YouTube Kids now works with YouTube Red

Back in May we launched YouTube Red, a paid membership that makes allows you to enjoy ad-free videos across all of YouTube. You can also save videos to watch offline and play videos in the background of your phone or tablet. Since then we’ve heard from families that they’d love the option of these features in the YouTube Kids app too. So today we’re excited to say it’s finally here: the YouTube Kids app now works with YouTube Red in New Zealand!

With YouTube Red, your kids can now watch their favorite shows with all-new features like:
  • Ad-free videos: Let your kids learn and laugh along with their favourite characters without paid ads. 
  • Offline videos: In the car or on grandma’s sofa—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. 
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 along with Bounce Patrol or bake something yummy with Charli’s Crafty Kitchen.

And we’ve got even more updates to YouTube Kids 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 customise 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 New Zealand.

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