Samsung launches Marshmallow parental controls app for Android devices

Samsung launches Marshmallow parental controls app for Android devices
A new Android application from Samsung has just hit Google Play Store, Marshmallow. The name has nothing to do with Google's version of Android. Instead, it's meant to help children learn to use their smartphones in a “healthy” way.

Aside from that, Samsung Marshmallow allows parents to use it to talk about smartphone usage habits with their children. On the other hand, children can learn how to use a smartphone by making their own usage plans, achieving goals, and getting rewarded.

However, I do believe that Samsung Marshmallow is a bit unrealistic since it allows children to make their own rules. For example, a child can set daily smartphone usage time limits, but who's going to do that?

On a more positive note, a child can earn Marshmallow points when he uses his smartphone as he should and loses points when he does note. When enough Marshmallow points are gained, a child can ask the parent for a gift card to use in the gift shops (Best Buy, Dunkin Donuts, Amazon, Google Play).

Samsung Marshmallow is exclusively available for Samsung Galaxy devices and is supported on many smartphones including the Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Galaxy A5, A7, A8, J3, and others.



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6 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

please dont tell me that's he icon for it..that's just vile

2. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Their Kids Mode is already fantastic, there is no need for such an app.

3. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Their kids more seriously lacks parental control. But this new app doesn't seem to improve, either.

4. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I have YouTube Kids installed, and I have full control on what apps and which media content from the gallery should be accessable from the Kids Mode. I block the browser for good, YouTube, Play Store, and I replace them with the YT kids app and Samsung's own Kids Apps store. And their time limit feature, and all the free premium games has worked great for me and my kids.

5. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 904; Member since: May 07, 2014

How old are you?

6. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

29, turning 30 in few months.

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