What you need to know
- Google will begin highlighting kid-friendly apps and games in a new Kids section in the play store.
- Apps and games present in that tab will have been reviewed and approved by teachers and educators around the U.S.
- The new section will begin rolling out in the U.S. over the next few days.
As more and more students now learn from home Google is adapting the Play store to help in this effort. It's adding a new Kids tab to the Play Store, making it super simple for parents and guardians to find appropriate apps for their charges. Apps found under this section will be pre-vetted, privacy-respecting, positive apps.
Google says it's launching this new section earlier than it planned due to the unscheduled vacation many students find themselves in, as such many apps that should be in this new tab aren't there yet, but they'll come with time.
Google's Mindy Brooks explained the company's rationale on Wednesday:
In essence, educators around the country will help Google curate a selection of apps that can help keep your kids busy and learning. Google and teachers will hand out points for positive messages, educative content. They'll also highlight how fun and engaging an app is on said app listing. For Google Play pass subscribers, the company will also offer a selection of "teacher-approved" content there as well.
Google is rolling out the new Kids section in the U.S. over the next few days.
Be an expert in 5 minutes
Get the latest news from Android Central, your trusted companion in the world of Android