A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
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What's it about?
DISNEY+ is an app that allows users to stream or download TV shows, movies, and documentaries directly from their devices. Users can simultaneously stream from up to four different devices and have unlimited downloads for up to 10 devices. Setting up a profile is super easy: Choose an avatar, enter a name, and turn on the kid profile setting if you want to. Then users can search for content manually or by using the app's pre-set search criteria, including Trending, Hit Movies, Disney Channel Favorites, Musicals, Throwbacks, and more. Some titles are available in 4K UHD and HDR.
Is it any good?
There's an impressive selection of titles here that will appeal to a wide range of viewers, but the lack of customized parent controls is a significant drawback. Most of the titles are strictly for entertainment, but there are a handful of National Geographic documentaries that are part of the kid profile setting (additional titles from National Geographic that older kids could enjoy are excluded from that setting). The simplistic nature of the parent controls could be frustrating for parents with multiple or older kids. It's unlikely that tweens will be interested in the same content as toddlers, yet the tween might not need to have full access to all titles. Customizable kid profiles and a way to PIN-protect some content would go a long way. That said, if you love Disney (or Marvel or Star Wars or Pixar or...), you have hundreds of viewing options here.
Talk to your kids about ...
Talk about how you'll monitor what kids watch. The developers say that there won't be any R-rated content hosted by the streaming service, but kids may need to be monitored more closely when it comes to PG- and/or PG-13-level titles.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Science: animals, ecosystems and the environment
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try ($6.99/mo.;$69.99/ year)
- Release date: November 14, 2019
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More, Superheroes, Fairy Tales, Wild Animals
- Size: 178.60 MB
- Publisher: Disney
- Version: 1.1.6
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: July 18, 2020
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