Google is taking a move out of Twitter’s playbook, as the tech company has unveiled a new YouTube app specifically for kids.
The YouTube Kids app makes it is safe for children to find videos on topics they want to explore. Moreover, the app’s design is kid friendly, featuring larger images, bold icons, voice search and more. Kids also have the ability to browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Plus, parents have control over the app via parental controls that enable them to set timers, turn off background music, modify search settings and provide feedback about the app to Google.
“Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids — and yours — to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe,” Google said in an announcement on the Official YouTube Blog. “Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.”
It is important to note that the app is currently available for free in both the Google Play and Apple’s App Store.