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It was mentioned in proposals before, but now it's official – a kids' version of BBC iPlayer is coming next year.

The service will contain only shows suitable for kids, so you can let the young ones watch safe in the knowledge they won't see anything unsuitable.

Alice Webb, director of BBC Children announced the service. "I'm delighted to be able to tell you – hot off the press – that next year we will be launching a dedicated children's version of BBC iPlayer," she wrote.

"It will be their very own BBC iPlayer app making it easy and fun for children to find their favourite CBBC and CBeebies shows and discover new BBC programmes in a safe environment that's designed just for them.

"Parents can be confident that the app only contains content suitable for children. So whether it's in the back of the car on a long journey with a tablet or on the bus to school on a mobile, kids will be able to watch their favourite shows wherever they are, whenever they want to."

According to the BBC, 75 per cent of children already have access to a tablet at home.

YouTube and Netflix have already revealed kid-safe versions of their own streaming services.

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