A world of learning and fun, made just for kids
We created YouTube Kids to make it safer and simpler for kids to explore the world through online video â from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime ;-), and everything in between. Thereâs also a whole suite of parental controls, so you can tailor the experience to your familyâs needs.
A safer online experience for kids
We use a mix of filters, user feedback and human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family friendly. But no system is perfect and inappropriate videos can slip through, so weâre constantly working to improve our safeguards and offer more features to help parents create the right experience for their families.
Get the scoop on all the control features available to you:
Create up to eight kid profiles, each with their own viewing preferences, video recommendations, and settings.
Find a video or channel you donât want your kid to watch? Block it to automatically remove it from all of your kidsâ profiles.
Alert us immediately by reporting videos that shouldnât be in the app. The video will be sent to us for fast review.
Turn search on so kids can access more videos. Turn search off for a more contained experience.
Set up a timer to put limits on how long your kids can play with the app.
Keep tabs on what your kids are watching in the app.
WATCH ON TV:
Gather your family and enjoy YouTube Kids on select TVs
For more information, visit kids.youtube.com.
Other important information:
Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your kid.
YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your kid may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads.
Important information for parents with Family Link Google accounts.
You can create Google Accounts for kids under the age of 13 in Family Link. Your kids can sign into YouTube Kids with their Google Account. You can access parental settings in the Family Link app and enable an additional content level setting in our app. Opt into an âolderâ setting if you feel your kid is ready for less restricted videos. These videos may contain some explicit language and imagery, violence and suggestive content. In addition, this setting tries to exclude mature content, but no automated system is perfect and your kid may find content with nudity, highly offensive language, and extreme violence.
The Privacy Notice for Google Accounts created in Family Link describes our privacy practices when your kid uses YouTube Kids with their Google Account. When your kid uses YouTube Kids without signing into their Google Account, the YouTube Kids Privacy Notice applies.
Terry V Published date: December 19, 2017
There is a lot to like about the app. There are plenty of excellent shows, the UI is intuitive, and parents have the ability to control the content your child is exposed to. But for every quality content there is an equal amount (if not more) of shows of questionable content. The tools available to parents (mainly blocking shows and series) do little to alter the algorithm that controls what your child is exposed to. Without more powerful tools for parents to filter the massive amount of content, it is hard to recommend this app. Full Review
Mark McLynch Published date: December 28, 2017
My 4 year old son loves this app, and now it's downloaded on every and all phones and tablets. He loves watching Ryan's toy review and the nerf battles. He's been using this app for over a year and I have never heard a single bad word or swear while he watches shows and games so I'm not sure what those other people are talking about. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has kids. Full Review
Brandon Henderson Published date: December 27, 2017
My only need for the app is an turn autoplay off for the app. When your child falls asleep and YouTube plays all night. It definitely takes a hit on your data cap if you have one (like me.) The app is wonderful a lot safer for my young ones than YouTube. Full Review
Kari Robinson Published date: December 25, 2017
My son has been using this app for a couple years. The content had grown with him. I have only reported one video in that time. I love the newer updated version compared to a couple years ago. A lot less adds. I also feel my son has learned a lot from this app. I recommend it to all my friends with kids. Full Review
Gyasi Mwewe Published date: January 7, 2018
Updated review - Works great and the suggestions are also welcomed for new videos. I would like more video controls such as subscribe, language selection, save or include searched videos into suggested videos and the ability the like or dislike a video. These controls should ofcourse only be available to the parent. The app just continues to be a very useful tool for entertaining babies and toddlers. Full Review
TheCharbeeClub Published date: December 27, 2017
It is amazing!!! My little sisters use it a lot. It is very easy to use. I love how it is super educational. There is these channels they found that I love them to watch because they are kid friendly. I also like how you can report videos if they have bad content. Best app ever. Full Review
Phil Jodoin Published date: January 7, 2018
Great for kids. However, should have a video quality setting like in YouTube. Some videos are very choppy and slow, which makes me think this app is forcing 1080p. I live in the country and my high speed is not as advanced as city high speed. Also some people have limits. Full Review
Kat Mar Published date: January 14, 2018
I would NOT let any of my kids watch any of this mess! I only watched a few shows... not my kids.. they are weird.. grown adults dress up as Spiderman playing with toys and getting doll girly stuff.. its weird.. and the other video had a girl calling another girl poo pop head. Would you let you young kids watch this mess? Want your kids learning from this? Just becarful what your kids watch. Full Review
