Best streaming services for kids this month

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If you’re looking for the best streaming service for kids, Netflix isn’t your answer. There’s a lot of variety on the market to keep your little ones entertained. It’s just a matter of finding the content they want to watch.

Whether you’re a kid, a parent, or a combination of the two (a big kid), these are the five streaming services most likely to keep your kids entertained on a monthly basis.

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#5. CBS All Access ($5.99)

The December 2019 ViacomCBS merger will unlock Nickelodeon’s vault of content. This is a massive boon for CBS All Access and will make it one of the best platforms for kids.

The only issue is that there is no timeline for when content will be available. As of May 2020, there are only a few titles available including Danger Mouse and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs available, yet it is only a matter of time before SpongeBob SquarePants and others arrive.

It’s not just Nickelodeon shows that CBS All Access is getting. Other titles heading to the platform include Paddington Bear, Inspector Gadget, Madeline, and Bob the Builder.

#4. DC Universe ($7.99)

If your kid loves DC Comics, including characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, then DC Universe is a must. There’s a ton of content to get through, and most of it is fantastic.

The platform includes fantastic shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, and Justice League. There’s also a lot of animated specials including Reign of the Supermen, and Batman Ninja.

The service is far from perfect — it lacks the big-budget DC movies like Aquaman and the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy. Plus, there are some shows and movies on the platform that aren’t suitable for younger children like Titans and Doom Patrol. This means some parental supervision may be needed.

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#3. Boomerang ($4.99)

If your little one is a fan of Scooby-Doo, Garfield, or Looney Tunes, then Boomerang is a must. Their vault of content is massive and definitely suitable for younger children.

The service has over 5,000 episodes, spanning libraries from Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, and MGM. Also, it’s the only place where you can stream The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, and The Flintstones.

There is a great mix of new and old content, with many animated specials, movies, and TV shows. For the price and variety, Boomerang is difficult to beat.

#2. Sling TV Orange ($30)

Sling is pay TV for cord-cutters. The service ranks No. 2 because for $30 per month, you can have all the kids content on pay TV without the headache. Plus, you’ll get some extra channels for yourself.

If you want to max out your kid’s channel collection, Sling Orange is the service you’re after. However, you will need the Kids Extra add-on. This unlocks The Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, Boomerang, and many more.

It’s perfect if you want variety and quantity from one service, yet for $30 monthly, you could have all the other services listed here.

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#1. Disney+ ($7)

This streaming service offers everything your child could possibly want, including Marvel, Pixar, and cartoons. Disney+ is the cheapest babysitter in the world.

The streaming service launched in November 2019 and immediately became a cultural phenomenon. The tens of millions of subscribers and the most in-demand original show, The Mandalorian, confirm the service’s popularity.

If you can only get one, Disney+ is the best kids streaming service. It’s cheap, cheerful, and leaves plenty of entertainment budget to treat yourself.

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