Review of Maryellen TV Console App

imageHello everyone! It’s Brianna here, and today I have a review on Maryellen’s TV Console App. This app came out before Maryellen was released strangely enough.  Enjoy the post everyone!


  • The app it self is free for everyone in the app store, which is really nice for people who don’t want to spend money on an app.
  • It gives you some previews of Maryellen’s items in the 2 videos American Girl made. [The Seaside Diner looks really great.]
  • The videos you make on the app can transfer over easily to Maryellen’s toy TV Set which is the coolest thing ever, I personally think.
  • AG makes the app so 1950’s appropriate, with the TV only being in black and white and the background music is so 1950’s.
  • AG makes it easy to make a video of your own dolls in the app, which is great because I’ve played apps that are really complicated.
Instructions for using with toy TV

Instructions for using with toy TV


  • It takes awhile for the videos to load if you made a  video that’s kind of long, which I do most of the time.
  • When you’re finished making the video it’s just so easy to push the wrong button and have the video you made deleted without any heads up beforehand. This is really a pain when you made a long video.

This app is one of the best that American Girl has made. It still has a few things AG could fix but if you take time to think about it, almost every app does in some way.  I hope you can download this app someday. It’s very entertaining and fun! Bye for now.

This game is rated ages 4+ and appears to require iPad 2nd generation and up.

Maryellen and her dog Scooter

Maryellen and her dog Scooter



11 thoughts on “Review of Maryellen TV Console App

    1. Jen Post author

      This is Jen… I have no plans to get the TV. I think Brianna would say yes, but that would be out of her funds! It is kind of odd when you make a movie because you are trying to film it with the heavy iPad and move a doll around at the same time.
      I definitely think that AG is partnered with Apple. Have you seen the Grace movie? I can’t even tell you how many times an Apple product is shown… it’s so frequent it is a bit embarrassing!


    1. Jen Post author

      The results when you make a movie in the app are pretty neat… The black and white does create a nice effect. It seems kind of short sighted though to buy the toy and only the iPad can fit into the slot… Not even iPad mini? I guess we will find out more this week.
      Did you see the Grace movie and the oodles of Apple devices?



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