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Sky has rolled out new updates to its Sky Kids app, including the ability to further personalise Buddy World profiles.

Parents can already set up profiles with programmes tailored to children's ages and then allow their kids to personalise them with a Sky Buddy avatar.

However, youngsters now have the ability to dress their buddy up or change their hairstyle.

A Profile Sleep Mode function has also been added to the Sky Kids app, along with an Up Next feature that prompts users if the next episode in a series they are watching is available.

Furthermore, the Just Watched function lets children continue watching a show and pick up where they last left off, or see what they have recently watched in the home screen of the app.

This follows the recent launch of an offline playback feature on Sky Kids, which allows children to watch their favourite shows without a Wi-Fi connection.

Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content at Sky, commented: "The Sky Kids app has gone from strength to strength since it launched in March. 

"New features have been popular with parents and kids alike, with Sleep Mode providing peace of mind around time spent watching TV on devices, and downloads making long car journeys with a young family slightly more bearable. 

"But we’re not stopping there, as you’ll see more brand new and exclusive shows and enhancements to the app and even more in the future."

Ms Murphy said Sky is home to many of the most-watched kids' shows in the UK and Ireland, including Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol, Boomerang’s Scooby Doo, CBeebies’ Octonauts and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

She added that new channel Nicktoons! will be launching soon, while family favourite Morph will be returning to TV screens with brand new and exclusive episodes.

A new kids version of Sky 1’s popular science panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo is also on the way, along with animated versions of children's classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.

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