PBS KIDS today announced the PBS KIDS Video App is now available on iPhone and iPod touch. The app offers free streaming access to more than 2,000 videos – including clips and full episodes – from PBS KIDS series. The PBS KIDS Video App launched on 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.
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““When we launched the PBS KIDS Video iPad app in May, it was equally well-received, with 50 million streams just in the first month and growing to more than 86 million streams in November," 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 and parents.”
Demand for high-quality, educational apps continues to rise, particularly as families plan to bring their mobile devices with them during holiday travel. In a recent survey conducted by PBS, parents ranked educational value as one of the top reasons for purchase (74 percent) when choosing apps for smart phones.
The app includes clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS series 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 tools for parents 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 for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.