Parents' Guide to

Popcornflix Kids

By Lisa Caplan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Free videos, but with ads, cartoon violence, no controls.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Inappropriate Commercials

This is a channel that falsely markets itself as a safe place for children. While the shows themselves may be safe, some ads are what some would consider exremely inapprpriate. After commercials were played three consecutive times for 'The Good Wife', my 9 and 6 year old kids became inqusitive about why two adults sometimes like to 'lock their lips' together. An awkward topic at their age, especially when the scene in question was what appeared to be between two women.

Is It Any Good?

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The app isn’t the snazziest in terms of design, and the videos won't be your kids' favorites, but all the content is free. The movies and shows themselves are a mixed bag: Kids can watch classics such as The Adventures of Paddington Bear and some shows such as Kidzbop and The Big Comfy Couch. There also are a lot of Disney knockoffs and some classic cartoons such as Betty Boop. Even with a category geared toward 1- to 4-year-olds and another toward 4- to 10-year-olds, all the content is accessible to all users: There are no locks, gates, timers, or settings. Compared to other video apps for kids, this one is really bare-bones, so its only plus is that it's free.

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