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Everything to know about YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids has launched on our Freesat 4k set top boxes and it couldn’t have come at a better time. You can view all the amazing content they have to offer your little ones while we’re all on lockdown during the current Coronavirus climate.

What is YouTube Kids?

YouTube Kids is a free, separate app made just for kids that makes it simpler and more fun for them to explore on their own, and easier for parents and caregivers to guide their journey. Once you have created a profile, checkout videos on different topics from science experiments, to nursery rhymes, to hula-hooping pigs, and everything in between!

Watch YouTube Kids via our 4k set top boxes for all the latest learning and fun!

What's On? 🎬

YouTube Kids has a variety of family-friendly content designed for kids under the age of 13. Check out some of our favourites below!


  1. If they’re interested in learning more about the planet and how to protect it…

    How to make a Bee Cafe! | Maddie Moate
    Maddie Moate
    125k subscribers

    bee cafe


  2. Are keen to become a budding writer… 

    Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Letter Teams - OO and OA

    parent teaching baby to read


  3. Showing signs of excellent problem-solving skills...

    Monster Math Squad | Episode: Oh No Problem Solving | Learning For Kids
    WildBrain Learn at Home
    81k subscribers

    monster math squad


  4. Desperate to time travel to the past...

    Horrible Histories Song - Henry VIII starring Rowan Atkinson - CBBC
    377k subscribers

    gold pharoh

    How do dinosaur fossils form? | Natural History Museum
    Natural History Museum

dinosaur fossil

5. Fascinated by scientific discoveries...

Science Max | ATTRACTION & FORCES | Full episodes | Kids science 

science max


These child-friendly songs are certainly going to keep your kids moving while they tidy their rooms!

  1. JoJo Siwa Performs ‘High Top Shoes’ | SlimeFest | Nick

    music concert


  2. Whether they’re film fanatics in the making...

    Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper | Myles Erlick & Ruby Jay Cover
    Family Channel
    73.9k subscribers

  3. Looking for a new beat to dance to…

    #StayHome Lil Yachty “GO!” (REMIX) | Teen Titans Go! To The Movies! | DC Kids
    DC Kids

  4. Looking to learn about the current climate in a child-friendly way…

    How to wash your hands NHS song | NHS

    person washing hands

    “Take Care of You” Official Music Video | Barbie Songs
    8.68M subscribers


There’s a wide variety of shows, trailers and movie clips to keep kids entertained 🙌

  1. When you just can’t decide what movie to rent yet…

    Farmageddon: Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 – Teaser Trailer
    Shaun the Sheep [BahasaIndonesia]
    3.36M subscribers

  2. When getting up in the morning is a struggle…

    My Morning Routine with Barbie and Ken Dolls | Barbie
    8.68M subscribers

  3. There’s plenty of funny and famous cartoons to watch…

    Spookiz - Season 1
    2.93M subscribers

    Woody Woodpecker Show | Hide and Seek | Full Episode | Videos For Kids
    Woody Woodpecker
    468K subscribers

  4. Get a taste for a movie before watching it with HD quality movie clips…

    “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” Official Movie Clip | TROLLS
    DreamWorksTV by Peacock Kids
    7.1M subscribers

  5. Short films can be a really great learning curve and often leave a great impression on young minds. They could find a story they keep with them forever!

    CGI Animated Short Film HD “Dust Buddies” by Beth Tomashek & Sam Wade | CGMeetup


A great online experience for kids ✅

YouTube Kids was designed to be a simpler place for kids to explore their interests through online video. The YouTube Kids app has a suite of parental controls for you to customise your kid’s individual experience. You can decide what content to make available for them to watch, set a timer to control screen time, block videos or channels, and more. Only adults can set up a profile for their children.

Check out a quick how to guide below:

  1. When you go to sign up, you’ll be asked if you’re a child or a parent.

    Sign up step one of YouTube Kids Freesat


  2. Children are given this message, so they need to get a parent to set up YouTube Kids

    Sign up step two of YouTube Kids Freesat


  3. Parents are asked to give their birth year before proceeding:

    Sign up step three of YouTube Kids Freesat


  4. Once you’re set up, you’ll be asked to choose an age bracket, so that when your child is using the app, they’ll only be exposed to content suitable for them.

  5. From there, you can view everything your kid is watching on their profile, as well as what channels they’re subscribed to. 

Whether you’re downloading the app or watching on the web, it’s super easy to navigate, and it’s a great place for your child to learn visually, stay entertained and keep healthy during their time at home!