Parents' Guide to

By Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Broadband video-on-demand for MTV-hooked teens. Poster Image

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

not for kids 1 and up


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Too much sex

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Although it bills itself as "the ultimate broadband channel for video and pop culture," MTV Overdrive's hefty appetite for bandwidth often leaves users in "buffering ..." limbo as the videos are transferred to their home computer. The audio is usually fine, but on a cable modem connection the video is fuzzy and jumpy. The site offers no guidance on its browser requirements.

You can't escape the site's commercials. Fast food, shampoo, cell phones, and other teen "necessities" are hawked in brief advertisements and also in static ad boxes as you select content to view. Parents can visit this site to preview videos and music, and find out what your kids are listening and dancing to. Get a quick course in pop culture trends, and maybe you'll gain some insight into your teen's world, too. But this site isn't for little kids. There are plenty of adult themes in the music videos and site features.

Website Details

  • Genre: Music
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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