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How to Install and Watch PBS Kids on Roku



PBS Kids on Roku

PBS Kids is a free video streaming service developed for children between the ages of 2-10. PBS Kids is different from other kids’ service as it focuses on quality educational cartoons and entertainment. This service comprises 35+ TV shows with more than 400 episodes. In addition, it also has 5000+ short educational videos. If you use a Roku device, you can download the PBS Kids app from the Roku Channel Store. After installing the app, you must activate it to access its content on Roku.

How to Get PBS Kids on Roku

Before moving into the steps, connect the Roku to a WiFi network.

(1) Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.

(2) Select Streaming Channels and choose the option Search Channels.

Tap Search Channels on Roku

(3) Enter PBS kids using the virtual keyboard on the search bar and choose the PBS Kids app.

Enter PBS Kids to watch PBS kids on Roku

(4) Select Add channel to add the channel on Roku.

(5) If prompted, click the OK button to complete the installation process.

How to Download PBS Kids on Roku Via Roku Website

(1) Open a web browser on your PC and go to the Roku Channel Store website.

(2) Choose Sign in and enter your Roku account details.

Select Sign in

(3) Type PBS kids on the search bar and select the PBS Kids app from the suggestions list.

(4) Click on Add channel to add the app on Roku.

Select Add Channel to watch PBS kids on Roku

(5) Finally, update the Roku device. Now, you will find the PBS Kids app on the home screen.

How to Activate PBS Kids on Roku

(1) Open the PBS Kids app and note down the Activation code shown on the screen.

(2) Launch a browser on your PC/Smartphone and go to the website

(3) Enter the Activation code on the box and select Continue.

Enter the Activation code and select Continue

(4) Sign in with your PBS or Facebook account.

Sign in with one of the options

(5) Relaunch the app and stream PBS Kids content on your TV.

How to Screen Mirror PBS Kids on Roku

Before screen mirroring, you need to connect the smartphone and Roku to the same WiFi network. Then, make sure to enable the option mentioned below based on the smartphone you’re using.

(1) Install the PBS Kids app on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

PBS Kids

(2) Once installed, launch the app and sign in to your account.

(3) Navigate to the Notification Panel (Android) or Control Center (iPhone/iPad) on your smartphone.

(4) Tap the Cast icon (Android) or Screen Mirroring icon (iOS) and select your Roku device to mirror the smartphone.

Tap the Cast icon on Android
Select Screen Mirroring icon

(5) After mirroring the smartphone screen, play any content on the PBS Kids app and watch it on a big screen.

What’s on PBS Kids?

Some of the popular shows of PBS Kids are mentioned below.

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Let’s Go, Luna
  • Nature Cat
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
  • Donkey Hodie
  • Elinor Wonders Why
  • Arthur
  • Xavier Riddle & the Secret Museum
  • Dinosaur Train
  • Pinkalicious & Peterrific
  • Molly of Denali
  • Odd Squad
  • Curious George
  • Alma’s Way


1. Is PBS Kids free on Roku?

Yes. You can stream PBS Kids for free.

2. Which is the best alternative to PBS Kids on Roku?

YouTube Kids is the best alternative to PBS Kids on Roku.

3. Why is PBS Kids not working on Roku?

This problem may be caused due to the poor internet connection and outdated app version. To solve it, connect the Roku TV to a strong WiFi and update the PBS Kids app.

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