YouTube Kids app launched in India with parental control settings
Google-owned YouTube has launched its child-friendly video platform named YouTube Kids in India. It is a free, standalone app that can be downloaded in India from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and features content customized for the little ones.
The app’s interface consists of big icons and larger images, so that kids can easily navigate, and offers features like voice-search and instant full-screen. It also has several parental control features that allow parents to decide the search parameters, block background music while video is playing, and a ‘timer’ to limit kids’ screen time.
The videos in the app are split into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore. “These include new learning shows from ChuChuTV and Kids TV, a new season of “Cat & Keet”, a popular chase comedy show by Toonz Animation, the Gummy Bear song in Hindi, and a new season of Appu – The Yogic Elephant. We’ll also be bringing in new guest-curated playlists from educators, celebrities, trusted names and other parents in the coming weeks,” said a spokesperson from YouTube in a press statement.