In partnership with Ematic, the kidSAFE® Coppa-certified PBS Kids Plug & Play lets families access educational content anywhere – no Wi-Fi needed – with sing-alongs, games, streaming videos and more.

PBS Kids, the leader in children’s educational media, recently announced a new way for families to access educational content wherever they go with the launch of the PBS Kids Plug & Play. The first kids’ TV and playtime streaming stick, PBS Kids Plug & Play provides a one-stop destination for a variety of PBS Kids educational content. 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 & Play’s features expand, 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.

PBS Kids Plug & Play looks like a toy racecar and comes with a child-friendly remote. When plugged in, the device provides PBS Kids’ dynamic content, creating an interactive family room experience. PBS Kids Plug & Play can be used at home, on family vacations, trips to grandparents’ homes, and more – anywhere there is a TV – making it easy for families to play and learn together. In a recent study of parents of children ages 2-6, 89 percent of parents reported they watch TV together as a family, and 74 percent were in favor of anytime access to educational programming. Those surveyed also ranked PBS Kids as the best use of family screen time.1

PBS Kids has partnered with Ematic, a leading innovator in children’s 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 children’s tablet that launched last year.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds PBS receives from purchases of the PBS Kids Plug & Play will support PBS Kids’ mission to empower children to succeed in school and in life. The PBS Kids Plug & Play is now available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on walmart.com and will be available in Walmart stores nationwide by May 24. It will be available in various other retail locations later this year.

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

About PBS Kids 
PBS Kids, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS Kids also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS Kids Video app is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS Kids content supporting literacy, science, math, and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS Kids on Twitter and Facebook.

About Ematic
Ematic, the innovator in children’s educational and entertainment tech products, employs a breakthrough approach in providing superior technology in portable media that has continued to impress consumers since 1985. Built on a solid foundation of technological advancement, our commitment to premier quality and value has earned us the reputation of the top-selling brand at Wal-Mart, QVC, Toys R Us, Best Buy and other fine retailers. From Portable DVD Players to Android Tablets, Ematic offers a solid range of durable electronics with an undeniable low price. Ematic was the proud manufacturer of the #1 selling kids tablet in 2015 in the USA (NPD). Designed in California, all of our patented products are customizable in a wide array of color options to suit your personal style. In addition to an environmentally friendly office approach, Ematic also supports the community by donating ten percent of our total profits to charity.

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[1] The survey of 1,004 parents of children ages 2-6 was conducted November 30 – December 15, 2016, by Maru/Matchbox. Parents completed the survey online. The survey base is representative of TV-viewing households with young children with regards to household income and ethnicity.