Ameba TV

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Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Kid-friendly streaming TV service puts parents in control.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about anything that strikes their fancy on Ameba TV; from science to cooking to arts and crafts. Some shows are multi-genre, like Einsteinabot, a singing robot puppet that teaches both math and music. If parents carefully select shows that meet kids' particular needs, Ameba TV can be a useful way to cement learning.

Positive Messages

The site was designed so that parents would be able to select videos based on what kind of role models and topics they'd like their kids to see.

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Sexy Stuff

Just a couple of the programs offered happen to have product tie-ins available (Busytown, Gumby, etc.), but primarily, shows are learning- and fun-focused and don't push for any further purchases.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ameba TV offers a range of unique programming for kids, viewable online or through devices like Roku, Google TV, and Xbox 360. Parents can easily further customize exactly which shows their kids can watch by creating profiles for each child. It's a nice mix of educational and entertaining programming with no commercials or product tie-ins, which can be hard to avoid on network television. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Ameba TV.

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What's it about?

AMEBA TV is a website featuring educational and entertaining TV programming for kids age 2-12. Set-up is similar to other video sites like Netflix and Hulu, except Ameba TV allows parents to choose the shows available to make sure their kids are watching age-appropriate, enriching programs. Parents can even set up multiple profiles for different age kids. Ameba has a wide variety of ad-free videos for kids to enjoy, including music, nature, historical, and just plain fun TV. Subscriptions cost $3.99 per month and include a free, one-week trial.

Is it any good?

Ameba TV offers a well-curated compilation of unique programming for kids that includes over 100 shows to choose from. From the laid-back, hip song stylings of Gustafer Yellowgold to classics like Gumby and Casper the Friendly Ghost, there's something for every kid to appreciate.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the benefits of watching quality television shows; what makes a TV show good?

  • Families can also talk about how to choose which shows to watch based on kids' interests; kids can safely make their own choices within the Ameba TV offerings.

  • Just because programming is kid appropriate, doesn't mean there should be no limits to how long kids stay glued to the tube. Check out our article "How to Set Screen Rules that Stick" for tips on setting screen-time limits.

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