SINGAPORE: Video-sharing platform YouTube has launched the child-friendly version of its mobile app – called YouTube Kids – in Singapore, to make it easier for children to find and access videos suitable for their age.
The app has four categories where kids can browse channels and playlists: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Kids can also browse videos in a Recommended section.
Parents can set their own passcode and restrict certain videos and channels. They can also turn off the search function, limit their kids’ screen time with a built-in timer, and turn off background music and sound effects.
"YouTube Kids gives parents more control to provide a safer and more customised experience for their families to explore their endless curiosities, learn about new topics and be entertained," said Mr Don Anderson, YouTube Asia Pacific’s Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships.
The app is available in more than 20 countries and has been downloaded “tens of millions” of times, according to YouTube owner Google. It is available for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store.