By Sarah Lacy-BunburyPublished Oct 03, 2018 09:08:22You might be a fan of Netflix, but there are times when the streaming service’s catalog is no longer the most popular thing on the Internet.
There are, after all, other options to enjoy a movie or television show, like Hulu or Amazon Prime.
Or, if you’re a parent, you might be tempted to buy a new kid’s TV and watch it through the Netflix app.
If you’re among the millions of parents who still have no idea what to do with their kids’ digital lives, here are 10 suggestions to make sure your kids are using the apps you’ve bought.
If the app is dead, how do I keep them entertained?
You may have seen the phenomenon of children’s apps getting updated in the last few years.
They’re often the most expensive and time-consuming to install, and even when they’re updated, the apps can be riddled with bugs and glitches.
If a child hasn’t yet installed an app, you may want to make a note of the problem and call the company or service to ask for help.
If you’re looking for a new app, consider getting help from an app developer or a tech expert, says Robyn O’Hara, a spokeswoman for the app makers, Netflix and Disney.
(Netflix says it has no relationship with Disney.)
“If you have a family of five, you want to be very careful when you’re buying new apps,” O’Halloran says.
“It’s a lot more expensive to buy and install than if you have one child.
The apps should be updated to have the most current features.”
Some parents have even called on Google to remove apps from the App Store.
“The best thing that’s going to help is to have a real discussion,” says Danielle Cottrell, a mom of two, who lives in San Diego, California.
She and her husband have both purchased the apps for their children.
“I’m not going to pay for an app because it’s not working.”
If you’ve already got an app installed, don’t give up!
It can be tempting to give up on the apps and buy another, but some parents find that it’s a waste of time.
You can still use the apps after the update is done, Cottrill says.
If it’s already been updated, do not uninstall it.
Instead, uninstall the apps from your phone, tablet, and computer.
(If you uninstall the app on a PC, it might still work, but you’ll have to reinstall it on the phone or tablet.)
“It will not work for your children,” says O’Halas.
“They will still be able to use the app, but it won’t work on them anymore.”
You can also disable the app by searching for “settings” in the Settings app on your phone or by going to the Apple Home app, and clicking “Settings.”
If the apps are not updated, try reinstalling the apps to get them up to date.
If it’s still not working, uninstall them.
You should also make sure that the apps have all the latest updates and that they don’t have any security flaws.
“This is where the app developers need to step in,” says Cottell.
If your child is still playing games and movies on the new apps, don.
And, if your kids have already installed the apps, you can always ask them to reinstate them.
“There is nothing we can do,” says Burdick.
“You’re never going to get rid of the app.”
Some people have found that the app’s stability is much better than the apps that are updated.
If the app has issues, they report it to Netflix.
The company, too, is investigating and has offered its users a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Netflix doesn’t offer a 30 days money-down guarantee, but its parents do get one.
If your child’s Netflix app crashes, he or she can try reinstall the app and the money will be refunded.
If that doesn’t work, they can contact Netflix.
Netflix has a lot of apps to choose from.
You may also want to consider getting some of the following apps: Netflix, Netflix Music, Netflix Movies, and Netflix TV.
Netflix says that its parent company, Disney, offers a 30 day money-off guarantee.
If Netflix has an issue with the app after you have paid for it, you’ll get a full refund.
If there are issues, Netflix will not refund you money for an issue you have with your Netflix app after your payment is processed.
However, Netflix does offer a free trial.
If this is your first time using Netflix, you will be able see all the movies and shows that are currently on Netflix.
If any of these apps crashes or does not work, you have the option of trying the free trial, which offers a full 30-days money-over