Age appropriateness

Purchasing movies & TV shows

You must be 18 years or older to purchase content from YouTube.

Read how to manage account verification for purchases on YouTube.

Watching movies & TV shows

Some videos include a rating of their age appropriateness in the information on the video page. When a video in the YouTube movies & TV shows category has been issued a rating, the rating is displayed under the player next to Partner rating.

The valid ratings for film and television shows vary depending on the country and are provided by our Partners.

If you’re in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or United Kingdom

The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is an EU-wide coordination of national legislation on audiovisual media – both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services. Recently, AVMSD was revised to extend certain rules to video sharing platforms (VSPs). 

In line with AVMSD, you may be asked to re-verify your date of birth when watching age-restricted videos. Follow the prompts to submit an image of a valid ID or credit card. Learn more about what we do with your ID/credit card. 

For more info on AVMSD, check out this website

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