Parents' Guide to

Google Spotlight Stories

By Galen McQuillen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Cool, immersive 360-degree movies, but no content filters.

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Not only is this video viewer an innovative approach to how we watch videos, but the movies currently on display are interesting and beautifully animated and feature fantastic storytelling and music. The technology is the real standout feature; moving the device around to look at anything you want in real time with the action of the film is a truly phenomenal experience that really does immerse you in the story in a whole new way: It's virtual reality without the headset. The only drawback is the lack of any curation or gate features, which would differentiate the content for kids, teens, and adults. Also, as new content comes along, parents will want to preview it. For teens and adults, however, this is a unique use of the screen that adds new excitement to short-form film.

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