Kodi is a great piece of software, giving you access to all sorts of content that you wouldn’t normally be able to access. However, one thing we haven’t covered is how to access children’s content with Kodi. We’ve showed you how you can access your favorite shows on HBO, AMC, and STAR, but now, if you stick with us, we’re going to show you how you can keep your kids entertained with Kodi. Follow along below, and we’ll highlight the top-rated Kodi addons designed for kids in mind!
First up is a kid’s favorite: YouTube. Every child loves YouTube because of the sheer amount of children’s content available. One of the favorites of YouTube is actually toy videos, where people highlight and even play with all of the new toys that are available in the children’s industry. These have attracted millions of views, but there’s also plenty of other content that kids like: Minecraft videos, story videos, and a whole lot more. The only thing is is that you’ll have to watch what your kid watches with the YouTube Kodi addon, as there’s not many content restrictions within the addon itself.
Thomas and Friends
Thomas the Train is another Kodi addon that you can download. If you remember Thomas the Train from when you were a kid, you probably want to introduce your own children to the silliness of this fun children’s show. The downside to this Kodi addon is that you’re not going to get access to any full episodes, and for obvious copyright reasons. However, you will be able to watch endless amounts of clips and compilation videos. You’ll probably have to get your children setup with this one, as the menu is very confusing and difficult to navigate.
It is without a doubt that you need to have the PBS Kids Kodi addon. There are tons of different children’s show to choose from. In fact, there are over forty available in this addon, giving you access to childhood favorites like Arthur. The downside is that this Kodi addon only has about four full episodes per show. That’s certainly not a lot in comparison to TV, but with forty shows available, you’ll keep your children occupied for hours on end. It’s worth noting that the UI is super easy to use as well — everything is listed on a single page, allowing you to simply click on a show you want to watch.
It’s worth noting that International IP addresses won’t be able to access the PBS Kids Kodi addon — that said, you’ll need to download a VPN and access the Kodi addon with an American IP address in order to consume the content.
BinkyTV is a great option for children, giving them access to a wide variety of different networks and TV shows. Some of the networks won’t allow you to watch full episodes, but you will still be able to watch small clips, sample shows, compilation videos, and even trailers. One of these networks is Cartoon Network, but since BinkyTV really is intended for preschoolers, so the lack of full episodes shouldn’t necessarily be a problem. There’s a good mix of episodes here, giving you access to shows like Barney, Reading Rainbow and Postman Pat.
Last, but certainly not least, we have TubiTV. TubiTV is probably one of the best Kodi addons for kids on this list. It’s completely free of charge, and you can access TubiTV anywhere, unlike cable or TV series. TubiTV is also always adding content on a weekly basis — new movies and TV shows — so there’s always going to be plenty of content to keep your children happy. It’s worth noting that there are some geo-restrictions with TubiTV, so the content is going to be different depending on the country you’re accessing it from. If you connect up with a VPN, you’ll be able to watch the entirety of the TubiTV library.
As you can see, there’s a lot of great Kodi addons out there for children. It can be difficult to decide which one to go for, but we would have to definitely recommend YouTube first, as well as either BinkyTV or TubiTV. PBS Kids and Thomas and Friends are nice addons for your children, but the downside is that you just don’t get access to full episodes. You can see highlights and samples, and in PBS Kids you can even watch a couple of full episodes, but you certainly don’t get full season access. That said, we definitely recommend checking out BinkyTV or TubiTV to keep your children occupied.