Famigo brings family-focused entertainment (and parental sanity) to GM connected cars
Publication: Venture Beat
Mobile devices are popular for keeping children engaged during long stretches of boring grownup activities. Of course, you need an adult around to make sure kids aren’t accessing anything inappropriate. But if that adult has to keep their eyes on the road while driving, they’ll need a service like Famigo.
Famigo is sort of a virtual babysitter that parents can use to ensure all the content available on connected iOS and Android mobile devices is age-appropriate, meaning kids can still access family friendly movies, TV shows, books, and games approved by Famigo. Content and apps are arranged by category, and parents can even specify a folder for content and apps outside of the Famigo system that they trust to be family friendly. Famigo also blocks in-app purchases, app downloads, and device settings that are unnecessary for consuming content.
And today, the startup is announcing that its service is coming to the entire 2015 line of General Motors connected cars, thus providing some much-needed sanity to parents.
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