NetKids Digital Entertainment Network


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended
$Free

  • NetKids Digital Entertainment Network
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  • Last modified: July 19, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 100%
  • Value
    Editor: 70%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

NetKids Digital Entertainment Network lets kids experience unlimited content from many of their favorite characters - for a small monthly fee.

App Info

Price: Free
AppStore User Rating: 3 Download on the App Store

Overview

NetKids introduces a new way for kids to enjoy apps. Through this all-inclusive app kids get access to videos, games, eBooks, and apps designed by Cupcake Digital. This content includes selections from many of their favorite characters and movies, including Wubzy, Ice Age, The Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid, Madagascar, and Thomas the Tank Engine. With the ability to create parental profiles, parents can customize the content each child sees, creating an all-in-one spot to keep kids engaged during their screen time.

Features include:

  • Multiple player profiles
  • Games, eBooks, videos, and apps
  • Favorite characters
  • 7-day free trial

Quality

NetKids Digital Entertainment Network is a well-organized app chock full of high-quality content for kids. Perhaps the only flaw in the app is the fact that kids have to download all of the content they want to access before they can interact with it. While this makes sense given the massive amount of entertainment options included in the app, download speeds for some of the videos, eBooks, and apps can be a bit slow, leading kids to rack up a whole queue of items to download while they wait. Parents can limit this a bit by setting up multiple player profiles and selecting which characters they want kids to access within the app.

Education

Included among the wealth of content for kids are categories that highlight educational books, movies, and other resources. When parents create a child profile, the app highlights the content based on the child’s age, so a three-year-old will find videos and apps related to his interest and skill level, while a six-year-old will see something totally different. Even if kids aren’t picking inherently educational content to interact with, they’re still bound to learn something as they play videos and watch games. This is because many of the characters included in the app regularly incorporate educational material into their videos.

Entertainment

All of the content contained within the NetKids Digital Entertainment Network is kid-friendly and fun for kids. The app contains content related to so many of kids’ favorite characters that they’ll have no trouble finding something. Kids will also feel a sense of freedom as they interact with the content in the app. They get to decide what videos they want to watch, books they want to read, and games they want to play without having to ask a parent for permission to download them. Parents can restrict the app’s access to cellular data to be sure kids are only downloading content while connected to a wifi network.

Value

Parents and kids can access this digital entertainment network for free. The free version of the app contains a few books, videos, and simple games for kids to download. To access the rest of the content, parents must sign up for a subscription. The app offers a 7-day free trial that gives kids full access to the content and requires a modest monthly fee if parents opt not to cancel at the end of the trial. Whether the monthly fee is a good value depends on whether the app meets kids’ digital needs. Parents who want to control more of what their kids access during their screen time may find that the app is a really good value, while those who already have a wealth of apps and kids who won’t be content to just stay within one network may find that it is not enough.

Child Friendliness

Both the settings area and access to the free trial are protected by a parental lock. Parents can also customize the characters kids have access to while they interact with the app, helping the ensure their children don’t watch videos or see other content they don’t want them to see.

  • Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES in-app purchase (monthly access to content)

NetKids Digital Entertainment Network lets kids experience unlimited content from many of their favorite characters - for a small monthly fee.

$Free
Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars