Manage YouTube Kids Settings for your kid's Google Account

To view or change the settings at any time, tap Settings  in the bottom corner of the screen.

Once the app is set up, your kid can control some settings in YouTube Kids. You can control what level of content your kid watches by customizing their content.

Kids control the following settings in the YouTube Kids app:

  • Sound effects
  • App music
  • Turn on casting
  • Turn on subtitles

Parents control the following settings in Family Link:

  • Clear blocked videos
  • Content level setting
  • Search On/Off

Some settings of the YouTube Kids app, like Search and Content Level, can be controlled in the Family Link App. You can learn more about changing YouTube Kids settings in the Family Link app.

You can also use the Family Link app to manage your kid's activity settings.

Audio

You can turn on or off App music and Sound effects in YouTube Kids Settings.

App music

  1. Go to Settings .
  2. Tap App music to turn app music on or off.

Sound effects

  1. Go to Settings .
  2. Tap Sound effects to turn sound effects on or off.

Content controls

You can turn Casting on or off and change the appearance of text and Captions with content controls.

Cast YouTube Kids

  1. Go to Settings .
  2. Tap Casting to turn casting on or off.

Change the size of Subtitles and Closed captions

  1. Go to Settings .
  2. Tap Subtitles and closed captions.
  3. Tap Caption size and style.
  4. Tap Text size.
  5. Select the text size you want.

Change the colors of Subtitles and Closed captions 

  1. Go to Settings .
  2. Tap Subtitles and closed captions.
  3. Tap Caption size and style.
  4. Tap Caption style.
  5. Select the subtitles you want.

Autoplay

When Autoplay is turned on, we’ll automatically play another related video based on your child’s viewing history. By default this setting is turned off.
 
To turn on Autoplay from your computer or TV:
  1. Go to the watch page of any video in YouTube Kids. 
  2. At the bottom of the player, select Autoplay OFF .  will change to to show that autoplay is now turned on.
To turn on Autoplay from a mobile device: 
  1. Go to the watch page of any video in YouTube Kids. 
  2. Tap Menu .
  3. Tap Autoplay OFF . will change to  to show that autoplay is now turned on.
Note: Autoplay will remain on until you or your child turns it off. To turn it off, tap the same Autoplay ON button . will change to to show that autoplay is now turned off.

Privacy

The Privacy Notice for Google Accounts created in Family Link describes our privacy practices when your kid uses YouTube Kids with their Google Account. When your kid uses YouTube Kids without signing in with their Google Account, the YouTube Kids Privacy Notice applies.
When your kid uses YouTube Kids with their Google Account, you can use the Family Link app to manage your kid's activity settings. These settings include their YouTube Search History and YouTube Watch History.

About

The YouTube Kids’ Parental Guide and Terms of Service can be viewed at any time.
To view YouTube Kids’ Parental Guide and Terms of Service:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Parental Guide or Terms of Service

What if my kid doesn't have a Google Account for children under 13?

If your kid doesn't have a Google Account for children under 13, you can create a YouTube Kids profile under your own Google Account. Learn more.
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