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YouTube Kids App Now In UK, Canada And Australia: Know What Features Make It Best For Kids

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YouTube?Kids?app?is?now?available?in?UK,?Ireland,?Canada,?Australia?and?New?Zealand?after?receiving?popular?response?in?the?US?where?it?was?launched?in?February.
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The?family?friendly?Kids?YouTube?app?is?aimed?at?providing?age?appropriate?content?to?the?children.
The?app?is?now?available?for?free?download?on?Android?and?iOS?platforms?though?there?is?no?desktop?version?available.?
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YouTube?Kids?app?offers?a?kids?friendly?design?with?big?icons?and?minimal?scrolling.?The?app?features?four?icons?that?are?Shows,?Music,?Learning?and?Explore?that?provides?children?friendly?content.?The?easy?to?navigate?app?allows?for?voice?control?search?in?case?you?don?t?want?to?type?which?is?kind?of?perfect?for?children.
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The?YouTube?Kids?app?restricts?inappropriate?content?for?children?and?allows?parents?to?flag?such?content?if?it?gets?through.?The?app?also?removes?social?features?of?YouTube?like?comments?and?ability?to?upload?videos.According to Tech Times YouTube?Kids?also?blocks?inappropriate?search?terms?as?well?such?as?sex.
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The?app?allows?parents?to?regulate?the?content?their?children?view?through?a?pass?code?feature.?Parents?can?disable?the?search?option?to?limit?content?to?videos?available?on?home?screen.?They?can?also?set?viewing?limits?with?the?timer?feature.?Also?YouTube?Kids?app?allows?parents?to?turn?off?the?music?or?sound?effects.
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Google?launched?the?YouTube?Kids?back?in?February?in?the?United?States?where?it?has?been?downloaded?over?10?million?times according to The Verge.?However?consumer?groups?in?US?have?asked?Federal?Trade?Commission?to?investigate?Google?over?allegations?of?targeting?kids?with?advertising.?Google?has?denied?these charges by?saying?their ads?are?family?friendly?and?do?not?feature?click-on ads to?other?sites.
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The?UK?version?of?app?will?focus?on?the?local?channels?such?as?Teletubbies,?Morph,?Wallace?&?Gromit?and?The?Magic?Roundabout.?The?Australian?YouTube?Kids?app?will?host?Play?School,?Jemima?s?Big?Adventure,?and?Giggle?and?Hoot.?The?local?channels?such?as?The?Wotwots?and?The?Moe?Show,?Hooplakidz,?Thomas?the?Tank?Engine?will?feature?in?the?New?Zealand?version?of?the?app.

 

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