YouTube Kids is miniature of YouTube on Roku specially made for children. It offers knowledge-based and fun-filled content. The content includes fun classes, DIY, cartoons, Animation, Hobbies, Arts, and Crafts. This ensures a safe space for kids to explore the streaming world. Streaming these videos on TV will enhance the viewing experience. Let’s look into the procedure to watch YouTube Kids on Roku.
YouTube Kids have effective Parental controls for limiting daily usage, turning off the search, blocking certain channels, and many more. In addition, they can look at the watch history at any time to monitor their children. You can create multiple profiles (up to 8) for providing selected channels and videos for each kid at home.
Can you Get YouTube Kids on Roku?
Technically, you can’t get the YouTube Kids channel on your Roku since it is unavailable in the Channel Store. However, you can get to access the YouTube Kids on your streaming device by mirroring the YouTube Kids app from the Android or iOS Smartphone. Also, the following section will help you with getting the YouTube Kids on Roku.
How to Watch YouTube Kids on Roku
Since the YouTube Kids channel is unavailable on the Channel store, you need to enable the screen mirroring on Roku to mirror the YouTube Kids app from the Android or iOS Smartphone.
How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
(1) Turn on your Roku device and select Settings on the home screen.
(2) Click on Systems and choose Screen mirroring.
(3) Select Screen mirroring mode and choose either Prompt or Always Allow to allow screen mirroring on Roku.
Screen Mirror YouTube Kids using Android Smartphone
Before moving ahead, make sure that your Android Smartphone and Roku are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
(1). Open Google Play Store on your Android Phone and install the YouTube Kids app.
(2). Log in to your account and drag down the Notification tab.
(3). Select Screen mirroring or Cast icon.
(4). Choose your Roku device from the list of available devices and select OK.
(5). You can now cast the contents from your Android phone to Roku.
(6). Next, launch the YouTube Kids and sign in to your account.
(7). Finally, you can choose and play any of your favorite content to watch on your Roku TV.
Screen Mirror YouTube Kids through PC
Connect your PC and Roku device to the same Wi-Fi network and follow the steps below:
(1) Turn on your PC and open a browser on it.
(2) Then, visit the official website of YouTube Kids.
(3) Sign in using your Google Account.
(4) Now, press Windows + k on the keyboard, and you will see a new window called Connect appearing on the screen.
(5) From the list of available devices, choose your Roku device.
(6) The contents on your screen will be mirrored to your Roku.
(7) Choose the content you want and enjoy watching it on Roku.
Screen Mirror YouTube Kids from iPhone
Roku has updated its device with AirPlay and HomeKit. This option enables to easily share the iOS device screen to Roku and watch them on TV. But to get this feature, you will be required to update your Roku TV.
Enable the Access to AirPlay on Roku
By enabling the AirPlay feature on Roku, you can screen mirror your iOS device to Roku.
(1). Start Roku and connect to the internet.
(2). Press the Home button on the remote and click Settings.
(3). Scroll down and select Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.
(4). Next, select the AirPlay option and turn it on.
After turning on the AirPlay on Roku, you can follow the steps below to screen mirror YouTube Kids.
(1). Connect your iPhone to the same Wi-Fi that Roku is connected to.
(2). Download YouTube Kids from App Store.
(3). Swipe down the Control Center and click Screen Mirroring.
(4). Select the Roku TV from the available devices.
(5). Now, you can see a Passcode on your TV. Note it and enter the passcode on your iOS device, and tap on OK.
(6). Launch the YouTube Kids app and watch the content on Roku.
YouTube Kids has lots of edutainment content and has a positive impact on Kids TV Time. It could be the best way to spend time with the kid by watching the videos on TV. By using parental control features, you can limit the type of content that your kids have access to. You can also report videos if you find that the videos are inappropriate for kids of a certain age to watch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can get YouTube Kids on Roku.
You can go to the Settings and turn on the Parental Controls for YouTube Kids.