If you have kids you might find the idea of cutting the cord daunting. You want to be able to entertain your kids while knowing they are watching content that is appropriate for their age. It isn’t hard though. In the modern world there are a lot of options for you if you want to cut the cord and have children. Here is a quick guide to cutting the cord when you have children.
Streaming Service Options
There are a variety of options when you need to pick a streaming service for you and your kids. Luckily, some streaming services even offer child protection so your kids don’t watch the wrong shows. Let’s explore your best options.
When it comes to streaming for kids most people would choose Netflix as the best option. It allows you to have a profile just for your kids. On this profile, they won’t be able to watch anything but shows that are appropriate for their age. Netflix also has a good collection of content for streaming. There are kids movies and kids shows. Netflix has even come out with a variety of Netflix Originals for kids.
Amazon Prime TV is another option for kids to stream their favorite content. They are developing a larger library of kid safe content and you can stream Amazon Prime on a lot of devices. FreeTime Unlimited allows you to have a section on Amazon for just your kids to watch shows/movies, and even to play games.
PBS Kids Now
PBS Kids Now allows your children to watch constantly updated kids content streaming. Because the streaming service is specifically designed for kids you know that you are getting content that is appropriate. The one down side is that not all streaming devices support PBS Kids Now.
If you have kids there are two things that are important when picking a streaming device. You want the device to be affordable. You already have enough bills and things to buy. Another major factor is that you need the device to be easy to use. Your kids need to be able to select their shows.
Amazon Fire TV
Either of the Amazon streaming devices will work great for your kid’s streaming needs. They are the only streaming devices that will allow you to watch FreeTime Unlimited. One of the great things is that Amazon Fire TV is extremely easy to use, the remote is simple and only includes the buttons that are needed. Users can also utilize their voice to search for their desired content making it easier to navigate than other options.
The Roku device is another great option for streaming for kids. It has a simple to use interface and a relatively basic remote. Roku allows you to stream almost all streaming services. If you get the premium remote your kids can plug headphones directly into the remote so you don’t have to worry about loud television.
What Not To Use
It would be best not to use Chromecast for your kid’s streaming needs. This isn’t because Chromecast isn’t a great streaming tool, it is because you need a tablet or computer to stream from. This can be complicated, especially for younger kids. It is also harder to moderate what your kids watch with Chromecast.
While live streaming services allow you to watch live television channels but that isn’t always the best option for kids. Live kids shows aren’t always available. You also know that kids like to watch their favorite shows. With services like Netflix or Amazon they will always have a supply of their favorite shows. You can always use one of these services as a supplement.
You care about your kids and television has always been a staple for kids. As such you want to give your kids the best television experience possible. You don’t want to break the bank though. Cutting the cord and using a streaming service will help you to do this. If you need to know more about getting rid of cable, take a look at some of our other blog posts.