YouTube announced that it’s in the last stages of releasing a kids version of the service.
The new app will be available for free download and it will only be released for smart mobile devices that run on Android operating system.
YouTube did not say reveal any details whether the latest video streaming service for kids will also be made available for Apple devices any time soon.
YouTube kids app will be available on Google’s Android devices on February 23.
The new kids-friendly service was designed for tablets and smartphones and will feature original content from TV programs like Talking Tom and Friends, Mother Goose Club, Jim Henson TV and DreamWorks TV.
Also, kids will be enjoying original content streamed by Thomas the Tank Engine, Reading Rainbow and educational programs like National Geographic Kids.
LeVar Burton, a representative for Reading Rainbow said in a statement that the new YouTube kids app will provide children and parents as well a safe environment filled with educational and entertaining content.
The new YouTube kids app will give its users the chance to browse channels and playlists from arranged under four categories: the kids can choose from Music, Shows, Explore and Learning.
The children can use the search option to find topics like spaceships or water animals. This way the kids can feed their curiosity with useful and exciting information.
Talking about the new YouTube kids app, Michelle Sullivan, vice president of digital National Geographic Kids, said that their programs will spark kids’ curiosity and will help them learn more about the surrounding world in a fun way.
Sources say that Malik Ducard, YouTube executive, will discuss more details about the new service at a meeting on Monday called Kidscreen Summit.
The new YouTube kids app will have parental controls and other useful features, such as the ability to set a timer in order for parents to limit the kids’ time spent watching videos.
The news about YouTube for kids comes after the company announced its intention of creating a version of its popular service for kids 12 years and younger.
YouTube first made the announcement in December 2014.
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