USA Today reports that YouTube is planning to launch a new application called YouTube kids on February 23.
It was mentioned already in March last year, but Google confirmed that it was working on such an application in December. The application, which will be free, will run on Android devices only when it is launched.
According to USA Today, the app will be separate from the main YouTube service and will feature an initial screen with eight choices of children's TV shows and other popular recommendations.
Kids can search for videos by typing normally in the search or using their voice, a feature the company expects to be quite popular as many young children can not type. The application will not be able to search for inappropriate terms, such as the term "sex" for example.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the application will be announced during the central talk session at the Kidscreen Summit next week.