A VidAngel Review of Covenant Eyes

Message from the VidAngel CEO


I met Ron DeHass, CEO of Covenant Eyes,  a month or so back in New York and we realized we have shared missions and became quick friends. Over dinner, we talked our start-up stories. I learned volumes about the people behind his company by learning about Ron’s family story, which was an impetus for his company story.  


Ron lost his wife and children unexpectedly when they were hit by a truck after pulling off to the side of a highway. Of course losing his young family was devastating but rather than use insurance money to avoid work for the rest of his life, Ron invested the money into doing something to make the world a better place by building Covenant Eyes, which now employs around 150 people around the country.


I can vouch for Ron DeHass’ character and heart and for the good people he has surrounded himself with to build Covenant Eyes. I have included below an excerpt from their company history as well as one VidAngel Team member’s experience using the software.



Neal Harmon

VidAngel CEO


About Covenant Eyes

More than a decade ago, Covenant Eyes founder Ron DeHaas faced the same questions many people face today.

  • “How can I teach my children to use the Internet with integrity?”
  • “How do I guard my own heart and remain pure online?”
  • “How do I serve as an example to my family and church?”


Realizing the threat the Internet poses without proper monitoring, he invented Internet accountability to equip people to protect themselves and their families from online dangers.


Located in Owosso, Michigan, Covenant Eyes is the pioneer of Internet Accountability software, empowering members to maintain their online integrity. Aware of an ever-growing need to better equip parents, Covenant Eyes has developed a family Internet filter that blocks pornography.


Over 100,000,000 Covenant Eyes Accountability Reports have generated 16 years of conversation-based accountability. Covenant Eyes is the most significant corporate force in cultural recognition of the public health crisis of pornography and sex trafficking.


Review by VidAngel Team member Craig Campbell

Covenant Eyes was easy to love from the get-go. Upon entering their website, I was hit by their profound statement “Your online values should match your offline ones. Break secret habits with Internet Accountability Reports.” With accessibility to inappropriate content easier than ever, it is too common to get caught up in the pleasures of the world. With Covenant Eyes, parents are able to provide the entire family with a safe internet environment that directly reflects the values they keep in the home. No more wondering, no more hovering, no more worries. Covenant Eyes equips parents with their children’s online viewing which leads to regular conversations about Internet usage. This helps train children in how their online behavior impacts their lives offline.


How Does Covenant Eyes Work?

Covenant Eyes is so simple to setup and installation was a breeze.

  1. Sign up for the plan that best suits you or your family.
  2. Download the browser and device extension.
  3. Select accountability and/or filtering.
  4. Get an Accountability Partner.
  5. Enjoy fulfilling internet time without the temptation.


You download their service and set your parameters and their service does the rest. Websites I knew that would be problems could be blocked and my internet usage was being reported to a trusted friend.


What I loved most was the way Covenant Eyes focused on building relationships in conjunction with their service. Covenant Eyes revolves around the principles of accountability. This is done by creating Accountability Partner(s) within their system. Choose a trusted friend in whom you can confide and partner up with on your personal journey towards a better life. The technology provides the structure for your internet accountability and filtering, but that accountability is tied to someone you love and admire. Covenant Eyes provides a path to open up space for difficult conversations and a way in order to combat internet addictions.

Each week your Accountability partner will receive an internet usage report based on all the devices you have connected to Covenant Eyes. The beauty being that every device from cell phones, tablets, and computers can be set up with Covenant Eyes. For a life on the go, Covenant Eyes goes with you. This personally helped me know my Accountability Partner was with me everywhere I went as well. Holding myself to my values became a team effort that left me feeling better and better when those reports came in each week. I could communicate that I had been better than I was last week.  For just $10.99/month anyone can start protecting themselves and their family online today. I felt it was a low price for what gave me a greater peace of mind, a better relationship with a loved one, and added value and sanctification to my day.


Is Covenant Eyes Right for Your Family?

