Daniel Tiger was a small, furry puppet voiced by Fred Rogers on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” the phenomenally popular PBS show that ran from 1968 to 2001. In 2012, he came back as an animated character with a family and friends on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Although the format is different, the show still has the same focus on emotional intelligence and kind consideration of others. Season 6 of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premieres on Monday, September 5.
You can watch the show for free by tuning into PBS with an antenna if you have one. But modern-day preschoolers probably won’t understand having to wait to see a show they love. Almost every one of the almost-100 episodes of Daniel Tiger is available without cable, read on for more on how to watch.
- Where to Watch: Daniel Tiger airs on PBS Kids.
- When do New Episodes Begin: New episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premiere on Monday, September 5.
- Best Way to Watch:
- How to Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
- How to Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood On Demand
- About Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
How to Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on the PBS Video App
While it isn’t well advertised, PBS streams the feed of the live local PBS channel of over 125 PBS member stations, so it is likely a live local PBS station streams through the PBS app in your area, allowing you to watch new episodes of Daniel Tiger as they air. Not only can you watch PBS live, but the app also offers over 4000 PBS shows on-demand.
You download the PBS app on the following devices:
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Samsung Smart TV (Tizen)
DIRECTV STREAM Carries PBS
AT&T’s live streaming service is another way to watch PBS live. However, you have to subscribe to their “Entertainment” package for $79.99 per month. The service also offers a 5-day free trial and doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. You can see if your local PBS stations (and other local channels) are available using the channel zip code search on the DIRECTV STREAM website. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on the following devices:
- 4th Gen Apple TV
- Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- iOS devices
- Chrome and Safari browsers
See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
Watch PBS on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is currently the only live streaming service where you can watch your local PBS station live. YouTube TV offers the live PBS broadcast of over 100 PBS member stations across the U.S. You can see the channels available in your area by entering your zip code on YouTube TV’s channel finder.
YouTube TV costs $72.99 per month, and supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How to Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood On Demand
While it’s easy to find some free episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood by going to the PBS Kids app or website, it can be challenging to find the exact episodes you might want – especially if you wish to watch the latest season.
Subscribe to PBS Kids on Amazon
You have access to every episode (except for the final four) if you subscribe to PBS Kids on Amazon Channels for $4.99/month (after the 30-day free trial), which gives you almost all of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. With this service, you also get the 2017 movie Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip and the special Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Happy Holidays!
All episodes except for the last four to air are available to buy on Amazon, Itunes, YouTube, or Google Play. If you do this, you own them, and you can watch them whenever you want.
Episodes are $1.99 for SD and $2.99 for HD. You can purchase episodes together, but they are packaged differently in different places. Some sites list “seasons,” others list “volumes,” and they include varying numbers of episodes.
PBS Kids App
If you don’t really care which episodes of Daniel Tiger you are watching, and you aren’t watching them too often, this is the option for you. PBS Kids always has a handful of episodes available for free, which you can access on either the PBS Kids app or the PBS Kids website. Currently, there are nine episodes available. Don’t get too attached, however, since those episodes change every so often.
About Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
“When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath- and count to four” – so goes one of the popular tunes from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Of course, it’s advice that is excellent for anybody to take, regardless of age – which is one reason why the show has gained such a following. While there are many kids’ shows that feature educational lessons, Daniel Tiger is one of the few to focus primarily on how to manage emotions – arguably one of the most important milestones to reach when young. How, for instance, do you deal with disappointment when you don’t get the toy you want right away? Or when you are jealous of the attention given to your little sister? These lessons are spelled out in Daniel’s adventures, often in song form.
I’ve often thought that if more adults learned the songs in Daniel Tiger, the world might just be a kinder and gentler place. Fortunately, you can catch many of the songs for free on YouTube – whether or not you have your child with you.