YouTube Kids app officially rolls out in MENA
April 7, 2021

Family-friendly YouTube app made for the little ones.

YouTube has officially announced that its family-friendly YouTube Kids app is launching in Arabic across 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. The app curates the best content made for kids and gives parents more control over the content that their children are watching on the app.

YouTube Kids is made for children below 13 and is a standalone app different from the full-fledged YouTube app. Aside from offering child-friendly content, various videos that focus on learning will also be highlighted. Additionally, video is organized into different categories like Learning & Hobbies, Arts & Crafts, YouTubers & Family Vloggers, Music & Dance, Toys & Play to help enrich the minds of youngsters.

Additionally, YouTube Kids will also have a range of parental controls so every family can have their own personalized content. Some of the options included with the app include individual profiles, handpicked content, the ability to turn off search, a built-in timer, and content blockers.

To celebrate the launch, some of the region’s most popular family-friendly content like the Arabic version of Sesame Street, Ahlan Simsim, or Emirati production Mansour, educational videos such as El Schoola and Learn with Zakariya, or nursery rhymes will immediately be available on YouTube Kids.

“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 & exploring,” said Tarek Abdalla, Google’s Regional Marketing Director for the Middle East & North Africa.

YouTube Kids can be accessed online, or download the free iOS and Android apps.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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