Google’s YouTube Red service gets media lovers some nice perks for its $9.99/month subscription cost, like an ad-free video experience and offline access. That said, families who additionally take advantage of the YouTube Kids app’s simplified interface and kid-friendly content filter have been left out. That is, until now.
In a YouTube blog post, Google said that YouTube Red subscribers have been requesting to get their children in on the fun as well. The software giant has listened, and starting today the YouTube Kids app is now integrated with YouTube Red accounts in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.
This means that the YouTube Kids app will inherit the same benefits, 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—always 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.
In order to get your little ones started with uninterrupted adventures and sing-alongs, you will just need to go into your YouTube Red account from the parental controls section of the YouTube Kids app and follow some steps.
Google also takes this opportunity to let us know that there’s more on the way for the app, stating that “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.”
We’re sure that families will appreciate being able to take full advantage of their YouTube Red subscriptions. If you don’t have YouTube Red and are interested, Google lets you give it a whirl free for 30 days.