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 – from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime ;-), and everything in between. There’s also a whole suite of parental controls, so you can tailor the experience to your family’s 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 we’re 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.

Select collections of channels on a variety of subjects by trusted partners and YouTube Kids.

Make sure you’re in control of what your kids watch and handpick the videos, channels, and collections of channels they can see.

As your little ones grow and develop you have the option to open up new content appropriate for 8-12 year olds. Simply enable this option when creating a new profile or update an already existing one. This setting allows kids to watch popular music and gaming videos from creators like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rosanna Pansino, Roman Atwood, Dan TDM, GloZell, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Dude Perfect, Brooklyn & Bailey, Minecraft, and many more.

We work hard to make videos in the app family friendly, but no system is perfect. It’s always possible that you may find something you don’t want your child to watch. These videos may contain some explicit language and imagery, violence and suggestive content.

The “Younger” version includes videos from Thomas the Tank Engine, Dreamworks TV, Talking Tom, The Little Bus Tayo, Angry Birds, Monster High, DC Kids, and many more. With a wide selection of sing-alongs and age appropriate learning videos, this experience is perfect for preschool to school aged little ones.

We work hard to make videos in the app family friendly, but no system is perfect. It’s always possible that you may find something you don’t want your child to watch.

Find a video or channel you don’t want your kid to watch? Block it to automatically remove it from all of your kids’ profiles.

Alert us immediately by reporting videos that shouldn’t 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 by limiting the experience to channels that have been verified by YouTube Kids.

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.

Gather your family and enjoy YouTube Kids on select TVs

For more information, visit

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.

What’s New

Version 4.26.3

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
684.2K Ratings

684.2K Ratings

(2244550) ,

Best app ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I personally loved it and recommend it to all ages.., and I love it to play with friends and play some time with my new friends and play some friends with me my mom and play some of the friends and she is just a little fun to do with her and I don’t know 🤷🏼‍♀️ I like that you can think about me me and my sister just hang up with me I don’t have any money for you guys I want you and you know I love ya you too much and then I will be happy and you have a nice time and I’ll talk with ya later bye love ya girl and hang ya ya know I’m sorry but I’ll be fine I’m gonna is your birthday tomorrow and you have a little fun night and play with friends tomorrow and then go hang with him for dinner tonight or something or maybe hang with you and then go get out to the school tomorrow and I can give ya some money for the money I don’t know if I can get you there or not but I’ll be home soon I’m going home and then I’ll ask him tomorrow and then you go get out of the school so you don’t want me me and you I wanna was the time you were gonna was the night

RLW1010 ,

Don’t expose your children to this!

This is hands down the worst app ever for children/ toddlers. There is NO WAY that this app is monitored at all, like it claims to be when you setup a profile. There are so many examples I can personally give. A 20th Century Fox theme song that CLEARLY depicts a swastica. Then there is the video where Spider-Man shoots I believe Deadpool with what looks like a very real pistol (Glock 19 to be exact). Or, the finger family video where all of the I believe Spider-Man characters (again) are lined up, and are shooting each other in the head blood, death whole 9. And then you have channels like “Candyland”. A (what sounds to be an adult male) displaying gross amounts of candy on a table then exclaiming “So yummy in my tummy”. This is gross to me on so many levels. Then you have the subliminal messages in these kids videos, if you use the bar and scroll through some of the videos, you will catch an extremely brief image of something extremely creepy/ inappropriate. I do monitor what my children watch but it seems like after a week or so or after the app/device update all of the blocked videos magically appear. I uninstalled this app, it is toxic for children, I strongly suggest everyone steer clear. I have contacted you tube kids upward of 20 times but to no avail. Will be taking further action if something doesn’t change (for the poor kid who is being brainwashed).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, your feedback means a lot to us. Safety is a top priority and we work hard to surface content in our app that is appropriate.

We are committed to building YouTube Kids in a way that offers kids the content they want to watch, while also giving grown-ups the tools to customize the app as they see fit. As no two families are the same, neither are their needs.

For complete control over what your kids are watching, select “Approved Content Only” under each kids' setting. With this mode, your kids will only be able to watch videos, channels or collections that you’ve selected and approved, and they will not be able to search for videos.

We work hard to exclude content that’s not suitable for kids, but we can’t manually review all videos and no automated system is perfect. If you find something inappropriate, you can block the video or the entire channel, or report it for fast review by our teams. By working together we can make YouTube Kids a better experience for everyone.

Lambo xdmc ,

Great app but to kiddish

This is a pretty good app over all. The only thing that stinks is there arent very many videos uploaded that are for the 9-12 age group. This is coming from a 12 yr old. Can u please make a section in the app for older kids. Or even make a new app for teenagers 13-17. Since my parents don’t let me watch you tube this is my best option but everything about this app is way to kiddish. You say this is for like 5-12 but then say that you tube is for 17 and up?? Well what are the teenagers in between suppose to do? I know many people would agree with me so please make something where the older kids can watch stuff in there age range. Everything from the theme music to the videos themselves is too kiddish and honestly embarrasses me. I know this app is meant for the younger but it would still be nice for those who can’t watch you tube. Thanks for reading!


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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