A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
TOONSTV: ANGRY BIRDS VIDEO APP is a kid-friendly video-streaming service mainly focused on Rovio characters. The majority of the content is made by the company that makes the Angry Birds games; there's some cartoon violence, but it's less than is in the game. There are also a few videos from other sources such as National Geographic Kids and lesser-known cartoons such as Pucca. Though the information section says that age ratings are available in the descriptions of the videos, no descriptions and few age ratings were visible during time of review. Kids can choose to "play all" using a button, and there are no parent controls or gates. Ads play before most videos, and the information section promises that new content will be added frequently.
Is it any good?
Though free and easy to use, this video streamer is light on varied content and controls. Simple gestures are used for navigation, and fans of the Angry Birds characters will be thrilled with the volume of related videos. However, parents looking for a contained video environment for kids may want to look elsewhere, as there are no parent controls, few ratings, no descriptions, and ads galore. Also, as new content is added, quality and ratings may shift, so it'll be important to check out what's new and featured as it becomes available.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Science: animals
- Price: Free with ads
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: October 1, 2015
- Category: Entertainment
- Size: 30.70 MB
- Publisher: Rovio Entertainment Ltd
- Version: 2.0.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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