YouTube Kids

Virgin Media adds YouTube Kids

Liberty Global-owned UK operator Virgin Media has added the YouTube Kids app to its TV platform. YouTube Kidis is designed to provide a safe place for children to explore their interests and curiosity through online video. The app, which is available to all Virgin Media customers with a V6 set top box, allows parents to […]

YouTube Kids makes a comeback on Amazon Fire TV 

YouTube Kids, a children-friendly version of the leading video platform, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices.  YouTube Kids launched in the US in 2015, aimed at kids under 13, with a range of content channels and creators. Freesat customers will be able to access content covering arts and crafts, sports, music and educational videos […]

YouTube Kids launches in 11 new countries

Google’s YouTube has continued the expansion of its YouTube Kids service, launching it in 11 new countries.  YouTube Kids is a heavily-moderated version of the ubiquitous video platform, and was designed to give children a safe environment to enjoy entertaining and informative video content online. Now available in a total of 74 regions and countries, […]

Free introduces YouTube Kids to Freebox

French operator Free has announced the integration of YouTube Kids into its Freebox set top boxes.  The operator said that this marks the first time in France that the children’s app has been integrated directly into a set top box and that the partnership is a part of its “desire to always offer more content […]

YouTube to remove targeted ads from kids content

Google’s YouTube is finalising plans to end targeted advertising on children’s videos. According to sources speaking to Bloomberg, the move is designed to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has been investigating whether YouTube breached the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) by collecting data on children.  The regulator reached a settlement with Google over […]

YouTube launches Kids app on smart TVs

YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app on smart TVs around the world. As of yesterday the app is now available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs in the 26 countries YouTube Kids is currently launched. “We’ve heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining and […]

YouTube adds first kids content to Red subscription service

YouTube is adding four new original series to its YouTube Red subscription offering, created with its YouTube Kids app in mind. The children’s series mark the first YouTube Red series produced specifically for family audiences and are due to debut starting from this spring. YouTube announced the new series yesterday, at the same time as […]

YouTube Kids app launches in the UK and Ireland

YouTube is launching its kids app in the UK and Ireland, its first rollout outside the US. Kids can watch a range of curated content via app, which is free from the Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The service is ad-supported. Announcing the launch in a blog post, YouTube said the larger images and icons will […]

YouTube urged to increase child safety provisions

In the same week it launched its kids content app, YouTube has been urged to makes its youth-skewed offerings safer and more age-appropriate. The Children’s Media Foundation, a not-for-profit advocacy group, welcomed the launch of the YouTube app noting it is “a great step forward, particularly for younger viewers”. However, the CMF added that more “still […]

YouTube to launch kids-focused app

YouTube is set to launch a child-friendly version of its service for smartphones and tablets, called YouTube Kids, according to US reports.  The free YouTube Kids app is due to launch next week and will offer age-appropriate content, filtering out unsuitable videos. Speaking to USA Today, YouTube executive and product manager for YouTube Kids, Shimrit […]