Talktalk have unveiled a new TV remote specifically designed for children.
The remote has been designed in partnership with OMNI and with the consultation of more than 60 school children and existing Talktalk customers.
One click of a single button will lock the user in to a new Kids Zone where they can access their favourite shows like Pingu, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol.
Aleks Habdank, Managing Director of TalkTalk TV, said:
“We’ve ripped up the rule book of standard TV remote design to create something bespoke for kids and families. Research shows that childrenare watching more TV content via apps because it gives them the control they crave and parents the peace of mind that they’re safely watching age-appropriate content. But research also shows that TV is still kids’ favourite place to watch and now thanks to the TalkTalk TV Kids Remote, kids can choose what they want to watch safe and securely on the main screen. By giving kids a remote control all of their own, we aim to help the whole family enjoy TV the way they want it.”
Although you may think this will increase TV viewing, parents will ultimately still have full control over the viewing habits with a dedicated Parents Area. Parents will be able to customise the viewing experience for their child from scheduling viewing times to hiding programs from children’s playlists.
Children are unable to leave this safe and secure environment without adult intervention via the master remote.
Commenting on the TalkTalk Kids TV Remote, Child Development Expert and Director of Tommorrow’s child Dr. Jacqueline Harding said,
“It’s not often I come across an idea that really makes life easier for busy parents and benefits children at the same time. Of course, nothing can substitute your undivided attention with children but we all know there are times when chores just have to be done and the TalkTalk TV Kids Remote is perfect for those moments. It is so important to keep children safe while viewing TV and, this clever device, teaches them little by little how to control their own viewing patterns.”
The TalkTalk TV Kids Remote also includes an omni-directional infrared, so it works even if it is pointing away from the TV.
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