Australian Council on Children and the Media

Netball Live - Telstra Corp

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Netball Live is an information/news/game watching platform for Netball Australia. Basic computer navigation skills required. Parental guidance for ages 4 – 8 due to in-app purchasing/subscription.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Netball Live was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 24 April 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Netball Live
Developed by: Telstra Corp
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance 4 – 8.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Netball Live contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Played for several hours

App description

The Netball Live app allows unsubscribed users (or non-Telstra customers) to watch full match replays, view team information such as players and statistics, view the ladder, view up-coming matches and keep up to date with current Australian Netball news. Subscribers also have access to watch games live and obtain Telstra promotions.

The presentation of the app is very simple and most people will find it easy to navigate. Basic gross motor skills only required.

Due to the possibility of purchasing a subscription, ACCM recommends parental guidance for children aged 4 – 8.

Reviewers comments

The app is quite simple to use and, in general, no concerns for children were encountered. However, it may be possible for children to subscribe to Telstra Live Pass quite easily. All it takes is pressing a single button: “Subscribe or restore subscription”. Beneath this button, in smaller text, it states: “By tapping through you are agreeing to Telstra’s T & Cs and also our Privacy Agreement”. For non-Telstra members, the subscription costs $2.99 per week – not including data charges. This could work out to be quite expensive over time if several matches are watched each week – especially if the device is using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi. This is the reason ACCM recommends parental guidance for children aged 4 – 8.

Further to the above, a couple of links will take you out of the app – such as purchasing tickets and clicking the Facebook button – however, both of these require account and/or logins to go any further.

In App purchasing

Subscribing to Telstra Live Pass will cost $2.99 per week – not including data charges.

Online information

Connectivity with social media. 

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

None encountered – other than the normal sponsored advertising associated with most competitive sports.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None. 

Coarse language

None. 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

See "Reviewer's comments"

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