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PBS Kids Review

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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.

PBS Kids
$0 – $4.99
7-Day Free Trial


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.


TV Shows

PBS Kids is home to dozens of shows created specifically for wholesome edutainment. This includes hundreds of episodes of Sesame Street (1969), Sid the Science Kid (2008), Nature Cat (2015), Molly of Denali (2019), and much more.


All the content on PBS Kids is specifically designed for children.

PBS Kids
$0 – $4.99
7-Day Free Trial


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

While there is a “grownups” tab, there is no need for parental restrictions since all the content is kid-friendly.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.

Simultaneous Devices

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.

No Ads

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.

Offline Downloads

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
$0 – $4.99
7-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

PBS Kids
$0 – $4.99
7-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs


1080p HD

Most video streams are in 1080p HD.

30 FPS
60 FPS

30 FPS

Video streams in 30 FPS.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Content has stereo audio.

PBS Kids
$0 – $4.99
7-Day Free Trial
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