Watch YouTube Kids on the web

Watch YouTube Kids on the web

You can watch videos on YouTube Kids on the web at www.youtubekids.com. You must be a parent to set up YouTube Kids.

Get started on YouTube Kids on the web

  1. Go to www.youtubekids.com on a web browser, and follow the on-screen prompts.
  2. Enter the year you were born to verify your age.
  3. Choose whether or not to sign in to get greater access to features and parental controls.

If you choose to sign in

  1. If you already have an account on your web browser and want to sign in with that account, select it and tap 'Sign in'. 
  2. If you don’t have a Google Account that you wish to use, add a new Google Account by following the prompts. After you have added your account, tap 'Sign In'.
  3. Review and agree to important privacy terms for YouTube Kids. If you agree, click 'Next' to enter your password.
  4. If you haven't already, create a profile for your child.
  5. Choose a content experience for your child. You'll be presented with a dialogue with more info about your selected content level. Click 'Select'.

     

    Content experience

    Preschool (content recommended for ages four and under): Children can watch videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning and exploration. Our systems work hard to exclude content that is not suitable for kids in preschool, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for children aged four and under. 
    Younger (Content recommended for ages 5–8): Kids can explore their interests and search for a wide variety of topics, including songs, cartoons, crafts and more. Our systems work hard to exclude content that is not suitable for young children, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for kids aged eight and under. 
    Older (Content recommended for ages 9–12): Allows kids with growing independence to search and explore additional music videos, gaming, family vlogs, science and more. Our systems work hard to exclude mature content, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for children aged twelve and under.

    If you want more controls, such as approving content yourself, download the YouTube Kids mobile app.

  6. Select if you want to turn Search on or off.
  7. You'll now take a parent feature tour of the YouTube Kids app. The tour will help you find parental controls settings, how to block and report videos and how to view what your child has watched.
  8. When you've finished, click 'Done'.

    If you choose not to sign in

  9. If you choose to continue without signing in, select 'Skip' on the sign in page.
  10. Review and agree to important privacy terms for YouTube Kids. If you agree, click 'I agree'.
  11. Then, choose a content experience for your child:

    Content experience

    Preschool (content recommended for ages four and under): Children can watch videos that promote creativity, playfulness, learning and exploration. Our systems work hard to exclude content that is not suitable for kids in preschool, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for children aged four and under. 
    Younger (Content recommended for ages 5–8): Kids can explore their interests and search for a wide variety of topics, including songs, cartoons, crafts and more. Our systems work hard to exclude content that is not suitable for young children, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for kids aged eight and under. 
    Older (Content recommended for ages 9–12): Allows kids with growing independence to search and explore additional music videos, gaming, family vlogs, science and more. Our systems work hard to exclude mature content, but not all videos have been manually reviewed. If you find something inappropriate that we've missed, you can block it or report it for fast review. Search results are limited to content recommended for children aged twelve and under.
  12. Select your preferred option. You'll be presented with a dialogue with more info about your selected content level.
  13. Click 'Select'.
  14. Select if you want to turn Search on or off.
  15. You'll now take a parent feature tour of the YouTube Kids app. The tour will help you find parental controls settings, how to report videos and how to view what your child has watched. 
  16. When you've finished, click 'Done'.

YouTube Kids mobile app and YouTube Kids on the web

While www.youtubekids.com is similar to the YouTube Kids mobile app, a few options in the mobile app are not available on the web:

Features not available on the web:

  • Offline mode
  • Voice Search
  • Setting a timer

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

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