YouTube Kids: Video app for children now also in Germany and Austria

With YouTube Kids Google yesterday published the child and family-friendly offshoot of its video platform in Germany and Austria. The service was previously tested in the home country of the United States, among others. The YouTube Kids app can be used for iOS devices like iPhone and iPad as well as for smartphones and tablets with Android. "The official YouTube Kids app is perfect for curious kids. The free one App is easy to use and includes a large collection of age-appropriate videos, channels and playlists for kids.“, It says in the description.

The YouTube Kids app can also be downloaded in Germany and Austria since September 6, 2017.
The YouTube Kids app can also be downloaded in Germany and Austria since September 6, 2017.

YouTube Kids: Opportunities for children and parents

The new YouTube Kids app for iOS and Android is intended to bring child-friendly content to the displays of smartphones and tablets or, through the appropriate pairing, to smart TVs and other devices. However, an adult is required to adapt the YouTube Kids app to suit children. Parents can set the video app for children individually. Among other things, these functions are available for this purpose:

  • Activate / deactivate the search function (text and voice search possible)
  • Restrict the selection of possible content in order to customize the app precisely
  • Configure timer to set a time limit for watching videos

Download for iOS and Android

You can download the YouTube Kids app for free, creating a relatively safe way for your children to watch videos, learn new things and watch age-appropriate series. So you don't have to constantly supervise them when they use YouTube or even impose any prohibitions on it. So you can simply download the app, configure it and get on with the day's work. You can find the download for Android in Google Play Store, the download for iOS here:

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Advertising, inappropriate content, product placement

In the YouTube Kids app description, Google states that the offer contains advertising and that this is the only reason why it can be offered free of charge. It is also possible that commercial videos from YouTubers end up in the selection. If a video comes up that you consider inappropriate, you can report it. With this and other information, Google protects itself against complaints in advance in the app description of the corresponding store pages.

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