What's New

General fixes to YouTube Kids.

App Description

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love.

We work hard to offer a safer YouTube experience, but no automated system is perfect. If you ever find a video you’re concerned about, please flag it. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone. For more important notes about the app, please see below.

*** Please note that the YouTube Kids app is only available in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Canada excluding Quebec, Chile, Peru, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Singapore, and France. YouTube Kids is available with YouTube Red in the US, Australia and New Zealand. For more information about app availability, please read our Parental Guide.***

To make exploration easy, videos in the app are split into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. We also took out the complicated stuff to make an app even little ones can navigate -- that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen. And when the whole family wants to enjoy their favorite videos together, everyone can watch on the big screen with Chromecast, Apple TV, game consoles, or smart TVs.

Kids can enjoy favorites like Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends and Talking Tom, online hits like Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu and Stampylonghead, plus anything else they’re into -- sports, animals, gaming, crafts and more.

We know that every family is different, so we’ve included features that let grown-ups tailor the YouTube Kids experience to their family’s needs. Settings are found behind a grown-ups-only lock where you can turn off search for a more restricted experience or set a built-in timer to let kids know when it’s time to stop watching so you don’t have to.

For more information about the app and settings, please read our Parental Guide.

Use YouTube Kids with YouTube Red and let your kids learn and laugh with their favorite characters without paid ads. And with offline videos you’ll always have videos when you need them – whether you’re in the car or on grandma’s couch.
To get started, all parents need is the YouTube Kids app and a YouTube Red membership. Then, just sign in to your YouTube Red account from the parental controls section of the YouTube Kids app and follow a few simple steps.

- Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your child.
- YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your child may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads. For more information, please check out our Parental Guide.
- Videos in the app are selected by our automated systems. Please note, no system is perfect, and it is possible that your child may find something you don’t want them to watch. If your child finds a video that you feel is inappropriate, please flag the video and it will be reviewed as soon as possible.
- You can restrict your child’s experience by turning search off in the set-up flow or by accessing the settings behind the “grown-ups only” lock. This means your child can’t search for content, which reduces the chances that they will encounter a video you don’t want them to watch.
- Whether search is on or off, the app will recommend videos selected by our automated systems from the broad set of videos accessible in YouTube Kids.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 25, 2015 Initial release
  • May 01, 2015 New version 1.12
  • June 29, 2015 New version 1.21
  • September 09, 2015 New version 1.28
  • September 14, 2015 New version 1.28.103
  • November 11, 2015 New version 1.36
  • November 18, 2015 New version 1.36.151
  • December 08, 2015 New version 1.40.8
  • December 15, 2015 New version 1.40.10
  • February 25, 2016 New version 1.49
  • March 25, 2016 New version 1.53
  • May 26, 2016 New version 1.63.9
  • June 14, 2016 New version 1.69.2
  • June 30, 2016 New version 1.69.4
  • July 14, 2016 New version 1.74.8
  • August 31, 2016 New version 1.82.10
  • September 02, 2016 New version 1.82.14
  • September 20, 2016 New version 1.84.2
  • September 29, 2016 New version 1.85.3
  • September 29, 2016 New version 1.85.4
  • October 25, 2016 New version 1.85.9
  • November 07, 2016 New version 1.94.11
  • November 28, 2016 New version 1.95.10
  • December 05, 2016 New version 1.98.2
  • December 09, 2016 New version 1.98.3
  • January 26, 2017 New version 2.03.3
  • March 28, 2017 New version 2.11.9
  • April 05, 2017 New version 2.11.12
  • April 19, 2017 New version 2.13.5
  • May 08, 2017 New version 2.16.4
  • May 31, 2017 New version 2.19.13
  • June 20, 2017 New version 2.22.7
  • July 14, 2017 New version 2.22.10
  • August 27, 2017 New version 2.34.6
  • September 14, 2017 New version 2.34.7
  • October 02, 2017 New version 2.34.13
  • October 06, 2017 New version 2.34.14