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This App Contains...
Chat
Commenting
In App Purchases
Microtransactions
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

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Live trivia apps have taken the virtual world by storm and the Joyride app is no exception. The Joyride app is free to download and play but does feature in-app purchases. It is rated for users 17 years and older and is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.  This app is not safe for kids.

About Joyride: play live game shows with friends
Category
Trivia
In-App Purchases
yes
Rating
Teen

What is Joyride: play live game shows with friends?

Live trivia apps have taken the virtual world by storm and the Joyride app is no exception.

 

Cash payouts for winners is a draw as is the fact that it’s free to download and play. However, the Joyride app does feature in-app purchases that will give a bit of an edge over non-paying players. This app is rated for users 17 years and older and is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

   

Much like the HQ trivia app, Joyride features a selection of game hosts who facilitate the live games. Unlike HQ, where players really enjoy the primary host, Joyride users have complained about the hosts on the platform being creepy and unappealing.

 

What makes Joyride different from other live trivia apps is that it integrates live video streaming and chat into the platform. Video streaming is part of the reason that the App Store rates the Joyride app for users ages 17 years of age and older.

 

While the premise is fun, players can play trivia games in video chat groups with their friends, they’re also able to stream their video and chat in groups with complete strangers.  

Is Joyride: play live game shows with friends safe for my kids?

There’s a lot for parents to unpack with the Joyride trivia app. Players as young as 13 years old can play Joyride with their parent or guardian’s permission, which poses the same dilemma as the multitude of live trivia apps out there.

If a child under the age of 18 does end up winning a trivia round, they’ll need to provide their parent’s PayPal address or risk violating the terms of service. PayPal’s terms of service require users to be ages 18 years or older.

In-app purchases are another area for parents to watch as Joyride runs off of a “key” system for playing games, the higher the winnings pot, the more keys players must cash in to enter the game.

This, of course, can be alleviated if players chose to subscribe to Joyride for $6.99 per week where they’ll receive 14 keys each week, or buy a package of 14 keys outright for $6.99.

So, while players can win a trivia game while playing Joyride for free, they’ll be able to participate in more games, thus increasing their odds of winning, if they choose to subscribe and/or buy key packages.

According to users, the payouts on Joyride are typically more significant than other competing live trivia apps when the app works.

Many users report glitches in the Joyride platform that negatively affect their gameplay, so they either waste keys or accidentally get themselves bumped from a game.

In addition, the Joyride app requires a lot of phone permissions, including access to the camera, microphone, contacts, notifications, all of which combine to zap phone battery life.

Parents allowing their children to download and play the Joyride live trivia app will want to take a close look at permissions, as live video feed featuring their child may be broadcast on social media forums.

This app is not safe for kids.

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