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Topic # 185701 2-Dec-2015 11:52
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I'm looking to dump Sky being that we only really watch free to air channels and kids channels. Has anyone been able to find channels like Nickelodeon Jr/Disney Jr via a streaming service?

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  Reply # 1439192 2-Dec-2015 12:20
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No but Netflix has plenty of children's programmes and movies.


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  Reply # 1439193 2-Dec-2015 12:25
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We were the same, paying $50 a month for the Disney channel essentially.  We ditched sky and now the kids watch stuff of TV2 or Four or Netflix.  and we save money so everyone is happy :)


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  Reply # 1439224 2-Dec-2015 12:36
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Netflix and Amazon both have massive childrens sections, with some really good content, that I have not seen elsewhere.

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  Reply # 1439226 2-Dec-2015 12:38
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Netflix provides us with plenty for kids to watch. Been without Sky for the past 2 years without complaints :-)

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  Reply # 1439229 2-Dec-2015 12:41
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Our nearly 2 year old neice loves to visit especially when uncle puts her Netflix profile on for her , there is plenty to keep her busy . Her older sister (13 years old nearly) has her old kids profile and an adult one also.Strange how she didn't want me to delete the kids one now she is a young adult  lol


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  Reply # 1439237 2-Dec-2015 12:49
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Also try BBC iplayer and ABC kids Australia

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  Reply # 1439249 2-Dec-2015 13:09
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BBC (CeeBee I think it's called) is pretty good.  itv also has a dedicated kids channel...both are accessible via unblockus (link in my sig)

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  Reply # 1439316 2-Dec-2015 15:12
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Yup, the BBC kids' one is Cbeebies and has a good range of content for the little ones. Unblocking the UK and Aussie channels will get you loads of free content. You may not need to sub to any services, but if you do, Netflix and Hulu both have loads of content and are well worth it.

Alternatively to those services, UK's TVPlayer website has Cartoon Network and Boomerang on their 5-pounds a month Plus service (still a bit buggy but that's why it's so cheap - it's still in Beta). Sling TV's entertainment package (I think it's US$20 a month) gives you Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, and if you add the Kids Extra package (I think it's another $5) the you get Disney Jr and Disney XD as well as others. So there's lots to choose from depending on your desired level of spend.

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  Reply # 1439318 2-Dec-2015 15:15
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Another vote for BBC iplayer; my kids have access to UK Netflix, NZ Freeview and BBC iPlayer; 80% of their viewing is BBC

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  Reply # 1439322 2-Dec-2015 15:33
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shk292: Another vote for BBC iplayer; my kids have access to UK Netflix, NZ Freeview and BBC iPlayer; 80% of their viewing is BBC

+1 and also the ITV Player and Demand 5 (check out the Milkshake tab for heaps of kids content)

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  Reply # 1439621 2-Dec-2015 22:57
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These could be an option for on demand stuff

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  Reply # 1439718 3-Dec-2015 09:22
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Apple TV has Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney Channel apps. A lot of the content is locked and requires a cable subscription to access, but you can access the latest episodes of all their series for free. Keeps my four year old happy. Apple TV also has PBS Kids which is completely free, plus there's Netflix and Hulu both of which have fantastic kids content, and a bunch of other apps appearing in the App Store. One my 7 year old particularly likes is called Go Noodle, it's used by a lot of schools in the States (and here) and gets kids exercising, dancing and moving around to fun videos. Go Noodle is free. There are also Nick and Nick Jr apps in the App Store, which appear to be free to use, however they don't seem to currently work through UnoTelly (I've put in a channel request to ask them to unlock this).

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