Vizio, the US-based TV brand and top sound bar maker, is adding 12 new kids channels to its streaming service.
The company said that the trend towards staying at home across the country has led a spike in engagement for its apps, with child-oriented apps already earning 35 per cent more usage than average.
The channels being launched are: Ameba, Brat TV, Giggle Mug, HappyKids Junior, HappyKids.tv, Kid Gamer TV, Kidoodle.TV, The Official LEGO Channe, SQAD, Tankee Gaming, Toon Goggles, and WowNow Kids.
The channels can be found in the free channels section of the SmartCast OS home screen, and join over 200 other free linear channels.
Katherine Pond, VP of business development for Vizio, commented: “Today Vizio is making thousands of hours of free childrens’ programming available to our SmartCast users, as people increasingly make streaming part of their daily routines. With the uncertainty of the upcoming school year, parents will be looking for alternate ways to entertain and educate their children from inside the home. Vizio is pleased to make these programs available to ensure high quality content for children and peace of mind for parents.”