US technology company Google launched the Spanish version of the mobile children’s app YouTube Kids in Argentina and Mexico, which is expected to be available soon for all Latin America.
The app is free and accessible for smart devices with iOS and Android operating systems through Google Play and App Store. It has only video content previously approved by parents for children aged between two and eight years of age. It also includes parental control tools such as the ability to set the maximum usage time, remove background sound and block inappropriate material.
The original English version is available since a year ago and already has over 10 million users. It has been criticized by US groups defending children’s rights who asked federal regulators to investigate why the platform included advertisements of high-sugar beverages and junk food, local newspaper Albany Daily Star reported.