Google Launches YouTube Kids App on Android

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Google has launched a dedicated YouTube kids app for Android. The app, to be released on Monday, features specially selected TV shows and videos from kid-centric YouTube channels. The app will only be available on Android at first.

Google is set to announce the app at the Kidscreen Summit, an event with a focus on children’s television, making this a symbolic move by the company into the world of content crafted specifically for children. The app will feature a timer that is set to allow parents to limit their child’s viewing.

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As you can see by the images, this app has been carefully designed for kids, with its large and colourful icons. There’s also something else quite kid-specific too – no ads. Yes, thanks to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, barring companies from collecting data from kids under-13,  meaning YouTube can’t show up targeted ads. This has obviously raised a few questions, with many wondering how the company will make any money from the app.

Source: The Verge

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