You know the frustration of sitting down for family movie night, searching Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, but not finding the show you’ve been so excited to watch, right? Well, we thought we’d share some other sites that stream great movies and TV shows — from classics to current content, for kids and adults. And yes, they’re legal! So, before you pay to rent a movie, check out these alternate legal streaming services first. You may just find what you’re looking for. And in the meantime, can someone please invent a tool that searches all our streaming apps at one...Read More
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Remember those awesome choose-your-own-adventure books we all loved as kids? Well Netflix has just launched their first in a series of choose-your-own-adventure TV shows, and mama? It’s so much fun! The first episode, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale stars my favorite movie spin-off character ever, and is full of his signature wit, sarcasm and delightfully awkward moments, with plenty of jokes for the adults too. But this is no ordinary animated series. Periodically throughout the episode — 13 times, to be exact — a narrator (who totally reminds me of John Cleese) will stop the story and ask...Read More
The HopperGO lets you take all your favorite shows with you, no cords, wires, or Internet required | Sponsored Message
This is a sponsored message from DISH HopperGO Ever wish you could take all of your favorite shows on the go, without having to download them all to your mobile device? And watch them without the worry that you won’t have access to WiFi? Well, now you can, thanks to the HopperGO, a pocket DVR that requires absolutely no wires or cords. In fact, you don’t even need an Internet connection to start watching your favorite entertainment. And what’s more, thanks to a very special Cyber Monday deal, you could score the HopperGO for free. Hey, who doesn’t like free? Especially...Read More
Being a total Prime junkie who likes getting the most out of my membership (hello, free shipping + Transparent!) I was excited to learn that now Prime members will get exclusive access to free streaming PBS Kids series. Then I realized oh shoot, my kids have outgrown those series by now. But if yours haven’t, you’re in luck. Basically, Amazon Prime Video will be the only place to find every kids’ favorite streaming PBS series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Martha Speaks, WordGirl, and our own favorite, Reading Rainbow — so don’t look for them on Netflix or Hulu. You can...Read More
We’re huge fans of STEM at Cool Mom Tech (no surprise, there), and in fact we started this site in part to help give parents more resources and opportunities to get their kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, while we love all the science apps, educational YouTube channels, and coding toys we’ve featured, there’s nothing like the hands-on experience of taking your family to a science center or science museum. That’s why we’re so excited that our recent sponsor Frito-Lay 2 Go has partnered with the amazing org, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), to help make it easier for families to get...Read More
I love family movie nights, especially on those rare occasions when it takes less than 15 minutes for the kids to agree on what we’re going to watch. So when I heard about a new wireless projector called CINEMOOD that lets you bring family movie night with you anywhere, I was intrigued to say the least. This gadget, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, turns any blank wall, ceiling, side of a tent, garage door, basement ceiling (you get the idea) into your own personal theater with about two-hours of completely unplugged battery life. But that’s not all. The reason we thought...Read More
If your household is anything like mine, you’re familiar with the epic battles between kids over the remote control — as in who holds it, what to search for, what to watch and what not to watch. I’m lucky if I ever get my hands on it at all. So when it came to testing a new touchscreen remote (yes, touchscreen!) called Ray Super Remote, I knew playing around with it would require clandestine mode, after the kids went to bed. Yes, it’s that awesome. In fact, it’s so gorgeous and looks so smart-phone like, when my toddler did see it, she handed it to me and said, “here’s...Read More
It’s pretty rare that I watch a new release or an Oscar-nominated movie in any kind of timely manner, but today’s launch of a new service called FandangoNOW may make the impossible possible. We primarily know Fandango for movie listings and advanced ticket sales, but as of today, it’s rolling out a new on-demand video service called FandangoNOW, a rebranding of the M-GO service, that will provide a really cohesive theater-meets-home-theater entertainment experience. Perfect for access to a library of movies, new releases and those TV shows that everyone is talking about — but we parents have probably never seen. The aim is...Read More
Sponsored Message: Slingbox lets you watch all your sports, movies, and other cable channels live, even on the road.
This is a sponsored message from Slingbox. With more people taking their media on the go, Slingbox is an innovative service enabling you to watch and control all the cable TV channels you already pay for absolutely anywhere — on your tablet, phone, PC or Mac. All with no monthly fees. – Don’t miss a special limited time offer below – Connect the Slingbox to your set-top box in seconds via WiFi or Ethernet cable, and the service “slings” your channels to your device, anywhere in the world. That means sports fans will never miss those live, must-watch games. That season finale of...Read More
Could parents actually get to watch an Oscar-nominated movie this year? Common Sense Media to the rescue.
Every year around this time, I hear the buzz around Oscar-nominated films and roles, and every year around this time, I realize that I have seen, oh…none of them. I know a lot of you feel me. But with this compilation of flicks from the Common Sense Media 2016 Oscar Nominated Films listing, along with helpful ratings and information that will help guide family movie night selections, I just may have a chance to break this tradition at last. Check out the list of all movies that are up for awards — not just the kid flicks — then filter out which are appropriate for your kids based...Read More