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App Kids: Videos & Games

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

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For those who are willing to pay a subscription fee, this is an easy way to control what kids can and can't access on a device. App Kids: Videos & Games is easy to set up, is easy to use, and has quite a bit of granular control. Without the subscription, it's still a powerful tool, but you lose web browsing and some other controls, as well as the ability to choose from your phone contacts for phone calls. It lacks the ability to assign multiple profiles to a device, which is unfortunate for parents who like to hand their phones over to their little ones. It would be nice if parents had more control over the moderated content (videos), but parents can turn those off entirely. The web browsing also feels overly restricted, but parents would likely prefer that over too permissive. Though parental controls can truly only go so far, and teaching kids how to navigate safely and responsibly on their own is critical, this type of app can be helpful to parents of little kids to avoid the worst mishaps.

App Details

  • Device: Android
  • Pricing structure: Free ($2.99/month or $29.99/year for premium version)
  • Release date: January 24, 2017
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: Xooloo SAS
  • Version: 3.1.10
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 4.0.3
  • Last updated: March 5, 2019

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