Parents who wish to share YouTube with their young children have now been offered a new app that helps accomplish that task. HomeTube, which was recently launched by an Australian developer named Chris Lacy, provides an easy-to-navigate version of YouTube populated by kid-friendly entertainment.
At first download, HomeTube stocks itself with videos from well-known children’s series like The Wiggles and Dora The Explorer. For a one-time fee of $.99, users can customize the app and add in videos their kids enjoy. This feature is protected by a simple lock that requires users to tap six times before accessing the settings.
“I was motivated to write HomeTube after I found myself increasingly frustrated observing my children attempt to interact with and navigate the YouTube mobile apps,” said Lacy on his Google+ page. “I couldn’t shake the feeling there was an opportunity for an interface that was both vastly simpler and allowed me more control over what was being viewed.”
HomeTube is available for Android from the Google Play store.