Pewdiebot

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Patricia Montic..., Common Sense Media
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Mildly amusing chatbot misses YouTuber's main appeal.

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age 16+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

It's easy to get started chatting with the bot. 

Violence
Sex
Language

Like the real PewDiePie, this bot doesn't shy away from swearing, but it mostly only imitates whatever the user types. 

Consumerism

There's nothing to buy from within the app, but the whole experience is a vehicle for the PewDiePie brand and products.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pewdiebot is an app and website where users can type messages to an automated "bot" version of YouTube personality PewDiePie, or Felix Kjellberg. The bot's answers are mostly nonsense with a few reference to other videos and other PewDiePie apps and games. The game requires an internet connection, and a message on its information page broadly cautions parents that the bot "learns" from its chats and may repeat any offensive language that users type. Read the developer's privacy policy to find out about the information collected and shared. Note that PewDiePie came under fire in 2017 for posting anti-Semitic videos and imagery, and his Disney-owned studio dropped him. YouTube also canceled his show.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byshawn c. June 11, 2017

Learns from users

Because it learns from users it says "Sh**". No sex. Not violent. Mild crude humor.

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What's it about?

PEWDIEBOT is an interactive app that lets users "chat" with an interactive robot version of PewDiePie. With an active internet connection, users type a message and an animated version of PewDiePie answers in a robotic voice. A menu at the top left reveals a chat history, and users can share their past chats via email or social media. As the animated bot responds, he pulls faces and various animations appear, including an image of his pug, Edgar, and the "brofist" that ends his videos. The bot will sometimes throw in a catchphrase or reference to the YouTuber's other videos or other games. 

Is it any good?

Like any chatbot, this one is a bit of a one-trick pony: It's amusing to engage in conversation, but only to a point. Pewdiebot is most likely to appeal to teens and tweens -- a good choice, since that's this celebrity's core audience. The main thing lacking here is the YouTuber's warmth and personality. All that's on display here are some catchphrases and a lot of fairly generic nonsense interactions, and there's limited appeal after the initial novelty wears off. Also, conversations can be excruciatingly slow with huge gaps between responses. In the end, it's best to look elsewhere for a good way to interact with your favorite YouTuber. 

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For kids who love YouTube and simulations

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