In this list, we talk about 5 free apps to browse kid-friendly videos on your Windows 8 device. These apps deliver quality content and allow you to easily look for great videos that are suitable for kids. Some of these Windows 8 apps provide entertainment videos, while some provide educational videos.
Whatever the case, these apps are sure to keep you and your kid entertained for a long time. All these apps are free, and offer an integrated video player so that you can directly stream the videos online and view them within the app itself.
1. Kids Videos
Kids Videos, as the name suggests is a great app where kids can watch videos of various types, along with their friends or family. When you launch the app, you will be presented with a categorically sorted view wherein you can scroll to the right to reveal various categories of videos. The various categories of videos in this app are Cartoons, Animals, Education, etc. Within each category, you can click on the tile of the video that you wish to watch to begin its playback. The app fetches these videos from YouTube, and thus has a very compact size. You can return to the home screen of the app at any time by clicking on the back arrow button at the top left corner of the screen.
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2. Kids Video HD
Kids Videos HD is another free Windows 8 app that houses a large collection of cartoons. When you launch the app, you will be presented with tiles of various kids shows, like: Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Transformers, SpongeBob etc. To watch a particular cartoon, simply click on the tile corresponding to it. Once you have done that, you will be presented with a screen where you can choose to playback the videos using the integrated video player of the app. The video player has easy to understand controls with the standard play, pause and full screen options. Once you are done with watching a video, you can either favorite it using the control bar, or you can return to the main screen of the app by pressing the back arrow button at the top left corner of the screen. In the main screen, if you right click on any empty area, you will be presented with the control bar that allows you to access your favourited videos. All in all, this is a great app to have on your Windows 8 device.
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3. Toon Goggles
Toon Goggles is a free app that houses a large number of videos that you can show to your kids. When you launch this app, you will be presented with a very kid friendly interface that shows you the type of show categories, like: All Shows, Boys, Girls, Action, Pre-School etc. at the left side of the screen, and when you click on any one of these categories, you will be presented with the show names on the right side of the screen. Once you select a show for viewing on the right, you can then choose the episode that you wish to play and the playback will begin in a full screen interface on your Windows 8 device, with the standard controls of play, pause etc. at the bottom of the screen. In the main screen of the app, there is a small toggle bar at the bottom of the screen that allows you to view the homepage, shows page, games, or even search for shows. This is a totally nice app to have on your Windows 8 device if you have kids!
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4. Happy Kids
Happy Kids is a free app that is suitable for toddlers and grown ups as it houses a large collection of nursery rhyme videos, Bible Stories videos, Cartoons, Lullaby videos etc. Upon launching the app, you will be presented with the aforementioned videos under their respective categories in a tiled interface. When you click on each tile, you will be taken to the video playback screen, and here you can choose to playback the video that you just clicked upon. The video playback happens in a full screen view, and what’s interesting about this app is that if the lyrics to the song that you clicked are available, you can choose to view them on the video itself by clicking on the lyrics button. Here, you can also favorite a video, and then you can choose to view all your favorited videos in one place by accessing the control bar in the main screen of the app and choosing Favourites.
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5. Kids TV Shows
Kids TV Shows is a pretty cool app that allows your kids to watch a wide range of shows meant for kids on your Windows 8 device. When you open the app, a tiled interface of various shows will greet you, and you can simply click on their tile to choose the episode that you wish to play back. When you have chose the episode that you wish to play back, you will be presented with a full screen view of the video that you have chosen. You can also favorite an episode or a show by right clicking it in the episode selection menu, and then clicking on Favorite. You can also access parental controls in the control bar of the main screen of the app, where you can choose to hide some particular shows that you don’t want your kid to be watching. You can also access your favorited shows from this control bar, or you can choose to refresh the feed of the fetched shows as well!
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So guys, this concludes my list of 5 free Kids Video apps for Windows 8 devices. I hope that you will enjoy using these apps on your Windows 8 device!