There’s never been a better time for streaming new TV than right now — and more and more streaming services are just begging for your attention. Come July 15, NBC’s Peacock will be launching too, a streaming service that promises both exciting new shows and movies from NBC top talent as well as old faves like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. With so many options to choose from, there’s one consideration that matters more than others when you’re picking for the whole family: which streaming service has the most kid-friendly content? Between Apple TV+, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, and more, we broke down the offerings on each of these services to see what best matches your needs.
While of course it will be hard for any streaming service to compete with the massive kids’ content library of Disney+, we were pleasantly surprised to see just how many other platforms had made family-friendly viewing a priority. Newcomer Peacock promises series like Curious George and Dreamworks Where’s Waldo. HBO Max has Looney Tunes cartoons, Adventure Time, Sesame Street, and more. And Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu have all bulked up their kids content libraries in recent years as the launch of Disney+ loomed.
Ultimately, you want the streaming service with the best mix of new original series, old classics, and enough kids content to act as your babysitter through the rest of the year (just kidding…kind of). Read on for what each streaming service offers and find your best match today.
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A version of this article was originally published in October 2019.