If you or a loved one is struggling with inappropriate content online, the answer really is a no-brainer. Covenant Eyes is definitely right for your family. Similarly, if you don’t have or foresee a struggle with pornography in your future I still would recommend it. In a world where access to inappropriate material is literally at the touch of a button, there is no reason not to proactively protect you and your family from these life-altering habits. Covenant Eyes offers a 30-day money back guarantee which in turn helped relieve any pressure I had about trying things out. It allowed me to enjoy my personal time on internet devices knowing that my loved one was right there with me helping maintain our standards on and off the internet. VidAngel and Covenant Eyes allow families to live how they choose while maintaining the highest of values both in their entertainment and on the Internet.


I hope you find Covenant Eyes helpful to you or to a close family member.

Craig Campbell

New TV and Movies added to VidAngel in November, 2017

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TV Shows added in November, 2017



The Walking Dead (S8)



Silicon Valley (S3)



Mad Men (S3, S4)

Broadchurch (S2)

Documentary Now (S2)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S3)

BoJack Horseman (S2)

Peaky Blinders (S2)

That ’70s Show (S2)

Bates Motel (S2)

The Mist (S1)

The Ranch (S1)

Turn: Washington’s Spies (S2)

Always Sunny in Philadelphia (S3)

Parks and Recreation (S3)

Bloodline (S3)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (S1)

The Night Shift (S1)


Movies added in November, 2017


Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

The Reaping

Saw II




Charlotte’s Web

Field of Dreams

Men in Black

Silent Hill

The Pursuit of Happyness





The Ticket (2017)

Shot Caller (2017)

Escape Room (2017)

6 Below: Miracle On the Mountain (2017)

The Dark Tower (2017)

Jungle (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Lady Macbeth (2016)

The Ottoman Lieutenant (2016)

Majorie Prime (2017)

Kidnap (2017)

The Hero (2017)

The Osiris Child (2016)

Captain Underpants (2017)

Better Watch Out (2017)

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Penelope (2006)

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Tulip Fever (2017)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Leap! (2017)

The Glass Castle

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The Emoji Movie (2017)

Baywatch (2017)



Rust (2010)

A Knights Tale


Airplane II: The Sequel

Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee II

Dances With Wolves

Die Another Day

For Your Eyes Only



Live and Let Die


Never Say Never Again

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Spy Who Loved Me

Tomorrow Never Dies

The Lovers


The Big Sick

The Circle



2 Fast 2 Furious

Fast & Furious

The Fast and the Furious

The Sum of All Fears


Get Out

The Great Wall

Mechanic: Resurrection


Good Will Hunting



Dry Bar Comedy added in November, 2017

Moody McCarthy: The Good Jew

Paul Morrissey: A Real Humdinger

Warren B. Hall: Mostly Kid Stuff

Chris Voth: Cashmere

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

New TV and Movies Added to VidAngel October 2017

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TV Shows added in October, 2017


Owlegories (S1)


Stranger Things (S2)

Mindhunter (S1)

Documentary Now! (S1)

The Honourable Woman (S1)

The Last Kingdom (S1 & 2)

Rectify (S1)

Call the Midwife (S2)

Bloodline (S2)

Friends From College (S1)

Broadchurch (S1)

Portlandia (S2)

Limitless (S1)

Bates Motel (S1)

Blue Bloods (S1)

Manhunt: Unabomber (S1)

Luther (S2)

Ripper Street (S2)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (S1)


Movies added in October, 2017


The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

The Cult of Chucky (2017)

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Virunga (2014)

Eagle vs. Shark (2007)

88 Minutes (2007)

The Rugrat Movie (1998)

Vincent N Roxxy (2017)

Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

I Love You, MAN

The Reaping

Saw II

Before Midnight

Ong Bak 2



The Book of Henry (2017)

A Ghost Story (2017)

The Mummy (2017)

The Beguiled (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

The Big Sick (2017)

The Circle (2017)

47 Meters Down (2017)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Some Freaks (2017)

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Hurrican Season

Penelope (2006)

Off the Map

Mr. Baseball

The Producers

You, Me and Dupree

Public Enemies

A Month by the Lake

Halloween 2: Season of the Witch

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 3


The Blind Side

Fried Green Tomatoes



Into the Forest (2015)

