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YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

Google is expanding its YouTube Kids app to altogether new platforms, bringing in smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony. The expansion moves the YouTube Kids app beyond just phones and tablets, in a move that you have to say is surprising wasn't implemented earlier — the service has been around for two years now.

YouTube Kids has served up 30 billion video views and has over 8 million weekly active users — that's a seriously large audience to address. Bringing the children's programming to the biggest screen in your house just made sense. Here's a breakdown of exactly which TV models will get the YouTube Kids app:

  • All 2015 - 2017 LG webOS TVs via the LG content store
  • All 2013 - 2017 Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray Players that have access to the Samsung App Store
  • 2016-2017 Sony TVs after a firmware update (except Android TV models, which will get their own app soon)

If you have a compatible TV and love YouTube kids, keep an eye out for updates starting today.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Let's hope that Google has worked out it's Audio bug for Play and YouTube on LG Web OS TV's. After 22 minutes it gets pretty bad.
  • Still not available for Google's own platform: Android TV. I will never understand Google's priorities.
  • That's nothing with Windows phone users lol.
  • That's what I was thinking also. They should start there IMO and then work on getting it out to smart TV's. Of course they really need to work on getting Android TV more stable
  • I use it everyday and pair it with my Chromecast
  • Would love to see this on Amazon Fire TV, but not holding my breath...
  • Finally, took a while but finally a worthy update
  • I'm thinking ROKU needs it too.
  • Amen to that, I bought my kid a roku tv and use it to watch netflix. I would love it if they had you tube kids available.
  • Now you can watch Spiderman pee on Elsa from the big screen.