Kid-Friendly YouTube App is Coming to Android on Monday!
Even if companies haven’t really thought of it has a major chunk of the market in the past, kids nowadays make up for a decent section of the online users.
Even more so, companies are now starting to understand that and in order to accommodate their needs (and the need of tailored results obviously), companies are starting to roll out dedicated services for the kids.
The latest step that has been taken in this regard is a kid friendly video app that is being launched by YouTube on this Monday! You might have heard about Google’s plan to tap into the younger generation with products based on their needs and demands, this is going to be one step closer to their goal.
According to the news we have picked up, the app is going to be launched in the United States first; it will be an Android-only app for now but like the region of release, I am sure other platforms will also be added later on.
Some of the features that you can expect (other than the tailored results) include a timer to limit the length of the sessions, other parental controls as well as content from some of the partners like Jim Henson TV, DreamWorks, National Geographic.
The first time we heard of their plan was back in August 2014 when it was revealed that kid friendly YouTube was going to make its way to us alongside a dashboard that would give parents access to the activities of their children.
People who are accustomed to the cyber laws would know that Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) restricts companies and websites to target any one below the age of 13 through any medium relating to their products. Naturally, this meant that a decent chunk of the human population couldn’t be brought on the platform by the internet giant. So they decided to go tactical and actually tailor their products for them.
The kid friendly YouTube is just one of the services that Google plans to launch; another example being a customized version of Chrome.
I am sure steps like these will be highly welcomed by families all over the globe, don’t you think?
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