Tubi TV - Stream Free Movies & TV Shows! Watch Anime, Drama, Comedy, and Horror videos
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
TUBI TV - STREAM FREE MOVIES & TV SHOWS! WATCH ANIME, DRAMA, COMEDY, AND HORROR VIDEOS includes a wide range of television shows and movies but nothing particularly current. You can find the main genres available from horror and adventure to musicals and fitness. There are also foreign films, faith-based movies, and documentaries. The Kids and Family section includes a wide range of titles suited for an equally wide range of ages. For really little ones, you'll find toddler programs such as Teletubbies and Bananas in Pyjamas, and there are old-school classics such as G.I. Joe, Beetle Bailey, The Yearling, and The Secret of NIMH. A basic "Queue" feature allows you to collect all the movies that interest you on one screen, but there are no filters, parent gates, or separate logins.
Is it any good?
While it may do in a pinch, a lack of parental controls paired with mature content make this a dubious choice for family movie night. While it provides a decent service for adults with free access to thousands of movies in a wide range of categories, it lacks features. The interface is simple enough to use, but it lacks basic information about movies, in particular which ones are in English. It's easy to find yourself in the middle of a subtitled foreign film without planning on it. The pre-movie commercials aren't as tedious as movie theater ads, but with so many inexpensive subscription models out there, it may be more appealing to choose those rather than spend time waiting to watch older movies. Still, it's free, and you may find some gems that aren't readily available to stream elsewhere, though the lack of filters and settings makes this one best for adults or families to watch together -- with the device staying in adult control.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about violence in movies and, if appropriate, sexual content in media. Why are some movies OK for your family while others aren't? Are there things that make you uncomfortable to watch? How do you feel about violence in movies? What should you do if a movie or TV show makes you uncomfortable?
Talk about marketing. How do developers get paid for making free apps? Is there a difference in quality or user experience between the apps you pay for and those you don't?
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