Sky Kids App entertainment on the go

Sky kids app review: When we are out and about or even when we are home relaxing both boys like to have some downtime on the iPad. Both like to catch up with their favourite TV programmes. Although we never seem to have enough memory on the tablet and thats where the Sky Kids App comes in. I am not sure how I didn’t know about this before now. Launched in April 2018 its available at no extra cost to Sky customers who have a sky kids pack. It allows Monkey and Kipper to stream their favourite shows on demand.

As we have Sky Q Multiscreen its possible to download shows so that the boys can watch them without internet. Not that we have needed to yet since most places we go will have Internet available. I like how they both have their own little character which means that they can personalise their favourite shows. This is particularly important for Kipper who needs to be able to see what he wants straight away. Plus with a four year age difference between the boys then there can be quite a difference in the shows they are interested in.

It was extremely easy to set up. All I did was download the app from the store and then I had the option to set time limits and also a ‘sleep mode’. This means that the app turns off and it won’t turn back on again until morning.

Each user will get a little character, a buddy, which is  possible to alter and dress it, which means it can be personalised. It means that I can manage the programmes which Kipper and Monkey see, to make sure they are suitable for their ages. Which is a good thing as it means its easy for Kipper to spot the difference. Monkey has also enjoyed playing some of the games available. Although these do need to be downloaded, just like any other games downloaded from the App Store. These are currently only available on the tablet app although they will be coming to mobiles soon.

There are lots of channels to choose from, 17 in total including our favourites. Plus once they have picked out a show to watch there are lots of episodes which they can stream. Kipper is a huge fan of Hey Duggee and was super impressed that there were twenty six episodes to choose from. The shows are also updated every month which means they will never get bored with a whopping 5000 shows available.

I can see us using it a lot in the coming months, especially with the travel plans which we have. Its an app I happy for the boys to use and the fact that its possible to download the shows will come in really handy. Its possible to keep anything downloaded for thirty days, once watched they are deleted after forty eight hours. Sky kids app is available on apple, android and amazon devices. More details can be found on the sky kids app webpage – https://www.sky.com/shop/tv/kids/

 

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43 Comments

  1. Lynn Neal
    October 13, 2018 / 6:49 am

    This looks ideal to save space on my grandson’s device!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    October 13, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Liikd great fun – will take a closer look and see

  3. October 13, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Apps like this are brilliant. So useful and great helping the kids to learn new tech skills too, mine are probably better with tech now that I am!

  4. October 13, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    iPads are a godsend on long journeys. This looks like a fab app to keep the kids entertained.

  5. Tracy Nixon
    October 14, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Thanks for the review – look a great app for on the go!

  6. October 15, 2018 / 7:47 am

    What?! We have sky with the kids package and I’ve never heard of this before either!! Off to download now xx

  7. October 15, 2018 / 8:24 am

    The app on the go is a great idea especially if you need to be in a variety of place, so would keep the kids distracted xx

  8. October 15, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I love the look of this app, my little one loves Horrid Henry so I know he would just love to be able to have this.

  9. October 15, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Great review. This looks fab. I think my 4 year old would love this, definitely going to look into this.

  10. October 16, 2018 / 7:22 am

    That looks like such a fun app, my son would like this he is always asking for new games.

  11. October 17, 2018 / 7:10 am

    This is a great app, I bet it’s a godsend on long journeys!

    Katie xoxo

  12. October 17, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    we love this app – its so good that they can get all of the episodes and not just one or two! Keeps my two busy while i get 5 mins!

  13. October 18, 2018 / 11:31 am

    It would be perfect to use if pyu are gong away and in a hotel or something X #

  14. October 19, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the review, another thing for me to look in to #BloggerClubUK

  15. Kayleigh Watkins
    October 20, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I didn’t know you could get this free as a sky customer until reading about it on your blog, it is a great app especially for out and about xxx

  16. A S,Edinburgh
    October 20, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    That looks really cute, and very helpful when travelling.

  17. October 28, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Oh that sounds like a great app! Unfortunately we aren’t with Sky, although I am looking to switch providers when our deal ends this month and this is another incentive to move over to Sky! My kids would really enjoy that and like you say, its great for traveling!

  18. October 29, 2018 / 8:29 am

    What a great app. Mine used to love watching the Disney channels etc. I can imagine just how helpful this would be.

  19. October 30, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    It is interesting to see kids toys evolving as technology evolves. Good info!

  20. October 30, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    My sister’s kids look at this stuff!! It’s a GREAT distraction for them!

  21. October 30, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    You got me on download and watch without the internet! I am thinking this is great so that parents can choose the content their kids view

  22. October 30, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Sky Kids app looks like such a fabulous app option to entertain kids on the go. I love that there are so many awesome apps for kids to enjoy that not only offer entertainment but offer a chance to learn something.

  23. October 31, 2018 / 1:34 am

    I don’t have kids but this is very very interesting, I just shared it with my friend who has two kids.

  24. October 31, 2018 / 11:15 am

    A great way to keep kids entertained! Though I don’t really agree with giving kids a tablet…

  25. October 31, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Perfect timing for the holiday that are sneaking up! This would make an awesome little gift for my nephew!

  26. October 31, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    thanks for sharing this. i’m really getting tired of my kid watching the same channel on youtube over and over again. time to introduce him to something else. 🙂

  27. Catherine Santiago Jose
    October 31, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    First time to hear about this app and it sounds like a good one. I will def check this out and will try to let my kids use it.

  28. October 31, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    We’ve been looking for a similar app for our two little ones. Our oldest isn’t that into technology as he used to be, but our middle child is. Will look into this.

  29. Geraline Batarra
    October 31, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I have never heard of this kids apps but it looks really a good one, will def check this out.

  30. October 31, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    This is definitely an app I am willing to look into. It is always a challenge to keep kids entertained these days

  31. October 31, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    This is awesome, I was not aware that it was free for Sky customers. It is great for those that are traveling with kids.

  32. November 1, 2018 / 4:11 am

    I read posts like this and wonder why wasn’t all this stuff around when my kids were little. lol I am not 100% sure what Sky is, but you all are some lucky people!

  33. Clare Minall
    November 1, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    This sounds like a great app. It looks really educational. My kids actually need this app.

  34. Ellie Plummer
    November 1, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    This sounds like a brilliant app to keep the kids entertained.

  35. November 1, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Oh wow I love this idea. I didn’t know you could get this free with Sky. I don’t have Sky but my sisters does and I’ll have to tell her about this.

  36. Ana Ojha
    November 1, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    That sounds like a wonderful app to keep the kids occupied. I’ll share it with my sister-in-law and she is going to love it!

  37. November 2, 2018 / 3:05 am

    Love this app. I will hare this to my nephew I”m sure he loves it! thanks for sharing.

  38. November 2, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Waaaah, this makes me want to transfer to Sky so that we can have this! Looks like a fab app for the children. It would be great for us when we are travelling off the island and need something to keep them occupied x

  39. November 2, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    My niece is obsessed with Hey Duggee, too! This looks like an incredible app filled with useful features. Loved your detailed review.

  40. Shelley Jessup
    November 2, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    My God-Daughter actually told me about this app as her parents allow her to use it. I think it’s such a good idea.

  41. Kim Saldo
    November 13, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Such a great app to help parents distract their children to get their much needed rest even if it is only for a few minutes or for them to be able to get things done.

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