Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Frontpage Deal

Circle with Disney In-Home Parental Controls for Wi-Fi Devices (Gen 1) EXPIRED

$24
$99.00
+35 Deal Score
27,864 Views
Amazon has Circle with Disney In-Home Parental Controls for Wi-Fi Connected Devices (Gen 1) for $23.99. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders $25+. Thanks ChicoDad
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to ChicoDad for this post.
Thank you!
ChicoDad posted this deal. Say thanks!

Original Post

Written by
Edited August 12, 2019 at 04:52 PM by
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+35
27,864 Views
$24
$99.00

Back To School Savings are here!

Get huge savings on laptops, notebooks, and other back to school essentials.

View the Deals
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.

102 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2004
hi
2,429 Posts
181 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#16
Quote from armharm
:
Is OpenDNS not sufficient?
It's more than DNS based filtering. This does ARP poisoning, much more difficult to work around.
Reply Helpful Comment? 4 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2006
Infinity POOP!
1,957 Posts
2,126 Reputation
#17
Quote from Feyden
:
I have a router with this built in. For any of the app functionality we have to pay $4.99 a month. We can still do all the functions by logging into the router from a PC connected to the network but in order to use the app on our smartphones it is 499 a month
I have the standalone and I use the app and I do not pay $4.99/mo.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2019
L3: Novice
194 Posts
31 Reputation
#18
Quote from dbay.com
:
Its free to use, but will only protect your kids when they are on your WIFI. The paid subscription works when they are on mobile or on other networks. We have this one and it works great and is easy to use.
How is it supposed to block things while they're on mobile - not even on your network?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2006
L4: Apprentice
433 Posts
60 Reputation
#19
I'm just hearing of OpenDNS. Do I need a specific router for it to work? Thanks!
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2013
L5: Journeyman
675 Posts
192 Reputation
#20
Quote from AAAmagic
:
How is it supposed to block things while they're on mobile - not even on your network?
For iOS it probably installs a certificate that routes through their DNS servers. Provided the phone has parental controls enabled it theoretically should work.

EDIT: Of course you can always lock their network settings and set the DNS to an OpenDNS server anyways. I'm not there yet, my kids still only have WiFi devices that they don't take with them when they leave the house.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2017
L5: Journeyman
648 Posts
339 Reputation
#21
Quote from ericnmu
:
It's more than DNS based filtering. This does ARP poisoning, much more difficult to work around.
Wow thats pretty good. I've only ever used Umbrella in a corp environment. So would the Disney device sit between the router and modem? If so, how do exceptions work?
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2013
L1: Learner
23 Posts
22 Reputation
#22
Quote from winnike
:
It looks like you need a paid subscription to do just about anything useful with this device. Functionality that used to be free now require a subscription.
There's a mobile subscription. Also the new 2nd gen Circle "plus" device moves some of features the Gen 1 Circle has into a subscription tier.

I've been using this for 3 years and it's been a great device to control internet access. It's not perfect, but it's been super handy for controlling all the tablets, laptops, PCs and TVs in the household.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2016
L5: Journeyman
530 Posts
92 Reputation
#23
Quote from meister918
:
I'm just hearing of OpenDNS. Do I need a specific router for it to work? Thanks!
Nope it should work on any router. Just login into the admin and change the default dns to the dns that OpenDNS gives you and you should be good. For those who don't know how to circumvent firewall filters via VPNs or Proxies open dns will work just fine. Smilie
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2011
L?: Level Not Found
347 Posts
48 Reputation
#24
Pretty much everything the circle does can be done for free with any router manufactured in the last two decades by simply changing your DNS from auto (your service provider) to something like OpenDNS or other DNS services. Also keep in mind the circle won't stop kids from getting off your WiFi network and using cellular data, you will need to use other parental control features as well.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2013
L2: Beginner
656 Posts
83 Reputation
#25
This mines your data for 3rd party?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2009
L6: Expert
2,429 Posts
417 Reputation
#26
Quote from ak78
:
Pretty much everything the circle does can be done for free with any router manufactured in the last two decades by simply changing your DNS from auto (your service provider) to something like OpenDNS or other DNS services. Also keep in mind the circle won't stop kids from getting off your WiFi network and using cellular data, you will need to use other parental control features as well.
I thought someone mentioned that with the paid version you could control them using cellular data. Is that not correct?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2010
L5: Journeyman
723 Posts
171 Reputation
Pro
#27
As a (relatively) new parent who has to yet deal with this, at what age do you start to put parental control on? What do you filter out typically (or filter in)?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2010
L3: Novice
108 Posts
34 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#28
Quote from FlyerFocus
:
Put Disney in charge of what my kids see? Oh heck no. Disney is the only channel I ever blocked when my kids were growing up. Their ethics and their use of both blatant and subliminal sexual messages is disgusting. Seriously folks--don't trust your kids to Disney. Walt was awesome. What it's become since he passed away is just plain evil. Search your soul--you know down in there somewhere you know what I'm talking about.
You sound like a fun parent lol
Reply Helpful Comment? 5 2
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2018
L3: Novice
128 Posts
22 Reputation
#29
I have been using this since a year and it just works. Easy app to manage settings and filters. small enough to be invisible (almost).
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2018
L3: Novice
128 Posts
22 Reputation
#30
Quote from kadsura
:
As a (relatively) new parent who has to yet deal with this, at what age do you start to put parental control on? What do you filter out typically (or filter in)?
may be around 4 or 5 years old. It has some predefined filters which is good for most.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 2 of 7
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2019. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard