Google will update YouTube Kids with improved parental controls


After being reported to the FTC twice by parent and child advocacy groups for not being family friendly enough, Google is preparing an update for YouTube Kids that it expects will address the content issues. The updated version of YouTube Kids will be outfitted with a more robust set of parental controls which will allow parents to turn off search access and set their own custom passcode for the service. YouTube Kids has also gained an explainer for parents on how to set up those controls, and Google says the app is gaining Chromecast, Apple TV and smart TV support as well.

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