outside the US to watch your show. My son likes your shows after travelling overseas. Hopefully, you can fix this problem for us thanks.
Offline play (Download) Option Needed
by BCharlieE2 on 2019/12/12 01:54
The title says it all the would be awesome for family’s that travel and spend much time out of the house! We unsubscribed from Netflix as it was turning our kids crazy but the offline option was awesome! Our kids love the Secret Museum and Molly Denali. Great educational shows and they prefer to the old Netflix shows.
Freezes All The Time
by PrincessKyB on 2019/12/11 11:51
This was great app, until about 3 or so weeks ago! It constantly freezes while viewing shows, which is incredibly frustrating for my toddler! I have removed and downloaded the app multiple times, thinking that this would help. All to no avail! PBS need to fix this ASAP!
Apple TV autoplay
by adamusic72 on 2019/12/10 03:52
No stars until Apple TV can disable auto play. Evil people behind this app.
Love PBS
by Noname0012345 on 2019/12/09 00:52
I have this app on my TV (love it)and it’s a must have on my child iPad. The best part- its all free
Por favor opcion en es español
by dj221133 on 2019/12/08 15:49
Es buena pero seria mejor si añaden la opción en español Solía verlo cuando pequeño todos en español le doy 2estrellas por no tener esa opción. Gracias
3
by N0N0 1234 on 2019/12/05 09:37
I give it a three because I want all full episodes and new episodes every 3 days please and thank you!😁
Just not good for a hotspot.
by jdhfgwbtejd on 2019/12/02 23:01
It won’t load a video so I just can’t use it
Pbs rocks the brains of the little people.
by viceviking on 2019/12/01 20:52
I loved pbs as a kid and still love it to this day. This is an amazing app because it brings with it old childhood memory’s. In the future I hope we keep pbs around with enough donations. Because I would extremely like it for my kids in the future as long as it doesn’t become some way of trying to manipulate my children through the shows. Please always keep it the same. Besides that I find pbs great because I have had conversations with other “adults” who are to “mature” for the shows 😂 and have found that pbs has taught me things the most adults don’t know, but here is the thing. I gave the app a four star because it doesn’t seem to be as organized as it could be. I like the individual tabs that show the shows and main characters. When you click on them though most of the episodes cut out before the show ends or begins or even in the middle sometimes like not all of the episode is there? Also it would be cool if we could just get all seasons and episodes all in chronological order like. Season 1 episode 1,2,3 and so on. That way the viewers can choose or pick favorite episodes for there kids. Or make it so you could bundle all your favorites together. I am so glad you guys have cyberspace and Clifford and many others on here. Coming from a viewer like me. Thank you! For creating such a good education program for kids. One of my favorites is Sid the science kid!
Unable to active app
by N6647 on 2019/11/21 18:57
We have been watching this app for months. All of a sudden, I went to needing to be activated again and won’t activate. 👎🏻
Better with Mr. Rogers
by Jessamuhca on 2019/11/19 22:20
The app is wonderful. I love that there are no commercials or ads for kids to click on. I love PBS, and they have great shows. My son adores Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood! Where did it go? I see we can watch it on Amazon, but I like this app way better. Update! Thanks for listening! So happy to have Mr. Rogers back! ❤️
Good but
by ifoudmyfitbit on 2019/11/19 21:24
You GOT TO IMPROVE THE SINGAL! Also, why does it no longer send your play data so you can resume your video in the Apple TV app?
Love it
by gjitdsgjk)$.278!( on 2019/11/19 18:08
Love this! I don’t have any kids but I grew up on PBS Kids and have been a big fan since then! Only thing is that not all of the kids shoes has full episodes so some are just 3-5 minutes long, and wish it wasn’t that way. But overall love the PBS kids app! Would prefer this over Disney.
Where is Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood?
by Pistachios_yum on 2019/11/18 05:17
My child has enjoyed the handful of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes offered on this app. But yesterday we noticed it was removed. Why? Will you please bring Mr. Rogers back? We miss our neighbor.
What happened to Mr Rogers Neighborhood?
by ADM+ on 2019/11/17 23:58
It was on for awhile and now gone!!
This App is terrific
by Stella316 on 2019/11/17 23:52
I got this app so my little brothers and the kids I babysit could watch fun kid appropriate things. But I'm very sad they took off Mr. Rogers neighborhood and replaced it with Daniel's tiger's neighborhood. There is nothing wrong with Daniel tiger's neighborhood but its just different. He's not as calming, as kind, or as educational. But besides that it's a wonderful app and so is the gaming app.
I can watch this on tv:(
by nnnnnooooooowwwwwwww on 2019/11/16 22:05
I can just go on my mom's bed and watch this also I don’t watch it anymore it’s sort of weird for an eight year old to watch Nature cat don’t you think?
I Love Xiaver Riddle And the Secret museum
by AidenPro2010 on 2019/11/15 04:23
Beacuse Xiavar is my favorite Character.
No way to restrict shows
by buratino29 on 2019/11/14 16:41
While the app interface is easy and convenient, there is no way to restrict access to some shows and my child is just too young for some of them, even if thy are “safe and educational”. Therefore my husband and I had to uninstall the app. Looking forward to the option to only have some shows available depending on age appropriateness. Currently all shows are available for viewing.
Favorite Episode gets glitches
by CalZ79 on 2019/11/13 03:34
“Disorder In The Court” from Odd Squad I was watching it but it was always switching to another episode. Then I try to watch it on prime video but the next thing is OH SHIENKARA ITS NOT PRIME ANYMORE!
App Issues
by MS112017 on 2019/11/12 15:12
I downloaded the app on Roku and kicks me back to the homepage every time I select a show to watch. However, the live tv option works fine. I’ve tried reinstalling the app. But that has not fixed the issue either.
Review
by Colombiano en Michigan on 2019/11/12 14:48
It does not have games
Please add Bob the Builder Back
by dawdbrown on 2019/11/11 04:50
I love Bob the Builder. Please add it back to the schedule and app. Thanks!
So thankful
by Lady.Lyric on 2019/11/02 23:24
I absolutely love this app, I’ve been a fan of PBS since I was toddler my siblings and I grew up on the program. My only suggestion is, can there be an option to switch languages for the shows. My daughter is half Mexican and I want her to watch these shows in Spanish to encourage her to speak the language.
Fix
by calvintsui on 2019/11/02 00:15
I would like you to please fix a glitch that I can’t get into the app because it shows me a loading screen for a minute.
PBS
by Bonilla713 on 2019/10/30 17:07
I grew up with pbs and my kiddos are growing up with it too. Y’all should add old pbs kids shows on the app. One of my favorites was Sagwa and Between the lions. I know my kiddos would loves the shows.
It didn’t have Mr. Rogers neighborhood
by Izzys a cat on 2019/10/23 22:32
I just downloaded this app because I wanted to Watch mr. Rogers neighborhood. And well, it didn’t but it had s Sesame Street so.... never mind I just didn’t see it then first 80 times.
Aways having problems with this app
by 82mommy on 2019/10/22 19:24
We can’t ever seem to open the app.
Wish for a bit more customization
by LiquideFeline on 2019/10/16 06:00
My kid really digs some shows much more than others. I like the live stream in how it plays lots of different shows but some shows are definitely for older kids and some for younger. When I select a specific show, the app plays every episode and keeps going forever if I get distracted. I’d like a random pick of shows for a specific age range or study (my kid needs all the help learning letters so Super Why and Sesame Street are great!) Daniel Tiger forever! Thanks 😊
Spanish??
by R tus on 2019/10/16 01:30
Please help me. I can’t find how to get the episodes in Spanish. I’ve looked online and I can pull up videos but on this app I can’t find to play episodes in Spanish. Thank you for your time
Never too old for PBS kids! ❤️😃
by bluebear270 on 2019/10/15 22:37
I love this app and I’ve watched since I was six I’m Eleven about to turn twelve and I know PBS kids is made for little kids but I still enjoy it! I don’t trying I’m too old to watch some of these shows and I’d like to thank the developer for making my childhood comeplete!-zoie
It works so far
by Mamajohnsonx4 on 2019/10/14 04:25
It's working so far it's not lagging or taking me back to the home screen.
Shows are not playing properly on IOS13.1.2
by Vintagekool on 2019/10/10 20:21
Shows cutting off partway through and them partial shows start playing automatically.
Awesome
by Pineapple2k1 on 2019/10/07 11:51
We don’t have cable and our local channels are a hit and miss most days. But we love your PBS app!!! Thank you for making it free to watch any shows anywhere anytime!! It’s a life saver!! My kids love your shows!!
WORST GAME Ever!!!!!!!!
by CompTeamMom on 2019/10/06 13:06
Sfjifxbiry
Good Content, Frustrating Apps
by Curtis R. Shideler on 2019/10/04 21:16
Daniel Tiger has had the same 4 episodeS for two weeks now. I thought they updated weekly. This, like the Roku app, often has issues like the CC/titles of episodes (Daniel Tiger) not matching the actual episode that plays. Plus, the iOS app doesn’t allow you to select episodes and clips. The app is confusing and not as convenient as the Roku app. I wish a cable subscription allowed for choosing any episode instead of just 4 per week. Anyway, content is great, I just hope the app becomes more convenient.
WHY DOES THIS EXIST!!!!🤬
by The only weird person on 2019/10/03 15:44
I never use this app, but when I finally did I did not give me all the shows. Even my sis who takes my phone every so often agrees. Besides DisneyNOW this is the only show app on my phone. I wanted more content. On the tv there is a lot more shows. And on the game app it does not have the same experience as the website. If you want quality, take a computer and go to the website!
Good, but could be improved ( PLEASE READ MY REVIEW 🤗)
by Layla4811 on 2019/10/01 21:51
Hi! I like PBS kids but, I think there could be some improvement. I think ALL the shows should be included. My sister is in preschool and is trying to find one of these TV shows but it’s not there. Also, do you all include all the episodes? My sister is trying to find one of the Daniel Tiger ones, and it’s not there. Really, just honestly, must/ do you have to put Caillou on here?!?! I read the review about a mom and her kid was starting to act like Caillou. I really do agree with her so 👍👍👍👍! I am just on here just making a random review about an app. My sister, I showed her some videos she could watch on PBS. Then, she clicked Caillou and started watching the baseball episode. He was saying “ I hate baseball! “ which is actually kind of inappropriate/ not a good idea for this. It is like teaching kids to give up when they can’t do something the first time. That’s not right though. NEVER GIVE UP! For example, when I started to play baseball/ softball, I did NOT just automatically catch, and throw, and bat perfectly! I had to work and TRY. Now I’m a MASTER at it! This show is like making things/ rules not apply or telling kids the EXACT opposite of what your supposed to be doing. Really I guess, I kind of like this game! Listen , I could just delete this app and be fine without it or my sister could watch it on YouTube! I encourage you to update this. Maybe some games, or something would do the trick 🎩! You know how Nick Jr. has videos like yours.... and games?! Well I think that they improved when they included games! I encourage you! I really don’t know if there should be any stars. So you are lucky I did 2. Thanks for trying to make a game though. Love it 😍! Bye 👋
Any updates today?
by 🦄Galaxy Unicorn🦄 on 2019/09/27 12:26
Hello PBS Kids Video, it's me again. I feel like the "wheel of bad luck" is spinning again, seeing what would happen. Did you put any new videos or updates in? If so, please respond to my review. |My Mood Chart| |👍🏻|💞|😊|😄| I'm very excited! (According to the chart) Sincerely, 🦄Galaxy Unicorn🦄
Nice app however
by mompins on 2019/09/24 18:31
Really like the app, but I want the option to delete or restrict watching of some cartoons. My child is only three, I don’t want her to watch odd squad or Arthur. How do I restrict or block some cartoons.
Server Issue
by tezgjhjgyxz on 2019/09/21 05:09
So when I like to watch wild kratts every time it says server issue .
The server is down.
by T. Renee Dean on 2019/09/21 04:56
All day today, I haven’t been able to play any videos because it says “Sorry! There was a server issue.” I’ve restarted the app many times, and have turned on and off WiFi as well. I even switched to a different WiFi. Now I’m here to let you know there‘s a problem with the app. It loads the app up to the point where the icons appear along the side, but when I click on one of the icons (Daniel Tiger, for example), I only hear the audio playing but the ‘serve issue’ white screen comes up. Please fix.
