PBS Kids Hits the Xbox One

PBS Kids said it has launched an app for the Xbox One console that features on-demand access to full-length shows and clips from shows such as Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train and Web-original series Oh Noah! and Fizzy’s Lunch Lab.

The Xbox One app, developed by PBS Kids and Digiflare, features an “Inline Video Player”  that will continuously auto-play video content within any menu screen.  Digiflare noted that the new app is powered by its Videa system, which also powers PBS Kids for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

PBS has also developed versions of the app for the Roku platform, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, the Google Chromecast adapter, and for devices that run the new Android TV operating system.

“PBS KIDS is committed to offering inspiring, engaging media content to all children on as many platforms as possible, and we know that families are accessing their favorite PBS KIDS programs on air and through a variety of digital experiences,” said Sara DeWitt, vice president,  PBS Kids Digital, in a statement. “PBS KIDS delivers an average of 392 million streams per month across digital platforms*; extending our presence to Xbox One will help us continue to reach increasingly more families with programming that sparks children’s curiosity and helps them reach their potential.”