Tubi Kids Expands to Apple iOS Devices

Tubi April 20 expanded the reach of its Tubi Kids library of 1,200 free, ad-supported, age-appropriate movies, and television shows to Apple iOS users. Tubi Kids, which together with Tubi, is owned by Fox Corp. The platform is also available on Android, Roku, Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity, Xbox One, Cox Contour and TiVo.

” [Now more] kids will have easy access to some of the world’s most beloved characters in movies and TV, absolutely cost-free,” chief product officer Michael Ahiakpor said in a statement.

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Designed as a destination for age-appropriate content on the service, Tubi Kids is touted as alleviating parents’ worries over what their children are watching. Movies include Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of TinTin, Norm of the North and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, alongside series such as “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Paddington Bear” and “The Wiggles,” among others.

With total view time surpassing 163 million hours watched last December, Tubi claims to be the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with more than 20,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio.

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Tubi is also available on Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at https://tubitv.com/.

Ad-Supported VOD Service Tubi Launching Kids Platform, Service in U.K.

Tubi, the San Francisco-based ad-supported video-on-demand service, Oct. 14 announced it would launch ‘Tubi Kids’ Oct. 21 in the United States, in addition to service operations in the United Kingdom in 2020.

The AVOD made the announcements during a keynote address at MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

Tubi Kids will feature a library of content featuring more than 1,200 age-appropriate movies and television shows or 5,000+ hours of content in a dedicated section built just for families.

In November the platform will include movies How to Train Your Dragon, Norm of the North, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, alongside series featuring characters Sonic the Hedgehog, Strawberry Shortcake, Paddington Bear and The Wiggles, among others.

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“The launch of Tubi Kids reinforces our dedication to offer an age-appropriate viewing environment — super-serving kids and families with a robust amount of content,” CEO Farhad Massoudi said in a statement.

Tubi said it streamed more than 132 million hours of content in September — a 40% increase in four months.

New titles currently available include Megamind, starring Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, Scary Movie 1 and 2, starring Marlon Wayans and Anna Faris, the Academy Award-winner No Country for Old Men, directed by Joel & Ethan Cohen, and the 13th season of the reality TV series “The Bachelorette.”

Massoudi said the U.K. launch would be the first of several forthcoming international territories for the AVOD service.

“[We] look forward to announcing them soon,” he said.