PBS Kids is the junior version and game site of the popular free American TV channel, PBS (Public Broadcasting System). It is where you can find kids’ educational videos as well as games from PBS shows. PBS Launched in 1969 and quickly became known for its great childrens’ television. Additionally, they have great educational shows and even well-known dramas. The network is where many discovered shows like Dr. Who, Masterpiece Theatre, The Joy of Painting, and more. Since it is an American broadcaster, though, the company targets users in the US. If you want to watch any of the videos or play games with your kids and are outside the US, you’ll need to connect to a VPN.
Quickstart Guide to Watch and Use the PBS Kids site Outside the US
Follow these steps to watch PBS Kids outside the US.
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day money back guarantee).
- Once you have opened the client, find and connect to a server in the US.
- Now, open a browser and go to pbskids.org or the PBS Kids app on your favorite device.
- By using either method, you should be able to access this great site.
Why is PBS so well known?
As we mentioned, PBS launched in 1969 and it is public. That means underwriters, grants, and donations fund the network. It is not a commercial station, so it does not allow commercials. Instead, they get grants from the government. They also do what they call membership drives. Those are typically either once or twice a year and sometimes they will offer stuff when you make a donation. All in the name of getting people to donate to the station.
Let’s take a look at some of the great games and videos you can find on this site.
- Molly’s Winter Kitchen
- Ramp Racers
- Bop or Pop
- Duck Dash
- Back to School
- Watch the Birdy
- Party at Alma’s
- Tea Party
- Chef Leo’s Crazy Kitchen
And many others. PBS Kids has some great options as far as videos and games go.
Why Do You Need a VPN to Access PBS Kids?
As we mentioned, PBS Kids is free to play watch online, as long as you are in the US. However, that could pose a real problem if you are not there or you are traveling abroad. To watch videos or play games outside, you’d need to connect to a VPN to do either. Sure, you could play games or watch educational videos on other sites, but it is not the same. Since PBS is known for its children’s and educational programming, the content on the site is great. Instead of getting a message saying that you can’t access the site out of the country or just a spinning icon, the solution is to connect to a VPN. As you can see in the above image, we got it to work by connecting to a US server.