Circle 1st generation

Circle 1st generation

Circle 1st generation

By Circle Media Incorporated

Score: 4.67
4.67
From 26,769 Ratings

Description

Works with the Circle with Disney device and supported NETGEAR routers (Nighthawk and Orbi). Not compatible with the 2nd generation Circle Home Plus device. ABOUT CIRCLE: Circle products help families better manage time spent online. Filtering content and balancing online usage has never been easier. From devices on your home network, both wireless and wired to connected devices, Circle has you covered. Customizing Circle for your unique family is quick and easy. Circle’s mission is to improve families’ lives, online and off. Don’t have a Circle with Disney device or a supported NETGEAR router? Please visit www.meetcircle.com to learn more about our products. NEED HELP? If you have any questions, need help with Circle, or want to provide feedback, you can contact our Support Team at help@meetcircle.com or go to support.meetcircle.com NETGEAR OPTIONAL IN APP SUBSCRIPTION - Pricing & Terms Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers) is an optional automatic renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renewing is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Current subscribers can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by visiting iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers):  $4.99 USD / month or $49.99 USD / year (meetcircle.com/netgear) Privacy policy: https://meetcircle.com/privacy/ Terms of use: https://meetcircle.com/license/

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Reviews

Zero Stars, buggy, failures, waste of time and money

1
Initially this app worked fine, however several unstable releases has left it useless. There were no refunds for the months it doesn’t work, there is no support, it has caused many hours of frustration and provided no benefit. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!!!!!
By DontUpgrade21

Thanks for nothing

2
So I’ve had my router for a couple years and I guess I don’t have tech support. After signing up for a paid circle subscription I wasn’t able to use the premium features because the browser didn’t like something it was doing to the traffic even when “allowed”. So since the router is out of warranty they won’t help paid subscribers of the circle program. Searching now for a new router that will allow me to block sites without a paid subscription. Netgear makes nice stuff but their customer support has always been subpar.
By Jeff from SF

yikes

1
this is to all the parents. if you have this app, your kids secretly hate you. i am 15 years old and i feel like i have no privacy. during a global pandemic i don't want to reach out to my friends because my parents read all my texts, and my search history, and monitor my screen time. please please please let your kids have privacy and don't read texts or get this app!
By TryingMyBestHere

Wifi doesn’t come back at the scheduled time

2
Now i’m a teenager who’s parent uses this app and i feel the need to input my feedback here so please consider my opinion before you download this app. My parents have been using this to disable my wifi so which i can understand but the thing is, half the time the wifi doesn’t come back on the scheduled time. I’ve been missing out on class because of it since i’m an online student. I checked with my mother because she controls it mainly and she’s said she didn’t do anything which i trust of course. I don’t think this app is for teenagers or anyone that’s been on the internet long enough. All this does is create issues and i’d hate it for any other teenager or young adult to be supervised like a baby. There are most likely better options for controlling what your child sees.
By A. Fuentes

Horrible

1
Disconnects get a week or two every few months
By Mortgage cal

Can’t even manage

1
Try to manage the account through the iOS app and it crashes. The response - yes it’s broken, get an android device if you want to look at your account. Meanwhile my teen has found it ridiculously easy to bypass the vpn restrictions, and then bypass all other controls.
By Othenon

Stopped working on iOS 14

2
This was working great for managing my kid’s screen time, especially being able to turn off internet at night. But it has stopped working altogether and when I delete and reinstall now it can’t even connect to the router. This comes right when parents need screen time control. How could you mess up this bad?
By Every Kitty

This app

1
I hate this app so much. my mom downloaded the app and got the circle a couple years ago. All it did was make me smarter and sneakier. it ruined my relationship because i don’t trust her anymore. it shows everything you do and your search history and she downloaded another app to monitor again. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE RESPONSIBLE TRUST THEM. USE APPLE SCREEN TIME. instead you choose to use a app that monitors and tracks your children. what do you think it’ll do, make them a better person? no. it’ll ruin your relationship and their social life. thanks a lot.
By Mokpochica

Netgear compatibility issues

1
I owned the Circle 1st generation for a while but needed to upgrade my WiFi router in order to improve range and speed. I purchased a ASUS router, just to learn it was not compatible with Circle. Now that all kids are homeschooling, I decided to purchase a new compatible router (NightHawk R8000P / AC 4000) and it has been a great disappointment. After countless hours with NETGEAR support, the conclusion is that Circle app connectivity is broken. With iOS14, we couldn’t make it work at all. With iOS13, we were able to configure the devices but Circle is not doing its job of filtering content or pausing the internet for the devices, either individually or for the entire household. In other words, it is as if Circle wasn’t there. I will be returning the NETGEAR router as The only purpose of the purchase was to have Circle.
By Kinetic Talk

Not that great

1
blocking specific apps and websites is kinda crappy. Block one thing and something unrelated gets blocked. Too many intertwined things.
By Ryanw83

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