YouTube Kids Now Available on Apple TV

The popular YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV, making it easier to access the platform's kid-friendly video content on bigger screens.


YouTube Kids uses a combination of automated filters, human review, and parent feedback to offer a safer environment for kids to watch videos. Parental controls offer additional customization, from allowing only parent-approved collections to be viewed and age-level ratings, to screen time limitations and video/channel blocking.

Even with the filtering and curation in place, YouTube has faced criticism for allowing some inappropriate content onto the YouTube Kids platform, and the company has pledged to improve its policies and procedures to be more strict. Early on, the service was also criticized for targeting children with advertising, with YouTube making some changes to help provide better distinction between ads and video content.

As noted by Engadget, YouTube Kids is compatible with both 4K and HD models of Apple TV, and it works with Siri.

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5 weeks ago


YouTube Premium.

No thanks.
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5 weeks ago
This. Even if you take out the ads with Premium, the content is terrible and lots of potentially damaging stuff for kids. Our school regularly reminds parents not to use it and to stick to content from providers like BBC, Netflix, etc.

(meant to quote proximity above!)
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5 weeks ago
I had to delete the app on their iPad. The content was terrible. Onboxing products, well known animation series reuploaded with random foreign languages, commercials disguised as playful content
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5 weeks ago
YouTube's attempts to market to kids over the past few months has seriously hurt the platform. They've removed comments from anything "the algorithm" thinks is for kids (pretty much anything animated). Billions of comments made over many years on these videos, gone in an instant, and they don't care. You can't even add the videos to playlists for some reason. As an adult fan of animation this has been frustrating.

I'm so sick of so many annoying things being done "for the children." Parents should be responsible for their kids; we shouldn't have to lose features on a major website because kids might abuse them.
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5 weeks ago
Youtube has way too many ads.
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YouTube's attempts to market to kids over the past few months has seriously hurt the platform. They've removed comments from anything "the algorithm" thinks is for kids (pretty much anything animated). Billions of comments made over many years on these videos, gone in an instant, and they don't care. You can't even add the videos to playlists for some reason. As an adult fan of animation this has been frustrating.

I'm so sick of so many annoying things being done "for the children." Parents should be responsible for their kids; we shouldn't have to lose features on a major website because kids might abuse them.

Oh no. Such a shame that people can't leave a variety of slurs and insults in the comments of a 40 year old's weekly video review ranting about everything wrong with the latest episode of a children's cartoon. A great loss for society, indeed.
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