Is PBS Kids (pbskids) Down?

Is PBS Kids (pbskids) not working for everyone right now? Get current PBS Kids (pbskids) outages, status, timeouts and issue reports today.

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PBS Kids is the brand for most of the children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States

PBS Kids outage report graph

This chart above shows error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

PBS Kids website request errors

This graph shows PBS Kids errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for PBS Kids and errors for their site.

More about PBS Kids service

PBS Kids is the brand for most of the children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States. Some public television children's programs are not produced by PBS member stations or transmitted by PBS which is produced by independent public television distributors such as American Public Television are not labeled as "PBS Kids" programming, and it is mainly a programming block branding. PBS Kids is also the name of a separate network which has had two iterations in the age of digital television; one which existed between 1999 and 2005, and the current version which was launched in January 2017. The network is also available in sub-Saharan Africa and Australia.

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To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the PBS Kids site again.
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If you are still having trouble accessing PBS Kids, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to PBS Kids