YouTube Kids App Now Supports YouTube Red Accounts


YouTube Red is a really great service. It gives you access to exclusive video content, removes all ads from YouTube videos, allows offline video playback, and more. However, until now you couldn’t use the service inside the YouTube Kids app. This reason is unknown, however Google now says that users with a YouTube Red subscription can now log into the YouTube Kids app and take advantage of what they’re paying $9.99 a month for.

This new feature helps a whole lot in the effort to protect children from seeing the inappropriate content invading YouTube each and every day. See, even though the content streaming through the YouTube Kids app is safe for young people, not all the ads are. So, by allowing the ads to be removed, the experience inside the app will be much cleaner. Plus with offline and background playback, your kids will pretty much never get board.

The current countries who support YouTube Red inside the Kids app include the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can learn more about this new feature via the blog post below.

YouTube Kids now works with YouTube Red

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Back in October we launched YouTube Red, a paid membership that makes everything you love about YouTube even better, with benefits like videos free of paid ads, offline videos, and background play. Since then we’ve heard from families that they’d love the option of these features in the YouTube Kids app. So today we’re excited to say it’s here – the YouTube Kids app now works with YouTube Red in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand!

Parents who sign up for YouTube Red enable a whole new set of features for the family to enjoy, including:

  • Ad-free videos: Let your kids learn and laugh along with their favorite characters without paid ads.
  • Offline videos: In the car or on grandma’s couch—automatically have videos when you need ‘em, even if you don’t have a connection.
  • Uninterrupted music: Keep family sing-alongs going while you use other apps on your phone.

To get started, all parents need is the YouTube Kids app and a YouTube Redmembership. Then, just sign in to your YouTube Red account from the parental controls section of the YouTube Kids app and follow a few simple steps. Once that’s done, your little one’s ready to sing and play along with Mother Goose Club or go on an adventure with Talking Tom and his gang.

And we’ve got even more updates to YouTube Kids on the way. Over the next few months we’ll be making some changes to the app that’ll give parents more choice on how to customize the content that appears or doesn’t appear in their YouTube Kids experience.

Until then, we hope you and the family enjoy YouTube Kids with YouTube Red benefits in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.

If you haven’t already, take YouTube Red for a spin with this free 30-day trial.

A.J. Crane, Product Manager, recently watched “Beat the Heat Hacks | LIFE HACKS FOR KIDS” on DreamWorksTV.

Source: YouTube via Android Police

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