Since the onset of the YouTube era in India, parents now have many options to choose for the entertainment of their toddlers. But, with the introduction of YouTube Kids in India, parents can now have an app dedicated to their kids without worrying about content that’s not appropriate.
Here are some interesting features of This YouTube Kids’ app launched this week by Google
- The app will have ‘larger images’ and ‘bold icons’ for a toddler who loves cartoon pictures.
- Parents can change the ’Search settings’ that allow parents to decide the search parameters.
If you want to turn it on later, then you can navigate to SETTINGS –> Control Contents –> SEARCH on/off.
In that same SETTINGS section, you can mute background noise while allowing the visuals to play.
Get the ‘timer’ to limit kids’ screen time by sounding an alert.
To do that, Click on the small LOCK ICON on the bottom right of the home page. (As shown in bellow image)
Enter the PASSCODE allotted for grown-ups
CLICK –> TIMER
Set the time limit for your toddler.
Change Text size & color
The YouTube Kids’ app (there is no desktop version) comes with several categories that make it a better and safer choice for children and parents. These four categories include – Music, Shows, Learning and Explore.
YouTube kids’ App was launched last year (2015) for 20 countries and features star creators like CVS , Videogyan, LittleBabyBum and ChuChuTV which has generated more than 6 billion views and 6 million subscribers.
This move comes after YouTube launched “YouTube GO” feature for YouTube India mobile app which is connected to the Smart Offline feature that launched in India earlier this year.
YouTube KIDS – Industry Report
We noticed that kids category on YouTube is categorized into four categories as Education, Toys reviews, Nursery Rhymes, and Entertainment. So, focusing on age criteria is essential to differentiate other YouTube channels which have slightly mature demographics. Through this guide, you can get
- The highest viewership obtained for a channel
- Most subscribed YouTube channel
- Highest number of videos uploaded to the particular YouTube channel
- Most liked YouTube channel in Kids subcategory
- Best time to upload a video
- Average number of likes for the videos of the channel
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