Virgin Media finally managed to catch up with archenemy Sky TV by bringing a dedicated YouTube Kids app to the set-top box. This means younger viewers can explore tutorials, content from popular creators, clips from TV shows, and music videos in a protected environment where they are unlikely to stumble across some inappropriate YouTube videos. So far, Virgin Media viewers have had to content with the unfiltered YouTube app.
The broadcaster included the YouTube Kids app in its latest update, which was supposed to be rolling out to TV V6 set-top box owners across the country so far. The program will be found in the list of applications in your box.
Parents and guardians can customize the experience when they first set up YouTube Kids to customize exactly what type of content will be available to view. This is the perfect solution for younger viewers who have a V6 TV in their bedroom or game room as adults are not always there to check what’s on screen.
Google-developed app settings include the ability to switch content for preschoolers, younger or older children, as well as the ability to block inappropriate content.
Parents can also choose to choose the content to make it available to their children – for example, if you don’t have a problem with music videos from certain artists who have few singing options thriving, you will be able to make that content available within the YouTube Kids app even if other similar artists are blocked. Automatically by filters.
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Speaking about the latest update to Virgin Media TV V6, Virgin Media Chief Digital Entertainment Officer David Bouchier said, “It’s great to add another very popular app to our TV platform as YouTube Kids joins our entertainment apps list. YouTube Kids provides parents with more confidence. And that brings more age-appropriate content to our platform for our younger viewers, and adds to the massive kids’ offering that we already have for popular channels and thousands of on-demand episodes of programs. “
The launch comes after Virgin Media added a slew of new apps to the set-top box, including My5, Pluto TV, and Amazon Prime Video – to name a few.