Server connection
by Basketball 5678 on 2019/09/21 04:40
When I am trying to watch a video on this app it says Oops there was a server issue now what’s that all about
PBS kids Is awesome but a bug has appeared
by skalvory on 2019/09/20 23:22
PBS kids is very educational the age range is probably 1 to about 8 there’s nothing bad on any episodes except for one in Arthur it happened in season 22 but every thing is great The bug that happened is that whenever I get on pbs kids it says no internet try again I know what you are about to say check your internet but I did a bazillion times all my other apps work great except for pbs kids Hope you read this sincerely Skalvory
Its great
by PBS Kids is the best for kids on 2019/09/20 00:08
The shows are appropriate for kids. :)
Great app but one problem
by collins kk on 2019/09/18 01:04
So cillou is a very bad influence on kids he not only disrespects his parent but also is mean to his sister and wines all of the time my two year old sister wines all of the time because of him is there anyway you can make a way to block the shows you don’t want to watch or let your kids watch.but other than that this app is amazing it gives kids and baby’s the knowledge they need to be nice and respectful thanks for making a app where kids can be taught great lessons.
Casting to the TV is a challenge
by BelllaNicole on 2019/09/16 19:43
Overall PBS provides a generous amount of access to content on their channel without having to verify cable info etc as with most apps of this nature. They also update content frequently. This is lovely! Because my daughter loves watching Daniel and Curious George every day. The most frustrating thing about this app is that it hardly ever casts to the TV especially lately, making it 100% useless for me as this is really the only time we use it. I hope the bugs causing this are fixed soon.
Help Please!!! 😡
by LennonWins on 2019/09/15 20:49
One time, at this app, the server is broken! Can you help fix it? If you can I will give you five stars. Or not, I will give you 0 stars & I quit. So please help me!!! 😎 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So so so great!
by geary314 on 2019/09/14 14:34
Absolutely love what PBS kids does! This is all my 2.5 yo son watches and he truly enjoys the shows and picks up all the educational material. I love how I don’t have to worry with PBS and the other PBS apps are phenomenal as well. Thank you PBS, keep it up!
So Far So Good
by Caseycoe on 2019/09/13 01:33
Absolutely love the set up of this app. I had been trying to find a video app for my daughter for a while now and I can’t believe it took me this long to think of PBS. I have no critiques or criticism at this point. Keep it up 👍👍
Hard to choose programs, clip length
by macifortran on 2019/09/12 13:27
I don’t normally rate apps, but this ostensibly family friendly, educational app has led to more fights with my preschooler than I can count. The problem is that you can’t really choose what clip plays next or the length. So our 3-year old ends up demanding to watch the entirety of a clip that could be as long as 25 minutes and then taking the iPad or phone away from him results in a huge tantrum. This app has been a a disaster for our family. I hate it.
Hi
by Kh9107 on 2019/09/11 17:07
Hi ppl
Need Chromecast support
by GadgetGirlNYC on 2019/09/10 16:01
Would love to be able to use this app. Why can’t I stream to Chromecast???
Love the app....when it works!?! 😔
by lilmomma0528 on 2019/09/08 18:37
I love the app for my son and so does he especially if traveling or on a cold rainy day. It’s not working today please fix!
Please add feature to stop auto play!
by Pjp36 on 2019/09/06 03:02
We love most of the shows but it would be great to have the ability to turn off the auto play feature. Otherwise my kids will just keep watch even though I’ve said to turn off the TV after the show has ended.
Only one thing..
by Gamer wolf Hope on 2019/08/29 23:20
ok ok so i love this app very much for my little neice but... i would like it if you would take out Arthur... because i was letting her play on my ipad and i saw the Wedding video and 2 Gay men. I imidiantly deleted it..
Yes I like it. Son cómicos. Comment. En mis tiempos de mí adds,
by Norma I Chinea on 2019/08/29 01:15
Yes call Rivera,Fdez de? Many gente talk
Won’t play keeps showing error
by fdry991 on 2019/08/26 04:56
I have never had any problems for a long time but now it keeps saying it can’t play because you can only use this app in USA and duh I live in the USA I tried reinstalling the app and same thing on my phone and on my TVs help please my kids use this app everyday it has their favorite cartoons
Amazing App!!!
by Moonwatcher Kitty on 2019/08/24 17:37
This is such an amazing app! My kids enjoy watching their favorite shows! Not only do they love watching PBS kids shows, but they also get educated, and I love that. As long as my kids are happy, then I’m happy! 5 stars for me!! <3
Smh
by slimgirl86 on 2019/08/23 16:28
App isn’t working code never worked either
Great for my niece and nephew
by Eyeless Fish on 2019/08/21 02:39
As an auntie, I want my niece and nephew to be educated, and not just sitting mindlessly watching videos. This app is really good for them. Especially considering my niece will be starting school here soon. Good job.
Broken. Won’t cast
by n8w610! on 2019/08/20 14:12
Great app when it works.
Fantastic content/annoying setup
by perilinwoods on 2019/08/16 03:43
I wish I had downloaded this sooner, because the content is just so good. I love watching the shows with my 6 yr old and discussing the lessons. BUT the way the app is set up is pretty annoying. I can’t just go to episode 11 of Molly of Denali. It starts at ep 1 every time, so I have to skip through every episode before it, and they aren’t labeled so sometimes it’s just a guess as to which one I land on. It would be very convenient and great reading skills for my kid if she was able to go through and find particular episodes.
Awesome app
by animal lover 🦔🐇🐈🐀 on 2019/08/12 21:51
I think this is a awesome app and I highly recommend it! 😊 and there are no subscriptions or trials involved. I think 🤔 that’s pretty awesome like when I was trying out the noggin app I deleted it right away because it was waaay to pricy on noggin it said it’s free but it involves a subscription so that’s annoying but with this app it’s perfect 👌
Great App to get
by Ange529 on 2019/08/08 00:04
Never had a problem with this app. Always updating videos and lots to choose from. Update: My last review was 4yrs ago and still say the same thing. Love the wide variety of videos!! Never had it mess up or crash on my daughter. Easy to navigate for children. Would recommend to anyone.
Great app. Could be better
by njujhjiiiikkjkkmmm,k, on 2019/08/05 03:19
This app is great, but I would appreciate the option to remove shows that we don’t like our kiddo to watch (*cough* Caillou *cough*). Parental controls or customization would be a much appreciated feature in this household.
What?!
by carter howard on 2019/08/03 20:08
What happened to The Electric Company I am so mad!!!!!!!🔥😡
A favorite for sure
by Kate143146 on 2019/08/03 02:08
My daughter absolutely loves Daniel Tiger and Curious George!! I have to limit her time because she could watch the same show over and over. She is 2. It doesn’t always work so that’s frustrating but she has figured out how to close the show and reload it. Overall it’s a great app. Thank you for Daniel Tiger!!! It’s helped immensely for toddler and mama!!
Language
by tinychawini on 2019/07/31 17:40
There was some shows that the kids like watching but one of the shows was Spanish and we tried to change it but it did not work so if they can that would be the change
We love PBS!!
by Karitol13 on 2019/07/30 19:32
I really enjoy and appreciate PBS ! For grown ups and kids. I recommend all my friends and family to watch, I don’t know if the developers can make the cast function from the kids app to also detect smart TVs, I know it works for chromecast but not smart TVs. My tv doesn’t have the Pbs kids app either in their store (LG) But I still manage to put it on the kids tablets.
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by indbfvfvdjj on 2019/07/30 01:35
Love it
Biggs
by app needs update!!!! on 2019/07/29 19:51
Not all the videos work, whenever I try to watch Caillou, It doesn’t load Everything else works fine Please fix this
Having issues when linking to chrome cast
by G4|\/|3R on 2019/07/29 17:11
Normally, the app works great but this last update has serious issues when casting to a tv using Chromecast. I use this app on my iPhone and my iPad mini and they both have the same issues. 1) the app will continue playing sound on my phone or iPad after casting onto the Chromecast. The only way to stop the sound from continuing on my devices is by closing the app. 2) the app has issues with live tv. It takes forever for the app to properly cast what’s supposed to be live onto the tv. For example, the app kept playing a different cartoon instead of playing what was live for my region (which I selected). I kept pressing the live tv “button” but it kept playing the cartoon over and over again. It only resolved after I closed the app and tried again. Both these issues have made the app really difficult and cumbersome to use. I exclusively use Chromecast to use the app since we always cast pbs on our tv for our toddler to watch together as a family. Please review these bugs and update in the next patch.
App not working properly It’s saying I don’t live in the United States but I do thank you .
by VCFJr on 2019/07/26 14:04
Bye I live in Texas
So long, great app...
by ALFs1girl on 2019/07/19 17:11
This used to be a five star app. During the last few months, though...😖 There have been so many glitches - from the occasional freezing to freezing and restarting live shows, to the app just not working. Connection problems surface between using WiFi and using just data. I’ve reset the app, reinstalled the app, rebooted my different devices, but the problems persist. I pray this app is permanently repaired, because it’s so necessary.
Awesome app
by lil_shelb on 2019/07/15 23:33
This app is amazing you can do anything
Good
by sir waffels🥞🍩🥓 on 2019/07/15 22:31
This app is amazing and it lets my children to watch PBS whenever they want!! Super great!🤩
Awesome! Just a few quirks
by EllaTheAlien on 2019/07/15 00:08
I absolutely love pbs kids, and have been watching it since I was born, I'm in middle school now and still watch most of the shows! Anyway, back to the review: I love the idea of this app, but I think that there should be a time near the slider (like on Youtube) to show you exactly how far into the video you are, and a time at the end to show you how long the video is. There should also be access to the little bar at the top of your device that shows what the time is, how much battery you have, etc. and you don't have to close the app to find out. This would make this app so much better, but I still give it 5 stars. Thanks!
Buggy / Annoying Mess of an app
by mrv on 2019/07/14 20:58
I would expect better from PBS. It is common when switching shows for the audio from the original show to continue playing, even after starting a new show. So you end up with two audio tracks playing simultaneously. On the AppleTV the app must be uninstalled and reinstalled or the AppleTV must be rebooted to recover from this bug since exiting and reopening the app doesn’t fix it. There is no option to disable auto-play after an episode, making it difficult to manage TV viewing time, especially with episodes / video clips that are not consistent in length from one to the next. The app will continue looping episodes one after the next in perpetuity. Also, there is no way to disable or mute the stream that automatically starts when launching the app. And subtitles always default to on when launching the app.
Does not stream anymore
by danadoll4 on 2019/07/13 17:42
I use this app to stream Daniel Tiger for my daughter and it no longer works. It worked for a couple months and has just stopped. One sad little girl misses her tiger friend.
Didin’t like it😕😕
by CoooollllllGirlllll on 2019/07/12 06:09
It’s really short but I don’t like it because I’m not from US and it doesn’t let me watch it because it says I got to be from the US...I wish the fix that.
daniel tigers neighborhood is cancelled!
by mrswiggy19 on 2019/07/07 11:54
pbs kids just announced that daniel tigers neighborhood is currently cancelled!
Love this app
by 😀si on 2019/07/03 17:34
Thanks.
Just a problem
by TankyMcBe on 2019/06/30 19:13
My only problem with the app is how do I refresh videos? I already watched all the available wild Kratts full videos but it won't refresh... can someone please tell me how to do it?
