Facebook_pixel
PBS KIDS Video

PBS KIDS Video

PBS KIDS

Stream & Watch Your PBS KIDS Favorites! Watch Full Episodes, Live TV & Cartoons!

4.2 Ratings 54K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
Featured on Best Apps for Talking to Your Kids About Difficult Topics

About PBS KIDS Video

Stream & Watch Your PBS KIDS Favorites! Watch Full Episodes, Live TV & Cartoons!
see more about PBS KIDS Video

Ratings & Reviews

4.2
54.2K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    69%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    4%
  5. 1
    11%
  • Pbs rocks the brains of the little people. Dec 1, 2019

    By viceviking
    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!
    more
  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Moody K
    Google Chrome cast doesn't show up for me. I'm not in guest mode and I'm on the same network.
    more
  • Terrific App!!! When it works :/ Nov 29, 2017

    By Rachelswork
    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.
    more
  • iCarlyMoose Dec 27, 2019

    By Unhappy poop
    Hi I’m Meredith a mom of 3 girls Priscilla Ammonia and Lilia. My youngest daughters Priscilla and Ammonia have begged me for this app since forever and they really enjoy playing on this app. I got all episodes unlocked for them. They enjoy watching episodes of their favorite shows and sometimes I even watch along with them. PBS kids helps me get the stuff I need to get done well they watch tv on their tablets. This app is very educational and will help my girls in the future! You can play games, watch shorts and even watch you’re favorite shows! This app is going to help my children learn and grow throughout the future. They can learn social skills and more skills that will be successful for them. You can watch shows anytime and anywhere. I use to love PBS when I was little and I’ve passed it off to my girls and then new generations will always like it! PBS is like my childhood donation! I have many memories of this! I still have the app so I can interact with my daughters and teach them more so they can get ready for the school year!
    more
  • Sep 16, 2020

    By Jennifer Laing
    Is really great and super educational. I also love that it doesn't have any ads.
    more
  • Aug 15, 2020

    By Sethjie Bohling
    My family has been happily utilizing this app for years. However, within the last few days, it has totally stopped working. Now we get a solid white or back screen which eventually throws up a "server error" dialog box, but it never works.
    more
  • Aug 20, 2020

    By Pallavi Singh
    Whenever I cast from PBS kids video app on chromecast, after 1 video the cast stops working. After that you can't cast videos from any other app as well. It kind of gets stuck and unless we restart chromecast, it won't let us cast any video from any other app as well.
    more
  • Sep 15, 2020

    By Paul Ziech
    2 starts because it's free. Casting works 20% of the time on very reliable network with zero issues with other apps/services casting to the tv.
    more
  • Having issues when linking to chrome cast Jul 29, 2019

    By G4|\/|3R
    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.
    more
  • Aug 20, 2020

    By Heather Combs
    We LOVED the app but now my 2 year old cannot even watch it . It just keeps loading...... We are very disapointed
    more
  1. Kids can now watch their favorite PGS KIDS series in a child-friendly experience anywhere with a 3G or WiFi connection
  2. If you're in the USA you can watch any PBS KIDS series with new full episodes added every Friday
  3. Hey, parents! You too can use this to access TV schedules, learn about shows, download other PBS Kids related apps, and buy shows from Google Play

Reviewed by Chris on July 12, 2018

  • iCarlyMoose Dec 27, 2019

    By Unhappy poop
    Hi I’m Meredith a mom of 3 girls Priscilla Ammonia and Lilia. My youngest daughters Priscilla and Ammonia have begged me for this app since forever and they really enjoy playing on this app. I got all episodes unlocked for them. They enjoy watching episodes of their favorite shows and sometimes I even watch along with them. PBS kids helps me get the stuff I need to get done well they watch tv on their tablets. This app is very educational and will help my girls in the future! You can play games, watch shorts and even watch you’re favorite shows! This app is going to help my children learn and grow throughout the future. They can learn social skills and more skills that will be successful for them. You can watch shows anytime and anywhere. I use to love PBS when I was little and I’ve passed it off to my girls and then new generations will always like it! PBS is like my childhood donation! I have many memories of this! I still have the app so I can interact with my daughters and teach them more so they can get ready for the school year!
    more
  • Sep 16, 2020

    By Jennifer Laing
    Is really great and super educational. I also love that it doesn't have any ads.
    more
  • Awesome app Dec 16, 2019

    By magical moments ❤️
    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 👌. Edit: I liked the app and all but I deleted it when I discovered that if you watch it live there are somtimes bad commercials in between like the family tree and how there could be a family that was gay I really don’t think you should put that in a kids app and how Arthur’s teacher becomes gay like why is pbs kids making it all involve something gay this is a kids app and kids should not be watching gay things. Please fix this then I’ll download the app again
    more
  • Aug 29, 2020

    By Kelly Robinson
    Udate: The problem has been fixed!! Casting link no longer works. After last update the side menu covers the cast button every time the button is touched making it impossible to cast to a tv. Please fix my 2 year old needs her Daniel Tiger back!
    more
  • Good channel, app and brand, but it could use some improvements Jul 16, 2020

