From established broadcasters to internet companies, digital media is slowly establishing a new consumer base with the little ones. As more and more kids today understand that they can watch TV shows "on demand" on a range of devices, popular streaming apps are generating quality content for the young minds to cash in on this opportunity.
Here are five kid friendly mobile apps which are both entertaining and educative and will keep your kids occupied in their free time:
YouTube Kids App
The official YouTube Kids app is designed for the curious young minds. Kids can discover videos, channels, and playlists ranging from Thomas & Friends, DreamworksTV and Talking Tom.
Online hits like Mother Goose Club, Super Simple Songs, and Wonder Quest are also available on this delightfully simple and free app.
nexGTv Kids App
nexGTv Kids App was launched in a bid to make sure that the upcoming, digital-first generation does not miss out on entertaining and educative shows such as the Tales of Panchtantra, Vikram & Betal, etc.
India's first kids' video and infotainment app, nexGTv allows young viewers across the globe to immerse themselves in an eclectic mix of wonderful stories from series both vintage and new.
Netflix is a TV and film-streaming service aimed at all ages. It also has a dedicated kids feature, which streams shows such as Beat Bugs, Dinotrux, Luna Petunia, Turbo FAST, Richie Rich, and others.
Moreover, on Netflix, one can specify whether they want to see shows 'for older kids and below' or just 'for little kids only', by adding a PIN to their account to ensure that their children do not try to watch unsuitable content.
Voot App makes available the most popular series and most popular characters such as Motu Patlu, Chhota Bheem, Pokemon, Kung Fu Panda, Dora, SpongeBob, etc.
One can also set up a 'Voot Kids Pin' to make sure that their kids only see what one wants them to. Moreover, it is extremely easy to toggle seamlessly between Voot and Voot Kids through this security pin.
The Nick App for Android puts the best of Nickelodeon at one's fingertips. The content ranges from hilarious videos, games, to recent full episodes of the most popular shows for kids.
The most popular shows include Avatar, 100 Things to do before high school, Drake & Josh, Game Shakers, and Instant Mom.