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Google's new family-friendly section now live in the Play Store
First announced at Google I/O 2015, Google’s new Family section is finally live in the Play Store. The new section makes it much easier for parents and guardians alike to find age appropriate content for young ones. There are various tabs and sections in the new Family tab, allowing folks to sift through different subcategories to find what’s right for their kids. Categories are divided up by:
- Ages 5 & under
- Ages 6-8
- Ages 9 & up
- Action & Adventure
- Brain Games
- Music & Video
- Pretend Play
This Family section almost mirrors the normal version of the Play Store, even offering up featured sections like Spotlight on Disney, Popular Characters, Games for the Family, and Popular for You. To make their way to the Family section, apps and games first go through an approval process after developers submit an application. Because of this, parents should be a little more at ease when handing over their tablet to the kids (even though some caution should be heeded just in case).
Take a look at the screenshots below for more details:
The new Family section is now live on both desktop and mobile apps, so head to the link below to check it out for yourself!