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PBS Kids streaming stick looks like a toy car, knows how to play

class=”cnetReview row” section=””> Hey parents, do you want reassurance that your kids’ screen time is valuable and educational? Nobody does that better than PBS Kids.

4 weeks agoHot on the heels of the Playtime Pad tablet, PBS Kids is selling its first TV gadget. Called Plug & Play, it’s a streaming and gaming stick that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port. And it looks like a toy car.

At $50, the Plug & Play costs the same as my favorite media streamer, anna og lotte georg the Roku Streaming Stick. And Roku and other streamers, like the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV, have the PBS Kids video app with access to full episodes and clips of favorite shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad.

The little car-shaped stick, intended for kids ages 2 through 8, offers the same shows for streaming, but that’s not all. It can also serve up PBS Kids’ live 24-7 channel and includes a microSD card slot that allows you to play your own videos. The coolest part, however is the games and big-screen apps that come preloaded on the device.