I love odd squad it’s good for my son
by jellyyyyyyyyyy363 on 2019/06/28 19:30
Odd squads is good for my son Because it teaches him good things
My kids love it but my 4 year old girl keeps singing I’m cuqun
by vaya lee on 2019/06/24 01:04
So my 2 year old kid loves the games and videos
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
by Meg3117 on 2019/06/23 13:25
I love this app we do not have the PBS channel at home so it is great that l can watch it on my iPad and take it wherever I go!!!! Here is my rating in emojis 😍😍😍😍😍😍😃😃😃😃😀😀😀😀😁😁😄😄❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💖💝💖💖💖💗❤️💝💗💖❤️💝❤️❤️
Idea
by jonpenismyusernamefreindplz on 2019/06/22 21:09
Just wondering can you make an app that has the same stuff but when they were kids pls
Great app!
by 👁❤️🐷s on 2019/06/20 11:57
I love this app but whenever I’m watching live the show freezes and I miss 15 minutes of the show that was on live but other than that I love this app!😻
Perfect
by ray calatallu on 2019/06/20 01:37
This app is perfect. I am not a child, but sometimes, I like to watch the shows on PBS Kids because it brings so much memories back from childhood. I have a suggestion to add to the PBS Kids app. If you’re watching a show, there should be a link to the iTunes Store so that you could download the exact episode. So for example, if you’re watching wild Kratts, season two, there should be a link that says purchase season two on iTunes thanks
Hi
by gelikse cat on 2019/06/18 20:47
Hi I’m 9 and i love it but there was no new episode of any show
Never works
by Ursa D on 2019/06/17 13:41
Always has trouble connecting to TV, constant freezing, skipping, etc. A miracle when it works properly.
PBS kids
by emilydog107 on 2019/06/16 05:08
I absolutely love this app along with the games, I babysit/ tutor 2 children, one 6 year old and one toddler: and during breaks they love to watch pbs kids! I love seeing them happy also knowing they are on a safe, kid approved and appropriate app knowing they will learn much as well: I sometimes watch some episodes with them, and I too learn more as well. When they sick or bored this is the first app they request. Their favorites are Luna, wild kratts, and odd squad thank you so much! Lots of love <3
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by SAABtastic2013 on 2019/06/12 20:42
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No Chomecast Support
by Stewartryan7 on 2019/06/09 21:15
No Chomecast Support
Videos no longer loading
by Lenmier on 2019/06/05 14:45
For the past two days all the app does is attempt to load videos, then after about 10 seconds, the app displays, "OOPS! We can't load this video" Then it tries to load the next video, generating the same message. I can not find a way to report an error within the app. Please fix ASAP
Will not work
by Tayp13 on 2019/06/05 07:23
Upon opening the app it says “PBS KIDS video may only be viewed from within the United States” I AM IN TEXAS!?! Born and raised in Texas. Why can I not use it?
Anti traditional family
by Seth1908 on 2019/06/04 16:36
PBS is less trusted now. My Kids we’re watching Arthur, all the sudden teacher comes out as gay. That’s the last thing I want my kids exposed to on a cartoon. They are starting to push liberal ideas. I wouldnt mind if the cut pbs funding, they aren’t supporting family values anymore.
Pbs rocks the brains of the little people.
by viceviking on 2019/12/01 20:52
I loved pbs as a kid and still love it to this day. This is an amazing app because it brings with it old childhood memory’s. In the future I hope we keep pbs around with enough donations. Because I would extremely like it for my kids in the future as long as it doesn’t become some way of trying to manipulate my children through the shows. Please always keep it the same. Besides that I find pbs great because I have had conversations with other “adults” who are to “mature” for the shows 😂 and have found that pbs has taught me things the most adults don’t know, but here is the thing. I gave the app a four star because it doesn’t seem to be as organized as it could be. I like the individual tabs that show the shows and main characters. When you click on them though most of the episodes cut out before the show ends or begins or even in the middle sometimes like not all of the episode is there? Also it would be cool if we could just get all seasons and episodes all in chronological order like. Season 1 episode 1,2,3 and so on. That way the viewers can choose or pick favorite episodes for there kids. Or make it so you could bundle all your favorites together. I am so glad you guys have cyberspace and Clifford and many others on here. Coming from a viewer like me. Thank you! For creating such a good education program for kids. One of my favorites is Sid the science kid!
Terrific App!!! When it works :/
by Rachelswork on 2017/11/29 16:17
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.
Please please please!
by Thespianaf on 2017/09/06 17:01
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.
No restrictions on shows
by RaeRae0210 on 2019/03/06 20:10
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.
This app is amazing but their somethings that need to be worked on
by 🦅🐷🐨gg on 2018/05/23 23:11
So like one when I’m trying to watch a show and then I want to go to a different show it shows me a little bit of the previous show and then moves on no big problems just like this to be fixed. And also when I’m trying to squirrel down and I’m trying to watch a show at the same time it will just kind of bring me to the school screen instead of leaving me there no big problems again just I want that to be changed. Overall this app is amazing and I really hope you make more PDFs apps fan of PBS forever.
Thankful for PBS, reloading issue when open, please add auto play control
by Branflake7 on 2017/10/06 17:47
Our family loves this app. Especially with the addition of casting to our TV via Chromecast. We use it on our iPhones and iPad. One problem we experience: if we have a program castes to our TV, and the app is open on my iPhone, when I unlock the screen, it restarts/reloads the show that is playing without prompting. Quite annoying to the one watching it on the TV! Is there something I can change? Also, adding a feature to turn off the auto-play would be amazing. I want my kiddos to enjoy PBS programming without becoming TV zombies!
I love it
by Princesss sky on 2019/03/04 00:03
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
What did you do?
by CAB320 on 2017/09/02 11:19
The updates to this are terrible. My 3 year old used to love being able to go through all the shows available and pick out what he wanted. It helped him find new shows to like and made him able to do it himself. Now neither he or I can figure out how to use the app. It seems all you can do is watch live tv or download episodes separately in the App Store? This is a terrible change. We might as well delete the app now. UPDATE: There was a technical problem and the developer was kind enough to reach out to me. Thank you PBS my son is again very happy with the app.
💚PBS APP!
by Jennie*o1 on 2018/01/29 19:39
My 1yr old son absolutely LOVES the PUBS show, ‘Dinosaur Train.’ He gets so excited when I put his show on. I don’t let him watch tv much, but when I do PBS is one of the only stations that I approve of! I can tell that he learns from this show because after watching it he will say new words. Which is an awesome feeling to know that my child is actually learning from the shows on PBS. I am pleased with the app & the apps performance. The PBS app has improved over the course of 6-8 months since I downloaded it. I love being able to ‘Cast’ (to ChromeCast) from the app as well. 👍🏼
Having issues when linking to chrome cast
by G4|\/|3R on 2019/07/29 17:11
Normally, the app works great but this last update has serious issues when casting to a tv using Chromecast. I use this app on my iPhone and my iPad mini and they both have the same issues. 1) the app will continue playing sound on my phone or iPad after casting onto the Chromecast. The only way to stop the sound from continuing on my devices is by closing the app. 2) the app has issues with live tv. It takes forever for the app to properly cast what’s supposed to be live onto the tv. For example, the app kept playing a different cartoon instead of playing what was live for my region (which I selected). I kept pressing the live tv “button” but it kept playing the cartoon over and over again. It only resolved after I closed the app and tried again. Both these issues have made the app really difficult and cumbersome to use. I exclusively use Chromecast to use the app since we always cast pbs on our tv for our toddler to watch together as a family. Please review these bugs and update in the next patch.
Need to be able to navigate
by IdahoSteph on 2019/02/12 22:32
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.
I love the app, but here’s a suggestion...
by EpiqueTaii on 2019/03/14 20:25
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 cried and I am 10
by 34 guccoi gAng on 2018/06/25 04:07
I was downloading the game because I’ve seen a lot of people download it seems good so then once I download it and look through the show and I decided to see Mr. Rogers and then I cried when he said his dog Mittys died and it got me felling it was so sad and I enjoy it because it teaches kids about deaf and about feelings if feels so good to see one of this shows pop up in the greatest kids advertisement in the world thank you PBS Kids so much for this entertainment I love you with all my heart and with all my childhood I like to thank you
App is full of glitches
by 1algernon on 2018/01/02 23:43
We’d love to take PBS with us wherever we go, but I guess they need more funding because both the main PBS app and the Kids PBS app are full of glitches. Shows play for two or three minutes and then move on to other episodes or clips, you often can’t cast to the television (always states that there is an error), and sometimes you can’t select a PBS Kids show at all in the app which seems to defeat the point. Please devote more resources to your online presence. In response to developer question we are using iPhones for the main portion of our viewing/casting. Both an iPhone 6 and a 7+. Hope this helps—would love to see things become more functional.
Need’s to Be Updated
by The Princess of Games on 2017/11/08 16:35
Dear PBS Kids, I’m 12, but I still enjoy a lot of your shows. But there’s a small problem with the app. Whenever I click on live tv and try to look at the schedule, it’s reads it couldn’t load. Yes, I’ve tried to use it in an area with high WiFi, but it still doesn’t work. Also, Can you please have 5 full episodes on each series? And maybe change up the colors a bit of the app? Like maybe add a bit of red? Sincerely, a 12 year old fan
Wonderful app with a few appleTV issues
by Lucille2013 on 2019/01/04 15:53
We use this app constantly and really love it. However, on the Apple TV, the audio is a little funky. When you open the app, a video will auto play above the list of shows. Once you click into a show and start watching it, the audio from the main menu video continues alongside the audio from the episode you’ve chosen. It’s a little frustrating because you have to close and reopen the app to solve the problem. Any chance you could look into this, developers? Aside from that, great app!
Great app but I have a big suggestion!
by mamastef2018 on 2018/08/14 05:39
I love this app however a friend and I were discussing how we wish the app would have a parent lock on it, in order to prevent the child from switching the show and looking at other content or backing out of the show accidentally. Perhaps the shows can be grouped by age appropriateness as well. So that way not all the content on the app is so easily accessible. And my last suggestion is a timer for a parent to set to limit the amount of content watched. But the screen lock is my biggest request. Please oh please.
Fantastic content/annoying setup
by perilinwoods on 2019/08/16 03:43
I wish I had downloaded this sooner, because the content is just so good. I love watching the shows with my 6 yr old and discussing the lessons. BUT the way the app is set up is pretty annoying. I can’t just go to episode 11 of Molly of Denali. It starts at ep 1 every time, so I have to skip through every episode before it, and they aren’t labeled so sometimes it’s just a guess as to which one I land on. It would be very convenient and great reading skills for my kid if she was able to go through and find particular episodes.
Thank you.
by Specialneeds mom on 2017/09/08 02:33
Thank you thank you thank you.!!!! You finally have made the live TV option available on the Apple TV. Also thank you so much for not needing a TV subscription. We do not have cable. My special needs daughter loves to watch PBS kids. The rest of the watch now apps need a TV subscription. Like watch Disney channel, watch Disney junior, watch nick and nick jr. but thankfully your app does not. Which is perfect because my daughter LOVES Daniel tigers neighborhood, and Arthur, wild kratts and splash and bubble. She loves it. So thank you again.
Great app, but sound is off
by DishLCLM on 2018/04/20 13:41
Kids LOVE the app, but I’ve noticed (in the Super Why show at least) that the sound is a bit off. The music portions and background music drown out any speaking by characters. It is very hard to hear anything said by the characters, but the music is overwhelming if the volume is turned up enough to hear characters speak. It seems like a level adjustment is needed. My son is stuck on Super Why right now, so I’m not sure if that the only show that is like this or not, but it sure would be great if that were fixed!
My little one miss seeing it.
by CrisXimena on 2019/04/23 03:21
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.
Great shows but no ability to select episodes
by Marquette Warriors Fan on 2018/10/02 13:56
I love that my child can watch Mister Rogers but it is frustrating that there seem to be no ability to select which episodes from a list. The app always starts with the same episode and we have to keep fast forwarding to the next one and the next until we reach one we haven't already seen. They don't play in order they were produced, either, so one day they say Big Bird will be visiting the next day but the episode that plays next is from a completely different time frame and has nothing to do with what we just saw. The Land of Make Believe story lines have no continuity as a result.
Wish for a bit more customization
by LiquideFeline on 2019/10/16 06:00
My kid really digs some shows much more than others. I like the live stream in how it plays lots of different shows but some shows are definitely for older kids and some for younger. When I select a specific show, the app plays every episode and keeps going forever if I get distracted. I’d like a random pick of shows for a specific age range or study (my kid needs all the help learning letters so Super Why and Sesame Street are great!) Daniel Tiger forever! Thanks 😊
PBS kids Is awesome but a bug has appeared
by skalvory on 2019/09/20 23:22
PBS kids is very educational the age range is probably 1 to about 8 there’s nothing bad on any episodes except for one in Arthur it happened in season 22 but every thing is great The bug that happened is that whenever I get on pbs kids it says no internet try again I know what you are about to say check your internet but I did a bazillion times all my other apps work great except for pbs kids Hope you read this sincerely Skalvory
It was great until the last update.
by Mama of Hutch_twins on 2018/09/10 15:53
I’ve seriously enjoyed this app. My twins love to watch Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, and this app was so easy to use...until this last update. Now I can barely get it to work, and when I do it crashes after one episode. Every. Single. Time. It’s driving me a tad crazy. Essentially, if you can get it to work you can watch the very first episode of a show that comes up, but you can’t skip to another episode or just let it roll to the next one. I really hope they fix it because it was such a wonderful app.
