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PBS KIDS iPhone and iPod Touch Video Apps

posted on December 7, 2011

PBS KIDS iPhone and iPod Touch Video Apps

The PBS KIDS Video App is now available on iPhone and iPod touch, bringing more free educational video content to students than any other children’s media app.  The app gives students free, streaming access to more than 2,000 videos – including clips and full episodes – from their favorite PBS KIDS series. The PBS KIDS Video App launched on the iPad in May with great success. It has served more than 430 million video streams – an average of two million per day – and has had over 450,000 downloads to date.

"PBS KIDS video  has been incredibly successful online," said Jason Seiken, Senior Vice President, Interactive, PBS.  "After seeing this high demand for our children's programming on the iPad we were committed to extending the app’s reach to the iPhone and iPod touch, which will bring our popular content to even more kids."

"We know that teachers are seeking apps for kids that are both fun and educational, and the PBS KIDS Video App is an ideal combination of both, featuring characters from kids' favorite PBS KIDS series, with clips and full episodes that are built to support core curricular areas like science and literacy," said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children’s Media, PBS.  "At PBS, our mission is to reach all children with the best educational content across all platforms.  On television and online, there is no other media entity that offers as many educational programs as PBS KIDS.  And now for the first time this content is available on the iPhone and iPod touch, which we know are incredibly popular with families, opening up worlds of possibilities for even more children."

The app includes clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS series like The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That!, Dinosaur Train, Curious George, SuperWhy!, Sesame Street, and WordGirl.

The PBS KIDS Video App also features helpful tools for teachers such as:

  • Access to local PBS station 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 free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at

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