New Videos and Streaming Tools
The most significant boost comes from support for Chromecast, Apple TV, Game Consoles, and Smart TVs. But it didn’t specify which consoles. Presumably, you’ll be able to use it soon on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. YouTube Kids also relies more on curation and less on a random search. The YouTube Blog highlights new content from National Geographic Kids, Kid President, Vsauce, a girl-power-themed playlist, and other guest-curated lists.
Clearer Parental Controls
Since the app is designed for kids. Parents can expect to be able to have the final say about what the little tykes can see. There are plans for a new startup demo that shows how to choose what your child can watch. Find recommended content, and flag videos that don’t belong. YouTube says this new feature is rolling out shortly. You can also add a personalized passcode to access the settings. Previously you had to use the spelled-out password that the app provided. Most new features appear to be coming on, so you don’t need to look for app updates. YouTube Kids is available on Play Store and the Apple App Store.