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Watch YouTube Kids app on Smart TVs

You can watch the YouTube Kids app on select Smart TVs. YouTube Kids on TV follows the same high standards that are found in the YouTube Kids mobile app. 

Download YouTube Kids on TV

To watch the YouTube Kids app on your smart TV, you need to download and install the app on your Smart TV. Find out if the YouTube Kids Smart TV app is available in your area.

The YouTube Kids app is available on the following television sets:

  • 2015 - 2017 LG webOS TVs via the LG content store.
  • 2013 - 2017 Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players that have access to the Samsung App Store.
  • 2016-2017 Sony TVs. You may need a firmware update for the YouTube Kids app to run.

If you have a device running Android TV, you can install the YouTube Kids TV app from the Play Store.

1. Download the app

Samsung Smart TVs

  1. Open Smart Hub.
  2. Go to the Apps panel.
  3. Navigate to and select Samsung Apps.
  4. Select Search.
  5. Search for “YouTube Kids.”
  6. Select the YouTube Kids app. 
  7. Select Enter to begin downloading the app.
  8. Once the app downloads and installs, select Run to launch the app immediately.

LG Smart TVs

  1. Select LG Content Store from the main menu.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Search for “YouTube Kids.” 
  4. Select the YouTube Kids app.
  5. Select Enter and Install to begin downloading the app. 
  6. Once the app downloads and installs, select the YouTube Kids app from the main menu to launch the app.
Note: Once the YouTube Kids app is downloaded, it will appear in the My Apps section or the More Apps page on your Samsung Smart TV. In the More Apps section, you can select Tools and then Edit to rearrange your apps.

Android TV Devices

Go to the Play Store on your device or from your computer.

Play Store on an Android TV Device:

  1. Go to the Search bar.
  2. Search for “YouTube Kids.”
  3. Select the YouTube Kids app. 
  4. Select Enter to begin downloading the app.
  5. Once the app downloads and installs, select Run to launch the app immediately.

Play Store from your computer:

  1. Go to the Play Store. On the page, click Install.
  2. Choose your Android TV device. 
  3. Click Install again, and the app will be pushed to your device.
  4. Once the app downloads and installs, select the YouTube Kids app from the Apps menu to launch the app.

2. Onboard the app

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app.
  2. Read and enter the numbers that appear.
  3. Select Next  to Agree to the “Content in YouTube Kids” agreement.
  4. Select Next  to Agree to the “Flagging Videos” agreement.
  5. Enable or disable search by selecting Turn search on or Turn search off.

YouTube Kids mobile app and YouTube Kids app on TV

While the YouTube Kids app on TV is very similar to the YouTube Kids mobile app, a few options in the mobile app are not available on the TV app:

  • Parent Sign-in
  • Enable YouTube Red benefits
  • Customize Content: Block videos
  • Set a timer

Learn more about the YouTube Kids mobile app in the YouTube Kids Parental Guide.

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