PBS kids
by emilydog107 on 2019/06/16 05:08
I absolutely love this app along with the games, I babysit/ tutor 2 children, one 6 year old and one toddler: and during breaks they love to watch pbs kids! I love seeing them happy also knowing they are on a safe, kid approved and appropriate app knowing they will learn much as well: I sometimes watch some episodes with them, and I too learn more as well. When they sick or bored this is the first app they request. Their favorites are Luna, wild kratts, and odd squad thank you so much! Lots of love <3
Terrific app with one flaw
by Evasmom2015 on 2018/01/02 22:52
My kid loves this app, she is 2 and can already navigate to the shows and episodes she wants with ease. A little too much ease in fact... the one flaw is that I can’t block shows I don’t want her to watch. If they fix this, I will give this app 5 stars no question! I’d just like to have a little more control over what my toddler is watching.
Perfect
by ray calatallu on 2019/06/20 01:37
This app is perfect. I am not a child, but sometimes, I like to watch the shows on PBS Kids because it brings so much memories back from childhood. I have a suggestion to add to the PBS Kids app. If you’re watching a show, there should be a link to the iTunes Store so that you could download the exact episode. So for example, if you’re watching wild Kratts, season two, there should be a link that says purchase season two on iTunes thanks
Good Content, Frustrating Apps
by Curtis R. Shideler on 2019/10/04 21:16
Daniel Tiger has had the same 4 episodeS for two weeks now. I thought they updated weekly. This, like the Roku app, often has issues like the CC/titles of episodes (Daniel Tiger) not matching the actual episode that plays. Plus, the iOS app doesn’t allow you to select episodes and clips. The app is confusing and not as convenient as the Roku app. I wish a cable subscription allowed for choosing any episode instead of just 4 per week. Anyway, content is great, I just hope the app becomes more convenient.
PBS kids I love it
by Phenomenal 164356788 on 2018/08/02 14:57
I mostly watch Sid the science kid Daniel tiger but my favorite is wild kratts and I like wild kratts best because I LOVE ❤️ any animals but I would LOVE if u a fox 🦊 episode with wild kratts because my favorite animals are foxes 🦊, coyotes, and wolfs, so yeah also I’m bored of my FAVORITE game and PBS kids makes me not bored thanks creators of PBS Kids 🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐨🐨🐨🐨🐼🐼🐼🐺🐺🐺🐺🌷🌷🌷🌷🌸🍂☘️🎍🍄🌷🍂🍄☘️☘️☘️☘️🎍🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🎀🎀🎀🎀🎊🎀❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜🧡💛💚💙💙💛🧡❤️💜💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️🧡 one more thing on my device I keep having the same episodes please fix it ok now 👋 bye
Casting to the TV is a challenge
by BelllaNicole on 2019/09/16 19:43
Overall PBS provides a generous amount of access to content on their channel without having to verify cable info etc as with most apps of this nature. They also update content frequently. This is lovely! Because my daughter loves watching Daniel and Curious George every day. The most frustrating thing about this app is that it hardly ever casts to the TV especially lately, making it 100% useless for me as this is really the only time we use it. I hope the bugs causing this are fixed soon.
Love PBS, not a fan of this app
by laurelee87 on 2019/02/01 12:07
We love watching PBS Kids at our house - and donate to PBS monthly, but this app is a nightmare to deal with most of the time. We use a chrome cast to cast to our tv and there seems to always be connection issues where different things are playing on the phone and on the tv or the episode we are trying to cast won’t show up. I also wish it wasn’t stuck in landscape mode all the time as we don’t actually watch the shows on the phone. It doesn’t seem this app has been updated recently, so fixes to some of these issues would be great!
Great Apple TV app with one big flaw
by jpwible on 2018/10/15 23:45
My daughter loves so many of these shows, and we love knowing that she is learning while she has fun watching her favorite characters. However, the new Apple TV app has two BIG flaws. 1) There is now a logo permanently located in the upper left corner, which poses a risk of burning into my TV screen. Whereas my daughter shouldn’t be watching hours of TV, it’s still one of the main things we watch day to day. OLED TVs are on the rise and I’m sure I’m not the only one affected by this. PLEASE developers, can we turn this logo off? 2) Sometimes the audio for the promo which starts auto playing doesn’t turn off when you go into a show menu, and the app needs to be restarted or you hear two audio tracks simultaneously. This happens nearly every day for me. Content is 5 stars, but I’m dropping it to 3 until these issues are fixed.
First three episodes over and over and over.
by ChelcD on 2019/03/07 00:35
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.
Buggy / Annoying Mess of an app
by mrv on 2019/07/14 20:58
I would expect better from PBS. It is common when switching shows for the audio from the original show to continue playing, even after starting a new show. So you end up with two audio tracks playing simultaneously. On the AppleTV the app must be uninstalled and reinstalled or the AppleTV must be rebooted to recover from this bug since exiting and reopening the app doesn’t fix it. There is no option to disable auto-play after an episode, making it difficult to manage TV viewing time, especially with episodes / video clips that are not consistent in length from one to the next. The app will continue looping episodes one after the next in perpetuity. Also, there is no way to disable or mute the stream that automatically starts when launching the app. And subtitles always default to on when launching the app.
Change the opening jingle.
by Johnjohn150 on 2019/02/05 16:06
On Apple TV, audio from two shows plays at the same time if you reopen the app without killing it in the app switcher first. Its been like this for months, after several updates. Also, the little song that plays along with the splash screen when you first open the app is atrocious. I understand if that’s PBS’ jingle or whatever, but it’s obnoxious when you open the app and it screams at you first thing, especially if your volume is up.
Live Audio Stream doesn’t stop!
by Mike Ormerod on 2019/02/02 13:22
I’d give this 5 stars but for this one major issue on AppleTV. Quite often when you select an on-demand video the audio from the live stream, as shown in the small window on the main page, continues to play in addition to the on-demand audio so you end up with 2 audio streams playing! The only way to stop this is to restart the AppleTV and select the on-demand video as quick as you can before the livestream video & audio kicks in!!
I’ve been connected again
by TheEmster3000 on 2018/12/15 13:39
I’m only eight years old and I’ve been loving this app ever since I started playing it. My mom loves it too because there is still old shows like Mr. Rodgers and we really like that. This app is great I can’t see why some people don’t like it. This app is a really great game. I’d recommend it to anyone for like seventy to four. It’s a great game to watch on the go... or at home when somebody is hogging the T.V. I’ve felt so happy and in a great mood after I got this app. Love, A random eight year old on the internet
Great except...
by JulieBeans1204 on 2018/04/06 22:24
Our three year old daughter loves this app. It’s full of great shows, except for the whiny brat, Caillou. That show has zero educational value and only teaches children to yell “ That’s not fair,”, bang their fists, and stomp their feet during a tantrum. It’s horrible that this show is even on a learning channel\app, let alone that the app doesn’t allow an option to select or block what shows are available. Thumbs up for PBS, but PLEASE give us an option to block Caillou. In the meantime, I’m deleting this app.
Is there a child lock option?
by mommy cameron on 2018/10/21 02:10
I and my son love to watch one together with all the shows. I have been watching it since my first son was born. He is now 13. I would love though if I could hand the tablet or phone to my child and push buttons all over. Is there somewhere on there I could lock the screen so he can’t change it?
Poorly designed for parents
by alms on 2018/10/09 18:33
This app has great video but it seems like it was designed to drive parents crazy. 1. It has a special video player that doesn’t show you how long the videos are or how much time is left. This makes it very hard to manage my kid’s screen time, resulting in tears and frustration. 2. It is not possible to download videos for viewing offline for example during plane trips or long car rides. 3. Streaming videos uses HUGE amounts of data. My daughter watched about 3 hours during a car trip using my cellular service. This used up 9 gigabytes of data and blew out my cellular plan. This is crazy! These are cartoons. There is no reason for them to use so much bandwidth. This could be a great app but it is currently parent-hostile. PBS could fix it if they just considered what it is like for real world families to use it.
We love PBS!!
by Karitol13 on 2019/07/30 19:32
I really enjoy and appreciate PBS ! For grown ups and kids. I recommend all my friends and family to watch, I don’t know if the developers can make the cast function from the kids app to also detect smart TVs, I know it works for chromecast but not smart TVs. My tv doesn’t have the Pbs kids app either in their store (LG) But I still manage to put it on the kids tablets.
No way to restrict shows
by buratino29 on 2019/11/14 16:41
While the app interface is easy and convenient, there is no way to restrict access to some shows and my child is just too young for some of them, even if thy are “safe and educational”. Therefore my husband and I had to uninstall the app. Looking forward to the option to only have some shows available depending on age appropriateness. Currently all shows are available for viewing.
Great App to get
by Ange529 on 2019/08/08 00:04
Never had a problem with this app. Always updating videos and lots to choose from. Update: My last review was 4yrs ago and still say the same thing. Love the wide variety of videos!! Never had it mess up or crash on my daughter. Easy to navigate for children. Would recommend to anyone.
This is awesome
by AllieDZPhiB on 2018/04/20 02:14
I love having the PBS app because it has to the capability to stream it to my tv. I literally just had it on for my daughter. I connect to my tv with google Chromecast..Over all I still think it’s great that she can watch all her favorite shows and I really love that I don’t have to sit her down with a phone or tablet to watch them
The server is down.
by T. Renee Dean on 2019/09/21 04:56
All day today, I haven’t been able to play any videos because it says “Sorry! There was a server issue.” I’ve restarted the app many times, and have turned on and off WiFi as well. I even switched to a different WiFi. Now I’m here to let you know there‘s a problem with the app. It loads the app up to the point where the icons appear along the side, but when I click on one of the icons (Daniel Tiger, for example), I only hear the audio playing but the ‘serve issue’ white screen comes up. Please fix.
Hard to choose programs, clip length
by macifortran on 2019/09/12 13:27
I don’t normally rate apps, but this ostensibly family friendly, educational app has led to more fights with my preschooler than I can count. The problem is that you can’t really choose what clip plays next or the length. So our 3-year old ends up demanding to watch the entirety of a clip that could be as long as 25 minutes and then taking the iPad or phone away from him results in a huge tantrum. This app has been a a disaster for our family. I hate it.
Love the app but
by Hbro5 on 2019/01/28 14:07
We love this app. My 1yo loves Sesame Street and we love the use of this app. However, sometimes the sound is all wonky. Like there’s 2 of the same show playing about 3-5 seconds apart and I can not figure out how to fix it. I’ve turned the whole tv off. I even signed out today but while on the activate page, the sound was still doing that.
So thankful
by Lady.Lyric on 2019/11/02 23:24
I absolutely love this app, I’ve been a fan of PBS since I was toddler my siblings and I grew up on the program. My only suggestion is, can there be an option to switch languages for the shows. My daughter is half Mexican and I want her to watch these shows in Spanish to encourage her to speak the language.
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Watch all your child’s favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere with the pbs kids video app! Now you can live stream educational videos and TV shows to help your child learn and grow. With pbs kids video, your child can catch up with the shows they love. Take a trip to Sesame Street, explore Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood or go on an adventure with Wild Kratts right from your iPhone or iPad! With new episodes added weekly, you’ll always have access to free cartoons and entertainment. 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. Download pbs kids video today and catch the latest in educational TV! * 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) pbs kids video FEATURES WATCH PBS KIDS SHOWS Stream full episodes and video clips from PBS KIDS shows, including: - Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood - Odd Squad - The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That - SUPER WHY! - Sesame Street - Wild Kratts - Curious George - And more! CHILD-SAFE The pbs kids video 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. PARENT RESOURCES The app also includes features that parents can access through the Grownups button: - 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. Watch educational videos and full episodes of PBS KIDS shows any time. Download pbs kids video today! -------------- *This app update is only compatible with iOS 9.0 or higher. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS 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. SPONSORSHIP 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.
make kids addicted to screen
by thtk10 on 2019/12/12 16:54
they delete The wonderful shows like mr. Roger’s neighborhood. and the worst of all is that there is no way to get out of that screen to go back to iphone functions. I am so glad I tried this when my kid is not here. I deleted it right away. horrible.
