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Introducing kid profiles, new parental controls, and a new exciting look for kids, which will begin rolling out today!

After talking to parents all over, we know that kids who love the YouTube Kids app are getting older and want a platform that’ll grow with them. Whether kids are watching Monster High, DC Kids, LEGO, learning their ABCs, or picking up the latest tricks in Minecraft, we want YouTube Kids to help. Here’s what’s new with YouTube Kids:

When you sign in with your Google account, you get:

  • Kid profiles to customize your kids’ experience: Now you can create a profile for each of your kids. Even better, kid profiles work across all different devices!
  • App design tailored to your kid’s age: When you enter a date of birth on the kid profile, YouTube Kids changes the way the app looks. Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens.
  • A new setup process: The new app parent setup process will give you detailed information to help you make the right choices for your family before your kids use the app.
  • Passcode for kids: Kids can set a secret passcode to get into their profile (and keep their brother or sister out). Don’t worry, you can always override their passcode.

Remember, our systems work hard to filter out more mature content from the app. But no system is perfect. If you find a video that you think should not be in the app, you can block it and flag it for review. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone.

YouTube Kids is now live in 37 countries, has more than 70 billion views in the app, and more than 11 million weekly active viewers.

We’re looking at ways to build an even better experience for families. Coming soon, we’ll give parents the option to have more content available in the app experience for their child. Our team is working to identify the most relevant content categories for tweens to make the app even more awesome.

*Not available in all markets. Kid profiles are available in the following markets: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe.

Balaji Srinivasan, YouTube Kids Engineering Director, recently watched Can you solve the magnet riddle? ft YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.


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Samsung’s Gear VR 2 is coming soon, but talk of a HoloLens challenger is way more exciting

A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like experience.

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An exciting new way to watch 360 videos on YouTube

Over the years, we’ve received thousands of innovative feature requests from our users. But there’s one suggestion we’ve heard over and over again, and today, we’re finally able to make it a reality. 

We’re proud to introduce the ability to watch videos on YouTube in 360 degrees —sitting right next to Snoop Dogg.

We call it SnoopaVision.


SnoopaVision is a cutting-edge 360 experience that combines two undeniable trends:

  1. 360 is the future
  2. Snoop Dogg

To get started, just click the SnoopaVision icon in the lower right of any video. Try it now for popular videos like “6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon” and “Double Rainbow Song,” and see the full list at youtube.com/snoopavision.

Sometimes, it’s the most obvious ideas that are the best, and that’s certainly the case with SnoopaVision.

Ben Relles, Head of YouTube Innovation, recently watched “Crazy Mountain Biker with SnoopaVisionin High Definition (which is also the name of Snoop’s new album, coming soon).


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Hands on: The Axon Watch hints at an exciting Android Wear Future for ZTE

ZTE has big plans for its flagship Axon range, and a smartwatch may be part of it. We got some hands-on time with a working prototype of the Axon Watch, a wearable destined for China in the near future, that could give us a hint of what’s to come.

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