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 that 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 directions. After you add 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.

    If you want more controls, there are several parental controls and settings available. You can view the parental controls for your child's YouTube Kids profile:

    • In YouTube Kids on your child's device, or
    • In your linked parent account's YouTube settings, under 'parental settings'.
  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're 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.

If you choose not to sign in

  1. If you choose to continue without signing in, select SKIP on the sign in page.
  2. Review and agree to important privacy terms for YouTube Kids. If you agree, click I AGREE.
  3. Then, choose a content experience for your child.
  4. Select your preferred option. You'll be presented with a dialogue with more info about your selected content level.
  5. Click SELECT.
  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 report videos and how to view what your child has watched. 
  8. When you're finished, click DONE.
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