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PBS Video (Kindle Tablet Edition)
 
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PBS Video (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Public Broadcasting Service
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.1
  • Critical bug fixes for broken video playback

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008Z2NVGK
  • Release Date: October 19, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,055 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Access to full catalogue of PBS content
  • Learn more about PBS programs and specific episodes.
  • Save favorite shows to your Watchlist
  • Purchase episodes and seasons that you'd like to own.

Product Description

Watch the most popular and current PBS programs free and with minimal interruption. This App features a rich and varied selection of hundred full-length episodes, segments and previews from both new programs and from the PBS archives - with new content updated daily.

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511 of 533 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope it's not too soon to give 5 Stars November 26, 2012
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I did just downloaded this and hope it's not too soon to give 5 Stars. I missed seeing "The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns", the other night, so was really excited to see this app on Kindle.

A couple of the low ratings for this may be an issue of feeling out a new app on their Kindle. The 3 low ratings were people that couldn't seem to open any video's after downloading the app. I purchased the app on my Kindle, opened it, then noticed on the top of the screen something to select or click to select your station. (Maybe they had not done this step yet?) When I clicked on it, I had to enter my zip code, then a list came up of my local PBS stations. I was then able to open a video with no problem.

A 3-Star review mentioned that the video wouldn't rotate in landscape mode and wouldn't open in full screen: I noticed when the video first opened, it gave the option of opening in full screen, but it didn't stay on the screen long enough for me to select. It took me a couple of tries to get it to open in full screen mode, finally getting a bar to open on the bottom of the video with a couple of little arrows on it, clicked this and it's in full screen mode and the video does rotate when the Kindle is turned sideways.
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230 of 241 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Education October 28, 2012
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I love PBS, but often miss shows due to scheduling issues. The PBS Video app allows me to watch the shows I miss in my own time. Works great on the K-Fire original. Picture and sound work very well; no glitches with either. If you like PBS, I highly recommend this app. It works great and it's free.
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186 of 201 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PBS App. November 21, 2012
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App. includes many of the excellent programming that is available on PBS. I highly recommend it. I have it on my Kindle Fire and the quality of the picture is above average.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work on Kindle Fire HD January 27, 2013
By Jens
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This app requires Flash player support, which the Kindle Fire HD does not give. This is rather disappointing, and the app should not refer to itself as Kindle Tablet Edition.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars sad this app won't work anymore. May 28, 2014
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All those great programs beckoning me to watch but the app broke. Viewer stopped loading two weeks ago. I GIVE UP!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working May 29, 2014
By Momof5
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It worked just fine and I loved it! For the past couple of weeks it hasn't shown videos...the screen goes black. It looks like there are others with the same problem. I hope they fix it. I'm really bummed...
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb January 15, 2013
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Superb app. Unlike, say, the Verizon app for Kindle Fire, PBS forks over ALL the goodies --- for FREE.

Some reviewers say they can't find all the PBS shows they like with this app. Dig deeper, because there's an alphabetical list of EVERYTHING. OK, so digging deeper means the app can be more user friendly. (Hint, hint, PBS!) I suspect that what they do is feature the most popular shows, which is a lot of kids' stuff, because parents use mobile devices to keep their kids occupied.

Still, it's all here, a veritable treasure trove of PBS shows.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Work May 26, 2014
By Lori J.
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This used to be my favorite app. However it has been a week since it worked. Judging by the over reviews, I am not alone. Please fix app, or communicate to viewers why it is not working.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars WORTHLESS!!!!!
This is worthless. I saved several documentaries to watch to my favorites and it wouldn't play any of them. A total waste!!!
Published 5 hours ago by RockemStockum
2.0 out of 5 stars Accessing PBS. org manually using your browser is easier ...
Accessing PBS.org manually using your browser is easier and more satisfying than using this app.
Published 1 day ago by Edward Hetzler
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Content, Poor Functionality
There's a ton of great programming on the app. The problem is that it doesn't work for Kindle fire. There is no real full screen mode, and playback usually fails around the second... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Ryan Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars PBS on Kindle.
PBS shows like Nova and Nature on your Kindle.
Published 3 days ago by Stephen Knopf
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
once it gets cleared on Cox Cable
Published 4 days ago by Kenneth W. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great job of video sharing .
Published 6 days ago by Christine Brydson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great.
Published 7 days ago by Wei Wei
5.0 out of 5 stars PBS offers so many fun, educational
PBS offers so many fun, educational, and entertaining videos. It's a great app for children and adults, and is a treasure trove of knowledge. This is a must-have app for anyone. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Paul Zhao
1.0 out of 5 stars does not work
cannot get it to play a whole episode of anything. gets about 10 minutes into a story then commericial after commericial plays and never get back to the story. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars good program something for everyone
Very good programme .I wish I could give money to them. I'm not able to .they have a variety of programs for every body
Published 10 days ago by Pamela Massey
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Black screen
Well...it's now may 24th, and I've had the problem since the 21st also. Still not up. I have 3-4 shows I watch weekly. This app helped me to discover pbs shows. Without it I won't be catching much PBS!
May 24, 2014 by Kathy Marks |  See all 14 posts
login screen won't close
I have had the same problem and can't figure out how to close the window.
Mar 19, 2014 by Kindle Customer |  See all 4 posts
Amazon please remove this no longer functioning app Be the first to reply
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