This review is overdue, and for that I apologise profusely. It’s supposed to be a video review. Which is why it’s overdue, as it turns out that I’m basically incompetent with videos. I film them the wrong way, or can’t work out how to stream a hangout to air so that I could just talk about the stuff on my screen, which was my wheeze today. I ended up with feedback from having my phone near my netbook (was trying to invite a different version of myself to the hangout as I thought it might work better), couldn’t get the bottom banner thing to work to display my blog details throughout and generally it all went pear shaped.
And all because I’m supposed to be giving your our video reaction to the kids boost from talktalk.
So, I’ll try to come back and put a video in here, but it won’t be til Thursday now because tomorrow is home ed day. And I don’t want to wait another couple of days to put anything up, so here’s a written review.
Price wise it’s excellent value at £5 a month. Obviously that’s on top of the standard talktalk package, but that’s very competitive it seems to me, currently £10 a month for tv, broadband and calls (plus £15.40 line rental if I’m reading the small print properly). Before we became TalkTalk bloggers, we had freesat and blockbuster rentals, which meant we were paying out around £10 a month for around 4 or 5 films. That was when we actually got around to putting a list together and sending them back after viewing. This is much better value as it’s got all the stuff the children want on demand, so they can enjoy it pretty much any time.
On the TalkTalk website it lists the channels you can get. I’m a tiny bit confused as to whether Scamp is part of the kids’ boost or free – I’m trying to clarify that. Scamp is Smallest’s favourite channel – it has lots of her favourite shows on like Peppa Pig and a new favourite, UmiZoomis. I’m trying to like this on the grounds that it’s educational, and she is certainly going round measuring things since she started watching it. (I can’t help it. I hate the jingles. But I feel that way about much of the children’s TV offerings around at the moment.)
Small enjoys the kids’ boost – it gives him access to Ultimate Spiderman and a couple of Ben 10 series. And Big has been seen watching some of the Disney shows, so the channels in the kids boost do go right up to early teen, or at least they do in this house.
All in all, the kids’ boost seems to me to be a very effective way to get access to a reasonable range of shows. Stick with me for future instalments on our TalkTalk adventure.
Disclosure: as a TalkTalk blogger we have been supplied with a TalkTalk box, broadband and kids’ boost in return for honest reviews.