YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids 1.12

YouTube for kid-friendly viewing

YouTube offers a ton of videos but unfortunately, there are a lot of inappropriate videos for kids. Even though there are kid-friendly channels, they are difficult to find. YouTube Kids solves this problem by segmenting YouTube videos into its own app with only kid-friendly content. View full description

PROS

  • Kid-friendly content
  • Lots of educational channels
  • Parents can flag inappropriate videos

CONS

  • Landscape only orientation
  • Limited settings control

Very good
8

YouTube offers a ton of videos but unfortunately, there are a lot of inappropriate videos for kids. Even though there are kid-friendly channels, they are difficult to find. YouTube Kids solves this problem by segmenting YouTube videos into its own app with only kid-friendly content.

A clean section of YouTube

It's not smart to let kids randomly explore YouTube without supervision. Even though channels can set age restrictions for videos, it's not a strong tool to block kids from watching inappropriate videos. YouTube Kids is a separate app that has defined content limits that only allows kid-friendly videos to play.

YouTube Kid offers specific channels for kids in separate categories like Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore. These are all YouTube-approved channels that are safe for children. There is also a search function that limits video results by using user input and automated analysis so inappropriate videos aren't displayed.

Settings are locked behind a passcode but options to change content types are strangely absent. There is also a timer to limit how long you want your child to be watching videos.

Great for parents

YouTube Kids is a perfect app for parents looking for educational videos for their children. With various channels like Sesame Street and PBS KIDS, the amount of educational programming is excellent. YouTube kids offers a great way to discover kid-friendly content.

One annoyance is that the app only works in landscape for all functions so searching on a smaller screen can be annoying. Also, the settings password is only spelled out numbers so if your child can read, they could access options in the app.

A necessary separation

YouTube Kids is an app that parents need. With so many different videos available, having an app that focuses on kid content is great. The app is easy to use and understand and the limited functionality is perfect preparing a tablet or phone for a child to safely browse the internet.

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning, and entertainment. This free app is delightfully simple and packed full of age-appropriate videos, channels and playlists. YouTube Kids features popular children’s programming, plus kid-friendly content from filmmakers, teachers, and creators all around the world. DESIGNED FOR KIDS We’ve taken out the complicated stuff and made an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen. VIDEOS KIDS WILL LOVE Kids can enjoy favorites like Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, and Dreamworks, online hits like Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu, and Super Simple Songs, plus anything else they’re into — music, gaming, science, crafts, and more. VIDEOS PARENTS CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT We’re as focused on kids’ safety as you are, so we’ve built the YouTube Kids app to be a family-friendly place to explore. When your child browses the app’s home screen, they’ll find a vast selection of kid-appropriate channels and playlists. When families search in the app, we use a mix of input from our users and automated analysis to categorize and screen out the videos that make parents nervous. And for added peace of mind, parents can quickly notify YouTube if they see anything questionable directly from the app. SETTINGS FOR PARENTS You can turn off search for an even more contained experience. Or set the built-in timer to let your kids know when it’s time to stop watching (so you don’t have to). The app puts these settings behind a grown-ups-only lock, out of kids’ reach. YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds.