Time to enjoy videos with children: YouTube Kids is available in Hong Kong

YouTube has expanded its kids content division YouTube Kids to Hong Kong with a number of local and international channels being offered to children. 

Available on Google Play Store and App Store (iOS), YouTube Kids includes a wide range of content such as cartoons, educational videos, nursery rhymes, as well as different kinds of content about math, science and nature. The platform also features several notable channels from Hong Kong-based creators such as Bedtime Stories with Uncle Siu, McDull Official YouTube Channel, and K Music K World, to name a few. 

International channels include the official Peppa Pig Channel, Cocomelon Nursery Rhymes and Ryan's World. 

“We're excited to be launching YouTube Kids in Hong Kong. The YouTube Kids app has been built with parents and children in mind, enabling them to access great videos on topics they want to explore," said Don Anderson, head of kids/family and learning of YouTube for APAC.

YouTube Kids boasts a number of features, making it suitable for kids to consume online content. For example, it includes family-friendly content in four themes: shows, music, learning, and explore. YouTube Kids also works with trusted channels on a variety of topics ranging from arts and crafts to music, sports, and learning. 

As YouTube Kids is designed for children, it offers larger images, colourful design and clearly visible icons that allow children to navigate easier. Parent can also limit the watch time for their children which will notify them when his or her session is over.

Since the content will be the most concerned part from parents, YouTube Kids offers an approved content mode that allows parents to specifically select individual videos and channels for their child in the app. It is also easy for parents to set controls if they want to handpick what content their children are able to watch or exclude certain videos or channels.

"YouTube Kids is a safer, standalone streaming video service for kids, with a suite of parental controls to tailor a localised content experience so that it’s right for each household," said Anderson.

Launched in February 2015, YouTube Kids is currently available in 83 markets globally and translated into 38 local languages. Children do not need a Google account to enjoy YouTube Kids and they cannot upload videos or write comments on the content on YouTube Kids, meaning that they can only watch the content.

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