In a Nutshell
- Created to support children’s learning
- Mixes TV, books, games, and activities
- One account works on multiple devices
- Users note technical issues with the app
- Only covers preschool age group
Noggin: Plans & Pricing
Best for families with preschoolers
How Much Does Noggin Cost?
You can trial Noggin for free for 30 days. After your free trial, there’s a flat fee of $7.99 a month, charged on a rolling basis, so you can cancel if you need to. The flat fee gives you access to the entire Noggin library of videos, TV episodes, games, and books, with new content added weekly. There’s no long contract, so you won’t be tied into Noggin if it turns out it’s not for you.
How Does Noggin Work?
Noggin is specially designed for children aged 2-6+, bringing together Nick Jr.’s beloved characters and a range of educational materials you can use to help your child develop academic, emotional, and physical skills. Math and literacy are a key focus, as well as how to live a healthy life and how to develop confidence. Problem-solving skills are promoted through the games included in Noggin.
Sign up for the free trial and create your account through the Noggin website or after downloading the app. You’ll need to enter your name and email address, and create your password. You will also need to enter payment details, and you will be automatically charged after your free trial ends. If you have Amazon Prime Video, Roku, Apple TV+, Dish, or Sling, you will be able to add Noggin to your service—search for Noggin where you can access apps.
You can watch Noggin on multiple devices with just one account. It works on iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle devices, as well as devices from Roku, Android, Fire, and Apple TV.
Noggin’s content is commercial-free and features well-known shows including Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, and Blue’s Clues. Including your children’s favorite characters in the learning material should make the experience more appealing and engaging for them. Some videos even become interactive using Noggin’s interface, so children can tap on and interact with their beloved heroes.
Is Noggin Reliable and Safe?
Noggin has very little presence on Truspilot and is not independently assessed by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It is owned by ViacomCBS, a major media corporation, and developed by Nick Jr., a respected children’s channel.
Using Noggin means your children can browse safely within a limited library of content, so rather than letting them loose on a large streaming service where they can find anything, you can have peace of mind that everything on Noggin is designed for them.
Help and Support
You can contact Noggin customer support through the app or Noggin website. You can also email or call on the phone. Support is available from 11am-7pm EST (Monday-Friday) or 1pm-5pm EST (weekend), so you can find help 7 days a week. You can also consult the FAQs on the Noggin website.
What About the Noggin App?
The Noggin app gives you access to all Noggin’s TV and video content, games, and ebooks. You can download the app on mobile, tablet, or smart TV, and it is available for iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle. Noggin’s games and interactive videos are perfect for using on a mobile or tablet, because children will be able to use the touchscreen to interact with the content.
The app is rated 3.5/5 on the Apple Store, and 3.4/5 on Google Play. Users like the fun and engaging content included in Noggin, but some report technical issues with the apps.
If you’ve got preschool kids, Noggin brings together a range of engaging and educational content. As a massive plus, it goes beyond just a TV streaming subscription: it also includes videos created by educational experts, games to support learning, and ebooks you can read together. The content also features beloved characters and franchises from Nick Jr., which should make kids even more enthusiastic about learning.
Noggin might not be suitable for kids once they get a bit older. But if you’re looking for a streaming service that gives you loads to explore and do with your preschool-age kids and can provide a productive distraction on a rainy day, it could certainly be worth a try.