A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Interactivity allows players to have input on the storyline. The app’s purpose is to entertain. While watching some of the series, though implicit, kids will be able to see the relationship between character traits, actions, and how the plot develops. The DIY, cooking, and fashion series provide interactive tutorials that will walk kids through creating new things, following recipes, or taking on new projects.
Ease of Play
Easy to navigate. Choose a series, watch, read and/or listen to the prompts, and tap the choice that illustrates how you'd prefer the video to continue. The app automatically makes a choice for viewers when they don't answer the prompt.
Violence & Scariness
The Coop series is centered around a murder mystery. Series may include mild violence and/or include scary themes. Viewers may also see examples of fighting, bullying, or teasing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The app includes sexual themes and content. Viewers will see sexual touching, kissing, flirting, and sexual humor.
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Characters in some of the series express themselves in a crude or obscene manner with words like s--t, f--k, and the middle finger.
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Products & Purchases
The app and content are free, but some of the interactive mini-series are sponsored by Walmart and promote and/or advertise products, services, and shopping. The DIY series requires materials necessary for the crafts, projects, or recipes. Links embedded in the app take users directly to partner sites, such as the Walmart page. Some of the series are created in collaboration with popular media companies, FBE and BuzzFeed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to drinking and examples of characters drinking responsibly and to excess. There are also references to smoking and drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This interactive experience gives viewers some control over the storyline of the series, making for an engaging and interesting experience appropriate for teens and adults. The app offers high-quality content, and the interactive component works seamlessly. There's no weird wait time or choppiness. It's super easy to navigate and a fun alternative to watching shows on TV or online. The collection of series has variety, so kids will likely find something that sparks their interest. Some of the series are for pure entertainment, while others encourage creativity, trying new projects, recipes, or activities by following interactive tutorials. Content may include suggestive or violent themes and frequent use of curse words, making it more appropriate for a mature audience. Overall, eko – You Control The Story is a fun, interactive video app that offers excellent quality content and hours of entertainment as long as you're aware of the embedded ads and mature content.
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