More parental controls available in YouTube Kids

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Since the launch of YouTube Kids less than two years ago, the developer have received helpful feedback from parents on how to make the app even better. Parents have told the company they want more control over how their kids watch content in the YouTube Kids app.

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As such, YouTube Kids rolled out a new feature that continues to put parents in the driver’s seat so they can decide what content is right for their family.

youtube20161206Sometimes parents don’t want their little one watching a DIY video that shows them how to make gooey slime, or maybe they want kids to take a break from watching certain sing-a-long videos.

Now these parents can block videos or channels from their experience by signing into the app. After this, parents can simply block videos using the 3-dot menu next to any video or channel.

And the best part is that because they’re logged in, the videos and channels they block in YouTube Kids will remain consistent across all your devices. If they change their mind, however, they can unblock all restricted videos or channels at once.

The new feature follows other ways families can already customize their YouTube Kids experience such as using the built-in timer that lets parents limit kids’ screen time and age-based customization according to age groups (preschool, school age or all kids) that makes the initial home screen reflect videos that may interest children in that age range, among others.

This update is now available in the Philippines alongside territories namely, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malaysia, India and Singapore.

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