Parents' Guide to

Caffeine: Live Streaming

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Livestreaming with chat, mostly for gamers; mature content.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

It's pretty good but There's lots of people throwing F bombs and bad language

Not appropriate

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This livestreaming app is absolutely for teens and adults, primarily those who have interests in topics such as video games, action sports, and rap music. Watching a livestream of someone else engaging in an activity is mostly a passive pastime. But Caffeine: Live Stream has an interactive element in that it allows users to engage with creators in real time. It's definitely fun to join a broadcast, send comments, and hear the creator give you a personal screen name shout-out. Some teens may find it appealing to join a supportive community of others who have similar interests, though parents may want to make sure that the community is actually supportive and welcoming. Also, parents should be aware that there's often lots of mature content in a stream and/or chat. As dictated by community rules, most creators list their broadcast feeds as 17+ because they plan on swearing while streaming, drinking or smoking (or referencing such behavior), or doing other activities that require that age-range setting. For parents who have purchasing preferences set in the app, teens won't be able to buy gold through an in-app purchase without inputting an iTunes or Google password.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (In-App Purchases For "Gold" range from $0.99 to $249.00)
  • Release date: August 7, 2019
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: Caffeine Inc.
  • Version: 5.4.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.2 or later; Android 6.0 and up
  • Last updated: June 25, 2020

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