Dark Places (2015)

Megan Leavey (2017)



Song to Song (2017)

Scent of a Woman (1992)

The Amityville Horror


Dry Bar Comedy added in October, 2017

Steve Mazan: Humblebragger

Kevin Bozeman: Clean and Unfiltered

Lucas Bohn: 2 Cool 4 School


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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

VidAngel Uses Chapter 11 Protection to Pause Los Angeles Lawsuit to Reorganize Its Business Around The New Streaming Model

UPDATE: We have created a special page to keep everyone updated on the chapter 11 process.

VidAngel is still up and running. And generating millions in revenue.


Chapter 11 reorganization can be bad news. But in VidAngel’s case, it’s good news for VidAngel and filtering.


First, chapter 11 is simply a reorganization and part of our legal and business strategy. Per federal law, chapter 11 reorganization automatically pauses our lawsuit with Disney and the other plaintiffs in California.  This strategy also allows us to continue our new lawsuit in Utah, where we are seeking a legal determination that our new filtering system is legal.


Second, VidAngel is not going away. To the contrary, our new VidAngel system for Netflix, HBO, and Amazon is up and running. We have millions of dollars in the bank, and are now generating millions in revenue. Our original series, Dry Bar Comedy, is exploding and has had over 16 million minutes viewed in the last 7 days. If you are a customer, you will be able to continue to use VidAngel to filter movies in your home using your Netflix, Amazon, and HBO subscriptions.


Third, this filing should give us time to take care of our customers and investors. Thousands of our customers invested $10 million to help VidAngel win the legal fight. We want to ensure that VidAngel continues to grow like gangbusters so that the many families who took a chance on us get their investment back – hopefully with a good return.


Remember, our new VidAngel system is growing rapidly. Our goal here is to reorganize the business around our new streaming model, which means pausing the lawsuit long enough so that, even IF VidAngel eventually loses the lawsuit on our old system, we have enough revenue from our new system to pay any damages to Disney. That way, VidAngel can survive and reap a return for the many thousands of customers who invested in us.


Finally, we want to emphasize that this is Chapter 11 reorganization, NOT Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is for companies going out of business. Chapter 11 is to protect companies that just need more time and flexibility to pay their obligations. Many companies, including Marvel, General Motors, and Delta Airlines have filed Chapter 11 reorganization and emerged as thriving, healthy companies. That is VidAngel’s plan, and we just took the first step.


To recap, VidAngel is:


  1. Pausing the California lawsuit
  2. Up, running, and making millions
  3. Exploding (over 16 million minutes viewed in last 7 days)
  4. Working to make a return for our investors
  5. Taking the same path as Marvel and Delta


We want to thank our customers and investors for all their support. We will keep you updated as we continue this legal battle – if necessary, all the way to the Supreme Court.



Neal Harmon, Co-founder and CEO

VidAngel: Now Providing Sunday Naps for Parents

As a father of 4 girls under the age of 5, my world needs a streaming platform that I can trust my little ones to enjoy while I grab a desperately needed 30 min Sunday nap. VidAngel is solving this problem, beginning with the release of Owlegories.

Owlegories is an amazing, animated series that follows a group of student owls on their adventures learning about nature, faith, and God. And my kids LOVE it…and I can TRUST it while I grab a nap.

I know my girls LOVE Owlegories because they now request “the owls”…even over Veggietales. And my wife and I are better parents because we get the much-needed Sunday nap without having to screen everything our girls watch.

This is the beginning of our effort to give parents of little children a break from the relentless needs of being a great parent without sacrificing your kids.

What features would help you give your kids a controlled TV experience that both you and they can enjoy? Let us know how we can continue to improve VidAngel for youngsters.

