PBS Kids Review
PBS Kids is an online streaming platform on which children can view episodes of their favorite kids’ show for free. All content here is kid-friendly and safe, and runs the gamut of progressive edutainment: PBS Kids programming focuses on building knowledge, encouraging growth, creative thinking, and emotional problem-solving. You can also stream the live PBS Kids channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required).
While your family can enjoy PBS Kids for free with the app, the content is limited to eight episodes and a handful of clips per show. If you pay for PBS Kids as an Amazon video channel, you’ll have on demand access to every episode of every show.
Content is free on the PBS Kids app and website, but you will be limited to selected episodes unless you add the service to an Amazon Prime Video account.
We tested PBS Kids and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. PBS Kids is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Amazon Fire, and Kindle.
All the content on PBS Kids is specifically designed for children.
Single Profile Only
PBS Kids is a free online service so creating a profile isn’t necessary for viewing. There is a sign-up option, however, which allows for the creation of save points and similar information for games on their website. You can still play without a username; you just won’t be able to save your game.
No Parental Controls
Any programming on PBS Kids can be watched from multiple devices at once. Signing into your profile isn’t necessary to begin viewing, so as long as your device has access to the internet all you need to do is go to their site.
If you use the free version of the PBS Kids app, brief messages from corporate sponsors may appear at the start of certain episodes. There are no ads if you add the service through Amazon Prime Video.
The free version of PBS Kids does not allow for offline viewing. Shows can be downloaded if you add PBS Kids through Amazon Prime Video.
PBS Kids is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Web Browsers
- Android Phone/Tablet
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast
- Samsung Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
- LG Smart TV
Most video streams are in 1080p HD.
Video streams in 30 FPS.
Content has stereo audio.