YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

Camille Rivera
April 27, 2017

Google launched their YouTube Kids app over two years ago as a way for younger audiences to watch content uploaded to the popular video-sharing network that was safe and appropriate for all ages. "We've heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining and enriching content of YouTube Kids to the biggest personal screen (your TV!) seemed like the flawless fit". Well, Google has announced that the very same application will now be available on a bunch of Smart TVs as well. The service allows parents to effectively control the content that their children have access to, without having to micro-manage content on a per-video basis.

Since the launch of YouTube Kids in 2015, it has recorded more than 30 billion views until now and has over 8 million weekly active viewers.

The YouTube Kids app can now be used on smart TVs, as well as on phones and tablets. Likewise, and probably as to be expected, only in the counties that YouTube Kids is now available in. The app is the first Google product that is made especially for kids and has proper video categories and filters to let children explore videos on their favorite topics.

2016-2017 Sony TVs (with the exception of Android TV, which will be available soon). While all Samsung smart TVs (and Blu-Ray players) released between 2013 and 2017 will also have access to the new app.

Perhaps the strangest part of this announcement is that an official Android TV app still isn't available.

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