With unlimited access to over 1000 episodes of their favourite shows, continually refeshed so there's always something new!
With a promise of NO ADS EVER and parental reporting, so you'll always know what they're watching and learning.
By linking their TV shows to fun interactive learning games that grow up as they do, including unique profiles for every child!
Kids in the UK watch over 6 billion hours of TV a year.
At Hopster, we're trying to make that time better.
Kids in the UK watch over 6 billion hours of TV a year. At Hopster, we're trying to make that time better.
Don't get us wrong. We LOVE great kids TV shows. The best ones are warm, funny, beautiful and can really show our kids some important lessons about life. And let's be honest, they keep our kids busy when we just need a minute or two.
However, there are definitely things we don't like. The ads; the shows that aren't so great; the fact that it's not much use in the back of a car. TV online? Still too many ads and way too easy to stumble across video that isn't appropriate.
We also thought that some of what you could get for your iPad wasn't great either. There are some great apps that really help kids learn – but they can be hard to find. And there are too many apps that are poor quality, or find sneaky ways to charge you the earth.
We thought we could we put the best of pre-school TV into a single app, and connect it with fun learning games designed to keep kids active and learning; then make sure you could see what your kids have watched and achieved and that it's simple to use and easy to take with you.
We also wanted to create a place where you'll never see an advert or be asked to pay to unlock more content once you subscribe.
Really, we just wanted to create something that was guilt-free and that we wanted to give to our kids!
It's not perfect yet. But we're hard at work everyday to make Hopster what we want it to be – an active, entertaining, playful and safe place for your child to watch, play and grow.
Give it a try. We hope you'll like it.
I'm Nick, founder of Hopster. So it's all my fault...
I started Hopster in 2012 for a simple reason: I thought there was the most incredible opportunity to make television better - more fun, more interactive, and more engaging for kids. I also spent a lot of time on the iPad with my girlfriend's three year old and saw the way she'd quickly get bored of individual apps. I thought there had to be a way to use the iPad to create a destination that really brought her favourite shows to life. One year on - we're far from having it perfect. But hopefully we're getting closer to realising the dream every day...
Please do let me know what you think and help us to make Hopster better.
I'm Brad and I look after the brand (content, marketing, and research) here at Hopster.
If you like the shows on our service, what we stand for, and believe in us, then I'm doing my job. If you don't, then email me asap! I can't do it without you.
Becoming a dad is my biggest aspiration. For now, I settle for being an alarmingly enthusiastic uncle to three beautiful girlies Ellie, Audrey, and Annie. I keep their photo in my bag cause they're literally the only thing that can make me smile instantly when I need to! The girls and their parents inspire me to make sure Hopster helps them grow, but also that they stay kids as long as possible!
I'm Mahesh and I look after product at Hopster.
I bring the creative, the technology and the marketing ideas together to make the actual app. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but simply put, I know you have to love what we make!
My thirteen-year-old son and I LOVE technology. I've watched him grow up as part of this 'post-pc' generation. It's awe-inspiring to see him master new technology, rapidly integrate it into his life and then, just as quickly, dispose of it and move on to the next thing. It's also sometimes scary for me as a parent - and it's those problems that every parent of a digital kid faces that I hope to tackle with Hopster.
I'm Sander, I look after the technology side of Hopster (with the emphasis on technology getting out of the way).
As a father to two Hopster-aged kids, I have testers on hand. Kids their age tend to share my Dutch directness, so their feedback helps us get Hopster right.
This generation will not really know any different than having constant access to and assistance from technology. Intuitively they just know what to do. I chuckled when I saw my then two-year old walk up to the TV and touch the screen to change the channel, observing that times are changing, just like they were when we grew up with the ‘givens’ created by preceding generations.
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