Christopher Hansen Published date: January 5, 2018
For the love of God, add the ability to set default video quality. My kid just blasted yhrough nearly a GB in less than an hour. It's crazy this setting doesn't alrwady exist. Full Review
Megan Dunn Published date: January 12, 2018
This app is not kid friendly at all! There are rediculously weird videos on it, the creators of this app are not monitoring it well enough for my liking! Parents beware! I thought this might be appropriate for children to keep them entertained at times, but this is a very dangerous platform for some insidious material! It should be shut down! Full Review
Marta Fras Zagorska Published date: December 17, 2017
Very choppy playback on note2. Was fine until recently. Phone re-set to factory settings, minimal amount of apps installed (phone only used as my toddlers toy) Still same issue :/ Full Review
MarKo K Published date: December 31, 2017
I always find my daughter watching non english videos after a few minutes. She is 2 years old and i dont understand how can app lets children to find japanese indian bangladeshi thai videos without searching. I reinstalled app a few times, deleted history, tried every option to stop it. No help. Its happening recently dont know which update released caused this. But its very annoying. Deleted. Wont install until problem fixed. Full Review
Blue Bunny Published date: December 29, 2017
Make sure you turn off search so your kids don't search things they shouldn't watch or will give them nightmares. Set the age appropriate settings. 4yr old watched hello neighbor and benny and five nights at Freddy's game play via fgteev and now he has nightmares. Keep an eye on what they watch and set appropriate parental settings. Even tho it says kids YouTube there is still inappropriate content. Full Review
Nabil Kanzari Published date: January 3, 2018
The app itself is great and my kid enjoy it big time. Still it's not available on the Netherlands so i had to use another google account to install it and it get disabled each time i switch accounts. This is frustrating. Full Review
Published date: January 14, 2018
Why can't I block channels? The kids on some of these channels are whiney brats. Not behaviour I want copied. This kids version is not more use than the full version. Full Review
Anna Eastin Published date: January 19, 2018
So I got this app for my kids who are 8 and I put the settings on young child thought they would not be able to watch teen stuff or other things. I feel like my kids should not be able to search kissing and then im ok with them watching animals give birth but then the next video that pops up is a woman giving birth that kinda makes me made my 8 year old doesn't need to watch a woman give birth. You should be able to block what they can search and can't search Full Review
Cher Bear Published date: January 16, 2018
Only complaint is new videos aren't available till days sometimes weeks later. Also theres no date of upload. I use that to keep track where my daughter is on certain shows or vlogs. Full Review
Tim Cl Published date: December 27, 2017
This works really well. The timer is great. My only gripe is the annoying music that plays when you enter the app. It plays unexpectedly sometimes when I don't want the kids watching YouTube but the music gets their attention and you have to disappoint them unnecessarily. Would be good to be able to disable the splash screen music. Full Review
Ryan Berkeley Published date: December 22, 2017
Your filter system is terrible. Lots of perverted and questionable content that my kids watch. Enable a feature where you can block all videos and only allow the ones you choose. Full Review
Mrs. Kitten 4 Published date: December 29, 2017
This has vids with CUSSING. i had to block those. AND well, i hate how it gives recommendations,and when i click on em"....it gives me a "Try searching for something else!" Why give a recommendation if its not even available? Also, Add a youtube Tweens. Full Review
Emma Published date: January 18, 2018
I had been allowing my children to use this app thought it was safer than normal YouTube, until my daughter found a cartoon video of a dead character with i didn't do it written on the walls in blood. To add to it, it shows another character being dared to say bloody Mary 3 times in the mirror which leads to her seeing bloody sences in the mirror. This is beyond inappropriate. ð¡ð Full Review
Cordelia Wallace Published date: December 31, 2017
We loved and relied on this ap until the last few days. The app is suddenly very choppy with the playback. Regular YouTube plays just fine. This is isolated to a Samsung Tab. Plays just fine on our Lennovo tablet. Please find a solution. Full Review
KP 0610 Published date: December 25, 2017
It's an amazing concept. My son is so happy. But he's not happy about YouTube Kids isn't on PS4, it would be great if you could introduce it On PS4 too. Once again I appreciate if you could introduce it PS4. Full Review
Jacob Flores Published date: January 5, 2018
This is the reason SML is going down because of this app. Parents should monitor what their kids are watching.Go to patreon and support SML thank you Full Review
Liz Garcia Published date: January 17, 2018
I have not been able to block videos for a while now, I have tried updating and uninstalling and reinstalling. Nothing works, it's been over a month now and it's very frustrating because there are plenty of questionable videos I don't want my child bumping into. Full Review
John N. Healy Published date: December 29, 2017
