YouTube Kids App Gets Chromecast Support

Posted: Oct 2 2015, 11:20am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 4 2015, 7:19pm CDT , in Technology News

YouTube Kids App Gets Chromecast Support

YouTube Kids app updated with new features and Chromecast support.

YouTube's Android and iOS app designed specifically for kids just recently got an update to tackle content issues, as well as add Chromecast support and introduce guest-curated playlists.

When the app was first launched in February, many parents found out that it did not do the best job at keeping out content not really created for kids - like some sexual content and swear words.

But now the app will contain better guidelines about how content is chosen. It will give parents much more control when it comes to what they want their kids to watch and how to flag up anything that seems a bit inappropriate.

According to the Official YouTube Blog, the YouTube Kids app will also be getting support for Chromecast - so you can watch family-friendly videos on the big screen.

It will also add guest-curates playlists, from other parents, users, celebs and brands, like National Geographic Kids, Geena Davis and Kid President.

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and Vsauce will add their recommendations soon. It simply means that those parents who are agonized over kids getting to inappropriate content on the YouTube application will have options soon.

Then they will have to customize a personal pass code instead of having a spelled-out code. Likewise, when you open up YouTube Kids, it will clarify forthright how recordings are picked and prescribed.

You will additionally have a decision to enable search for family-friendly videos, or you can cripple it to restrict your kid to only a selected videos.

YouTube said this feature will be accessible in the coming weeks.

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