YouTube has launched its kids app in Arabic across 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the company announced on Monday.
YouTube Kids makes it easier for families to find videos that children enjoy, while offering parents easy-to-use tools to customise their family’s experience.
Created for children under 13 and with families in mind, YouTube Kids is a standalone app that hosts a range of content to help families support their children’s exploration and curiosity. Children can learn about new topics and be entertained through channels and playlists organised into categories including Learning & Hobbies, Arts & Crafts, YouTubers & Family Vloggers, Music & Dance, Toys & Play and more.
YouTube Kids offers a range of easy-to-use parental controls so that every family can have the experience that is right for them, including individualised profiles that allow parents to create separate profiles for their children. The ‘parent approved content’ mode allows parents to select individual videos and channels to make available for their child.
Some of the region’s most beloved family content will also be available on YouTube Kids, like the Arabic version of Sesame Street, Ahlan Simsim, and Emirati production Mansour, educational videos such as El Schoola and Learn with Zakariya.
Tarek Abdalla, Google’s Regional Marketing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, says that YouTube Kids helps every family nurture their children’s curiosity and interests, while offering a range of parental controls to tailor the experience based on their needs.
“Whether your children are 12-year-olds who enjoy arts and crafts or seven-year-olds who want to understand more about the solar system, YouTube Kids is a family friendly space for watching and exploring,” Abdalla explained.
The YouTube Kids app is now available in Arabic and other languages on the Google Play Store, the App Store, or via browser at https://www.youtubekids.com/.
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