YouTube launches kids app

YouTube’s kids’ destination officially launches today. The YouTube Kids app features videos from Jim Henson Co., Mother Goose Club, DreamWorks Animation, National Geographic Kids, Hit Entertainment and others with shows including Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Thomas the Tank Engine, Reading Rainbow and Talking Tom and Friends. Additionally, the app will include parental controls, limited pre-screened advertising (pre-rolls but not click-through ads) and a playlist of channels from music to learning categories. YT creators such as Vlogbrothers and Stampylonghead will also provide content for the app. It is currently only available for free on Android devices and on Google Play.

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