Google brings new tools to manage content in YouTube Kids app

Google brings new tools to manage content in YouTube Kids app
New features and improvements have just been announced for the YouTube Kids app. According to Google, some of these improvements will be available Android starting today and will arrive on iOS later on.

As a matter fact, two updates have been launched today, which bring parent-approved content and a new YouTube experience for older kids. The first thing shared by Google is the new parental control that enables parents to manually choose each video and channel available to their child in the app.

The new parental controls are only available on Android for the time being, but it will be released on iOS very soon, so be patient if you're an Apple user. In order to activate this feature, simply go to settings and open the child's profile. Then, select “approved content only” and you'll be able to choose what videos your kids can watch. To make things much easier, you can choose entire channels, collections or videos belonging to a certain creator by tapping the “+” button.

The second update brings a new experience customized for children of 8 to 12 years, which includes additional new content such as music and gaming videos. Parents can now choose this experience specifically built for older kids when they set up a new profile or update an existing one.

The “Younger” version of YouTube Kids app remains the default experience though. For the time being, the “Older” experience is being rolled out in the United States, but Google has plans to expand it globally in the future.

source: Google



1. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I still don't get it why this app isn't global and I wish if someone has an explanation for this madness. Add to that, since Android Oreo, you can't even side load it anymore. Stupid decision by Google.

2. Deadeye37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

No kidding! They should import this also into the YouTube web service also.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It would be great if Google were to add an option to have the ability to lock the screen so that kids cannot change the video or close the app.

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