Parents: YouTube Kids and YouTube Red now work together

Back in October Google 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 Google has heard from families that they’d love the option of these features in the YouTube Kids app. So they’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 Red membership. 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.

Parents: YouTube Kids and YouTube Red now work together
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And they’ve got even more updates to YouTube Kids on the way. Over the next few months they’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.

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

by our friends at Google


Also published on Medium.