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A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about YouTube stars. PewDiePie is the most popular channel on YouTube with more than 40 million followers, and Pewdiebot is an extension of that popularity. Learn more about YouTube stars kids love.
Talk to kids about safely using YouTube, and read our Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube.
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