YouTube has finally launched YouTube Kids in the Philippines! An app built with parents and children in mind that makes it easier for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore.
Since YouTube Kids launched in over 14 countries, it’s been downloaded tens of millions of times by families who rate it among the top five kids apps available. We’re pleased to bring it to families in the Philippines today, and it’s now available to download for free on Google Play (https://goo.gl/Dl1ZJE) and the App Store (https://goo.gl/pPTdLt). Built from the ground up with little ones in mind, the free Kids app makes it easy for children to find videos on topics they want to explore.
Here are some of the key features:
Bright and playful design
With larger images and bold icons, YouTube Kids is fast and simple for little thumbs to navigate with a built in voice search so that even if your child can’t spell or type, they can still find videos they’d like to watch.
The YouTube Kids app is a more family-friendly version of YouTube where kids can explore their imagination and curiosity. They can browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Search for videos from National Geographic Kids, Thomas and Friends, Wallace and Gromit, and Reading Rainbow.
When parents open YouTube Kids, they learn upfront how systems choose and recommend content and how to flag videos. Videos available are as much as possible family-friendly but if you ever find a video you’re concerned about you can flag it.
Don Anderson, Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships, YouTube Asia Pacific, said, “As a father of two young children, I’ve had first-hand exposure to the power of video and how it can enrich a child’s life, whether it is through listening to nursery rhymes, or accessing math and science content, or a host of other topics that entertain and engage. YouTube Kids is our first step in re-imagining YouTube for families, an experience that gives you a world of video in your pockets, and a world of possibility and knowledge at your fingertips. We’re excited to see how YouTube Kids will better help your family explore, learn, and sing along.”