Donny Khalaf

Google launching YouTube for Kids…

In Free apps, SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology on February 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Google is launching a version for kids of YouTube that will feature appropriate content and controls, in line with its strategy to redesign some of its products for use by this segment.

The free app, called YouTube Kids, will be available from Monday in the U.S. on Apple Apps Store and Google Play, starting now.

Kids are seen as the next big opportunity for Internet companies. A number of kids are known to lie about their age to wrangle accounts on social networks.

The new app will filter out certain search terms on it, USA Today said in a report Thursday. If a child types in a word such as “sex,” a message prompts the kid to try something else, the report said.

The app will give parents control over how much time the child can spend on it, according to sources. Parents will also have the ability to turn off search and sound. Channels and playlists will be organized into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore.

Thanks,

Donny 😉

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