Get started with YouTube Kids on your TV

You can sign into the YouTube Kids app on your TV using a Google account.

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.

Amazon Fire TV

  1. Start your Fire TV device.
  2. Go to Fire TV app-store.
  3. Search for and select "YouTube Kids."
  4. Download the YouTube Kids app.

Apple TV

  1. On your Apple TV, open the App Store app from your Home screen.
  2. Search for "YouTube Kids."
  3. Download the YouTube Kids app. 

Google TV Devices

  1. Start your Google TV device.
  2. Open the Play store.
  3. Search for and select "YouTube Kids".
  4. Download the YouTube Kids app.

Get started in the app

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app on your TV. If you’re on a Google TV device, follow the instructions below.
  2. Enter the year you were born to verify your age. 
  3. Choose whether or not to sign in.
  4. If you choose to sign in: on your phone or computer, go to kids.youtube.com/activate and enter the code you see on your TV.
  5. Select from existing profiles or go to the YouTube Kids mobile app or youtubekids.com to set up a new profile.

If you’re on a Chromecast with Google TV:

  1. Open the YouTube Kids app on your TV and click Get Started.
  2. Review the “Notice to Parents”. If you agree, click “I agree”.
  3. Choose a content setting for your child. 
  4. Confirm whether you want search turned on or off for your child. 

Please note that you won’t be able to sign in or create kid profiles while using YouTube Kids on a Chromecast with Google TV. Content that is blocked on other devices can still be played on this device.

YouTube Kids app on mobile vs. 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 in the app on your TV:

  • 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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