Welcome to the ABC KIDS app!
The ABC KIDS app is a video on demand app designed to support little ones through each and every stage of growing up. The app is aimed at preschoolers, helping all children to discover the content that’s best for them.
This app is designed for devices running iOS11 and above. Watching ABC KIDS on any Apple device is metered regardless of your ISP. Due to rights restrictions, ABC KIDS iview is geo-blocked to Australia.
The ABC KIDS iview app is home to many trusted and loved programs, carefully curated to cater primarily for preschoolers, supporting, educating and entertaining Australian children from their earliest years.
Important: Data consumption.
Please note: you are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges. The amount you are charged for watching video over mobile data (3G, 4G) depends on several things:
* How much data your mobile phone company allows you to download each month at no extra cost (your quota)
* How much data you've already downloaded in that month, and how much of your quota remains
* How much your mobile phone company charges you when you download more than your monthly quota
If you have a small monthly quota, or have used almost all of your monthly quota, watching video over a mobile data (3G, 4G) connection could be expensive. For more information about data consumption in relation to streaming video, please visit the FAQs & Help page in the Settings section of the app. Do check your quota with your mobile phone company, and monitor your usage. Your mobile phone company may be able to send you alerts when you reach the limit of your monthly quota. You can disable Mobile Data within the Settings app of your device.
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
* Optimised design: A child-led experience for your little one. This app is designed for children so they can independently control their own viewing.
* Search: A place to safely explore and discover new shows
* Home screen: Recommendations and carefully curated collections of shows children might like
* Watch on the big screen: Cast to your TV or device via Chromecast or AirPlay
* Settings: Personalise the experience for your child. You can now apply parental show filters and limit screen time in settings.
Refreshed look and feel
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Recent update is buggy
This is a staple app in our house! We’ve used it daily for a few years. The old version was great, it was simple, toddler-friendly and had helpful and functional parental controls. The new version seems to have removed most of these and made the app far too complicated for solo toddler operation. There’s no longer any way to see how much time remains before the timer expires, and there are now arbitrary groupings of shows that are irrelevant to my kid on the home page. She likes what she likes and to find her shows she now needs to select the search function down the very bottom to bring up the alphabetical listing. Otherwise she can’t find all her shows properly. The icon to stream to Apple TV is ridiculously close to the closed captions icon which means it’s difficult even for an adult to use without mistakes. Worst of all, it seems to dump the user out of the app completely after each episode finishes. So parents hoping to shower in peace for 20 mins have to intervene after each episode. It seems the the developers threw the baby out with the bath water this time.
New update doesn’t deliver
We loved the old app. My son could watch what he wanted and could find what he needed, when he wanted. Now he is shown things the app thinks he might like to watch and becomes frustrated looking for what he likes. It’s not great for him to be flicking through shows when he usually chose from just a few. This app seems to think children under 4 have the same requirements for an app as an adult does. Also as a parent, long episodes no longer show the total episode length, therefore we think my son is choosing a ten minute episode before bed but find out it’s a 58 minute fireman Sam movie. There are major problems with buffering too, the episodes used to move seamlessly from one to another but now it pauses to buffer the next episode. The previous format that showed previously played episodes in a table format at the top was also easier for little browsers. Luckily we still have an old iPad with the previous abc version on it.
Crashes when too many shows are filtered
I have seen that another user has experienced this too, and I read your reply -keep at least 30 shows ticked when filtering, and that’s fine, I will reinstall it, again, and probably use it for now, but I really loved this app because I could filter it down to a bare minimum of shows, all the agreed upon favorites! With less to choose from, my kids don’t get so overwhelmed when making a decision; and they tend to share favorites and agree on shows; and we feel content knowing anything in the selection is all parent-approved. I really hope this gets restored in the next update like you said. It’s such a good feature. Otherwise, this is a brilliant app. When the update that restores this comes out, I will write another review. I just wanted to let you know how important the filtering feature is, and why we like it without a minimum.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.