|By Business Wire||
|March 4, 2013 08:30 AM EST||
Leading online kids channel Toon Goggles (http://www.toongoggles.com), the entertainment channel offering a vast amount of child-and parent-friendly cartoons (episodes, games and features), is broadening its accessibility even further. The Company is launching a new app for Barnes & Noble’s NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, providing viewers with instant access to Toon Goggles’ diverse selection of popular and entertaining animated content for children. The free Toon Goggles app is available now in the NOOK Store and features over 1,000 hours of safe, child-and parent-friendly programming. Customers also have the option to upgrade to the enhanced service for $4.99 a month, which gives access to thousands of extra cartoon episodes.
The Toon Goggles cartoon viewing application offers a personalized homepage that allows children to save cartoons to their shelf and watch offline. Cartoons are available in six different categories: Boys, Girls, Action, Comedy, Preschool and Educational. Kids can connect with friends through the application, and share their viewing list and recommendations.
“NOOK is one of the leading platforms for kid’s apps and content and we are proud to bring our exclusive Toon Goggles app to NOOK customers,” said Jordan Warkol, Director of Marketing, Toon Goggles. “The Toon Goggles app is packed full of popular and entertaining animated content for children and it will look spectacular on the high-definition screens on NOOK HD and NOOK HD+.”
NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer everything that customers want in a tablet, with millions of books, apps, movies, TV shows, magazines and more available in the expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million titles. These new 7-and 9-inch tablets are lightweight, but packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity so every book, magazine, movie and app looks better than ever before. Add new family-friendly features like NOOK Profiles™, a personalized experience that instantly transforms the device in hand to any family member’s very own tablet, and you have the very best reading and entertainment tablets for the whole family to share.
“NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are the most family-friendly devices on the market and offer everything that customers want in a tablet, including a constantly expanding selection of apps,” said Claudia Romanini, Vice President, NOOK Apps at NOOK Media LLC. “The addition of Toon Goggles brings yet another fun, creative and colorful app to NOOK and is a further example of our commitment to having the leading catalog of child-and family-friendly apps available.”
For more information or to download the app, customers can visit the NOOK Store at www.nook.com.
About Toon Goggles:
ToonGoggles.com is the premiere 24/7 online destination for children’s entertainment. The safe and protected children’s online channel offers a vast and diverse amount of child and parent friendly cartoons (full series, games, episodes, and features.). Toon Goggles launched its subscriber-based service in early October 2012, but continues to offer users limited content for free by providing an option to view up to three episodes of the platform’s library of diverse content for free, including free access to all educational programming. The platform is fully COPPA-compliant (Children Online Privacy Protection Act), boasting a strictly enforced screening process to ensure that all content presented is clean, safe and age appropriate. Designed specifically for children to be in charge of their viewing experience; to watch their own personally selected programming, watching what they want, when they want and where they want. As such, Toon Goggles encourages parents to review the Toon Goggles diverse content and take part in their children’s enjoyable viewing and browsing experience.
Toon Goggles is available on all smart phones and tablet computers for viewing anywhere, at any time. Toon Goggles iOS app is available for download in the iTunes App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. Most recently, Toon Goggles became available to download for free in the KIDO'Z App Store, the Toon Goggles app includes 1000's of videos that have been divided into six categories; girl, boy, comedy, action, pre-school, and educational and the children’s entertainment platform can be found on the Meep! and Kurio7 Children’s Tablets.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 677 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 678 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
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About NOOK Media LLC
NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.