tinyTube enables parents to control what content young children are watching on YouTube. Toddlers can still have access to the videos and interactive music they love, without the dreaded list of "related videos" that are accessible via other interfaces. tinyTube blends good parenting with YouTube.
Ever had to race over to stop a video when you realise Thomas the Tank Engine is about to get blown up in a home-made video? Or stopping a Mickey Mouse video that has been put to rap music with offensive language?
tinyTube makes toddlers interacting with YouTube stress-free for parents, and makes good parenting easier to achieve!
It's also a great way for children with special needs to experience the enjoyment of watching videos shared on YouTube. Interaction can be defined by parents - making it easier for children with special needs to find and play their favorite videos.
★★★★★ How does it work? ★★★★★
tinyTube integrates with the existing YouTube website - you simply create a free account with YouTube and start adding videos to your "favorites". Videos can be added using either the Web or iPhone/iPad interface.
Then it's simply a matter of entering your username and password in the fields above and clicking "update" - any videos on your YouTube favorites list will be available for your children to watch at any time via the tinyTube application.
★★★★★ How do I create a YouTube account? ★★★★★
★ Go to http://www.youtube.com/create_account?next=%2Findex and choose a username and password
★ Alternatively, you can sign in using your Google account
★★★★★ How do I add videos to my favorites list? ★★★★★
★ Using either the YouTube website or iPhone/iPad application, search for your favorite videos
★ On the YouTube website, when you find one you want your children to be able to access using tinyTube, simply click the "Add to" drop down box below the video and select "Favorites"
★ In the iPhone/iPad app, when you find one you want your children to be able to access using tinyTube, simply tap the video screen to make the "+Add" button appear, tap "+Add" and select "Favorites"
★★★★★ Bonus Features! ★★★★★
★ One low price for both iPhone/iTouch and iPad support!
★ Toggle "British English" on/off to spell "favorites" the same way as your child does.
★★★★★ Disclaimer ★★★★★
Performance of movie playback will depend on the speed of your network connection and the YouTube servers. Some user-uploaded videos on YouTube may not be supported for playback on the iPhone/iPad device - only supported videos will appear in your favorites playlist.
Due to the nature of this application, we are unable to test every combination of YouTube account and device. Please contact us for help before leaving negative feedback - every problem has a resolution!
Supports up to 50 videos in your favorites list.
Katrina Read is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 3-6, 6-10, 10+, all, parents
Categories: Games, Special Needs, Parents, Music