Content Categories are lists of apps and websites that share similar themes, purposes, or subject matter. Canopy has created these lists to make it as easy as possible for parents to block or allow entire categories of content as needed for their family.
See the list below for information about what kinds of apps and websites are included in each category.
The Browser category controls all internet browser apps (such as Google Chrome and Safari) and all web browsing done through browser apps. Please note that this only affects websites, not internet access via other types of apps (such as social media apps).
The Chat/IM/SMS category includes messaging apps and websites such as WhatsApp, Hangouts, Telegram, and more. The default SMS messaging app on your child’s device is not included in this category.
The Downloads category includes app stores (such as the Apple App Store and Google Play Store) and other websites used for downloading new apps and content to the device.
The Email category includes email apps and websites, such as Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Mailbox, and more.
The Finance category includes finance and business related apps and websites, such as banking apps, investment services, mobile payment apps, and more.
The Games category includes gaming apps and websites, such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, NBA Live, and more.
The Information category includes general information apps and websites, such as Google Maps, Yelp, Amazon Kindle, Wikipedia and more.
The News category includes news apps and websites, such as CNN, BBC, CBS News, The New York Times and more.
The Players/Photo category includes camera apps, media players, video editing apps, photo gallery apps, and more.
The Productivity category includes apps that are used for everyday tasks, such as task managers, alarm clocks, keyboards, calculators, office apps, etc.
The Radio/Music/Streaming category includes apps and websites that stream audio content online, such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts and more.
The Remote Connections category includes remote access apps, such as remote support, FTP clients, apps for accessing IP cameras remotely, etc.
The Shopping category includes shopping apps and websites, such as Amazon, eBay, Target, AliExpress and more.
The Social Networks category includes social network apps or websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and more.
The Sports category includes sports and fitness apps and website, such as Fitbit, Google Fit, ESPN, NFL Now and more.
The TV/Streaming category includes apps and website that stream video content such as, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, Vimeo and more.