Official YouTube Kids app arrives with age-appropriate vids, parents sigh with relief

Official YouTube Kids app arrives with age-appropriate vids, parents sigh with relief
Kids constantly grabbing your phone/tablet, and launching all kind of stuff on YouTube? Every parent in the digital age has clashed with their curious toddler's unique ability to hit the most age-inappropriate vids every time they grab something with a touchscreen lying around, all the while they are, in fact, gunning for their favorite cartoon.

Well, Google heard your pledges, and this week outed the promised YouTube Kids app, stuffed to the gills with cartoons and educational programming that sits around YouTube, and filtering out all the nasties. Not only that, but YouTube Kids offers a child-friendly interface, too, with big cartoonish icons, so that the kiddos can easily locate favorite episodes of Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, and Dreamworks, online hits like Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu, and Super Simple Songs, among others. 

For even more filtered experience, parents can easily disable the search function as well, so they are completely sure the offspring will only watch the numbers game, instead of wasting hours on Robocar Poli series they've already watched a hundred times.

Developer: GoogleDownload: Android, iOS
Category: EntertainmentPrice: Free

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5 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

ohh android has app at the same time with ios :D nice improvement :D

2. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Glad to see this. I just took Youtube off of my daughters' tablets last week. Not because I don't trust them, but they can just stumble on to some creepy stuff.. There are some wierd homemade My LIttle Pony fan videos out there.......

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

You ain't lying. Had to install this for my niece yesterday after she stumbled across twerk videos. Something we must remember is the childhood we had for better or worse back then is the polar opposite of a child's world today. They already have internet wherever they go and I believe this is a great start for getting our kids back to where they need to be. Adolescence lol

4. AlikMalix unregistered

My biggest gripe was the commercials. I understand the need for them, but if your 3 year old is watching Mickey mouse all of a sudden you get a f**ken vampire trailer or some paranormal activity preview can screw up several nights of sleep for a family - Google is an ass for doing that - so I quit. I got a PBS KIDS APP - got rid of all browsers on my iPad completely - and it's been a bliss. Google needs to calibrate the commercials based on content playing - that's one of the things I'm pissed at Google for - they don't give a s**t. If a cartoon is playing some "learn your colors and shapes" video why in Hell would you throw a commercial about zombies eating human flesh!!! Sorry just pissed off - so glad there are better alternatives. I'll give this one a try if my kid gets tired of pbs cartoons, but with no ads and popups I doubt I'm gonna switch.

5. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Why is this US Store Only on iOS?

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