Flare Kids: Cox Debuts Mobile Online Video App for Children

Cox Communications has quietly been testing a mobile online video service called Flare Kids, which recently launched as an iPad app. Flare Kids offers free and ad-free access to clips and full episodes from 10 networks and publishers such as the Disney Channel, National Geographic Kids, Nick Jr. and PBS Kids. “However, Cox didn’t actually strike licensing agreements with these publishers,” notes Variety, “but instead is just aggregating content already available elsewhere, with some of the videos being pulled from YouTube.” The app, designed to help parents “safely navigate the multitude of existing, free online content for children,” plans to add e-books, games and music in the near future.