YouTube has made some changes to its YouTube Kids app this week to make it more flexible for kids and parents both.
Google has added new age groups for parents to select in the app. This means that you’ll be able to tweak the service to your liking before handing your tablet or phone over to your young child. These categories are:
- Preschool (ages 4 & under) is designed to allow kids to watch videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning, & exploration.
- Younger (ages 5-7) is designed to allow kids to explore their interests and search for a wide variety of topics, including songs, cartoons, crafts, & more.
- Older (ages 8-12) is designed to allow kids with growing independence to search & explore additional music videos, gaming, family vlogs, science, and more.
The firm is also expanding the availability of the app from this week, it’ll be launching on the web as well, so users on Windows or other non-supported platforms will have access going forward. In hindsight, it seems odd for a YouTube app to launch on the web last. In this case, better late than never.