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Google launches YouTube Kids app in India
By Manish Singh on April 3, 2017
Google launches YouTube Kids app in India
By Manish Singh on April 3, 2017

 

Indian parents with kids who love to spend time on YouTube can now take a sigh of relief.

Google today launched YouTube Kids in India, a special app of the video portal with family-friendly content. The company said it has partnered with several YouTube creators in India for exclusive content for YouTube Kids app. The app is available on both iOS and Android. There’s no web version of YouTube Kids.

 

The arrival of YouTube Kids in India comes one-and-a-half years after it was first launched in the United States. Over the years, parents worldwide have expressed concerns over the content YouTube offers and whether they are fit for children. YouTube Kids is company’s address to such concerns. The app is now available in over 20 nations.

 

There are already some very popular Indian YouTube channels that offer content aimed at kids. The most notable of them is ‘ChuChuTV’, the second most popular YouTube channel in India with over six billion total views. The channel offers colorful animations and songs for kids.

 

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