Join or remove YouTube Premium

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Rented and purchased movies or TV shows and paid channel subscriptions are not compatible with YouTube Premium benefits.

Start your YouTube Premium membership

Become a YouTube Premium member to start accessing the benefits across YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids. 

  1. Open the YouTube app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Sign in to the Google account you'd like to start your membership on.
  3. Select your profile photo > Paid memberships.
  4. Start your free trial (if you're eligible).

On iOS, you can cancel your membership at any time from your iTunes account. Visit the YouTube Premium section of the Parental Settings to check the status of your membership and view your next billing date.

Activate YouTube Premium in YouTube Kids

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To activate YouTube Premium member benefits in the YouTube Kids app, you’ll need to have a YouTube Premium membership on your own Google Account. Follow these steps to associate the kids app on your device with your membership:

  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. Tap Activate YouTube Premium.
  5. If the account with your YouTube Premium membership is already signed in to a Google app on this device, select it from the account picker. Otherwise tap Add YouTube Premium account and sign in.*
    • *Note: signing in to your Google Account will make it available to any other Google apps on the same device.
  6. Tap Send parental consent email.
  7. Check your email for a message from YouTube Kids. This will include a verification code.
  8. Return to the YouTube Kids app. Enter your verification code into the YouTube Kids app.

YouTube Premium member benefits will now be ready to use in the YouTube Kids app on this device! When you first complete the steps above, you’ll be prompted to enable offline videos and select the amount of video content you want to store. Select Done to finish the setup and return to the Home screen.

Activating YouTube Premium with your own Google Account does not sign the account in to the YouTube Kids app. Watch and search history, if enabled, will still be limited to the Kids app on that device, and will not be linked to your Google Account.

You can check the status of your YouTube Premium membership at any time from the YouTube Premium section of the parental settings.

Remove YouTube Premium benefits or switch account

If you’d like to remove YouTube Premium benefits from the YouTube Kids app, or switch the account used to grant YouTube Premium member benefits, follow these steps:

  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. Tap YouTube Premium account.
  5. Tap Remove from app.

This will remove the link between this account’s YouTube Premium membership and the YouTube Kids app on this device. Note that this account may still be signed in to other Google apps on this device.

If you’d like, you can activate YouTube Premium member benefits again using any account with a YouTube Premium membership.

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