Google launches YouTube Kids App for 'Curious little minds'

As expected, Google has launched a new Youtube app specially developed for the younger audience called YouTube Kids. The app allows parents to provide their children safe place to check informative, fun and entertainment videos. The app provides access to only videos that are appropriate for children.

Shimrit Ben-Yair, YouTube Kids Group Product Manager at Google in a blog post wrote- “Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe. Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind"

YouTube Kids sports a bright and playful design. It has larger images, big bulbous icons and voice-search support who have do not know to write properly or spell.  

The home screen is dominated by eight tiles showcasing popular kids show and four simple icons - shows, music, learning and explore. Kids can search for videos of particular interest for example how to build a model volcano, math tutorial and more.

The app also features settings for parents where they can keep complete control over the time their kids spend watching videos. Parents can also control the search settings as well as sound settings suitable for the kids.



The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds. This free app is delightfully simple and packed full of age-appropriate videos, channels, and playlists. YouTube Kids features popular children’s programming, plus kid-friendly content from filmmakers, teachers, and creators all around the world.

We’ve taken out the complicated stuff and made an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen.

Kids can enjoy favorites like Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, and Dreamworks, online hits like Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu, and Super Simple Songs, plus anything else they’re into — music, gaming, science, crafts, and more.

We’re as focused on kids’ safety as you are, so we’ve built the YouTube Kids app to be a family-friendly place to explore.

When your child browses the app’s home screen, they’ll find a vast selection of kid-appropriate channels and playlists. When families search in the app, we use a mix of input from our users and automated analysis to categorize and screen out the videos that make parents nervous.
And for added peace of mind, parents can quickly notify YouTube if they see anything questionable directly from the app.

You can turn off search for an even more contained experience. Or set the built-in timer to let your kids know when it’s time to stop watching (so you don’t have to). The app puts these settings behind a grown-ups-only lock, out of kids’ reach.

The YouTube Kids app is now available for free on Google play store and Apple app store. Currently it is available in the US. There is no details on global release of the app.

Download YouTube Kids (US Only) : GooglePlay Store | App Store

Source  : Google

Kaiser Bey
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Google launches YouTube Kids App for 'Curious little minds' Google launches YouTube Kids App for 'Curious little minds' Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/23/2015 10:45:00 PM
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