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Hello,

I have FamilyLink and I have edited my child's setting to allow supervised access to regular YouTube (not YouTube kids).  This is supposed to be the newer access available to those under 13, which they are.

I have everything setup appropriately in FamilyLink, but when I try to login to YouTube.com/activate with their email, I get an "Authorization Error  - Error 403: access_denied - some other mumbo-jumbo"

Through the sign-in process I am able to enter their email and password, then it asks which parent is authorizing and I put the login credentials for that account in, then it takes me to the error page.

Let me know if any other info is needed to resolve.

Thanks.
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We ran into the same issue after enabling family link some time ago. We mainly use Family Link to enforce limits on screen time, which is working out lovely. Thank you google! However, our kids love watching (regular) youtube content on our (non-AndroidOS) Philips TV and this stopped working because of the 403 access denied. 

As a result, they quickly reverted to watching content on their tablets in their bedrooms.. which makes it a lot harder for us to monitor what content they are watching. We definitely felt more confident and safe when we could overhear and occasionally watch their content with them.

As a temporary solution, would it be an option to allow parents to enable logins on (certain) TV apps, with the disclaimer that there would be no limit on the content served, nor that it would count for screen time limits? It worked for us before, and since we have more control over the TV, we wouldn't mind the downside of not plugging into the Family Link features on this platform. Thanks for considering!
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