DirecTV’s Kids app offers many popular children’s shows and movies with no extra charges. The free app features shows and movies from channels like Cartoon Network, Disney, and Nickelodeon, and from other networks to which you have subscribed. By using the app, your kids can watch their favorite programs from anywhere.
The app is designed with big buttons, safe viewing space, easy-to-use interface, and personalization. Fewer clicks can start the videos quickly, and by using the “Recently Watched” section, kids can easily resume the shows they were watching earlier. You can also use the bubble tool in order to filter content and specify which channels and programs your children will have access to.
There are two background themes to choose from, and to customize the app, which can be done via the settings page. The app is designed for children from 5-10 years old and all the contents are available in English only.
As per the parental ratings and reviews provided by Common Sense Media, the app is a safe and fun way for kids to watch their shows. Common Sense Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated in giving trustworthy, independent information and education to parents, kids, and educators in order to prepare them to succeed in a world of technology and media.
“As our kids become more and more connected through powerful devices like tablets and computers, navigating through the rough terrain of the digital landscape for parents can be an incredibly daunting task,” said Tony Goncalves, Senior VP of DirecTV’s digital entertainment products group. He further added, “DirecTV Kids App is intended take the worry away from watching TV and give kids a simple and safe viewing environment without the need for complicated parental-control setup on multiple devices.”
You do not need to buy movies in the app either. All the movies and TV shows are part of the package and thus no need to pay extra. The shows and programs included in the app are of rating TVG, TVPG, TVY, and TVY7. Movies having ratings of G or PG are only added. Live actions and animations are included for families and kids, and new shows will be added according to their availability. The app can be installed on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 7 or higher, through iTunes app store.