New TV and Movies on VidAngel Added September 2017

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TV Shows added in September, 2017


The Walking Dead (S7)

The Defenders (S1)

Ripper Street (S1)

Dexter (S8)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (S2)

Portlandia (S1)

The Fall (S2)

Dragons: Race To The Edge (S1)

Love (S1)

Travelers (S1)

Penny Dreadful (S1)

Lady Dynamite (S1)

The Office (S3)

The Wonder Years (S2)

Blacklist (S1)

That 70’s Show (S1)

White Gold (S1)

The Good Place (S1)

Halt and Catch Fire (S1)

Master of None (S2)

Narcos (S3)

Peaky Blinders (S1)

Parks and Recreation (S2)

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (S1)

Sense8 (S2)



Goliath (S1)

Deadwood (S1)

Movies added in September, 2017


She’s Gotta Have It

Little Evil

Doctor Strange


The Transfiguration

The Incredible Jessica James

What Happened to Monday?

To the Bone

Notes on Blindness

Age of Adaline


Iron Man

Pulp Fiction

Schindler’s List


Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Jaws: The Revenge


Mona Lisa Smile

The Place Beyond the Pines


An American Werewolf in London



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Monster’s Ball

The Prince & Me

Open Water

The Uninvited


Spider-Man 3

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 3

Guardians of the Galaxy



Thor: The Dark World

Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: Civil War


Dying of the Light

True Believer



Blade II

Blade Trinity

Point Break

The 33

The Help


The Great Gatsby

Mr. Holmes

The Nice Guys

In the Heart of the Sea


The Blind Side


Dry Bar Comedy added in September, 2017

Brad Stine: Put A Helmet On… 2017

Zoltan Kaszas: Cat Jokes

Johnny Beehner: The Flamingo Special


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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

Marvel movies now available on VidAngel

Great news! Marvel movies are coming back to VidAngel. Why?

Disney has chosen not to contest the fact movies owned by its subsidiaries are not subject to the California court’s injunction and so there will be additional titles available for filtering on VidAngel. Marvel is a subsidiary of Disney. There are several other subsidiaries of the plaintiffs you’ll recognize. For example:


We’re glad to be filtering titles from these great companies again. We also look forward to when we’re able to filter Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. titles again!

New TV and Movies on VidAngel August 2017

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TV Shows added in August, 2017


Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (S1)

Atypical (S1)

Dexter (S5)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S2)

TURN: Washington’s Spies (S1)

Luther (S1)

Narcos (S2)

Orange Is the New Black (S4)

Better Call Saul (S2)

Sherlock (S4)

Bojack Horseman (S1)

Gypsy (S1)

Dear White People (S1)


Glow (S1)

30 Rock (S1)

Bloodline (S1)


Patriot (S1)

Sneaky Pete (S1)

The Pacific (S1)

Harley and the Davidsons (S1)


Silicon Valley (S2)

Game of Thrones (S7)

The Wire (S1)

Movies added in August, 2017


Icarus (2017)

Synchronicity (2015)

The Protector 2

Rage (2014)

Perfect Stranger

Pound of Flesh (2015)

Message From the King (2017)

Opening Night (2016)

The Wedding Party (2016)

XOXO (2016)

I Called Him Morgan (2017)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Milk (2008)

The Discovery (2017)

The Leveling (2016)

The Longest Yard (2005)

The Switch (2010)

Big Daddy

The Last Five Years


The Dead Zone (1983)


Your Eyes Only

America’s Sweetheart


The Seventh Sign

Stomp the Yard

The impossible

Red Rock West

The Corruptor

Prime (2005)

Get Shorty

The Devil’s Own

The Golden Child

The Mist

Conan the Destroyer

Vertical Limit

Lonely Hearts

A Simple Wish

Lolita (1962)

Everybody Loves Somebody (2017)

The Prince

The Express

The Seventh Sign

The Skulls 3

The Skulls 2

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Celeste & Jesse Forever

The Secret of Kells

Berlin Syndrome

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

Precious (2009)

Pieces of April

Wakefield (2016)

The Lovers (2017)

Free Fire (2016)

Song to Song (2017)


Dry Bar Comedy added in August, 2017

Cash Levy: Game of Chance

Dave Burleigh: Nobody’s Keeping You Here

Patrick Keane: Long Love the Keane

Aaron Woodall: Unknown

Jordan Makin: The BFFG (Big Fat Funny Ginger)

Paul Sheffield: Singled Out


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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

Quality over Quantity – VidAngel’s Take on Autoplay

In an effort to serve the needs of families over the needs of VidAngel, we have decided to give families the option to easily turn off the upcoming VidAngel “autoplay-the-next-episode” feature. Here’s why.


