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PlayKids educational app named Best Streaming Video Platform

PlayKids, the mobile entertainment and education hub for children, has been named Best Streaming Video Platform for preschoolers in the Kidscreen 2016 Awards, over other popular apps such as Hopster.

PlayKids is part of a suite of children’s apps by Movile, the mobile and entertainment services provider, and is available on iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.

The PlayKids suite of apps include PlayKids Stories, which is home to more than 200 eBooks from Alice in Wonderland to Mickey Mouse; PlayKids Talk, a privacy focused, kid-friendly messenger app for keeping families and kids in touch; and PlayKids Party, an interactive world filled with games and colourful cartoon characters.

With more than 300 cartoons and games, including hundreds of the top TV shows, cartoons, and episodes, the app is focused on providing a range of educational content for children and parents.

“As we grow our portfolio of apps for both kids and parents, this award highlights a standard to which we hold the quality of all our work,” commented Flavio Stecca, PlayKids CEO. “I’m incredibly proud of my team and this is a great start to a big year for PlayKids.”

This news follows a string of industry honours for the app. It was recently announced by Apple as one the best ten apps for the Apple TV and was crowned by Google as a Family Favourite App as well as a global Editor’s Choice App for Families in Google Play.

According to the company, the app’s educational games and puzzles designed to help children develop motor coordination, memory, and pre-school skills.

According to the company, it's always ad-free, age-appropriate and kid safe, and while videos should be downloaded when connected to Wi-Fi, it can also be used offline so content can viewed whenever and wherever.

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