YouTube will be launching a new app designed to be kid friendly next week.
The app called YouTube Kids, and will offer original episodes of Children’s TV shows and child-centric channels on YouTube.
Parents can also set a timer, to prevent kids from watching videos for a long time. The app will be released on Android devices first, and will be available on phones and tablets.
The app’s will have large icons, and minimal scrolling to make it easy for children to navigate various sections of the app. The homescreen for instance, will have four large icons for Shows, Music, Learning and Explore.
YouTube’s Product Manager, Shimrit Ben-Yair, said that Parents had been requesting for such an app for a long time. Malik Ducard, a YouTube Executive will launch the YouTube Kids on Monday, February 23rd, at the Kidscreen Summit, an event for the children’s entertainment industry.