A Family-Friendly Device Designed to Manage and Safeguard Your Home Internet
Circle with Disney is a device and app that works with your WiFi to manage what online content goes to each member of your family—all while adding a layer of encryption to keep your data safe.
All your surfing history stays in the Circle device and is never shared. While it instantly detects all your home devices, it only works with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) with iOS 8 or later. Physically, Circle with Disney is small and inconspicuous. An ethernet cable port means you can connect it directly to the router if your internet is 60 MBps or faster. However, its simple exterior belies the wide range of features that let you manage and monitor, in detail, your home's online activity.
While certain devices like the thermostat can remain off the network, every device you do add—from tablets to videogame consoles—is assgined to a family member's profile. From there, you can assign specific rules and limits to what each person sees and does across all their internet-connected devices.
On a basic level, the app allows you to monitor how long any user can be on the internet. It can even "pause" the entire home internet for chores, family dinner, or bedtime. Circle with Disney also adds up each user profile's internet usage across platforms to guarantee one hour of internet usage truly means one hour. Each user can track their stats and receive notifications when time limits are reached.
Beyond simple parental controls for each user—the filter levels are pre-k, kid, teen, adult—you can also monitor or assign limits for particular apps or websites such as Youtube or Instagram. Circle's database even places most websites into certain categories (such as business, health, hobbies, chat + forum) that can serve as the basis for filtering or tracking individual interests.
And why the "with Disney"? Thanks to a partnership with Disney, Circle with Disney users have access to Disney videos, music, games, blogs, GIFs, and more, via each user's MyCircle dashboard. Disney aside, the dashboard is where each family memeber can track their filters, time online, and more. You can learn more about Circle with Disney and purchase it on their website here.