PBS KIDS today announced a new way for families to access PBS KIDS content wherever they go with the launch of the PBS KIDS Plug & Play. Pre-loaded with sing-alongs, exclusive games and other original content that can all be accessed without Wi-Fi, PBS KIDS Plug & Play transforms any TV into an interactive, safe, educational playtime experience.
When connected to Wi-Fi, the PBS KIDS Plug & Plays adds additional features, offering free access to PBS KIDS new 24/7 channel and live stream in partnership with local PBS stations, as well as more than 100 hours of on-demand videos, with no subscriptions required. Fresh content, including new videos, special seasonal content and more, is also added regularly at no additional cost.
We know families are busy and on-the-go, and value spending time together whenever they can, said Dawn Ciccone, Vice President, Brand Licensing, PBS. We have also learned from research that when parents are engaged with their children in activities related to their favorite TV shows or games, children learn more. PBS KIDS Plug & Play furthers PBS KIDS mission of providing high-quality, educational content for children anytime, anywhere, turning any TV into an interactive and fun learning resource.
PBS KIDS has partnered with Ematic, a leading innovator in childrens educational and entertainment tech products, to develop PBS KIDS Plug & Play. PBS KIDS and Ematic also recently partnered on the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad, an educational childrens tablet that launched last year.
It was an honor to develop such an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art product for children in partnership with PBS KIDS, said Roy Rayn, President, Ematic.The PBS KIDS Plug & Play streaming stick is a testament to the great commitment our two organizations have to delivering entertaining and educational content to kids wherever they may be.
You can find the new PBS KIDS streaming stick at Walmart stores starting May 24th 2017 or online right now and will cost $49.99.
PBS KIDS Plug & Play Features
- 100+ hours of PBS KIDS videos, sing-alongs, exclusive games and more
- New, original PBS KIDS games, including:
- Rail Riders – find special cargo and treasures
- Sound Box – experiment with music and sounds
- Road Trip Adventure – learn about shapes and colors
- New PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream
- Access to new videos and special seasonal content throughout the year
- 1GB Memory
- 16GB Flash Storage
- Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-Ready
- Micro USB and SD Cart Slots
- Micro USB Cable
- HDMI Extension Cord
- 5V/2A Power Supply
- 2 AAA Batteries
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