STREAM OR DOWNLOAD AND WATCH OFFLINE
You can either stream Bob’s videos or download, take them anywhere and watch offline – download videos to your device and watch at home, on the road, or anywhere without a 3G/4G or WiFi connection. Offline Features include:
−Download single videos or the entire database via the “download all” function in the Parents Section of the app
−Downloading videos can be done while playing videos, while the app is running in the background or on the lock screen once you have chosen the videos to download
−Autoplay all downloaded videos by pressing the “A” button in the offline section
−Shuffle your entire offline library by pressing the “S” button in the offline section
−Automatically download videos you regularly stream by turning on the “Auto Download” feature in the parent's section. When switched on, videos that you stream more than five times will be automatically downloaded to your phone for best viewing performance.
DRIVING / AUDIO ONLY MODE
All downloaded videos play on the lock screen so you can listen to the songs by connecting your phone to your car and locking your phone’s screen. This was designed to be a driving friendly feature but also works with any other audio system you pair your phone with.
EASY TO USE
Videos can be easily closed by intuitively swiping down on the screen to go back to browse other videos - making it easy for kids to manoeuvre between watching videos and browsing for their next view. This coupled with the countdown timer is a fantastic combination for kids to enjoy watching their favourite videos - and parents to be relatively stress-free about screen time.
DEDICATED AND SECURE PARENTS SECTION
A dedicated passcode protected parents section where you can:
−Start a COUNTDOWN TIMER to lock the app after the countdown is complete
−Create and manage your PLAYLISTS which can be a combination of streamed AND downloaded videos.
−Download all videos
−Toggle the Auto Download feature
−Delete all downloaded tent
−Redo the app tutorial and more
EASILY FIND YOUR FAVOURITE VIDEOS
A dedicated favourites section for you to quickly and easily access your favourites. Just tag a video as a favourite and it will be immediately added for quick access!
A dedicated section for a quick two-tap access to all your saved playlists. A great time saver when you’re juggling a hundred things at once
All our videos are assorted into categories so you can browse at leisure (or speed) to find that video that you haven’t already favourited or added to a playlist. An easy way to find a video matching the little one’s flavour of the day
A smart search section for you to easily find exactly what you’re looking for
NO SUBSCRIPTIONS, NO IN-APP PURCHASES AND NO ADVERTISING
No subscriptions, in-app purchases or third-party advertising, so you and your child can enjoy their favourite videos without interruption
KID-FRIENDLY AND SAFE
The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. It is a completely safe environment for children with no ability for an external party to contact your child. We are 100% COPPA compliant
ORIGINAL FUN NURSERY RHYMES & EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
Delightful animations will help your children learn about letters, colors, animals, transport vehicles, food, nursery rhymes, numbers and counting and a whole lot more in a fun and engaging way! Learning is definitely fun with Bob the Train!
All of these great features are also be available in the Bob the Train Apple TV app included in the price of this app
This app gives you a VIP pass to all current and future content from Bob the Train. You pay once and gain LIFETIME ACCESS to 71 existing videos and all future releases
NOTE: This app requires iOS 9.0 or later
Watch all our videos for free on YouTube – https://goo.gl/cMuUFe
-Enhancements to search
-Easier way to create playlists
Ratings and Reviews
Sound doesn't work - Updated (works now)
I paid for this app and deleted and reloaded it twice trying to get the sound to work. Going on a plane trip with my toddler tomorrow and really wanted this!
UPDATE - Reloaded the app, made sure all updates on my phone were current and then loaded the latest version of the app and now the sound works. (I had tried the silent mode button several times previously and that didn't alter the issue before). Anyways, it works now. Still bummed I didn't get it in time for our trip but will be able to use it in the future!
Developer Response ,
Hi EGAK9, Please ensure your phone is not on silent mode (the button on the left of your phone). When in silent mode all sounds are disabled in the app. Let us know if you still have any issues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO UPDATE: Thank you for letting us know that everything is in good working order! We are sorry to hear that it wasn't resolved before your flight but we hope all the upcoming content on the app will make up for it!
App keeps crashing
Horrible. App continuously keeps crashing.
Better since update than it was before!
First let me say that the appeal of this app to me was being able to play the videos over wifi so as not to waste data.
In response to the developers' updates to the app, here is my EDITED review: When attempting to use the app this morning, I first confirmed that my iphone 7 is running the latest iOS software and then uninstalled the Bob app and reinstalled it. Unfortunately, downloading the videos is still quite annoying, to the point of making this app more of a pain than an convenience.
When downloading videos, it appears that the screen must remain "active" (the phone cannot go dark/lock, you cannot use another app/switch from the Bob app) while the download is happening or it will give you an error message on everything being downloaded and stop all progress made on the downloads. That's incredibly inconvenient, especially when trying to download multiple videos at once, which apparently takes centuries. I don't want to have to watch my phone for an hour while I download videos, and I definitely don't want to restart downloads over and over again because I stopped staring at my phone screen for two seconds. This issue makes it nearly impossible to download multiple videos at once.
That said, it appears the issue with the downloaded videos not playing and the issue with being unable to download multiple videos at once has been resolved.
As a suggestion, it would be nice if the downloaded videos automatically played in succession, instead of having to select a new video after finishing the previous video. I would like to play these songs in the car for my son and I prefer not to have to mess with my phone while I'm driving. If the downloaded videos automatically played next in line, it would be much more convenient. I realize this is an option on the "playlist" but I believe the playlist is only available via wifi/data, and not for download.
Thank you to the developers for their quick response and I appreciate that they are working diligently to fix this app.
Developer Response ,
First off thank you for your detailed and honest review. This is the best way for us to work on improvements and enhancements that will benefit all users and production of future apps.
We are releasing a fairly large update towards the end of this month / early next month in which we will include fixes to the issues you have raised, specifically:
1. Improve the downloading experience to allow for downloading videos in the background (either while using other apps or in lock screen)
2. Add more specific error messages (internet issue vs hard drive space issue)
3. Look to implement a resume download feature where downloads will resume once the error is fixed
4. Downloaded videos will autoplay
5. Downloaded videos will autoplay in audio mode if the phone is in lock screen for ease of use in the car
To clarify on a couple of other points you’ve raised:
1. Slow download / streaming speed. This is entirely dependant on the internet speeds available. A 2 minute video is approx 50MB and should take about 20 seconds to download on a 20Mbps connection.
2. Playlists function: This works with both downloaded and streamed videos. So you can use both video types while creating playlists.
3. Another reason for download errors could be lack of disk space. Average video file size is about 60MB.
For now we suggest that you use the playlist function which will allow you to have non stop playback for your chosen videos - just until we issue the update later this month.
The Bob App Team
- USP Studios Private Limited
- 55.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 USP Studios Private Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.