    By bgradina
    Hi, My name is Jovan Gradina, I am 10 years old, I don’t have my own Apple so I am using my dad’s. I REALLY am a big fan of PBS Kids shows (with some favorites including Arthur, Peg + Cat, and Hero Elementary, plus many others) but it could use some improvements, First, lets start with the app, #1, Why isn’t there an option to resume where you left off? #2 When I click on Ready Jet Go!, the theme song audio is a little low, even when I turn the volume up. Can you guys fix this? #3, How come Peep and the Big Wide World isn’t in the on demand section? Next, is some questions about the channel/block itself #1: Why were the E/I bugs removed #2: Why is the TV rating bug outside the 4:3 safe zone? #3 Is Esme and Roy coming to the block anytime soon? Overall I like PBS Kids and its app and channel but I hope you guys can answer my questions and take my suggestions into consideration, Bye! - Jovan EDIT: I have one more question about LIVE TV. Is PBS Kids going to air Nature Cat and Wild Kratts in 15 min slots on July 17 at 1:30 and 1:45AM? This is pretty confusing, PBS usually NEVER does that on the main and PBS Kids channel! Is this an error? My TV guides show the same thing!
    more
  • Pbs rocks the brains of the little people. Dec 1, 2019

    By viceviking
    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!
    more
  • Terrific App!!! When it works :/ Nov 29, 2017

    By Rachelswork
    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.
    more
  • Please please please! Sep 6, 2017

    By Thespianaf
    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.
    more
  • No restrictions on shows Mar 6, 2019

    By RaeRae0210
    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.
    more
  • Thankful for PBS, reloading issue when open, please add auto play control Oct 6, 2017

    By Branflake7
    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!
    more
  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Moody K
    Google Chrome cast doesn't show up for me. I'm not in guest mode and I'm on the same network.
    more
  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Julie Sharp
    The latest update broke the CASTING link (to cast to the tv or another device via chromecast). If you try to click on the casting icon (next to the cc icon) the sidebar menu pulls out and shows all the available shows. I love this app, please fix for my sanity! My kids need their daily dose of vitamin DT (daniel tiger)
    more
  • New Episodes? Dec 31, 2019

    By Bjf217
    This is a wonderful app. It can get glitchy at times but usually is resolved with an appletv restart. My only complaint is the rotation of available full episodes. Maybe there are contractual conflicts or something else but it seems like even when new episodes are rotated on, they are the same episodes that were just rotated out. If your kiddo only watches 2 or 3 shows this gets old pretty quickly. We are a curious George house and the howlin Hal episode has been playing for years. When my kiddos have screen time options I want them to want Pbs kids, but that is getting less and less likely because the same episodes of their favorite shows have been in heavy rotation for over a year and sometimes two.
    more
  • Love PBS Kids - wish the app was more consistent Dec 15, 2019

    By Katicita919
    We absolutely love and support public TV and radio in our household. Thank you for providing free access to quality shows for our toddler, like Daniel Tiger! Unfortunately, I can only get the app to work maybe a quarter of the time. We pick the episode and cast to the TV, and it starts to load, but all we get is a black screen with the PBS Kids logo in the corner. We’ve tried rebooting the Chromecast and using other HDMI ports, but the issue persists. Other apps work fine, so there’s something with this app that causes an issue. And I definitely can’t pause or change anything about the video once it is playing, or I’ll get the same black screen. We love Daniel Tiger - please help!
    more
  • Need to be able to navigate Feb 12, 2019

    By IdahoSteph
    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.
    more
  • Aug 15, 2020

    By Sethjie Bohling
    My family has been happily utilizing this app for years. However, within the last few days, it has totally stopped working. Now we get a solid white or back screen which eventually throws up a "server error" dialog box, but it never works.
    more
  • Sep 15, 2020

    By Paul Ziech
    2 starts because it's free. Casting works 20% of the time on very reliable network with zero issues with other apps/services casting to the tv.
    more
  • Having issues when linking to chrome cast Jul 29, 2019

    By G4|\/|3R
    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.
    more
  • App is full of glitches Jan 2, 2018

    By 1algernon
    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.
    more
  • Aug 13, 2020

    By David Barnes
    This is a great app too bad that I'm having issues with a Chromecast it won't cast.
    more
  • Aug 20, 2020

    By Pallavi Singh
    Whenever I cast from PBS kids video app on chromecast, after 1 video the cast stops working. After that you can't cast videos from any other app as well. It kind of gets stuck and unless we restart chromecast, it won't let us cast any video from any other app as well.
    more
  • Aug 20, 2020

    By Heather Combs
    We LOVED the app but now my 2 year old cannot even watch it . It just keeps loading...... We are very disapointed
    more
  • Annoying even for kids Jul 16, 2020

    By Dignan17
    Do you like watching the same thing over and over again? Because while there's a good number of shows on the app, there's only ever about 3 episodes available for each, followed by some number of short segments from each show. This bothers me, but it even annoys my kids. We watched one snow where the same two episodes kept repeating over and over again. Another time the app played the intro of a show three times in a row. This app is garbage, which is a shame because it's the only app I don't mind my kids playing with without supervision.
    more
  • The server is down. Sep 21, 2019

    By T. Renee Dean
    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.
    more
  • Why oh why? Aug 23, 2017

    By Mommy LJ
    Why oh why??? Have used the previous version of this app for years and loved it. But they just updated it and the "old" versions no longer work on the older iPods and iPhones that have been handed down to my kids. The same kids that want to use this app and can't. The older version is still loaded on their devices but you now get an "Unable to connect to PBS Kids Servers. Please try again later." message. Uggh. Please PBS Kids -- allow the old version of the app to work again!
    more

What’s Groovy

What’s Subpar

Loading...

Ask