YouTube Brings Blocking Tool to Kids App
Google today updated its YouTube Kids application and gave parents a little bit more control over the content that's available to their youngsters. The latest version of the app lets parents block videos or channels when they are signed into the app. Google says videos and channels that are blocked in YouTube Kids will remain blocked across all devices as long as the parent is signed into their account on each device. Parents can choose to unblock videos one at a time, or all at once. Video and channel blocking is available to YouTube Kids in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and a handful of South America, African, and Asian countries.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
YouTube Kids to Give Parents More Control
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
Facebook Says Parents Can Trust Its 'Messenger Kids' Service
Dec 4, 2017
Facebook today rolled out a new messaging service for children under the age of 13. Messenger Kids is a mobile application that gives kids the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends.
Facebook Brings More Features to Messenger Kids As It Expands to More Countries
Jun 22, 2018
Facebook's Messenger Kids app is set to become more parent-friendly and more widely available. Facebook is updating the app today with a handful of features, including the ability for more than one parent to control the app and account.
Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available
Jun 18, 2018
Google today made its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services available in 17 countries. YouTube Music is the new music service that is built around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new/trending videos, exclusives, and downloads for offline playback to paying subscribers.