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Can you add regular Youtube to a child's account on Google TV?

NJJ
Community Member

My daughter has a supervised Youtube account that watches on other devices.

I would like to add it to her Google TV profile on chromecast.

At the moment, I only see an option for YouTube Kids but not Youtube.

Any idea what it isn't showing?

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GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there, 

Thanks for writing into the forums, I'm sure this is can be confusing, but I'm happy to help. You can add a regular YouTube account to your child's account by following these steps. 

 

With the YouTube app

  1. On your device, open the YouTube app .
  2. In the top right, select your profile picture or initial.
  3. Select Parent settings.
  4. Choose your child.
  5. Under “YouTube Settings,” tap Edit.
  6. Choose the content setting you want to change.
  7. To confirm, tap Select

Please let me know if you have any further questions. 

Best regards, 

Garrett DS

NJJ
Community Member

On the chrome cast, the profile pic is on the top left in YouTube. When I click on it, it asks me if I want to sign out of YouTube.

 

 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock up this thread in 24 hours.

Just checking up,
Jeran
 

NJJ
Community Member

I do need help, yes. The instructions above don't match Chromecast.

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there NJJ,

 

When it comes to the kid's profiles on Google TV, unfortunately, YouTube Kids is the only option available. This is because Google had the idea in mind that only young children would be using the kid's profiles, with kids that are 13 or older using normal YouTube. The steps Garrett provided come from this article, which sadly don't apply to Google TV. If you would like to see the regular YouTube app added as an option to the kid's profiles, I'd recommend you submit feedback via Google TV, so that Google is aware that it's something you'd use.

 

I'm sorry we couldn't have been more help, but if you had any more questions or concerns, I'd be happy to address them.

 

Best regards,

Jeran

NJJ
Community Member

Is there a way to add her account to the regular app?

She has a family link account but it can't be added to either the Youtube or Youtube Kids app.

 

 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

She sure can! If you want to add her as a regular user, go ahead and follow these steps:

  • From the Google TV home screen, in the top right, go to the profile picture or initial and select Settings.
  • Go to Accounts & Sign In and select Add another account.
  • Sign in to the Google Account you want to add.

Now, once you do that, go ahead and launch the YouTube app, then follow these steps:

  • From the YouTube home screen, go to the profile picture in the top-left.
  • Select the option Switch Accounts.
  • Select your daughter's newly added Google Account.

That's it! She should get her normal YouTube recommendations and subscriptions! Of course, when you want to go back to the other YouTube accounts, follow the same steps.

 

I hope that helps you out!

 

Best regards,

Jeran

NJJ
Community Member

It tells me it can’t sign on because the device is compatible with her account. It then sends me to family link but there is no information there.

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

I wonder if you need to change the settings for her on family link. Here is what the article says about children using YouTube:

  • Your child must have a Google Account managed by Family Link.
  • Some features on YouTube aren’t currently available for children under 13 years old (or the applicable age in your country) with a supervised Google Account. 

Here is how to change the content level settings with the Family Link app:

  1. On your device, open the Family Link app.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Tap Manage settings and then YouTube.
  4. Under “YouTube Settings” tap Edit.
  5. Choose the content setting you want to change.
  6. To confirm, tap Select.

There is a lot more settings and ways to change the settings for YouTube and family link, go ahead and give the article I first linked a read and set the appropriate content filters.

 

Best regards,

Jeran 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help?

Thank you,
Jeran
 

NJJ
Community Member

I still can't add her account. I've looked at the settings for Youtube, Family Link, Chromecast etc. and there doesn't appear to be a way to do it.

I don't understand why Google doesn't allow accounts to be added without explaining why. 

 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

That is pretty strange that you're still not able to add your daughter to your account! At this point, you may find more success by contacting Google by phone, as they may help you quicker than going back and forth of the forum.

 

I'm real sorry I couldn't have been more helpful here, but if you had any other questions or concerns, I'd be happy to address them.

 

Best regards,

Jeran

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help?

Thank you,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there!

We haven't heard back from NJJ, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help, Garrett!

Best regards,
Jeran