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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Some fun, lots of ads on TV network's fan site.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

Rated 2

Is Family Fun For All Kids
age 18+

The Site is Flashy With Many Promises, But Fails To Deliver.

In the beginning I thought this was a wonderful website for my daughter. I even joined in with her! However, once the site experienced issues where she could no longer play the problems started. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * -------------------------------------------------------------------------- I tried contacted the site by submitting help requests; they never responded. I tried emailing them...several times; got no response. I called, got the run-around actually never speaking to a person so I had to hangup. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * -------------------------------------------------------------------------- While trying to figure out HOW to get a hold of a human being to get help with the site which was still experiencing this problem after two weeks, I found that the site was illegally posting the TRUSTe Privacy seal on its site. I did try to contact them about it, but of course got no response, so I filed a complaint. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bottom line, it looked wonderful, but it was a big bomb that really disapointed my daughter and me. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * -------------------------------------------------------------------------- They should be ashamed that such a big name television company can't provide a better quality website...or at least be forced to provide children what they advertise. Where I come from that's called false marketing. Doing it to kids doesn't make it okay Discovery Channel. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * -------------------------------------------------------------------------- If I sound a bit angry, well yes, I am. I had to listen to my little 5 year old daughter cry and cry when I told her she could no longer play her favorite games on Hub and that she couldn't "Get her ""Cutie Mark"" on her Pony." I don't like making my daughter cry, but apparently the Hub doesn't mind. So yes, I am a bit miffed and I don't mind where my venomous words strike. This won't be my last review... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- * ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Clean up your act Hub.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Despite the constant ads, there's some fun here in the handful of quality games and some cute videos on If your kids like the shows on The Hub network, they'll like this site. A big question remains whether the new Club Hub -- where kids can register, get an online "room," earn points, and join online communities (currently in beta) -- will have age-appropriate controls and be more than just an in-training shopping mall for its parent companies. If so, this may become a fine place for Hub show fans to hang out occasionally and enjoy.

Website Details

  • Genre: Brand Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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