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PBS KIDS Video

by PBS KIDS
Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (712 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Works with: Fire TV Voice Remote
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.2
  • Watch all of your favorite PBS KIDS programming on Amazon Fire TV including thousands of videos, with new content updated weekly from award-winning, trusted series that provide proven educational benefits for children.
  • Access episodes and clips from favorite series such as CURIOUS GEORGE, DINOSAUR TRAIN, PEG + CAT, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, and WILD KRATTS. The new bonus half-hour SESAME STREET program, which recently debuted on PBS KIDS to complement the one-hour program, is also among the full-length PBS KIDS offerings included on Amazon Fire TV.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B009P8EMCK
  • Release Date: October 16, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (712 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Optimized for Kindle Fire and Fire TV
  • Over 1,000 videos, including clips and full episodes
  • Child-safe
  • New videos every week

Product Description

Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.

CHILD-SAFE
The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. Kids can easily browse and watch videos at home, on the road, or anywhere with a 3G or WiFi connection.

NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEK
Every week, the app will introduce your child to a new “Weekly Pick,” a set of fun educational videos that will engage him or her in reading, science, math and more.

PARENT RESOURCES
The app also includes features that parents can access by sliding the “i-bar” to the right:

* Tap the heart icon to add a show to your child’s favorites list.
* Learn more about a TV series, such as intended age and learning goals.
* Download related PBS KIDS apps.
* Buy shows from Amazon Instant Video or PBS KIDS Shop.

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.

ABOUT THIS APP
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. You can support PBS KIDS through the selection of other apps and TV shows available from the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Instant Video.

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (7.2MB - 14.9MB)
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Developed By: PBS KIDS (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
196 of 231 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App for Kindle Fire November 10, 2012
By crlenn
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I was skeptical about downloading this app since my Kindle Fire refuses to play videos from the internet including the videos from the CW Network app which I previously downloaded to my Kindle Fire. Just to be clear, the PBS Kids app is specifically designed for the Kindle Fire. It plays video clips from all of the children shows on the PBS network; Curious George, Dinosour Train, Sesame Street, ect. The app even plays full episodes of some of the shorter telivision shows. The video picture expands to the size of the Kindle screen and flips as you turn the tablet whereas other apps are stuck in the upright position and won't turn with the tablet. It does take some time for the video to load, but once loaded it plays without issues.
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235 of 281 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App! November 5, 2012
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Let me preface by saying we use WiFi at home. Let me also say I have a Kindle Fire HD. Im not aware of any issues as I haven't read the reviews on this... so I can only explain that my four year old loves this app. He has access to many PBS shows and they feature different shows every week (so ive been told) My son is fairly easy to please. I have seen the Super Why Halloween show 6 times in the last day :) Its easy to run, doesn't eat alot of memory.. and has a simple user interface for him. I couldn't be more pleased. The downside (even though it doesn't bother him or I) is you dont get that clear HD picture. But it's not a deal breaker for us.
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280 of 337 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars buggy November 19, 2012
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I really like that this app is available for the kindle fire HD but it doesn't work half the time. It takes a while to load videos and after one minute or so the screen turns black but the sound is still going. If i tap the home button it shows me the carousel with the PBS audio still running in the background. I need to force quit the app 90% of the time.
I actually deleted the app off the Kindle fire HD but my daughter wanted it so much i needed to download it again. However she gets so mad when it doesn't work smoothly & that is getting on my nerves too. I'm hoping the problems will be fixed soon.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs bug fix March 9, 2014
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The play button won't leave the center of the screen, you can watch the show but you have a larger play button in the forefront, not very excited for a two year old
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PBS Kids January 31, 2013
By Tumeka
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I love this for my little one, the only thing I don't like is the fact that when we travel, he can not watch it, other than that, he has hours of fun watching, and learning.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work December 27, 2012
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Somebody needs to find some money and re-hire the software guys who made this and have them fix it for the new kindle
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only works half the time January 18, 2013
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I first had this app on my iphone and it worked great for a while then it just plain wouldn't load the video feed. So when I got me a new Kindle HD I was hoping it would act better well, no such luck it's actually worse on the Kindle. However my kindle has issues playing video. IDK why but it just plain dosen't want to play anything on the PBS Kids app.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible app December 27, 2012
By lina
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Terrible. It never works. Videos never load and when I open the app now, it starts shutting out and trying to load and shuts down then reloads again and again and again. All within 3 seconds I have to shut my kindle down because it won't stop doing it!! Just terrible.
My kids were so excited to see this app for the kindle. Instead we will stick to watching on my iPhone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app. I downloaded this app for my son ...
Great app. I downloaded this app for my son and he loves it. Great for in the car or at the store, keeps him entertained when he would normally be bored.
Published 3 hours ago by SugarMagnoliaBlossomsBlooming
5.0 out of 5 stars PBS for kids!
PBS remains a fantastic site for my grandchildren. Never have to worry about content!
Published 4 hours ago by Patti Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great for the kids. They love the programs.
Published 1 day ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great convenience to get them anytime anywhere
My daughter loves PBS cartoons! It is a great convenience to get them anytime anywhere.
Published 2 days ago by Amanda Santos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it..for my daughter!! Great
Published 3 days ago by Lala-danza
5.0 out of 5 stars So awesome with quick shows
So awesome with quick shows. My 3 year old usually always goes for this app as soon as he gets a hold of the Kindel
Published 3 days ago by all good
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good movies I'd like it better if it had more full episodes.
I got this app on my kindle fire HDX#
Published 3 days ago by Lego star
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids love this app because they get to
My kids love this app because they get to watch their favorite PBS kids shows. Although some are not full episodes, they like the option to choose different ones. Read more
Published 3 days ago by busymom
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it cause it give him the freedom to explore ...
My son loves this app. He has literally taken over my kindle. I love it cause it give him the freedom to explore what he wants to watch and the PBS Kids lineup is so amazing and... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Krystal
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The video wouldn't load!
Published 4 days ago by Jason C. Newland
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Bee flying around
I am having the exact same issue. On the iphone it looks like that screen and the bee are normally only there very shortly while the video is loading up. On the Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX we just got it is on there all the time while you can see the video through the opaque white screen playing in the... Read More
Dec 25, 2013 by Jessica E. Brandt |  See all 8 posts
Is it just me or does the play button stay when a video is playing for...
i'm having the same problem!! let me know if you find any fixes!!
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