PBS KIDS Video

PBS KIDS

Safe for Kids

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Chat
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Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers
Mature Content
Adult Content/Themes

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PBS Kids Video is a video streaming app that allows children to watch their favorite PBS shows directly on their mobile device or tablet. This app can be downloaded from the App Store and the Google Play Store. It is rated for users of all ages and does feature in-app purchases. This app is safe for kids.

About PBS KIDS Video
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  • Everyone

What is PBS KIDS Video?

PBS Kids Video is a video streaming app that allows children to watch their favorite PBS shows directly on their mobile device or tablet.

This app can be downloaded from the App Store and the Google Play Store. The PBS Kids Video app is rated for users of all ages and has in-app purchases.

Kids can select a character avatar from the show they want to watch, such as Arthur or The Cat in the Hat. The app will provide them with episodes and clips from the related series. Users also have the option to watch live programming.

This app offers both entertainment and educational shows for children to watch and is the same trusted content that users would find on their TV. This app is free and there is no log-in or subscriptions required. When users first open this app, the app immediately starts playing the live TV feature. The right-hand side of the screen features the shows available to select. By pulling this menu left, it opens for further browsing.


Kids will be able to pause their show, skip to the next, go back, fast forward or rewind. PBS KIDS Video also offers closed captioning for users who prefer to read along or hearing impaired viewers. The grownups button gives parents more information about the show currently being watched, other apps, the TV schedule for your local PBS station as well as a donate button.

While generally well-reviewed and great free app option, some users complain that this app is buggy and that it doesn’t always work, especially when not using Wi-Fi.

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Is PBS KIDS Video safe for my kids?

The PBS Kids Video app is safe for kids. It's as safe as watching PBS Kids on your regular television, except now kids have the flexibility to choose the shows they want to watch and when they want to watch them.

The app is simple to use and reading is not required because app navigation is based on pictures. Parents should know that this app does feature commercials, but the advertisers are the same one would see on the cable network.

There is a tab marked “Grownups,” specifically for parent or caregiver use. The app has a limited layer of protection built-in that ask users to solve a puzzle before accessing the PBS shop, Google Play, iTunes or donation page.

Parents should be aware that it’s possible for kids to charge digital episodes, DVDs or donations to the credit card attached to the account, so password protection is advised.

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