We built the App with a younger audience in mind. It provides a safer version of YouTube, including both popular children’s videos and diverse new content, in a way that is easy for kids to use and highly visual. Before your child gets started, there are a few things we want to make sure you understand:
The app uses filters powered by algorithms to select videos from YouTube. We continually work hard to provide you with a safer version of YouTube. However, no algorithm is perfect. This means your child might find content you don’t want him or her to watch. If this happens!
We’ve included features for you to tailor the app experience. You can set a timer to limit how much time your child spends on the app. Other controls include, browsing trending kids videos, Channel, new added videos, search for kids videos, etc.
At the top of the app homescreen, you’ll see icons for video content filtered by:
The app selects the videos in these categories from the millions of videos available in YouTube using YouTube’s algorithms plus some human review.
Your kid can search for videos, by using the magnifying glass in the upper corner of the app and typing in their query. To do a voice search, your kid can tap the microphone icon on the search page and speak the query.
Videos in search results are selected by our algorithm without human review.
We’ve built the app to be a family-friendly place for kids to explore their imagination and curiosity. Videos available in the app are determined by a mix of algorithmic filtering, user input and human review. Videos in app can be discovered in three ways. Some videos are pre-selected, while others are discovered by your kid through search.
Our built-in timer lets parents limit screen time by telling kids when it’s time to stop watching. The timer will display a friendly alert and stop the app when the session is over, so you don’t have to.
Here’s how to set the timer:
Kids will see a "Time's up!" notification and the app will be locked once the time limit is reached. To unlock the screen, select the lock icon again, read and enter the numbers that appear or enter your custom passcode, select Timer, and tap End Timer.
You can access parental controls and other settings at any time by following these steps:
You can enjoy videos from the app on your TV by connecting with a Chromecast, Apple TV, or smart TV.
Set your custom passcode...
You can set a custom passcode for access to parental controls and settings in the app:
You can change or delete your passcode in Settings:
If you forget your passcode, you can reset it by uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Keep in mind that you’ll lose existing recommended videos when you uninstall the app.