Kids sometimes spend more time than adults do, on a smartphone. The reason for that is the huge number of apps, videos and loads of content made for the entertainment and education of kids. Keeping that in view, Google has now launched a special Youtube Kids app, where kids will be able to find curated videos that are relevant only for kids.
As the Youtube Official blog reads: Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.
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.
So, this isn’t only for Android users but has been released even for iPhone and iPad users. The application is bright, colorful and one can easily understand that this targets a particular category of audience – little viewers. There are four different sections in the Youtube for Kids app: shows, music, learning, and explore. There is also some popular content already suggested for the kids to view.
As expected, we see a lot of parental controls, which is indeed good. As a parent, one would not like to look like a bad one for their kid, and thus, the app has a timer and it alerts the kid when the session is about to end. There are settings for sound and search, and the parent can turn the background music off, and in the search settings, the entire search option can be disabled as the parent has the option to show just the pre-selected videos.
Visit Google Play Store for the app, and at least for now, this is available only for the U.S. viewers. If you are someone from any other location, try to download the APK file from this link (alternate link)