YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids

Android OS
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New generations consume a large amount of digital content before they even learn to speak. 

This can be very harmful, not only because it affects their vision and limits their socialization, but also because of the content they may face.

Fortunately, there is a fun, free, and safe content option for kids to enjoy without risk.

If you want to protect your child from inappropriate content on the Internet, here's how to do it.

Press Play and let the fun begin

In 2015, YouTube launched YouTube Kids, a free app created specifically to disseminate quality children's content.

The idea was to provide a safer and more suitable digital environment for children, where they could enjoy educational videos, music, shows and more, without the risk of being exposed to inappropriate content.

As easy as a kid's game

While you will download the app and set up the account, the user will be a child. As such, the app seamlessly combines a colorful, easy-to-use interface with robust parental controls to ensure a safe and kid-friendly experience.

The YouTube Kids app functions as a catalog of videos carefully selected for a child audience.

Once logged into the app, children can explore a menu of categories identified by icons (ideal for users who are not yet able to read).

These categories are: 

  • Recommended
  • Programs
  • Music
  • Learning
  • Explore (random)

Fun for kids, peace of mind for parents

The YouTube Kids app has features that allow kids to explore freely and have fun while you don't have to worry about a thing.

Its main features are:

  • Safe content: Find videos specifically selected for different age groups, with content that is appropriate and relevant for each one.
  • Customizable parental controls: You'll be able to set a screen exposure time limit for children, restrict certain videos or channels, and review viewing history.
  • Explore mode: The app includes the “Explore” category that encourages curiosity and learning by recommending new and relevant videos based on each child's interests.
  • Personalized search: Older kids can search for specific content (within the YouTube Kids catalog) by typing directly into the search bar.
  • Subscription: As in the main YouTube app, kids will be able to subscribe to their favorite channels to receive more of their favorite content.
  • Multiple profiles: If more than one child uses the device where the app is installed, you can create individual profiles for each one within the same Google account.

Important: In YouTube Kids, there is no possibility to leave comments or interact with other users, thus avoiding unpleasant situations such as cyberbullying or exposure to inappropriate vocabulary. 

Compatibility with devices and operating systems

The YouTube Kids app is easy to download and very secure. In addition, it is compatible with all mobile devices and some TVs with streaming capabilities.

Download the app for free from:

  • App Store for iOS (185 Mb)
  • Google Play Store for Android (40 Mb)

Is YouTube Kids also for teenagers?

The app was designed for children between the ages of 2 and 12, who are not yet able to interact with the YouTube interface due to its complexity, and must be protected from inappropriate content and interaction with other users.

For teenagers, the main YouTube app offers more relevant content and excellent parental control tools so that young people can watch their favorite channels without risk.

So, what did you think of YouTube Kids? 

An app with 4.4 points in Google Play Store ratings clearly has a lot to offer to kids.

This wonderful app brings a world of entertainment to the little ones thanks to its exceptional features focused on safety, autonomy, and learning.



  • Content appropriate for children ages 2 to 12.
  • Customizable parental controls.
  • Child-friendly interface.
  • Content control is not 100% effective. Unwanted content or inappropriate ads may be filtered out.
  • Some older children or with specific interests may feel limited by the content and find it boring.
  • Excessive use of the YouTube Kids app can lead to excessive screen dependency in children.

YouTube Kids

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of content can I find on YouTube Kids?

You'll find content designed specifically for kids, including educational cartoons, children's songs, tutorials, TV shows for kids, videos about science, nature, art and more.

How do I set parental controls on YouTube Kids?

To set parental controls on YouTube Kids, you will need to access the app's settings to enable Restricted Mode, set search restrictions, set screen time limits, block certain videos or channels, and review your children's viewing history.

What information does the app ask me to provide to create an account?

To sign up for the app, you only need a Google (Gmail) account. If you don't have one, you can create one by selecting “create account” and following the instructions to complete the registration process.


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