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DirecTV rolls out kids TV app

The new stand-alone app lets children stream content from partners like Nick and Cartoon Network on mobile devices.
May 22, 2015

As kids continue to diversify their media consumption, U.S. satellite service DirecTV has launched a new standalone app that lets them stream movies and TV shows from kidnets like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Sprout.

Aimed at kids ages five to 10, DirecTV Kids is a free app for iPhones and iPads.

Kids can access content offered in their family’s programming package at no extra charge. The mobile offerings provides a safe viewing environment, whether children are on-the-go or using mobile devices at home.

According to the company, kids can watch shows and movies from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, HBO, Starz and Sprout, with Disney content coming soon.

The mobile-video app incorporates age-based ratings and reviews from Common Sense Media, like the recently launched Kid Zone on Comcast’s Xfinity service. It also has a Recently Watched tool that lets kids resume their shows, and interactive categories to help discover new programming.

In a nod to multiplatform and multi-child viewing, users can view DirecTV Kids content on up to five iPads or iPhones simultaneously.

Via Kidscreen

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