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Best Place to Watch Paw Patrol?

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HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 17:54:06

My DS is obsessed. Particularly with the "Save Christmas" episode confused. I can't stand kids adverts on TV so he doesn't get to watch Nick Jr or anything 'live'. I'll sit with him and watch paw patrol episodes on you tube but the quality is just awful and it's only a matter of time before he stumbles on something which has been dubbed with rude words or worse. The adverts also annoy me, but at least you can skip most after a few seconds.

So I'm wondering about signing up to Netflix, Amazon Prime or something similar? Trying to find out what programmes are on these services seems ridiculously difficult though! From what I can tell, Netflix only has one series of Paw Patrol, and no Postman Pat, Fireman Sam or Thomas?

Can someone help? Where am I best looking? Is paying for a season pass on you tube another option? I'm struggling to find a way to do that on my phone though...

To add some context, I'm 35 weeks pregnant and will be having ECS - so I'm trying to find ways to entertain him in the early newborn weeks if we're all knackered. Sitting in front of a tablet isn't ideal...but sometimes needs must!!

Bubblysqueak Sat 18-Mar-17 17:55:49

We record all dc favourites and play them back to back, we can fast forward through the adverts.

monkeyfacegrace Sat 18-Mar-17 17:57:02

Netflix. 2 series on there.

And don't I fucking know it grin

PunjanaTea Sat 18-Mar-17 18:00:08

Netflix has this and loads of children's programmes.

Also iPlayer is or 5's on demand service both of which are free may be a useful option.

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:02:03

Just remembered that sky has a kids app. Wondering if that's any good?

Is the blasted "Save Christmas" episode on Netflix Monkey? I'm not sure what series it is.

Losgunna Sat 18-Mar-17 18:02:23

Netflix has series 1 and 2.

It's a slippery slope from there though. There is some genuine shite on there that is inescapable ds bloody loves

Losgunna Sat 18-Mar-17 18:04:02

Yes the save Christmas one is on there. So is Halloween and rubble dreams of dinosaurs.

Think I could probably reel off the scripts word perfect at this point.

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:04:40

Is google right in telling me that there is no Fireman Sam or Thomas on Netflix?

HelenaGWells Sat 18-Mar-17 18:04:43

Netflix has 2 series, is ad free and you can create a kids profile which only displays content rated U or PG so it's harder for them to find inappropriate things.

Losgunna Sat 18-Mar-17 18:05:25

Thomas and fireman Sam are also both on netflix

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:07:01

Rubble Dreams of Dinosaurs!! Oh that's on the most favourite list too...!

I'm going to end up with Netflix aren't I.

At least there are some half decent mummy programmes on there too. I've always fancied Orange is the New Black.

FusionChefGeoff Sat 18-Mar-17 18:07:14

Do you have Sky? They have eleventy billion episodes on catch up (no ads)

scaredofthecity Sat 18-Mar-17 18:07:32

My DS watches it quite intently in Welsh hmm confused on BBC iplayer.
*we are not in any way Welsh speakers

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:08:21

Right. If Thomas and Fireman Same are there then that's decision made.

Another daft question though - how do you actually watch it? Is the app easy to customise for small people?

Losgunna Sat 18-Mar-17 18:09:12

Ds 3 has a kids account, you can even search preschool age stuff and 'watch with the family' - read "won't make you want to throw the TV out of the window"

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:12:52

Yes Fusion we do have sky - I've never investigated the sky kids app though. That's something to do tonight I think.

He loves you tube as he can quickly change between episodes/ shows. Is that as easy on Netflix / sky app? Or are you actually downloading the episodes to watch rather than streaming them? I don't even know if that question makes sense. "Streaming" is not a word I've ever really used in a sentence before.

I feel really old... confused

Losgunna Sat 18-Mar-17 18:13:17

When you're setting up the separate accounts on the subscription (think you can have four?) you just choose adult or kids.

So we have Netflix but ds dp and i all have separate accounts and you click on the one you want to watch.

We usually watch on the pc (TV as the monitor) but I'm logged in my phone, my kindle and dp on his ipad.

Can also log in via virgin media box.

RunningMommy Sat 18-Mar-17 18:14:22

You tube kids app means no comments and only kid friendly content.

kel1493 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:19:28

We record it on sky

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Sat 18-Mar-17 18:19:51

Another vote for you tube kids app

HLBug Sat 18-Mar-17 22:11:38

Just a quick update to say the sky kids app is actually quite good - and the "save christmas" episode is available, phew! Think we'll go with it for a while but may try the Netflix free month trial once baby arrives as I'll need a good box set or twelve to get me through the first few weeks of feeding...

Thanks everyone for your help smile

ProudAunty2nine Sun 19-Mar-17 02:09:26

Discovered You Tube Kids last week .... don't know why it hasnt been done before tbh I love it so far and kids love it too.

CheepAndOrm Sun 19-Mar-17 02:42:41

proudaunty never heard of YouTube kids. Is it a separate app? Can i get it to work on the Xbox and tablets?
More importantly, what sort of stuff is on there? We're a bit hooked on those songs by super simple learning, but have found several of the other suggestions that come up, while "kid friendly" are utter nonsense that end up with gradually less appropriate suggestions (like let it go leading into a video of someone killing Elsa)

ProudAunty2nine Sun 19-Mar-17 17:50:49

I discovered the kids You Tube by accident when I went on the regular you tube. Apparently its not on X box yet but we were watching it yesterday on the tablet so that's obviously ok.
Because four year old was on it we got as far as PJ masks and Paw Patrol so I have only had a quick flick through it up until now, there are songs and music section and an educational section there from what I have seen I am quite impressed and so glad they have brought it out.

MiaowTheCat Sun 19-Mar-17 18:17:54

Best place to watch Paw Patrol?

From as many rooms away from the TV as possible armed with a bucket full of wine.

"Save Christmas" is also on the Paw Patrol Winter Rescues DVD that's usually found shit cheap in the kid-crap DVD section in places like Tescos. I may have endured multiple long car journeys having to listen to the kids watch it.

Oh and careful with random episodes from youtube etc - the pups have different voices in the US/Canada versions and it's bloody brain mangling (for parents) to deal with.

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