Hello PBS
by Mr. Beenis on 2019/12/12 03:01
I would love if you unrestrict people outside the US to watch your show. My son likes your shows after travelling overseas. Hopefully, you can fix this problem for us thanks.
Offline play (Download) Option Needed
by BCharlieE2 on 2019/12/12 01:54
The title says it all the would be awesome for family’s that travel and spend much time out of the house! We unsubscribed from Netflix as it was turning our kids crazy but the offline option was awesome! Our kids love the Secret Museum and Molly Denali. Great educational shows and they prefer to the old Netflix shows.
Freezes All The Time
by PrincessKyB on 2019/12/11 11:51
This was great app, until about 3 or so weeks ago! It constantly freezes while viewing shows, which is incredibly frustrating for my toddler! I have removed and downloaded the app multiple times, thinking that this would help. All to no avail! PBS need to fix this ASAP!
Apple TV autoplay
by adamusic72 on 2019/12/10 03:52
No stars until Apple TV can disable auto play. Evil people behind this app.
Love PBS
by Noname0012345 on 2019/12/09 00:52
I have this app on my TV (love it)and it’s a must have on my child iPad. The best part- its all free
Por favor opcion en es español
by dj221133 on 2019/12/08 15:49
Es buena pero seria mejor si añaden la opción en español Solía verlo cuando pequeño todos en español le doy 2estrellas por no tener esa opción. Gracias
3
by N0N0 1234 on 2019/12/05 09:37
I give it a three because I want all full episodes and new episodes every 3 days please and thank you!😁
Just not good for a hotspot.
by jdhfgwbtejd on 2019/12/02 23:01
It won’t load a video so I just can’t use it
Pbs rocks the brains of the little people.
by viceviking on 2019/12/01 20:52
I loved pbs as a kid and still love it to this day. This is an amazing app because it brings with it old childhood memory’s. In the future I hope we keep pbs around with enough donations. Because I would extremely like it for my kids in the future as long as it doesn’t become some way of trying to manipulate my children through the shows. Please always keep it the same. Besides that I find pbs great because I have had conversations with other “adults” who are to “mature” for the shows 😂 and have found that pbs has taught me things the most adults don’t know, but here is the thing. I gave the app a four star because it doesn’t seem to be as organized as it could be. I like the individual tabs that show the shows and main characters. When you click on them though most of the episodes cut out before the show ends or begins or even in the middle sometimes like not all of the episode is there? Also it would be cool if we could just get all seasons and episodes all in chronological order like. Season 1 episode 1,2,3 and so on. That way the viewers can choose or pick favorite episodes for there kids. Or make it so you could bundle all your favorites together. I am so glad you guys have cyberspace and Clifford and many others on here. Coming from a viewer like me. Thank you! For creating such a good education program for kids. One of my favorites is Sid the science kid!
Unable to active app
by N6647 on 2019/11/21 18:57
We have been watching this app for months. All of a sudden, I went to needing to be activated again and won’t activate. 👎🏻
Better with Mr. Rogers
by Jessamuhca on 2019/11/19 22:20
The app is wonderful. I love that there are no commercials or ads for kids to click on. I love PBS, and they have great shows. My son adores Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood! Where did it go? I see we can watch it on Amazon, but I like this app way better. Update! Thanks for listening! So happy to have Mr. Rogers back! ❤️
Good but
by ifoudmyfitbit on 2019/11/19 21:24
You GOT TO IMPROVE THE SINGAL! Also, why does it no longer send your play data so you can resume your video in the Apple TV app?
Love it
by gjitdsgjk)$.278!( on 2019/11/19 18:08
Love this! I don’t have any kids but I grew up on PBS Kids and have been a big fan since then! Only thing is that not all of the kids shoes has full episodes so some are just 3-5 minutes long, and wish it wasn’t that way. But overall love the PBS kids app! Would prefer this over Disney.
Where is Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood?
by Pistachios_yum on 2019/11/18 05:17
My child has enjoyed the handful of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes offered on this app. But yesterday we noticed it was removed. Why? Will you please bring Mr. Rogers back? We miss our neighbor.
What happened to Mr Rogers Neighborhood?
by ADM+ on 2019/11/17 23:58
It was on for awhile and now gone!!
This App is terrific
by Stella316 on 2019/11/17 23:52
I got this app so my little brothers and the kids I babysit could watch fun kid appropriate things. But I'm very sad they took off Mr. Rogers neighborhood and replaced it with Daniel's tiger's neighborhood. There is nothing wrong with Daniel tiger's neighborhood but its just different. He's not as calming, as kind, or as educational. But besides that it's a wonderful app and so is the gaming app.
I can watch this on tv:(
by nnnnnooooooowwwwwwww on 2019/11/16 22:05
I can just go on my mom's bed and watch this also I don’t watch it anymore it’s sort of weird for an eight year old to watch Nature cat don’t you think?
I Love Xiaver Riddle And the Secret museum
by AidenPro2010 on 2019/11/15 04:23
Beacuse Xiavar is my favorite Character.
No way to restrict shows
by buratino29 on 2019/11/14 16:41
While the app interface is easy and convenient, there is no way to restrict access to some shows and my child is just too young for some of them, even if thy are “safe and educational”. Therefore my husband and I had to uninstall the app. Looking forward to the option to only have some shows available depending on age appropriateness. Currently all shows are available for viewing.
Favorite Episode gets glitches
by CalZ79 on 2019/11/13 03:34
“Disorder In The Court” from Odd Squad I was watching it but it was always switching to another episode. Then I try to watch it on prime video but the next thing is OH SHIENKARA ITS NOT PRIME ANYMORE!
App Issues
by MS112017 on 2019/11/12 15:12
I downloaded the app on Roku and kicks me back to the homepage every time I select a show to watch. However, the live tv option works fine. I’ve tried reinstalling the app. But that has not fixed the issue either.
Review
by Colombiano en Michigan on 2019/11/12 14:48
It does not have games
Please add Bob the Builder Back
by dawdbrown on 2019/11/11 04:50
I love Bob the Builder. Please add it back to the schedule and app. Thanks!
So thankful
by Lady.Lyric on 2019/11/02 23:24
I absolutely love this app, I’ve been a fan of PBS since I was toddler my siblings and I grew up on the program. My only suggestion is, can there be an option to switch languages for the shows. My daughter is half Mexican and I want her to watch these shows in Spanish to encourage her to speak the language.
Fix
by calvintsui on 2019/11/02 00:15
I would like you to please fix a glitch that I can’t get into the app because it shows me a loading screen for a minute.
PBS
by Bonilla713 on 2019/10/30 17:07
I grew up with pbs and my kiddos are growing up with it too. Y’all should add old pbs kids shows on the app. One of my favorites was Sagwa and Between the lions. I know my kiddos would loves the shows.
It didn’t have Mr. Rogers neighborhood
by Izzys a cat on 2019/10/23 22:32
I just downloaded this app because I wanted to Watch mr. Rogers neighborhood. And well, it didn’t but it had s Sesame Street so.... never mind I just didn’t see it then first 80 times.
Aways having problems with this app
by 82mommy on 2019/10/22 19:24
We can’t ever seem to open the app.
Wish for a bit more customization
by LiquideFeline on 2019/10/16 06:00
My kid really digs some shows much more than others. I like the live stream in how it plays lots of different shows but some shows are definitely for older kids and some for younger. When I select a specific show, the app plays every episode and keeps going forever if I get distracted. I’d like a random pick of shows for a specific age range or study (my kid needs all the help learning letters so Super Why and Sesame Street are great!) Daniel Tiger forever! Thanks 😊
Spanish??
by R tus on 2019/10/16 01:30
Please help me. I can’t find how to get the episodes in Spanish. I’ve looked online and I can pull up videos but on this app I can’t find to play episodes in Spanish. Thank you for your time
Never too old for PBS kids! ❤️😃
by bluebear270 on 2019/10/15 22:37
I love this app and I’ve watched since I was six I’m Eleven about to turn twelve and I know PBS kids is made for little kids but I still enjoy it! I don’t trying I’m too old to watch some of these shows and I’d like to thank the developer for making my childhood comeplete!-zoie
It works so far
by Mamajohnsonx4 on 2019/10/14 04:25
It's working so far it's not lagging or taking me back to the home screen.
Shows are not playing properly on IOS13.1.2
by Vintagekool on 2019/10/10 20:21
Shows cutting off partway through and them partial shows start playing automatically.
Awesome
by Pineapple2k1 on 2019/10/07 11:51
We don’t have cable and our local channels are a hit and miss most days. But we love your PBS app!!! Thank you for making it free to watch any shows anywhere anytime!! It’s a life saver!! My kids love your shows!!
WORST GAME Ever!!!!!!!!
by CompTeamMom on 2019/10/06 13:06
Sfjifxbiry
Good Content, Frustrating Apps
by Curtis R. Shideler on 2019/10/04 21:16
Daniel Tiger has had the same 4 episodeS for two weeks now. I thought they updated weekly. This, like the Roku app, often has issues like the CC/titles of episodes (Daniel Tiger) not matching the actual episode that plays. Plus, the iOS app doesn’t allow you to select episodes and clips. The app is confusing and not as convenient as the Roku app. I wish a cable subscription allowed for choosing any episode instead of just 4 per week. Anyway, content is great, I just hope the app becomes more convenient.
WHY DOES THIS EXIST!!!!🤬
by The only weird person on 2019/10/03 15:44
I never use this app, but when I finally did I did not give me all the shows. Even my sis who takes my phone every so often agrees. Besides DisneyNOW this is the only show app on my phone. I wanted more content. On the tv there is a lot more shows. And on the game app it does not have the same experience as the website. If you want quality, take a computer and go to the website!
Good, but could be improved ( PLEASE READ MY REVIEW 🤗)
by Layla4811 on 2019/10/01 21:51
Hi! I like PBS kids but, I think there could be some improvement. I think ALL the shows should be included. My sister is in preschool and is trying to find one of these TV shows but it’s not there. Also, do you all include all the episodes? My sister is trying to find one of the Daniel Tiger ones, and it’s not there. Really, just honestly, must/ do you have to put Caillou on here?!?! I read the review about a mom and her kid was starting to act like Caillou. I really do agree with her so 👍👍👍👍! I am just on here just making a random review about an app. My sister, I showed her some videos she could watch on PBS. Then, she clicked Caillou and started watching the baseball episode. He was saying “ I hate baseball! “ which is actually kind of inappropriate/ not a good idea for this. It is like teaching kids to give up when they can’t do something the first time. That’s not right though. NEVER GIVE UP! For example, when I started to play baseball/ softball, I did NOT just automatically catch, and throw, and bat perfectly! I had to work and TRY. Now I’m a MASTER at it! This show is like making things/ rules not apply or telling kids the EXACT opposite of what your supposed to be doing. Really I guess, I kind of like this game! Listen , I could just delete this app and be fine without it or my sister could watch it on YouTube! I encourage you to update this. Maybe some games, or something would do the trick 🎩! You know how Nick Jr. has videos like yours.... and games?! Well I think that they improved when they included games! I encourage you! I really don’t know if there should be any stars. So you are lucky I did 2. Thanks for trying to make a game though. Love it 😍! Bye 👋
Any updates today?
by 🦄Galaxy Unicorn🦄 on 2019/09/27 12:26
Hello PBS Kids Video, it's me again. I feel like the "wheel of bad luck" is spinning again, seeing what would happen. Did you put any new videos or updates in? If so, please respond to my review. |My Mood Chart| |👍🏻|💞|😊|😄| I'm very excited! (According to the chart) Sincerely, 🦄Galaxy Unicorn🦄
Nice app however
by mompins on 2019/09/24 18:31
Really like the app, but I want the option to delete or restrict watching of some cartoons. My child is only three, I don’t want her to watch odd squad or Arthur. How do I restrict or block some cartoons.
Server Issue
by tezgjhjgyxz on 2019/09/21 05:09
So when I like to watch wild kratts every time it says server issue .
The server is down.
by T. Renee Dean on 2019/09/21 04:56
All day today, I haven’t been able to play any videos because it says “Sorry! There was a server issue.” I’ve restarted the app many times, and have turned on and off WiFi as well. I even switched to a different WiFi. Now I’m here to let you know there‘s a problem with the app. It loads the app up to the point where the icons appear along the side, but when I click on one of the icons (Daniel Tiger, for example), I only hear the audio playing but the ‘serve issue’ white screen comes up. Please fix.
Server connection
by Basketball 5678 on 2019/09/21 04:40
When I am trying to watch a video on this app it says Oops there was a server issue now what’s that all about
PBS kids Is awesome but a bug has appeared
by skalvory on 2019/09/20 23:22
PBS kids is very educational the age range is probably 1 to about 8 there’s nothing bad on any episodes except for one in Arthur it happened in season 22 but every thing is great The bug that happened is that whenever I get on pbs kids it says no internet try again I know what you are about to say check your internet but I did a bazillion times all my other apps work great except for pbs kids Hope you read this sincerely Skalvory
Its great
by PBS Kids is the best for kids on 2019/09/20 00:08
The shows are appropriate for kids. :)
Great app but one problem
by collins kk on 2019/09/18 01:04
So cillou is a very bad influence on kids he not only disrespects his parent but also is mean to his sister and wines all of the time my two year old sister wines all of the time because of him is there anyway you can make a way to block the shows you don’t want to watch or let your kids watch.but other than that this app is amazing it gives kids and baby’s the knowledge they need to be nice and respectful thanks for making a app where kids can be taught great lessons.
Casting to the TV is a challenge
by BelllaNicole on 2019/09/16 19:43
Overall PBS provides a generous amount of access to content on their channel without having to verify cable info etc as with most apps of this nature. They also update content frequently. This is lovely! Because my daughter loves watching Daniel and Curious George every day. The most frustrating thing about this app is that it hardly ever casts to the TV especially lately, making it 100% useless for me as this is really the only time we use it. I hope the bugs causing this are fixed soon.
Help Please!!! 😡
by LennonWins on 2019/09/15 20:49
One time, at this app, the server is broken! Can you help fix it? If you can I will give you five stars. Or not, I will give you 0 stars & I quit. So please help me!!! 😎 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So so so great!
by geary314 on 2019/09/14 14:34
Absolutely love what PBS kids does! This is all my 2.5 yo son watches and he truly enjoys the shows and picks up all the educational material. I love how I don’t have to worry with PBS and the other PBS apps are phenomenal as well. Thank you PBS, keep it up!
So Far So Good
by Caseycoe on 2019/09/13 01:33
Absolutely love the set up of this app. I had been trying to find a video app for my daughter for a while now and I can’t believe it took me this long to think of PBS. I have no critiques or criticism at this point. Keep it up 👍👍
Hard to choose programs, clip length
by macifortran on 2019/09/12 13:27
I don’t normally rate apps, but this ostensibly family friendly, educational app has led to more fights with my preschooler than I can count. The problem is that you can’t really choose what clip plays next or the length. So our 3-year old ends up demanding to watch the entirety of a clip that could be as long as 25 minutes and then taking the iPad or phone away from him results in a huge tantrum. This app has been a a disaster for our family. I hate it.
Hi
by Kh9107 on 2019/09/11 17:07
Hi ppl
Need Chromecast support
by GadgetGirlNYC on 2019/09/10 16:01
Would love to be able to use this app. Why can’t I stream to Chromecast???
Love the app....when it works!?! 😔
by lilmomma0528 on 2019/09/08 18:37
I love the app for my son and so does he especially if traveling or on a cold rainy day. It’s not working today please fix!
Please add feature to stop auto play!
by Pjp36 on 2019/09/06 03:02
We love most of the shows but it would be great to have the ability to turn off the auto play feature. Otherwise my kids will just keep watch even though I’ve said to turn off the TV after the show has ended.
Only one thing..
by Gamer wolf Hope on 2019/08/29 23:20
ok ok so i love this app very much for my little neice but... i would like it if you would take out Arthur... because i was letting her play on my ipad and i saw the Wedding video and 2 Gay men. I imidiantly deleted it..
Yes I like it. Son cómicos. Comment. En mis tiempos de mí adds,
by Norma I Chinea on 2019/08/29 01:15
Yes call Rivera,Fdez de? Many gente talk
Won’t play keeps showing error
by fdry991 on 2019/08/26 04:56
I have never had any problems for a long time but now it keeps saying it can’t play because you can only use this app in USA and duh I live in the USA I tried reinstalling the app and same thing on my phone and on my TVs help please my kids use this app everyday it has their favorite cartoons
Amazing App!!!
by Moonwatcher Kitty on 2019/08/24 17:37
This is such an amazing app! My kids enjoy watching their favorite shows! Not only do they love watching PBS kids shows, but they also get educated, and I love that. As long as my kids are happy, then I’m happy! 5 stars for me!! <3
Smh
by slimgirl86 on 2019/08/23 16:28
App isn’t working code never worked either
Great for my niece and nephew
by Eyeless Fish on 2019/08/21 02:39
As an auntie, I want my niece and nephew to be educated, and not just sitting mindlessly watching videos. This app is really good for them. Especially considering my niece will be starting school here soon. Good job.
Broken. Won’t cast
by n8w610! on 2019/08/20 14:12
Great app when it works.
Fantastic content/annoying setup
by perilinwoods on 2019/08/16 03:43
I wish I had downloaded this sooner, because the content is just so good. I love watching the shows with my 6 yr old and discussing the lessons. BUT the way the app is set up is pretty annoying. I can’t just go to episode 11 of Molly of Denali. It starts at ep 1 every time, so I have to skip through every episode before it, and they aren’t labeled so sometimes it’s just a guess as to which one I land on. It would be very convenient and great reading skills for my kid if she was able to go through and find particular episodes.
Awesome app
by animal lover 🦔🐇🐈🐀 on 2019/08/12 21:51
I think this is a awesome app and I highly recommend it! 😊 and there are no subscriptions or trials involved. I think 🤔 that’s pretty awesome like when I was trying out the noggin app I deleted it right away because it was waaay to pricy on noggin it said it’s free but it involves a subscription so that’s annoying but with this app it’s perfect 👌
Great App to get
by Ange529 on 2019/08/08 00:04
Never had a problem with this app. Always updating videos and lots to choose from. Update: My last review was 4yrs ago and still say the same thing. Love the wide variety of videos!! Never had it mess up or crash on my daughter. Easy to navigate for children. Would recommend to anyone.
Great app. Could be better
by njujhjiiiikkjkkmmm,k, on 2019/08/05 03:19
This app is great, but I would appreciate the option to remove shows that we don’t like our kiddo to watch (*cough* Caillou *cough*). Parental controls or customization would be a much appreciated feature in this household.
What?!
by carter howard on 2019/08/03 20:08
What happened to The Electric Company I am so mad!!!!!!!🔥😡
A favorite for sure
by Kate143146 on 2019/08/03 02:08
My daughter absolutely loves Daniel Tiger and Curious George!! I have to limit her time because she could watch the same show over and over. She is 2. It doesn’t always work so that’s frustrating but she has figured out how to close the show and reload it. Overall it’s a great app. Thank you for Daniel Tiger!!! It’s helped immensely for toddler and mama!!
Language
by tinychawini on 2019/07/31 17:40
There was some shows that the kids like watching but one of the shows was Spanish and we tried to change it but it did not work so if they can that would be the change
We love PBS!!
by Karitol13 on 2019/07/30 19:32
I really enjoy and appreciate PBS ! For grown ups and kids. I recommend all my friends and family to watch, I don’t know if the developers can make the cast function from the kids app to also detect smart TVs, I know it works for chromecast but not smart TVs. My tv doesn’t have the Pbs kids app either in their store (LG) But I still manage to put it on the kids tablets.
L
by indbfvfvdjj on 2019/07/30 01:35
Love it
Biggs
by app needs update!!!! on 2019/07/29 19:51
Not all the videos work, whenever I try to watch Caillou, It doesn’t load Everything else works fine Please fix this
Having issues when linking to chrome cast
by G4|\/|3R on 2019/07/29 17:11
Normally, the app works great but this last update has serious issues when casting to a tv using Chromecast. I use this app on my iPhone and my iPad mini and they both have the same issues. 1) the app will continue playing sound on my phone or iPad after casting onto the Chromecast. The only way to stop the sound from continuing on my devices is by closing the app. 2) the app has issues with live tv. It takes forever for the app to properly cast what’s supposed to be live onto the tv. For example, the app kept playing a different cartoon instead of playing what was live for my region (which I selected). I kept pressing the live tv “button” but it kept playing the cartoon over and over again. It only resolved after I closed the app and tried again. Both these issues have made the app really difficult and cumbersome to use. I exclusively use Chromecast to use the app since we always cast pbs on our tv for our toddler to watch together as a family. Please review these bugs and update in the next patch.
App not working properly It’s saying I don’t live in the United States but I do thank you .
by VCFJr on 2019/07/26 14:04
Bye I live in Texas
So long, great app...
by ALFs1girl on 2019/07/19 17:11
This used to be a five star app. During the last few months, though...😖 There have been so many glitches - from the occasional freezing to freezing and restarting live shows, to the app just not working. Connection problems surface between using WiFi and using just data. I’ve reset the app, reinstalled the app, rebooted my different devices, but the problems persist. I pray this app is permanently repaired, because it’s so necessary.
Awesome app
by lil_shelb on 2019/07/15 23:33
This app is amazing you can do anything
Good
by sir waffels🥞🍩🥓 on 2019/07/15 22:31
This app is amazing and it lets my children to watch PBS whenever they want!! Super great!🤩
Awesome! Just a few quirks
by EllaTheAlien on 2019/07/15 00:08
I absolutely love pbs kids, and have been watching it since I was born, I'm in middle school now and still watch most of the shows! Anyway, back to the review: I love the idea of this app, but I think that there should be a time near the slider (like on Youtube) to show you exactly how far into the video you are, and a time at the end to show you how long the video is. There should also be access to the little bar at the top of your device that shows what the time is, how much battery you have, etc. and you don't have to close the app to find out. This would make this app so much better, but I still give it 5 stars. Thanks!
Buggy / Annoying Mess of an app
by mrv on 2019/07/14 20:58
I would expect better from PBS. It is common when switching shows for the audio from the original show to continue playing, even after starting a new show. So you end up with two audio tracks playing simultaneously. On the AppleTV the app must be uninstalled and reinstalled or the AppleTV must be rebooted to recover from this bug since exiting and reopening the app doesn’t fix it. There is no option to disable auto-play after an episode, making it difficult to manage TV viewing time, especially with episodes / video clips that are not consistent in length from one to the next. The app will continue looping episodes one after the next in perpetuity. Also, there is no way to disable or mute the stream that automatically starts when launching the app. And subtitles always default to on when launching the app.
Does not stream anymore
by danadoll4 on 2019/07/13 17:42
I use this app to stream Daniel Tiger for my daughter and it no longer works. It worked for a couple months and has just stopped. One sad little girl misses her tiger friend.
Didin’t like it😕😕
by CoooollllllGirlllll on 2019/07/12 06:09
It’s really short but I don’t like it because I’m not from US and it doesn’t let me watch it because it says I got to be from the US...I wish the fix that.
daniel tigers neighborhood is cancelled!
by mrswiggy19 on 2019/07/07 11:54
pbs kids just announced that daniel tigers neighborhood is currently cancelled!
Love this app
by 😀si on 2019/07/03 17:34
Thanks.
Just a problem
by TankyMcBe on 2019/06/30 19:13
My only problem with the app is how do I refresh videos? I already watched all the available wild Kratts full videos but it won't refresh... can someone please tell me how to do it?
