Parents' Guide to

Cabana — Hang out, watch stuff

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Watch any YouTube videos you want with your friends.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+


It's helpful and gets kids to see their friends and have fun! People say youtube isn't safe but you have to trust your kid and teach them! People shouldn't blame the app. This app is friendly and fun. It's very active. Saw my adoptive kid playing it and they were laughing and giggling with her friends watching a baby panda! They had a lot of fun. Not perfect though...

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Is It Any Good?

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It's definitely a fun idea to watch YouTube videos with your friends, but this app doesn't make it especially easy to connect with your friends or to search for the videos you most want to see. When you search for YouTube videos on Cabana - Hang out, watch stuff, you don't have much control over what you see: You can't turn on safety mode, and the app's home page defaults to a feed of trending videos, some of which feature crass language and sexual images. It's definitely good that you have to invite people to your chat using their real phone numbers from your device's contacts, so you can only chat with people you really know. The trick is making sure that everyone in your group agrees to pick videos that are appropriate for everyone to watch.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 17, 2017
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Tumblr
  • Version: 2.2.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3 or later
  • Last updated: June 6, 2017

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