Ameba TV: great programming for kids. And not actually on TV.

Thankfully, my kids are out of the Caillou stage, but I remember at one point, bracing myself, hoping they wouldn’t ask to watch that show. (What a whiner!) Commercial-free kids TV for the most part is great, but I’m so glad to have another option that I actually don’t mind watching right along with my kids.

Ameba TV definitely brings a new dimension to TV watching. It’s a commercial-free online network for kids 2-13 that has original and entertaining programming, so much so that I’ve fallen in love with an adorable polar bear named Bernard. There is a whole new array of programs available that mix great animation and creativity, and feel almost Pixar-like in their quality.

Ameba is subscription-based and costs $3.99 per month for unlimited rentals. You can watch programs with your Roku player, via the Web or you can rent an Ameba set-top box for $6/month.

If you are irked by certain kids’ TV characters too, tune into Ameba TV. You’ll love Bernard. -Jeana

Subscribe to Ameba TV for commercial-free online programming for kids.

Jeana Lee Tahnk is a prolific tech writer, crafty mom, and fan of any products that make it easier to raise three children.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 1, 2011

    Amanda Armstrong

    So I’m not the only one who can’t stand Caillou? I babysat for a little girl years ago who loved that show. After a marathon session of Caillou episodes, she became the whiner he was and made the rest of the night pretty difficult. I remember seeing the connection then and now that I have young children, I’m very mindful of the cartoons they watch.

    Plus commercial free? What a blessing for parents!

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