YouTube Kids Stories August 30

GOOG: 929.57

8.28

The new scribbled YouTube Kids logo looks like it was drawn by a kid

Alongside yesterday’s complete overhaul of YouTube on desktop and mobile, the Google company also redesigned its iconic logo. The main clients were not the only applications to get a new icon as YouTube Kids also received revamped branding yesterday that unfortunately looks like it was drawn by a kid.

YouTube Kids Stories August 10

GOOG: 907.24

-15.66

YouTube Kids finally lands on Android TV

YouTube Kids has been available for Android and iOS for the past couple of years, but it’s rollout to TV platforms has been slower. We’ve seen a couple of devices pick it up, but today, Google’s own Android TV is finally picking up its own Android TV app.

YouTube Kids Stories April 25

GOOG: 872.30

9.54

Announced back in February, YouTube Kids is now available for LG, Samsung, and Sony smart televisions. Oddly, none of these models run Android TV, with an Android app for the big screen only listed as “available soon.”

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YouTube Kids Stories February 14

GOOG: 820.45

1.21

YouTube Kids is coming to smart TVs, gets more content for its 2nd birthday

I guess announcing some new content and features to celebrate an app’s second birthday is a bit fitting for an app made to be used primarily by kids. Over at the YouTube blog, Google has announced that the YouTube Kids app is getting a plethora of new content in the coming months, as well as that the app is coming to smart TVs…

YouTube Kids Stories August 3, 2016

GOOG: 773.18

2.11

YouTube Kids app now supports ad-free and offline videos with Red subscription

YouTube Kids launched on Android and iOS last year as a portal for kid and family friendly curated videos with strict parental controls and restrictions. YouTube’s paid Red subscription service has just announced that it is adding support for the Kids app, with features like ad-free and offline videos, at no additional cost.

YouTube Kids Stories November 18, 2015

GOOG: 740.00

14.70

YouTube Kids finally launches internationally, app now available in Australia, UK, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland

Having launched in the US back in February, YouTube’s child-friendly video service is making its way across the globe from today. YouTube Kids is now available in the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. The app is free to download on iOS and Android and offers customers a curated YouTube experience with content aimed specifically at children.

In the UK, content will include the likes of Wallace & Gromit, Morph, The Magic Roundabout and Teletubbies among many others. Featured content will differ depending on your region, but the service is essentially the same in all available markets. Since it’s free, the app is supported by ads, but only advertisements suitable for children are shown in the YouTube Kids app. As reported by The Guardian:

“We only show ads that are approved as family-friendly – for example, we don’t show any food and beverage ads – and all ads undergo a rigorous review process for compliance with our policies,” a YouTube spokesperson told the Guardian.

“All ads are clearly labeled and include ad intros. Ads don’t include any click-throughs to websites or product purchase flows.”

Now, parents outside the US will be able to let their kids watch ‘The wheels on the bus’ without worrying they’ll end up following through links and watching something slightly dubious content. On the negative side, undoubtedly, I’ll now have to watch more loom band how-to videos with my 6 year-old.

The app is available to download from the Play Store now, and is compatible with any Android device running version 4.1 or later.

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