Google Releases YouTube for Kids
Google today announced YouTube Kids, what it calls a family-friendly video app for children. The app has narrowed down the focus of content available to what's appropriate for younger viewers. Google said the app is brighter and has bigger user interface elements to make it easier for kids to use. Some parental controls are built in, as well, permitting parents to limit viewing time and set sound and search parameters. Google has worked with a wide variety of content producers to highlight programming from DreamWorks TV, Jim Henson TV, Mother Goose Club, Talking Tom and Friends, National Geographic Kids, Reading Rainbow, and many more. YouTube Kids is available in the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store beginning today.
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