I love being able to watch movies with my girls. I wish sometimes they could watch the movies I grew up with OR ones that I know that they would love but there is too much violence, bad words or other things. Now I can! I received a giftcard to VidAngel to review for my honest opinions.
I am an avid movie lover BUT I really don’t like to watch all the gore, sex, violence and the use of bad words. Some movies I just don’t get the point? If it didn’t have the sex or violence more people could watch it! BUT VidAngel is a great way to monitor what your kids are actually watching when they watch a movie. I love it because I can actually filter the things that I don’t want to see!
VidAngel is used through Google Chrome and can be used through Google Play. In order to filter the movies, TV Shows, Some YouTube Videos you must have a VidAngel Account. I was really excited to start using this.
I have been wanting Leah to watch The Goonies BUT I know there are certain words and parts that I really don’t want Leah to See. I was so excited to introduce Leah to VidAngel tonight.
First we looked through all of the selections of movies and you can choose to rent or to purchase the movie. Then I was able to select which words, scenes, etc. that I wanted to filter. I was really surprised how much of the movie was exactly the same except without certain words!
Leah absolutely loved the movie and I loved that the profanity was filtered out. I also am not one to watch a lot of R rated movies. It is mostly because I hate the swearing, gore and nudity. So now I can filter all of the movies I have been wanting to see like Dallas Buyer’s Club, Her and more!
“Our mom also had a rule: no PG-13 movies before we turned 17. We had a love/hate relationship with that rule. We loved it in high-peer-pressure situations because it gave us a good excuse to avoid movies we didn’t feel comfortable watching anyway, and then we hated it when it stopped us from watching the big action blockbusters everyone else was raving about (also high peer pressure).
The truth is, Mom didn’t really care about the rating as much as what was in the movies. It was just a nice rule to prevent us from seeing sex scenes, graphic violence and hearing foul language. For that we are grateful to her even now.
With that family culture as a foundation, we’ve always been pretty picky about what we watch. We measure a movie or TV show first and foremost by whether or not we will feel comfortable watching the content. Over the years we have passed on and walked out of many popular movies, knowing that they would inevitably be peppered with offensive scenes and language.
Years ago we discovered ClearPlay, a DVD player that allows you to skip or mute objectionable content in movies. Some of us were customers of their service for years. The concept was always awesome, but the cheap hardware, lack of more specific or clear controls, and dated interface always left something to be desired. Plus, we wanted a way to filter streaming movies (where we watch most of our media now). We even tried to contact ClearPlay to suggest they provide a way to filter streaming content. ClearPlay never launched anything for it, and their DVD technology was stagnant.
Tired of waiting for them to innovate, we finally decided to build the service we wanted ourselves. Voila! VidAngel was born overnight (and by “overnight” we mean after months and months, weekend upon weekend, and night after night of countless hours of work)! No hardware needed. No filters to download. Easy as Netflix, but with all the new releases Netflix doesn’t have. We even created a RISK FREE trial.
We built VidAngel, first for us and our families (we have 14 kids and 1 bun in the oven between the 4 brothers), but we also feel a tool like this will make the world a better place. VidAngel fills a big hole in the market, and we hope you love it! As always, if you have ideas or suggestions of how we can improve, we’d LOVE your feedback. We’re listening and adapting.
The Harmon Brothers” (VidAngel Website)
I love VidAngel and what they represent. I can’t wait for my girls to be entertained and love the movies they watch.
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