A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Learn a variety of arts and crafts, as well as digital skills, business skills, and approaches to personal growth.
Ease of Play
A short overview or an in-app FAQ would help, but navigation is easy enough. Users need to head to the website for questions about how it all works.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
While there's no overt sexual content, there is occasional innuendo and other language intended for adults.
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Content is aimed at users 18+. While language is generally mild, there is occasional innuendo and other language geared toward adults.
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Products & Purchases
No ads, but content can be purchased from within the app with no parent gate. Courses range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars each.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Content aimed at users 18+. There may be occasional references to drinking, drugs, and/or smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
While not intended for kids, this app has a great range of creative courses that can teach you a new skill or just inspire you to dabble in a new hobby. The CreativeLive app allows you to take their content on the go, which is useful for busy families. Of course, streaming video content quickly eats up data, so you'll either want to purchase courses for download, or turn off data access to the app. Although the terms of service specify use for those 18 and up, most of the creative videos are kid-friendly and would certainly be enjoyed by a tween or teen. Parents may even enjoy working through some of these courses with kids for some unique family time. For those who aren't familiar with the service and website in advance, the app does lack some basic guidance or even a FAQ to explain things like the free daily course (with 24-hour access) or how the streaming content works. The course costs are generally on par with what other sites and services charge, and the ability to access a free lesson a day is a great benefit, especially for those who don't have time to sit and consume longer content. Free access to the streaming content is also useful. Although you may not be able to follow along with a whole course, you could pick up some interesting tips and tricks with the time you do have. Overall, though CreativeLive isn't a particularly flashy app, it's got some solid educational content and enough freebies to draw you in.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.