5 Best Family Friendly Tablets For Entertainment

By | December 25, 2021

Tablets are very useful devices. Not only can they perform a variety of practical tasks, but they can also provide excellent distraction. If you need a way to pass the time indoors, that extra screen can make all the difference

If you need to keep the kids busy while you work, or you just want a break on your own, here are our five best tablets for the whole family.

Fire HD 10

If you want a tablet that will immerse the kids in Disney+, then the Fire HD 10 is it. As the name suggests, the 10.1-inch display is full 1080p HD. This means you can enjoy Prime Video, Netflix, or other online streaming services, right from your tablet. It also ships with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. So you can make movies there to watch offline too.

The Fire HD 10 has a long battery life, occupying users up to 12 hours. The Fire HD 10 charges via its USB-C port. Since it’s an Amazon product, it’s clear Alexa has built-in. This means you can control your tablet hands-free. Not only that, but you can control other compatible smart devices around your home as well. So, it is not a good choice for kids. It’s also a great choice for adults!

Another advantage of being an Amazon device is that you have instant access to Amazon services. Brands like Kindle, Prime Movies, Prime Music and Audible launch right from the home screen. They sit at the top of the screen, so they are easy to find.

Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is arguably one of the best, if not the best, tablets out there. We’ll get to the finer details, but what makes it so good for the whole family? Well, parental control, to begin with. If you tie your iPad to your Apple account, you can control how your kids use it. For example, you can monitor and enforce screen time with iPad. Hopefully this will prevent trouble when it’s time to sleep.

The Apple iPad comes with a 10.2-inch Retina Display. This makes it a great tablet for watching movies, TV series, and cartoons just what you need to keep everyone out of trouble. Stereo speakers should be more than adequate for sofa-based entertainment. With ten hours of juice in the built-in battery, you have plenty of wire-free viewing in front of you before iPad needs another zap from the wall.

The latest iPads are available with 32GB or 128GB of internal memory. This means you should have enough space for all your apps, plus movies, music, and games.

Vankyo Matrix Pad S20

You can recognize Vankyo for its line of home and portable projectors. But did you know that it also manufactures tablets? The MatrixPad S20 is one of the newest tablets from the brand, and is a great choice for families with older children. It runs on Android, so you benefit from the many apps and games on the Google Play store.

While this tablet is a great all-rounder, one feature that really stands out is the Reading Mode. This turns the screen into a black and white print style display. So, it has the potential to emulate, and therefore replace, the Kindle or similar e-readers. If you have a house full of geeks, giving them access to literature is important, and the MatrixPad S20 can help here.

The addition of the Eye Health feature would be most welcome in such a case. Automatically adjusts backlighting, so eye strain is a thing of the past. The S20 model comes with 32GB of on-board memory. It can be expanded up to 128GB, leaving plenty of room for movies, music, and ebooks.

Lenovo M10 Tab

The Lenovo M10 Tab is an excellent choice for families with small children. It may not have a rugged design (so we recommend buying a bumper case if you plan on letting small children use it), but it’s great if you’re concerned about your child’s online safety. That’s partly thanks to the M10 Kid Mode.

This simplifies the tablet screen, making it easier for small children to use. You can customize the screen for your child. This, combined with other parental controls, means you are the boss when it comes to what they see online. You don’t even have to worry about them accessing your account accidentally, as facial recognition will ensure they can only log into their kid-friendly profile.

Aside from these obvious benefits, the tablet comes with a generous 10.1-inch display. Ideal, then, for watching TV shows or playing games. Movies should perform well here too, thanks to the two front-facing speakers and Dolby Audio packed under the hood. You get 32GB of internal storage, but you can expand this with anything up to a 256GB micro-SD card.

Contixo V8-2

To complete the list, our latest entry, the Contixo V8-2, is perfect for even very young children. The screen is just seven inches, but that shouldn’t be much of a problem in tiny hands. It’s not really a tablet for the whole family, per se. But, it can keep your little ones busy while you continue with adult activities like work. This can make it an invaluable tool in your parenting toolbox.

The sturdy rubber bumper houses the tablet. This means he must be able to withstand even the most aggressive of dates. That way, you won’t have to worry too much about anyone breaking your tablet when you’re not looking.

Like the Lenovo M10 Tab, the Contixo V8-2 features a special kids mode. It’s called Kid’s Place and features a variety of customizable parental controls. However, the V8-2 also comes bundled with many educational apps. All software is easy to launch with one touch, so your kids can learn as they play. A win-win all round!

The Best Tablets For Your Family

While not every tablet is right for every family, there are enough options here for you to make the right decision for you. Whether you choose Apple’s iPad or one of our lineup of Android tablets, you’ll stay up-to-date and entertained.