There is a lot to like about the app. There are plenty of excellent shows, the UI is intuitive, and parents have the ability to control the content your child is exposed to. But for every quality content there is an equal amount (if not more) of shows of questionable content. The tools available to parents (mainly blocking shows and series) do little to alter the algorithm that controls what your child is exposed to. Without more powerful tools for parents to filter the massive amount of content, it is hard to recommend this app.
My 4 year old son loves this app, and now it's downloaded on every and all phones and tablets. He loves watching Ryan's toy review and the nerf battles. He's been using this app for over a year and I have never heard a single bad word or swear while he watches shows and games so I'm not sure what those other people are talking about. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has kids.
My only need for the app is an turn autoplay off for the app. When your child falls asleep and YouTube plays all night. It definitely takes a hit on your data cap if you have one (like me.) The app is wonderful a lot safer for my young ones than YouTube.
I would NOT let any of my kids watch any of this mess! I only watched a few shows... not my kids.. they are weird.. grown adults dress up as Spiderman playing with toys and getting doll girly stuff.. its weird.. and the other video had a girl calling another girl poo pop head. Would you let you young kids watch this mess? Want your kids learning from this? Just becarful what your kids watch.
YouTube Kids is a great idea. I do really like this app and have been dabbling since it rolled out. I do look closely at how the Google apps tie together: Updated from 2 to 4 stars now that YouTube Kids runs on our Chromebook!! Updating to 5 stars now that I can manage YouTube Kids thru our Google Family Link account :-) ....maybe YouTube Music next?
My son has been using this app for a couple years. The content had grown with him. I have only reported one video in that time. I love the newer updated version compared to a couple years ago. A lot less adds. I also feel my son has learned a lot from this app. I recommend it to all my friends with kids.
Introducing kid profiles and a new colorful and exciting look for all kids.