YouTube Kids is Google’s response to parents who have grown suspicious about YouTube videos that are inappropriate for children. Its user interface has also been improved to make it easier for youngsters to explore films, although the dedicated app is only available for Android TV, Apple TV, and Fire TV devices, as well as LG and Samsung smart TVs. It’s now coming to other gadgets in your living room.
According to 9to5Google, the kid-friendly version of YouTube can now be accessed on more smart TVs, game consoles, and some of the top Roku streaming devices owing to a new upgrade to the main YouTube app. In an email, YouTube announced the expansion, reminding customers that the change “will be rolling out to families over the coming few weeks.”
You may access the service quickly by switching to your child’s YouTube Kids profile, which now shows on your Accounts page within the YouTube app, eliminating the need to install the specific app on your streaming device or gaming console. This also implies that you can return to the original YouTube experience with the same toggle on the Accounts menu.
This method is more handy than installing two distinct apps on your smartphone since it eliminates the need to push several buttons on a remote. According to the email, the new experience will also keep your existing parental controls, content settings, and child preferences. YouTube also advises parents that by visiting families.youtube.com, they may easily deactivate their children’s profiles. But, this will erase profiles from all platforms.
YouTube Kids, which debuted in 2015, aims to create a safer environment for children to explore and view videos without exposing them to more mature content. However, the app still necessitates constant parental supervision, and the app’s expansion to more devices means you’ll have to do so beyond your PC and tablet to put a stop to channels that are inappropriate for children or simply produce consumerism-driven content designed to encourage them to buy toys.