YouTube Kids is a great idea. I do really like this app and have been dabbling since it rolled out. I do look closely at how the Google apps tie together: Updated from 2 to 4 stars now that YouTube Kids runs on our Chromebook!! Updating to 5 stars now that I can manage YouTube Kids thru our Google Family Link account :-) ....maybe YouTube Music next? Full Review
rachel beverlin Published date: January 1, 2018
This app allows kid's to still have access to spam and in appropriate videos. Watch what your children are watching closely. There's inappropriate paw patrol, bubble guppies, finger family videos out there. Full Review
Dan Algarin Published date: January 12, 2018
Bandwidth Hog. It is utterly ridiculous that a children's app eats 75% of my mobile data every month. Resolution/bandwidth settings exist in main app, why not the kids app. To be honest, my two year old really doesn't need to watch puppies playing in hd. Full Review
Ashik Ahmad Published date: December 20, 2017
Love the app. Really help me with my kid. But with the new update the developer change the time up screen. Before it was sleep screen. That help my kid to understand it's sleep time. Now she cry why it stopped. If possible please give back the sleep screen. Full Review
christopher marsh Published date: January 17, 2018
There are certainly some great features of this app, but what is frustrating is the inability to block content or channels. It might be child friendly content but some of the channels put out utter trash. Not everything has to be educational, i get that, but at least it can be creative and engaging and not just some adult playing with dolls. That's the kind or rubbish I want to block , somehow despite clearing search histories trash like that and similar still ends up in the recommended content. That's why i have only give this app a 2 star, and will be sticking to the Netflix kids option. An app for children should have appropriate parental controls. Full Review
Adriana Hernandez Published date: December 18, 2017
Had zero probs with the app until recently. Now nearly all of the videos play too slow/buffer. Have seen other people complaining about this as well. This is a RECENT issue that is not being fixed no matter what I have tried. HELP! would like my son to be able to enjoy the app as he used to (using a Samsung tablet, by the way) Full Review
Kelly Simpson Published date: December 20, 2017
I love YouTube Kids..my son used to watch regular YouTube Until I seen adults dressed up like cartoon characters being inappropriate, sometimes sexually! It's not YouTube's fault its the sickos who dress up like that to lure small children into watching them! So thanks YouTube for creating YouTube kids - a monitored safe site for my son!!! :) Full Review
jayson buenaventura Published date: December 25, 2017
It allowed unsafe videos like mr. Pickles, what's with the filtering system?! Edit as of dec26 2017: it still has that issue. Amazing work!/sarcasm Full Review
Matthew Leary Published date: December 20, 2017
I have installed this on my kids google nexus 7 and am unable to watch anything without constant skipping/buffering. I have very fast broadband and no issue on any other devices Full Review
IamAndreo Published date: December 26, 2017
Just one thing, my son is just 3 years old and he is still learning to talk. I am hoping that we parents will have an option to choose like, where the videos are from, what langauge was used in the video, and so on. I don't want my son watching russian or spanish videos as that will confuse him. Full Review
Amelia A TEDDY BEAR Published date: December 20, 2017
It's awesome but our favorite videos sometimes dissapear sooo annoying... AND ALSO THE PARENTS ARE SO ANNOYING!!!!... But the app is very good...and nice for your kids Full Review
OpalSoul7800 Published date: December 26, 2017
YouTube Kids isn't as bad as the 9-12 year olds keep saying it is. This app actually filters out Spiderman VS Elsa videos and "Fetish" Videos (Videos such as Mickey steal toy parents ground him, or Thomas Boss Baby Mickey Wrong faces). It provides DanTDM, Classic Cartoons, Modern Mickey Mouse, and more that the average 5-8 year old would want. Sensitive topics are censored such as anything nazi. To be considered a parent to the app you have to be between the ages of 19 and 101 years old. I personally give the app 34% for myself, but 72% for the target demographic. NOTE TO BAD REVIEWERS: Many things you are giving bad reviews due to such as no search bar and no interesting videos is because your parent blocked those, so please, ask your parents why those aren't on there before reviewing. Full Review
Erin Kidston Published date: December 15, 2017
App ad took my 4 yr old son to an app download which caused porn pop ups to open when using the app and chrome. Up to 50 porn windows would open in a 30 to 60 min use of the tablet. Full Review
Published date: January 15, 2018
Its great for younger kids to watch t.v on when u don't want them to get on regular YouTube so they won't be seeing brown up tgings and they can only see what they need to see Full Review
Flopo Minnucci Published date: January 18, 2018
you need to put real people filtering the videos that appear here or shut down this application whatsoever. just because a video says play or toys in the title and does not have gore, violent or sexual content doesn't automatically make it child appropriate , the algorithm clearly isn't efficient, I get tired of blocking every video (the whole channel) and disturbing things keep on appearing. make available the option to select channels or playlist that the parent approves. since you're YouTube shouldn't be that hard to accomplish. I ended up using a 3er party app to be able to do this.. tl;dr: the disturbing content keeps on appearing non stop despite excessive blocking, put real people filtering the videos or increase the options parents have to keep the children away from those vids, like selecting specific playlists. Full Review