PBS KIDS Video App Is Now Available on iPhone & iPod touch
The PBS KIDS Video App is now available on iPhone and iPod touch, bringing more free educational video content to families than any other children’s media app, and offering scheduling information for the Community Idea Stations’ children’s programming. The app gives families free, streaming access to more than 2,000 videos – including clips and full episodes –allowing fans to watch their favorite shows and discover new ones while they are on the go. The PBS KIDS Video App launched on iPad in May with great success; it has served more than 430 million video streams and has had over 450,000 downloads to date.
With the PBS KIDS Video App, you and your child can easily check out our children’s programs and find out when to catch them on our stations, as well as try out series your children haven’t seen before – all while they are on the move. We know that families are incredibly busy – especially during this time of year – and this gives your family the opportunity to engage with PBS KIDS trusted content wherever you are.
The app includes clips and full episodes from children’s series seen on the Community Idea Stations, like THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, DINOSAUR TRAIN, CURIOUS GEORGE, SUPER WHY, SESAME STREET, WORDGIRL and WILD KRATTS.
The PBS KIDS Video App also features helpful tools for parents such as:
• Access to Community Idea Stations’ TV schedules
• Additional information about TV series, including intended age and learning goals
• The ability to download related educational apps and TV episodes directly from the App Store and iTunes
• Marking series as “favorites”
• Sharing videos via email, Facebook and Twitter
The PBS KIDS Video App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
The PBS KIDS Video App joins PBS KIDS’ suite of apps, which help kids practice key skills such as literacy, science and math. “We continue to offer fans more content via mobile, and parents are really responding. Our fourteen educational apps for kids have seen more than 1.5 million downloads to date,” said Jason Seiken, Senior Vice President, Interactive, PBS. “PBS is continually developing content across a variety of platforms and experimenting with cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality and 3-D gaming to help increase learning for kids.”
More information about PBS KIDS mobile apps is available on PBSKIDS.org/mobile.