The YouTube Kids app can now be used on smart TVs, as well as on phones and tablets. Although the announcement does also note that will change soon, as it seems Google and YouTube do have plans to release a dedicated YouTube Kids app for TV sets that are powered by Android TV soon.
Google's YouTube Kids service, which acts as a safe space for children to watch YouTube videos without the risk of stumbling upon more adult content, will shortly be coming to smart TVs via an app. Whenever the parents feel that some videos are a little inappropriate, they can notify the company to remove such videos from the application.
They no longer have to worry about violent or obscene content being played on their kid's tablet or smartphone.
In February this year, YouTube added its first original kids series to its YouTube Red lineup.
YouTube Kids is growing up, more so every day. Google reports more than 30 billion views and over 8 million weekly active viewers worldwide via the YouTube Kids service, so these numbers should grow pretty substantially thanks to today's news.
2016-2017 Sony TVs (with the exception of Android TV, which will be available soon).
YouTube is working to expand to other countries.
Currently, YouTube Kids is available for users in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe. For the countries mentioned above, YouTube Kids availability on compatible Smart TVs is also dependent on the individual television manufacturer.