- Video chat
- Play games together
- Parent-only features
- Parent controlled
- No public access
- Full encryption
- No ads to children
- Desktop computers
- Modern browsers
How it works
Open a new Distant Family room when you are away from your family
Send the room link to the adult attending your child
When they open the link you can start to play and chat together.
Why use Distant Family™
Distant Family provides a unique and fun way to stay connected with your child while you travel. As parents, we love to see our kids when we are away from home. But we also know that kids, being kids, can lose interest sooner than we do. Distant Family helps resolve this by making 2 player games and optional video chat. Put another way: Kids are bored with video chat? Play a game together instead.
Safety Benefits of Distant Family™
Distant Family allows you to create a play room with no public features. There is no public lobby, no public rooms or user lists, and no messages or requests from strangers. When a parent creates a room, they verify their child before the room actually opens. Children visiting the site will only be able to access the room created by their parents. Additionally, the room only exists while the travelling parent is logged in and has the room open.
Try Out Our Free Family Rooms
An account with Distant Family is free. With an account you chat and play games with your kids by creating rooms that have temporary names. You can upgrade your account to reserve a room name for your family. A reserved name makes it easier to connect with your child, including locking their device to your account for easier access.
Check out the demo to see the environment without needing an account.