I love odd squad it’s good for my son
by jellyyyyyyyyyy363 on 2019/06/28 19:30
Odd squads is good for my son Because it teaches him good things
My kids love it but my 4 year old girl keeps singing I’m cuqun
by vaya lee on 2019/06/24 01:04
So my 2 year old kid loves the games and videos
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
by Meg3117 on 2019/06/23 13:25
I love this app we do not have the PBS channel at home so it is great that l can watch it on my iPad and take it wherever I go!!!! Here is my rating in emojis 😍😍😍😍😍😍😃😃😃😃😀😀😀😀😁😁😄😄❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💖💝💖💖💖💗❤️💝💗💖❤️💝❤️❤️
Idea
by jonpenismyusernamefreindplz on 2019/06/22 21:09
Just wondering can you make an app that has the same stuff but when they were kids pls
Great app!
by 👁❤️🐷s on 2019/06/20 11:57
I love this app but whenever I’m watching live the show freezes and I miss 15 minutes of the show that was on live but other than that I love this app!😻
Perfect
by ray calatallu on 2019/06/20 01:37
This app is perfect. I am not a child, but sometimes, I like to watch the shows on PBS Kids because it brings so much memories back from childhood. I have a suggestion to add to the PBS Kids app. If you’re watching a show, there should be a link to the iTunes Store so that you could download the exact episode. So for example, if you’re watching wild Kratts, season two, there should be a link that says purchase season two on iTunes thanks
Hi
by gelikse cat on 2019/06/18 20:47
Hi I’m 9 and i love it but there was no new episode of any show
Never works
by Ursa D on 2019/06/17 13:41
Always has trouble connecting to TV, constant freezing, skipping, etc. A miracle when it works properly.
PBS kids
by emilydog107 on 2019/06/16 05:08
I absolutely love this app along with the games, I babysit/ tutor 2 children, one 6 year old and one toddler: and during breaks they love to watch pbs kids! I love seeing them happy also knowing they are on a safe, kid approved and appropriate app knowing they will learn much as well: I sometimes watch some episodes with them, and I too learn more as well. When they sick or bored this is the first app they request. Their favorites are Luna, wild kratts, and odd squad thank you so much! Lots of love <3
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by SAABtastic2013 on 2019/06/12 20:42
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No Chomecast Support
by Stewartryan7 on 2019/06/09 21:15
No Chomecast Support
Videos no longer loading
by Lenmier on 2019/06/05 14:45
For the past two days all the app does is attempt to load videos, then after about 10 seconds, the app displays, "OOPS! We can't load this video" Then it tries to load the next video, generating the same message. I can not find a way to report an error within the app. Please fix ASAP
Will not work
by Tayp13 on 2019/06/05 07:23
Upon opening the app it says “PBS KIDS video may only be viewed from within the United States” I AM IN TEXAS!?! Born and raised in Texas. Why can I not use it?
Anti traditional family
by Seth1908 on 2019/06/04 16:36
PBS is less trusted now. My Kids we’re watching Arthur, all the sudden teacher comes out as gay. That’s the last thing I want my kids exposed to on a cartoon. They are starting to push liberal ideas. I wouldnt mind if the cut pbs funding, they aren’t supporting family values anymore.
Pbs rocks the brains of the little people.
by viceviking on 2019/12/01 20:52
I loved pbs as a kid and still love it to this day. This is an amazing app because it brings with it old childhood memory’s. In the future I hope we keep pbs around with enough donations. Because I would extremely like it for my kids in the future as long as it doesn’t become some way of trying to manipulate my children through the shows. Please always keep it the same. Besides that I find pbs great because I have had conversations with other “adults” who are to “mature” for the shows 😂 and have found that pbs has taught me things the most adults don’t know, but here is the thing. I gave the app a four star because it doesn’t seem to be as organized as it could be. I like the individual tabs that show the shows and main characters. When you click on them though most of the episodes cut out before the show ends or begins or even in the middle sometimes like not all of the episode is there? Also it would be cool if we could just get all seasons and episodes all in chronological order like. Season 1 episode 1,2,3 and so on. That way the viewers can choose or pick favorite episodes for there kids. Or make it so you could bundle all your favorites together. I am so glad you guys have cyberspace and Clifford and many others on here. Coming from a viewer like me. Thank you! For creating such a good education program for kids. One of my favorites is Sid the science kid!
Terrific App!!! When it works :/
by Rachelswork on 2017/11/29 16:17
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.
Please please please!
by Thespianaf on 2017/09/06 17:01
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.
No restrictions on shows
by RaeRae0210 on 2019/03/06 20:10
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.
This app is amazing but their somethings that need to be worked on
by 🦅🐷🐨gg on 2018/05/23 23:11
So like one when I’m trying to watch a show and then I want to go to a different show it shows me a little bit of the previous show and then moves on no big problems just like this to be fixed. And also when I’m trying to squirrel down and I’m trying to watch a show at the same time it will just kind of bring me to the school screen instead of leaving me there no big problems again just I want that to be changed. Overall this app is amazing and I really hope you make more PDFs apps fan of PBS forever.
Thankful for PBS, reloading issue when open, please add auto play control
by Branflake7 on 2017/10/06 17:47
Our family loves this app. Especially with the addition of casting to our TV via Chromecast. We use it on our iPhones and iPad. One problem we experience: if we have a program castes to our TV, and the app is open on my iPhone, when I unlock the screen, it restarts/reloads the show that is playing without prompting. Quite annoying to the one watching it on the TV! Is there something I can change? Also, adding a feature to turn off the auto-play would be amazing. I want my kiddos to enjoy PBS programming without becoming TV zombies!
I love it
by Princesss sky on 2019/03/04 00:03
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
What did you do?
by CAB320 on 2017/09/02 11:19
The updates to this are terrible. My 3 year old used to love being able to go through all the shows available and pick out what he wanted. It helped him find new shows to like and made him able to do it himself. Now neither he or I can figure out how to use the app. It seems all you can do is watch live tv or download episodes separately in the App Store? This is a terrible change. We might as well delete the app now. UPDATE: There was a technical problem and the developer was kind enough to reach out to me. Thank you PBS my son is again very happy with the app.
💚PBS APP!
by Jennie*o1 on 2018/01/29 19:39
My 1yr old son absolutely LOVES the PUBS show, ‘Dinosaur Train.’ He gets so excited when I put his show on. I don’t let him watch tv much, but when I do PBS is one of the only stations that I approve of! I can tell that he learns from this show because after watching it he will say new words. Which is an awesome feeling to know that my child is actually learning from the shows on PBS. I am pleased with the app & the apps performance. The PBS app has improved over the course of 6-8 months since I downloaded it. I love being able to ‘Cast’ (to ChromeCast) from the app as well. 👍🏼
Having issues when linking to chrome cast
by G4|\/|3R on 2019/07/29 17:11
Normally, the app works great but this last update has serious issues when casting to a tv using Chromecast. I use this app on my iPhone and my iPad mini and they both have the same issues. 1) the app will continue playing sound on my phone or iPad after casting onto the Chromecast. The only way to stop the sound from continuing on my devices is by closing the app. 2) the app has issues with live tv. It takes forever for the app to properly cast what’s supposed to be live onto the tv. For example, the app kept playing a different cartoon instead of playing what was live for my region (which I selected). I kept pressing the live tv “button” but it kept playing the cartoon over and over again. It only resolved after I closed the app and tried again. Both these issues have made the app really difficult and cumbersome to use. I exclusively use Chromecast to use the app since we always cast pbs on our tv for our toddler to watch together as a family. Please review these bugs and update in the next patch.
Need to be able to navigate
by IdahoSteph on 2019/02/12 22:32
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.
I love the app, but here’s a suggestion...
by EpiqueTaii on 2019/03/14 20:25
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 cried and I am 10
by 34 guccoi gAng on 2018/06/25 04:07
I was downloading the game because I’ve seen a lot of people download it seems good so then once I download it and look through the show and I decided to see Mr. Rogers and then I cried when he said his dog Mittys died and it got me felling it was so sad and I enjoy it because it teaches kids about deaf and about feelings if feels so good to see one of this shows pop up in the greatest kids advertisement in the world thank you PBS Kids so much for this entertainment I love you with all my heart and with all my childhood I like to thank you
App is full of glitches
by 1algernon on 2018/01/02 23:43
We’d love to take PBS with us wherever we go, but I guess they need more funding because both the main PBS app and the Kids PBS app are full of glitches. Shows play for two or three minutes and then move on to other episodes or clips, you often can’t cast to the television (always states that there is an error), and sometimes you can’t select a PBS Kids show at all in the app which seems to defeat the point. Please devote more resources to your online presence. In response to developer question we are using iPhones for the main portion of our viewing/casting. Both an iPhone 6 and a 7+. Hope this helps—would love to see things become more functional.
Need’s to Be Updated
by The Princess of Games on 2017/11/08 16:35
Dear PBS Kids, I’m 12, but I still enjoy a lot of your shows. But there’s a small problem with the app. Whenever I click on live tv and try to look at the schedule, it’s reads it couldn’t load. Yes, I’ve tried to use it in an area with high WiFi, but it still doesn’t work. Also, Can you please have 5 full episodes on each series? And maybe change up the colors a bit of the app? Like maybe add a bit of red? Sincerely, a 12 year old fan
Wonderful app with a few appleTV issues
by Lucille2013 on 2019/01/04 15:53
We use this app constantly and really love it. However, on the Apple TV, the audio is a little funky. When you open the app, a video will auto play above the list of shows. Once you click into a show and start watching it, the audio from the main menu video continues alongside the audio from the episode you’ve chosen. It’s a little frustrating because you have to close and reopen the app to solve the problem. Any chance you could look into this, developers? Aside from that, great app!
Great app but I have a big suggestion!
by mamastef2018 on 2018/08/14 05:39
I love this app however a friend and I were discussing how we wish the app would have a parent lock on it, in order to prevent the child from switching the show and looking at other content or backing out of the show accidentally. Perhaps the shows can be grouped by age appropriateness as well. So that way not all the content on the app is so easily accessible. And my last suggestion is a timer for a parent to set to limit the amount of content watched. But the screen lock is my biggest request. Please oh please.
Fantastic content/annoying setup
by perilinwoods on 2019/08/16 03:43
I wish I had downloaded this sooner, because the content is just so good. I love watching the shows with my 6 yr old and discussing the lessons. BUT the way the app is set up is pretty annoying. I can’t just go to episode 11 of Molly of Denali. It starts at ep 1 every time, so I have to skip through every episode before it, and they aren’t labeled so sometimes it’s just a guess as to which one I land on. It would be very convenient and great reading skills for my kid if she was able to go through and find particular episodes.
Thank you.
by Specialneeds mom on 2017/09/08 02:33
Thank you thank you thank you.!!!! You finally have made the live TV option available on the Apple TV. Also thank you so much for not needing a TV subscription. We do not have cable. My special needs daughter loves to watch PBS kids. The rest of the watch now apps need a TV subscription. Like watch Disney channel, watch Disney junior, watch nick and nick jr. but thankfully your app does not. Which is perfect because my daughter LOVES Daniel tigers neighborhood, and Arthur, wild kratts and splash and bubble. She loves it. So thank you again.
Great app, but sound is off
by DishLCLM on 2018/04/20 13:41
Kids LOVE the app, but I’ve noticed (in the Super Why show at least) that the sound is a bit off. The music portions and background music drown out any speaking by characters. It is very hard to hear anything said by the characters, but the music is overwhelming if the volume is turned up enough to hear characters speak. It seems like a level adjustment is needed. My son is stuck on Super Why right now, so I’m not sure if that the only show that is like this or not, but it sure would be great if that were fixed!
My little one miss seeing it.
by CrisXimena on 2019/04/23 03:21
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.
Great shows but no ability to select episodes
by Marquette Warriors Fan on 2018/10/02 13:56
I love that my child can watch Mister Rogers but it is frustrating that there seem to be no ability to select which episodes from a list. The app always starts with the same episode and we have to keep fast forwarding to the next one and the next until we reach one we haven't already seen. They don't play in order they were produced, either, so one day they say Big Bird will be visiting the next day but the episode that plays next is from a completely different time frame and has nothing to do with what we just saw. The Land of Make Believe story lines have no continuity as a result.
