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Benefits of using your YouTube Red membership

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There are several benefits included in your YouTube Red membership which you can now use with your YouTube Kids app. 

Videos free of Paid Ads
You and your child can watch videos on YouTube Kids free of Paid Ads. Please note that videos uploaded by our users to YouTube Kids are not Paid Ads and therefore are not blocked from the app with the use of your YouTube Red membership.
Enable video downloading

Enable downloading to save a list of up to 24 videos that you and your child can watch on YouTube Kids when your device isn’t connected to the Internet. Downloaded videos are updated every 24 hours when you have an internet connection. If your device is not connected for 30 days, downloaded videos will expire and be deleted from your device. Downloaded videos are automatically selected by the app from recommended videos or, if we don’t have enough information, by what’s popular on YouTube Kids. 

How to enable video downloading

  1. Tap the Lock icon  in the bottom corner of any page in the app.
  2. Read and enter the numbers that appear or enter your custom passcode.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. Select Background & downloads.
  5. Toggle Downloads  to on.
  6. Set your Storage limit and video quality preference for downloads.

Change the download settings of videos

By default, videos will be downloaded only when connected to a Wi-Fi network. To download videos over a mobile network, go to Settings  and turn off Download over Wi-Fi only under Background & downloads.

You can also adjust the amount of storage space used for downloads using the slider on this page. If you select a storage amount that is greater than the amount of space available on your device, we will only use the available space. Once additional space is available, more videos will be downloaded. Select the download quality preference here as well.

Note: Higher quality settings will require more space for the same amount of videos. If you change the download quality setting, videos that have already been saved will be deleted, and new ones will be saved.

Access downloaded videos

When your device loses access to the Internet, the only videos you’ll be able to watch are your downloaded videos. You can also watch downloaded videos without disconnecting your device from the internet by activating manual offline mode. You activate manual offline mode by tapping the Lock icon , entering the passcode, and selecting Watch offline. When you’re in manual offline mode, your device may still use data and downloaded videos will still refresh.

Note: When you’re in manual offline mode, you can watch videos online by switching back to online mode. You can do this by tapping the Lock icon , entering the passcode, and selecting Watch Online.
Background play

Play videos while using other apps or when your screen is off. By default, Background play is off, but you can change this in the Parental settings:

  1. Tap the Lock icon  in the bottom corner of any page in the app.
  2. Read and enter the numbers that appear, or enter your custom passcode.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. Select Background & downloads. 
  5. Toggle Background play  to on.

Update to the latest version of the YouTube Kids mobile app to make sure you have access to all the features included in your YouTube Red membership.

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