Over the weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Disney announced a new streaming box called Disney Kids TV. Like other streaming devices, it’s a small box that plugs into your TV and internet, and allows you to stream Disney movies, TV shows, music, and even games.
As reported by Tom’s Guide, The Disney Kids TV box uses Google’s Android system, and is manufactured by Snakebyte. Snakebyte is known for developing third-party controllers and headsets.
The box will cost $99 and come pre-loaded with games and movies, though no details were available. To play games you’ll need to have a controller. A specific Disney Kids TV controller will be sold separately (also made by Snakebyte), but standard Bluetooth controllers will work as well.
Parental controls on any digital device for your child is important. The Disney Kids TV box will only allow kid-friendly Disney programming. It will have kid-friendly menus, making it easy to navigate for little ones, and no ads. It also allows you to connect external storage to download and play content for quicker, off-line access.
No details were given on packaged or available content for the streaming box. We’re especially interested in what games it could play. Disney Kids TV will cost $99, though no pricing was given for the optional controller. The streaming box is due out sometime in 2017.