Millions of families across the world are lovers of YouTube videos and songs. Information about everything under the sun is available on the YouTube. Songs both video and audio, lectures, documentaries, films, TV series, award nights, sports videos, nature, science everything is available on YouTube just a click away. Now the Google has come out with a new app enabling the kids to use YouTube in a customized way. With its new app named ‘YouTube Kids’ it has taken an innovative step providing a better interface for the kids to use YouTube in a closed environment.
For the time being it is available only on Google Play and the App Store in U.S for free of cost. It is designed in such a way that the app provides an easy interface with larger images and icons. Kids find it easy to navigate. Voice search available in the app eases the task. The parents can customize the content available on the App and thus ensure that kids watch only that content which are appropriate according to their age. The content are available in playlists of four categories namely explore, shows, learning and music or explore for videos in which the family has particular interest.
The parents can customize the app using various controlling tools such as: Timer, which enables to set a particular time of usage of the app. after the fixed time limit the screen gets automatically turned off. Next is the Sound Settings, by which the background voice is turned off still the kid can enjoy the show. It is designed to avoid the sounds that the parents may find annoying while they want some rest. Another stunning feature is the Search Settings, which prevents the kids from accessing unnecessary videos and unnecessary channels. By this the kids are allowed to utilize some selected videos, all others can be turned off. The app also includes a Feedback provision where the parents can provide feedback for the improvement of the app
The YouTube Kids app thus provides an easy and better interface for the proper usage of YouTube contents by the kids. The kids can access to millions of data available in the universe. It would ultimately help in enhancing their knowledge. The App is first of its kind that too targeting the kids. With this the kid can grow smarter which would ultimately result in development of human resource which is essential for a growing economy like India.