Requirements for using the Circle app and software
The Circle Parental Controls app can be installed to manage your Circle account or to filter your mobile devices that are running iOS, Android, Fire OS, and on some Chromebooks. The minimal requirements for installing are:
- iOS version 12 or greater
- Android version 6.0 or greater (Note: the Circle app is not compatible with Android Go devices)
- Fire OS version 6.0 or greater
- Chromebook requirements
- Circle App Permissions on Kid Devices
Note: the latest Circle Parental Control software is not embedded on any NETGEAR routers currently. The Circle 1st generation software is embedded on some NETGEAR routers. Learn about Circle on NETGEAR here.
Things like Windows and MAC laptops, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and any other Internet-connected devices can be managed on your home network using the Circle Home Plus device. The Circle Parental Controls app will not run on these devices in either parent or kid mode and cannot be managed outside the home using your Circle account.
Requirements for setting up the Circle Home Plus device
In order to set up Circle Home Plus and manage devices at home, you'll need to own or manage a Fiber, Cable, or DSL network with a compatible router.