Wish for a bit more customization
by LiquideFeline on 2019/10/16 06:00
My kid really digs some shows much more than others. I like the live stream in how it plays lots of different shows but some shows are definitely for older kids and some for younger. When I select a specific show, the app plays every episode and keeps going forever if I get distracted. I’d like a random pick of shows for a specific age range or study (my kid needs all the help learning letters so Super Why and Sesame Street are great!) Daniel Tiger forever! Thanks 😊
PBS kids Is awesome but a bug has appeared
by skalvory on 2019/09/20 23:22
PBS kids is very educational the age range is probably 1 to about 8 there’s nothing bad on any episodes except for one in Arthur it happened in season 22 but every thing is great The bug that happened is that whenever I get on pbs kids it says no internet try again I know what you are about to say check your internet but I did a bazillion times all my other apps work great except for pbs kids Hope you read this sincerely Skalvory
It was great until the last update.
by Mama of Hutch_twins on 2018/09/10 15:53
I’ve seriously enjoyed this app. My twins love to watch Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, and this app was so easy to use...until this last update. Now I can barely get it to work, and when I do it crashes after one episode. Every. Single. Time. It’s driving me a tad crazy. Essentially, if you can get it to work you can watch the very first episode of a show that comes up, but you can’t skip to another episode or just let it roll to the next one. I really hope they fix it because it was such a wonderful app.
PBS kids
by emilydog107 on 2019/06/16 05:08
I absolutely love this app along with the games, I babysit/ tutor 2 children, one 6 year old and one toddler: and during breaks they love to watch pbs kids! I love seeing them happy also knowing they are on a safe, kid approved and appropriate app knowing they will learn much as well: I sometimes watch some episodes with them, and I too learn more as well. When they sick or bored this is the first app they request. Their favorites are Luna, wild kratts, and odd squad thank you so much! Lots of love <3
Terrific app with one flaw
by Evasmom2015 on 2018/01/02 22:52
My kid loves this app, she is 2 and can already navigate to the shows and episodes she wants with ease. A little too much ease in fact... the one flaw is that I can’t block shows I don’t want her to watch. If they fix this, I will give this app 5 stars no question! I’d just like to have a little more control over what my toddler is watching.
Perfect
by ray calatallu on 2019/06/20 01:37
This app is perfect. I am not a child, but sometimes, I like to watch the shows on PBS Kids because it brings so much memories back from childhood. I have a suggestion to add to the PBS Kids app. If you’re watching a show, there should be a link to the iTunes Store so that you could download the exact episode. So for example, if you’re watching wild Kratts, season two, there should be a link that says purchase season two on iTunes thanks
Good Content, Frustrating Apps
by Curtis R. Shideler on 2019/10/04 21:16
Daniel Tiger has had the same 4 episodeS for two weeks now. I thought they updated weekly. This, like the Roku app, often has issues like the CC/titles of episodes (Daniel Tiger) not matching the actual episode that plays. Plus, the iOS app doesn’t allow you to select episodes and clips. The app is confusing and not as convenient as the Roku app. I wish a cable subscription allowed for choosing any episode instead of just 4 per week. Anyway, content is great, I just hope the app becomes more convenient.
PBS kids I love it
by Phenomenal 164356788 on 2018/08/02 14:57
I mostly watch Sid the science kid Daniel tiger but my favorite is wild kratts and I like wild kratts best because I LOVE ❤️ any animals but I would LOVE if u a fox 🦊 episode with wild kratts because my favorite animals are foxes 🦊, coyotes, and wolfs, so yeah also I’m bored of my FAVORITE game and PBS kids makes me not bored thanks creators of PBS Kids 🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊🦊🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯🐨🐨🐨🐨🐼🐼🐼🐺🐺🐺🐺🌷🌷🌷🌷🌸🍂☘️🎍🍄🌷🍂🍄☘️☘️☘️☘️🎍🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🎀🎀🎀🎀🎊🎀❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜🧡💛💚💙💙💛🧡❤️💜💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🧡❤️🧡 one more thing on my device I keep having the same episodes please fix it ok now 👋 bye
Casting to the TV is a challenge
by BelllaNicole on 2019/09/16 19:43
Overall PBS provides a generous amount of access to content on their channel without having to verify cable info etc as with most apps of this nature. They also update content frequently. This is lovely! Because my daughter loves watching Daniel and Curious George every day. The most frustrating thing about this app is that it hardly ever casts to the TV especially lately, making it 100% useless for me as this is really the only time we use it. I hope the bugs causing this are fixed soon.
Love PBS, not a fan of this app
by laurelee87 on 2019/02/01 12:07
We love watching PBS Kids at our house - and donate to PBS monthly, but this app is a nightmare to deal with most of the time. We use a chrome cast to cast to our tv and there seems to always be connection issues where different things are playing on the phone and on the tv or the episode we are trying to cast won’t show up. I also wish it wasn’t stuck in landscape mode all the time as we don’t actually watch the shows on the phone. It doesn’t seem this app has been updated recently, so fixes to some of these issues would be great!
Great Apple TV app with one big flaw
by jpwible on 2018/10/15 23:45
My daughter loves so many of these shows, and we love knowing that she is learning while she has fun watching her favorite characters. However, the new Apple TV app has two BIG flaws. 1) There is now a logo permanently located in the upper left corner, which poses a risk of burning into my TV screen. Whereas my daughter shouldn’t be watching hours of TV, it’s still one of the main things we watch day to day. OLED TVs are on the rise and I’m sure I’m not the only one affected by this. PLEASE developers, can we turn this logo off? 2) Sometimes the audio for the promo which starts auto playing doesn’t turn off when you go into a show menu, and the app needs to be restarted or you hear two audio tracks simultaneously. This happens nearly every day for me. Content is 5 stars, but I’m dropping it to 3 until these issues are fixed.
First three episodes over and over and over.
by ChelcD on 2019/03/07 00:35
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.
Buggy / Annoying Mess of an app
by mrv on 2019/07/14 20:58
I would expect better from PBS. It is common when switching shows for the audio from the original show to continue playing, even after starting a new show. So you end up with two audio tracks playing simultaneously. On the AppleTV the app must be uninstalled and reinstalled or the AppleTV must be rebooted to recover from this bug since exiting and reopening the app doesn’t fix it. There is no option to disable auto-play after an episode, making it difficult to manage TV viewing time, especially with episodes / video clips that are not consistent in length from one to the next. The app will continue looping episodes one after the next in perpetuity. Also, there is no way to disable or mute the stream that automatically starts when launching the app. And subtitles always default to on when launching the app.
Change the opening jingle.
by Johnjohn150 on 2019/02/05 16:06
On Apple TV, audio from two shows plays at the same time if you reopen the app without killing it in the app switcher first. Its been like this for months, after several updates. Also, the little song that plays along with the splash screen when you first open the app is atrocious. I understand if that’s PBS’ jingle or whatever, but it’s obnoxious when you open the app and it screams at you first thing, especially if your volume is up.
Live Audio Stream doesn’t stop!
by Mike Ormerod on 2019/02/02 13:22
I’d give this 5 stars but for this one major issue on AppleTV. Quite often when you select an on-demand video the audio from the live stream, as shown in the small window on the main page, continues to play in addition to the on-demand audio so you end up with 2 audio streams playing! The only way to stop this is to restart the AppleTV and select the on-demand video as quick as you can before the livestream video & audio kicks in!!
I’ve been connected again
by TheEmster3000 on 2018/12/15 13:39
I’m only eight years old and I’ve been loving this app ever since I started playing it. My mom loves it too because there is still old shows like Mr. Rodgers and we really like that. This app is great I can’t see why some people don’t like it. This app is a really great game. I’d recommend it to anyone for like seventy to four. It’s a great game to watch on the go... or at home when somebody is hogging the T.V. I’ve felt so happy and in a great mood after I got this app. Love, A random eight year old on the internet
Great except...
by JulieBeans1204 on 2018/04/06 22:24
Our three year old daughter loves this app. It’s full of great shows, except for the whiny brat, Caillou. That show has zero educational value and only teaches children to yell “ That’s not fair,”, bang their fists, and stomp their feet during a tantrum. It’s horrible that this show is even on a learning channel\app, let alone that the app doesn’t allow an option to select or block what shows are available. Thumbs up for PBS, but PLEASE give us an option to block Caillou. In the meantime, I’m deleting this app.
Is there a child lock option?
by mommy cameron on 2018/10/21 02:10
I and my son love to watch one together with all the shows. I have been watching it since my first son was born. He is now 13. I would love though if I could hand the tablet or phone to my child and push buttons all over. Is there somewhere on there I could lock the screen so he can’t change it?
Poorly designed for parents
by alms on 2018/10/09 18:33
This app has great video but it seems like it was designed to drive parents crazy. 1. It has a special video player that doesn’t show you how long the videos are or how much time is left. This makes it very hard to manage my kid’s screen time, resulting in tears and frustration. 2. It is not possible to download videos for viewing offline for example during plane trips or long car rides. 3. Streaming videos uses HUGE amounts of data. My daughter watched about 3 hours during a car trip using my cellular service. This used up 9 gigabytes of data and blew out my cellular plan. This is crazy! These are cartoons. There is no reason for them to use so much bandwidth. This could be a great app but it is currently parent-hostile. PBS could fix it if they just considered what it is like for real world families to use it.
We love PBS!!
by Karitol13 on 2019/07/30 19:32
I really enjoy and appreciate PBS ! For grown ups and kids. I recommend all my friends and family to watch, I don’t know if the developers can make the cast function from the kids app to also detect smart TVs, I know it works for chromecast but not smart TVs. My tv doesn’t have the Pbs kids app either in their store (LG) But I still manage to put it on the kids tablets.
No way to restrict shows
by buratino29 on 2019/11/14 16:41
While the app interface is easy and convenient, there is no way to restrict access to some shows and my child is just too young for some of them, even if thy are “safe and educational”. Therefore my husband and I had to uninstall the app. Looking forward to the option to only have some shows available depending on age appropriateness. Currently all shows are available for viewing.
Great App to get
by Ange529 on 2019/08/08 00:04
Never had a problem with this app. Always updating videos and lots to choose from. Update: My last review was 4yrs ago and still say the same thing. Love the wide variety of videos!! Never had it mess up or crash on my daughter. Easy to navigate for children. Would recommend to anyone.
This is awesome
by AllieDZPhiB on 2018/04/20 02:14
I love having the PBS app because it has to the capability to stream it to my tv. I literally just had it on for my daughter. I connect to my tv with google Chromecast..Over all I still think it’s great that she can watch all her favorite shows and I really love that I don’t have to sit her down with a phone or tablet to watch them
The server is down.
by T. Renee Dean on 2019/09/21 04:56
All day today, I haven’t been able to play any videos because it says “Sorry! There was a server issue.” I’ve restarted the app many times, and have turned on and off WiFi as well. I even switched to a different WiFi. Now I’m here to let you know there‘s a problem with the app. It loads the app up to the point where the icons appear along the side, but when I click on one of the icons (Daniel Tiger, for example), I only hear the audio playing but the ‘serve issue’ white screen comes up. Please fix.
Hard to choose programs, clip length
by macifortran on 2019/09/12 13:27
I don’t normally rate apps, but this ostensibly family friendly, educational app has led to more fights with my preschooler than I can count. The problem is that you can’t really choose what clip plays next or the length. So our 3-year old ends up demanding to watch the entirety of a clip that could be as long as 25 minutes and then taking the iPad or phone away from him results in a huge tantrum. This app has been a a disaster for our family. I hate it.
Love the app but
by Hbro5 on 2019/01/28 14:07
We love this app. My 1yo loves Sesame Street and we love the use of this app. However, sometimes the sound is all wonky. Like there’s 2 of the same show playing about 3-5 seconds apart and I can not figure out how to fix it. I’ve turned the whole tv off. I even signed out today but while on the activate page, the sound was still doing that.
So thankful
by Lady.Lyric on 2019/11/02 23:24
I absolutely love this app, I’ve been a fan of PBS since I was toddler my siblings and I grew up on the program. My only suggestion is, can there be an option to switch languages for the shows. My daughter is half Mexican and I want her to watch these shows in Spanish to encourage her to speak the language.
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