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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
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (700 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B008Z2NVGK
  • Original Release Date: October 19, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (700 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698 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.

Technical Details

  • Size: 675.6KB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Developed By: Public Broadcasting Service
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
504 of 524 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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226 of 235 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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180 of 194 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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42 of 45 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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16 of 16 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Job PBS! January 8, 2013
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I downloaded this app to catch up on Downton Abbey. It's a great app, easy to use and the videos easily load. I just wish they would archive at least one season on a specific show. They usually have like the last two episodes for a limited time. But it's a great to be able to catch up an episode if you missed it the day it aired. Also, for Downton Abbey they have special videos and cast interviews which is a nice treat! Great Job PBS!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have but has some flaws November 15, 2012
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It's wonderful to have a PBS app for the Kindle Fire, but it does have a couple of flaws: The video does not rotate when you turn the Fire into landscape mode, so the picture on the screen is very small - it goes side to side but only takes up about 1/3 of the screen when you are holding the Fire vertically. Also, when you get out of the app to bring up something else, you then have to start the show from the beginning and try to find your place - it doesn't remember it or allow you to bookmark it. On the plus side, there is a good selection of PBS shows, and they post them up promptly after they have run on TV.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best app ever November 20, 2012
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I currently don't have Tv in my house and I love the channel. I was so excited when I found this app!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. i love it!
I love PBS program and love the fact that I can now get it when I miss something. Thank you.
Published 2 days ago by Wendelyn J. Thornton
4.0 out of 5 stars PBS information source
We watch a lot of PBS. Because of that we obtained the Kindle edition of PBS Video. I am learning my way around it and admittedly as a moderate "techy" do not find it... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Wilfred Ray Truby Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for my son (7 year old)
Good for 7 year old, put it on his kindle and he still has it on. He doesn't have a whole lot of games on his kindle but I can tell you he does play this and doesnt complain of... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Ryangene
4.0 out of 5 stars when you cannot use their other video websight
I love PBS and used to go to their regular websight to watch, but that doesn't work on mobile platforms... so this app is a way to have that same functionality on your device... Read more
Published 7 days ago by jonathan Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars This app actually works!
I absolutely love this app! It's easy to navigate through to find your favorite PBS program. Nice quality streaming which drastically reduces picture freeze.
Published 8 days ago by suz2u
5.0 out of 5 stars PBS APP
I found this app to be especially useful. It allows me to watch the PBS shows that I miss and do not get watched on my local public network. Wonderful app
Published 10 days ago by Karen Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars Antiques Roadshow
I love this app. for many reasons but the most important one is being able to view current Antiques Roadshow episodes. Read more
Published 10 days ago by nancy harris
4.0 out of 5 stars More Masterpiece please!
I wish there would be more films to view, especially masterpiece theatre and Doc Martin. But what is available is such great entertainment!
Published 10 days ago by Tamara Mullikin
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be.
I wrongly assumed that many of the current shows would be broadcast via this app but alas that is not the case. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Emil W. Nych
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
Could catch up on my downtown abbey. The only thing I did not like is that they only had so many episodes back in the incurrent season. Had to watch the rest on Prime. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Christina
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