YouTube has launched a children friendly YouTube app called YouTube Kids in India. YouTube Kids has already been launched in over 20 countries and been downloaded millions of times by families. It is also a top five rated kids apps available. The children friendly contents and features makes this app special for the parents who have small kids at home. It’s a free app and can be downloaded on Play Store and App Store as well. The features, the contents and the user interface are customised for the little children which makes it more children friendly.
The app is kid-friendly and makes it easier to find videos like the Little Krishna or one of the many popular videos from ChuChuTV. Larger images and bold icons makes it fast and simple for little ones to navigate. The app provides the options to increase the size of images, icons which makes the navigation quite easier for kids. This new app also provides voice search feature to let the kids search the video if they cannot type.
You can browse channels and playlists in four categories Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Search for videos of particular interest like the structure of an atom on Exam Fear Videos, or watch favorites from LittleBabyBum. Also many top Indian YouTube kids and learning creators will be adding new shows exclusive to the YouTube platform. These include new learning shows from ChuChuTV and Kids TV, a new season of “Cat & Keet”, the Gummy Bear song in Hindi, and a new season of Appu-The Yogic Elephant etc.
It also provides various parental control features which allows the parents to restrict usage. The feature also includes control over search setting, timer and also allows to turn off background sound or music. Contents can also be streamed on a TV using Chromecast, Apple TV etc.
Parental Control features of the YouTube Kids app:
- Search settings: Automated Prompt allows you to make a choice about how broadly you want your child to explore – turn search on to access millions of family-friendly videos, or turn search off to restrict your child’s experience to a more limited set. Either way, parents decide the right experience for their family from the get-go.
- Timer: Let the app be the bad guy with a built-in timer that lets you limit kids’ screen time. The app alerts your child when the session is over, so you don’t have to worry.
- Sound settings: Sometimes you need a little peace and quiet! You have an option to turn off background music and sound effects, so your kids can keep watching while parents catch a breath.
- Passcode and restricting certain content: Parents have the ability to set their own passcode, and to access settings and other parental information in the app.
- YouTube Kids on the big screen: You can now also watch YouTube Kids as a family on your big screen using Chromecast, Apple TV, game consoles or a smart TV.
“We are ecstatic about the launch of YouTube Kids in India. Carefully developed with healthy viewing in mind, YouTube Kids has to be, without a doubt, the most sought after edutainment destination. We are proud to be a valued partner of the YouTube Kids’ App.” said Sanjay Raheja, CEO, AppuSeries