My children have an age-restricted iPad, but ever since Google/YouTube upscaled the age-restriction of the YouTube-app to 17+ in 2015 they can no longer view YouTube video’s on their iPad, not even in Safari.
As they are young teenagers, I would like to enable them to view YouTube videos on their iPad, but I don’t want to upscale their age-restriction to 17+ for a few years.
Is there any way to do this ?
Since Google (the (step)mother of YouTube) upscaled the age-restriction to 17+ in 2015, they have also introduced the new YouTube Kids-app which has just a 4+ age-restriction.
You can get the YouTube Kids-app here :
iOS YouTube Kids-app
…however, as Google advertises this as a “made for ages 5 and under”, this is not for teenagers…
on top of that, the YouTube Kids-app is only available in the US iTunes store, even though it’s claimed to be available in most international languages…
…luckily, there are some alternatives for international teenagers :
iOS Tubex Video and Music-app
iOS Tubex Free Music and Video Player-app
all three are available internationally and only have a 12+ age-restriction
and even tough both Tubex-apps use the same name, they are entirely different apps made by different developers…
note that none of these are endorsed by either YouTube, Google or Apple, but that doesn’t have to be problematic of course…