Has your kiddo been spending a little too much time on their phone or tablet? Have a gaming console at home that they won't get off of? A smart TV you need to manage? Circle can help!
What types of devices can Circle manage?
Using Circle's parental control software and the Circle Home Plus device you can manage almost any Internet-connected device in your home. That includes computers, tablets, smart speaker assistants, smart TVs, IoT devices, gaming consoles, etc.
Mobile devices - yep!
Circle can manage your iOS, Android, and Chromebook devices anywhere they go using our Circle app. (Make sure they meet the requirements.) That includes when they are using mobile data or on another network. Learn how to set those devices up for management anywhere they go here.
At-home devices - with Circle Home Plus!
When you set up Circle Home Plus you're able to manage your home network's Internet-connected devices as well. Any device connected on your network to the Internet can be managed by Circle Home Plus.
We've programmed Circle to manage many of the most popular online apps or websites including those loaded on gaming consoles, smart TVs, streaming devices, wearable devices, etc. Even the apps on those devices, like YouTube or Netflix, can be managed by Circle and count towards Time Limits.
Can Circle manage gaming consoles or smart TVs?
Is your kiddo playing a multiplayer game on your Playstation or Xbox online? Circle can put a Time Limit on that gaming. But if they're playing a game offline and it doesn't require Internet activity, Circle won't be able to limit that screen time.
Circle will be able to limit any online apps or websites that your gaming console or smart TV uses, like Netflix, Hulu, etc. That includes Roku and other smart streaming devices that use the Internet.
Can Circle manage Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets?
You can manage Amazon Kindle Fire tablets on your home Wi-Fi using a Circle Home Plus device. You won't be able to manage a Amazon Fire Tablet away from home using the Circle app, however, even if the device runs Android apps.
What kinds of screentime can Circle manage?
Circle will track, filter, and limit any online screentime from your devices at home (with Circle Home Plus set up) or from mobile devices that you've set up with the Circle kid app.
Want to know a little bit more about what Circle can manage as far as screen time? Take a look at this article.
Is there any limit to the number of devices Circle can manage?
We don't currently limit the number of devices you can manage using Circle or the Circle kid app. Keep in mind though that most networks max out at around 250 devices.