Getting Kids Tuned Into PBS via

Watching PBS Kids is a great way for little ones to learn and be entertained. As a parent, you want access to quality educational shows no matter which device your child is using. The good news is that activating the PBS Kids app is easy whether you have Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, or other streaming platforms.

I’ll walk you through exactly how to:

  • Install the PBS Kids app
  • Get the activation code
  • Enter the code at to unlock full access

I’ve also got some handy tips at the bottom for creating your free PBS Kids account and addressing common questions parents have.

So let’s get your kids tuned into Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts, and all their favorite characters!

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Below are simple step-by-step activation guides tailored to major streaming platforms and devices:

Apple TV

<pre> 1. Open App Store from Apple TV home screen 2. Install PBS Kids app 3. Launch app to get activation code 4. Go to <a href=””></a> on phone/computer 5. Enter code and click Continue 6. Follow on-screen prompts </pre>


<pre> 1. Install PBS Kids from Roku Channel Store 2. Launch app to get activation code 3. Go to <a href=””></a> 4. Enter code and click Continue 5. Follow instructions until success message displays </pre>

Android TV

<pre> 1. Install PBS Kids app from Play Store 2. Launch app to get activation code 3. Go to <a href=””></a> 4. Type in code and click Continue 5. Enter login details to complete process </pre>

Amazon Fire TV

<pre> 1. Find and install PBS Kids from Amazon App Store 2. Open app to get activation code 3. Go to <a href=””></a> 4. Enter code and click Continue 5. Follow instructions to finish activation </pre>

Tip: Have the streaming device and a phone/computer handy when activating so you can easily enter the code.

Creating Your PBS Kids Account

Signing up for a free PBS Kids account unlocks bonus features:

  • Create viewing profiles per child
  • Track program history
  • Set parental controls
  • Download videos
  • Access activities and games

Here are the quick steps to get registered:

  1. Go to PBS Kids site or open PBS Kids Video app
  2. Click Sign Up
  3. Enter email and create password
  4. Confirm password
  5. (Optional) Add child’s name and birthdate
  6. Click Create Account

Once your account is created, you can sign in on any device to sync preferences, viewing history, and other details.

FAQs from Parents

Here are answers to some common questions about unlocking the full PBS Kids experience:

Is PBS Kids free to watch? Yes! You can enjoy live streams, download select episodes, and access lots of video content without paying.

Do I need an account for my child to watch videos?
No account is needed to view videos on the PBS Kids site and app. However, creating an account enables handy parental controls and other features.

Can I get PBS Kids channel on my Roku? Absolutely! Just install the PBS Kids app from the Roku Channel Store to start watching.

I hope this guide helps you get your little ones set up with their beloved PBS shows! Let me know if you have any other questions.