Netflix, Facebook, and YouTube go to great lengths to keep users on their websites for the longest time possible. They spend millions ensuring that every feature of their products is habit-forming (see Hooked: How to build Habit-Forming Products).


Thanks to Netflix’s autoplay, bedtime at my house is a battle. As the evening episode of “When Calls the Heart” ends, our girls fight to keep Mom or Dad away from the remote so that the next episode will begin. As parents, we usually find the autoplay feature to be a hindrance, not a help.

Netflix Autoplay: Next Episode Playing in 9 seconds


Has the Netflix autoplay feature had a net-positive impact on our world’s happiness and productivity? At VidAngel, we are hesitant to take a similar strategy.


Personally, I find media to be a good servant, but a bad master. I value media, not when it consumes my every minute, but when it helps me achieve my other life goals, such as:


  • – Love (seeing examples of healthy and unhealthy relationships)
  • – Learning (seeing examples of those who have been where I am, or where I want to go)
  • – Empathy (understanding those whose experiences are different from my own)
  • – Laughter (cultivating a light-hearted life)
  • – Or a Nap (resting easy without worrying that the little ones are getting into trouble)


Tristan Harris, founder of Time Well Spent,  also believes that media is a bad master. He argues that, rather than incentivizing binge watching and “show[ing] whatever keeps us scrolling”, the tech and media industry must instead begin “to put our best interests first.”


I want VidAngel to put the needs of families ahead of the needs of VidAngel. Meaning that customers who, like myself, wish to consume their media in moderation should not feel pressured to binge watch against their better judgment.


Although our team is currently working on an autoplay-next-episode feature for those who have asked for it, we have decided to use VidAngel to help achieve our media goals as families rather than simply copying Netflix’s.  Hence, our tech team will provide an easily available “disable autoplay” button. That’s something I’d like as a parent. We’ll also make it super easy to “enable autoplay” for those who are in the mood to binge. It’s up to you.


What do you think? Please share your thoughts or parental feature requests below in the comments. What would you love to have as a feature to your favorite family media app?


Even though the average American watches five hours of TV per day, we’re ok if VidAngel families get quality rather than quantity on their media experiences. Watch however the BLEEP you want.

Neal Harmon, Co-founder and Father of Eight 🙂

9th Circuit Court Ruling Has No Impact On VidAngel’s New System

(Los Angeles, CA—August 24, 2017) VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBOusing modern streaming platforms such as iOS, Android, and ROKUhas been engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm for more than a year. These Hollywood studios are engaged in a legal effort to render the 2005 Family Movie Act useless in the 21st century, preventing VidAngel and other services from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices in their homes. VidAngel has responded by engaging in a robust, crowd-funded legal defense in which the company is prepared to take its case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Today, VidAngel appellate attorney Peter K. Stris issued the following statement in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to deny the filtering company’s appeal of a preliminary injunction granted by the Los Angeles District Court:

“We are of course disappointed in this decision and we’re reviewing our strategy for moving forward.”

VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon has also issued a statement:

“Today’s decision has absolutely no impact on VidAngel’s current service, we remain open for business. While all of the legal back-and-forth plays out, we know our customers are grateful to still have a way to protect their kids and filter harmful content. On the legal front, we are just getting started. We will fight for a family’s right to filter on modern technology all the way.”

About VidAngel VidAngel is the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows on modern streaming devices such as iOS, Android, and Roku. The company’s newly launched service empowers users to filter via their Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO on Amazon Prime accounts, as well as enjoy original content produced by VidAngel Studios. Its signature original series, Dry Bar Comedy, now features the world’s largest collection of clean standup comedy and has earned rave reviews from audiences nationwide.