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PBS Video

by Public Broadcasting Service
Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,161 customer reviews)

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

What's new in version 1.2
  • Fire TV bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008Z2NVGK
  • Release Date: October 19, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Optimized for Kindles and the Fire TV
  • Access the full catalogue of PBS content
  • Learn more about PBS programs and specific episodes
  • Save videos to your Watchlist to watch later
  • Purchase episodes and seasons that you'd like to own

Product Description

PBS is now available on Amazon Fire TV! Watch hundreds of videos from PBS stations, including episodes from new primetime programs as well as the PBS archives. New national and local content is updated daily. Programming includes video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, MASTERPIECE and NOVA as well as more than a dozen original video series from PBS Digital Studios.

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (727.5KB - 6.8MB)
  • Version: 1.2
  • Developed By: Public Broadcasting Service (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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533 of 556 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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238 of 251 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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189 of 205 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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67 of 72 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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26 of 26 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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24 of 24 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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27 of 28 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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21 of 21 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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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
Activating PBS.org
I don't either. I [plan on calling Amazon later in the day and asking them how to do it. Will post when I finds out how?
Nov 11, 2014 by sheila smith |  See all 4 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
Not available on new operating system for new fire Be the first to reply
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