The famous video platform Youtube Kids is now available on Apple TV. The iPhone and the iPad app has been updated to support Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4k models. It adds the search support through ‘Siri’ which allows kids to search for videos using their voice.
The lockdown phase brings a lot of new updates in the digital world. A few days back Netflix enhanced parental control, Instagram launched safety features and now Youtube Kids is available on the App store.
Youtube provides tons of captivating content. However, most of the content accessible on this platform is not child-friendly. And parents always want a safe environment for children.
Last year Youtube disabled comments on videos to stop bullying and predatory behavior. It also reached a $170 million fine with the Federal Trade Commission over breaches of the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA), releasing new rules for kids video. However, creators said the rules were confusing, and this led to loss of revenue.
What Is Youtube Kids?
Youtube Kids allows parents to set age categories and viewing time. It is the app entirely dedicated to kids. The app is for the age group of 4 years and older. It uses a mix of automated filters built by engineering teams. It also considers human reviews and feedback from parents to make this platform safe for kids.
YouTube Kids app has its own library which is filled with family-friendly videos on various types of topics. This content can ignite your child’s creativity and playfulness. The library stores everything like your child’s favorite shows, cartoons, music, and different types of learning videos.
It also offers parental control features like blocking-flagging inappropriate content, screen time limits for extended app usage, monitoring kid’s activities, etc. Parents can also create up to eight child profiles. Each profile with its viewing choices, video recommendations and personal settings. Parents can choose from “Approved Content Only” mode or select an age category that fits your child, “Preschool”, “Younger”, or “Older” categories.
How To Get Youtube Kids On Apple TV?
Do you want to get Youtube KIds on your Apple TV? You can watch it with Apple Airplay. To set Youtube Kids you can open the Youtube Kids App on your iOS mobile device. Tap the AirPlay icon at the top on any page.
This icon will only appear when your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple Tv. The pop-up list will blink and from that list choose the Apple TV device.
However, videos are still being filtered with algorithms that means still inappropriate content can trouble kids. But the current features of the app can help guardians to block objectionable content from being viewed by children.