Circle with Disney

Circle with Disney

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 55.66 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 1,322 Ratings

Description

The Circle with Disney app is used with supported NETGEAR routers and Circle with Disney hardware. Not compatible with Circle Home Plus.​ ABOUT CIRCLE: Circle products help families better manage time spent online. Filtering content and balancing online usage has never been easier. From devices on your home network, both wireless and wired, to connected devices, Circle has you covered. Customizing Circle for your unique family is quick and easy. Circle’s mission is to improve families’ lives, online and off. Don’t have Circle with Disney hardware or a supported Netgear router? Please visit www.meetcircle.com to learn more about our products. NEED HELP? If you have any questions, need help with Circle, or want to provide feedback, you can contact our Support Team at help@meetcircle.com or go to support.meetcircle.com NETGEAR OPTIONAL IN APP SUBSCRIPTION - Pricing & Terms Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers) is an optional automatic renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renewing is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Current subscribers can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by visiting iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers): $4.99 USD / month (meetcircle.com/netgear) Privacy policy: https://meetcircle.com/privacy/ Terms of use: https://meetcircle.com/license/

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Reviews

  • App won’t work

    1
    By clayzee100
    Used to work intermittently. Then one day premium features were gone. I paid for annual service... I tried resetting and backing up. Finally deleted the app and redownloaded and now it is locked up. I cannot find an email or phone number on their website to contact support. At this time it’s not functional.
  • Doesn’t do what it advertises

    1
    By Saadeh82
    How do I go about getting a refund for a product that doesn’t do what’s advertised. Support is basically nill, just sent to NETGEAR who gave the very helpful “try restarting it”.
  • Amazing from Day 1

    5
    By dmfdom
    I think the bulk of the bad reviews are either from people who are computer illiterate or from teenagers who are upset that their parents are filtering their Wifi. I’ve had Circle for about 2 years now and never have I had a problem. One of my favorite features is how it alerts you if a new device joins your network and will automatically filter it to the “Home” profile. That way, my kids (or their friends) can’t sneak a device into our home WiFi without us knowing. As stated by many other people, Circle is. It a babysitter and does not take the place of teaching your kids how to be responsible it it a very valuable tool to help control what comes into your home.
  • I give time but it doesn’t work

    1
    By @im_now_salty
    THIS APP RANDOMLY SHUTS OFF MY CHILDS INTERNET. I ADD MORE TIME BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO RESUME. waste of money
  • Not worth the trouble

    2
    By naymond.ervin
    I have been using this for a while now and every time the app has an issue it creates problems throughout the WiFi network. If you have kids linked through then it will prevent updates to their iPads. Updates to apps and you have to move their restrictions around just to get it done. The app also will get confused and treat adult accounts or home accounts just like the kids accounts. This app causes major issues with Orbi one being it will slow down the network speed dramatically. I have tried it with and without and the Circle app slows the net down up to 15% and if you use roku or Apple TV streaming that 15% makes a difference. If you are using Orbi you are better off using the built in controls as opposed to this temperamental hunk of code.
  • Cheating

    1
    By Weili99
    I bought netgear router for some of the advertised parental control features. I set up Circle and only to know that i need to pay $49/year to enable them. This is cheating. Should file lawsuit against Netgear and Disney.
  • App useless if 2 devices are used.

    2
    By emkayb
    If your child listens to music on his IPad while doing homework on his computer for 2 hours, this app will aggregate the time and show 4 hours of usage. ???! It’s ridiculous that the app cannot account for this. Makes it useless to us
  • I don’t know

    1
    By jjjjjawsomme
    Worst thing that ever happened to me.
  • Not Helpful

    1
    By ChristmasCRAZEy
    First off, in my opinion this app doesn’t help kids grow or let me parent. If you just limit amounts of WiFi time, kids can still use their screens. Often, apps have an option to download content, allowing them to view it offline. Second, just limiting their time doesn’t teach them anything. My daughter just feels a need to not waste her time, making her go on more than she would naturally. I found a more effective way to teach my children life skills. When I feel they should take a break then I give them ideas of what to do, this helps them learn to be entertained in a different way. There should also be a partner app for the kids so they can monitor how much time they have and can use it wisely. Third, my kids often have schoolwork online, and who wants to waste WiFi time for fun stuff on homework. They often try to do it really quickly, skipping on quality. If i allow them to do their homework later they sometimes have already run out of time. The filter and tracking is the only thing i don’t hate, besides the fact that it is very glitchy and wrong. In the end this app isn’t to help you parent it lets you avoid parenting all together. A second partner app would be beneficial to allow kids to know how much time they have left. However, i will be uninstalling.
  • Good with a giant asterisk

    2
    By SoftwareQA9
    This works great for young kids. Once you hit teenagers then it is much more frustrating to get settings that are appropriate. School filters are one challenge. But here is the biggest issue in our house. Managing exceptions—rewards. You can set up weekdays and weekends with different settings. Great. BUT the app is not smart enough to open to the appropriate settings. It always opens to weekdays even on the weekend. If I am reviewing settings on a weekend it should default to weekends. It will allow you to make changes but not give any warnings that the changes you just made will not help you today because you didn’t select weekends. 😡 It undermines the trust of the child with the parent. “Dad. You said that you gave extra time. “ “But I did!” Gotcha! Nope. Burned by poor app design.

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