YouTube Alternatives

YouTube is the largest video streaming site out there, but is it really the best? Kids are obsessed with watching videos, but with all of YouTube's user-generated content, it's hard to know if they're watching the good stuff or the not-so-good stuff. Kids can be exposed to loads of inappropriate content, even when using the YouTube Kids app. If you're looking for a site that's similar to YouTube but a bit more age-appropriate for your kids, we've got you covered. This list is full of kid-friendly alternative streaming sites that will have your kids watching, laughing, and even learning. And if your kid is ready to make the jump, our handy Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube will help you master the platform in no time.

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PBS Kids Video Website Poster Image
Quality, ad-free PBS shows (but it's still screen time).
URL: http://pbskids.org/video
(2009)
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NOGGIN - Preschool shows and educational videos for kids App Poster Image
Subscribe for fave shows; might want more parent control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Cakey App Poster Image
Highly customizable, safe YouTube playlists.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Disney Junior Appisodes App Poster Image
Fun, interactive shows can get pricey, hog data.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Huvi App Poster Image
Simple but effective YouTube viewer gives parents control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Nick Jr. App App Poster Image
Tot-friendly interface for streaming Nick Jr. shows.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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PlayKids | Videos and Educational Games for Kids and Toddlers! App Poster Image
Popular shows, fun games; subscription needed for most.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Hopster: Kids TV, Nursery Rhymes, Music, Fun Games App Poster Image
Cute, curated content with monthly fee; only light learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Kidoodle.TV Website Poster Image
Safe videos kids should like; controls parents should love.
URL: https://www.kidoodle.tv
(2014)
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WeetWoo! App Poster Image
Handpicked videos for worry-free watching.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2009)
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BatteryPop Website Poster Image
Vibrant, varied-kid video network superfun, pretty safe.
URL: http://www.batterypop.com
(2014)
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JuniorTube Edu - Interactive Videos for K-12 App Poster Image
Unique video-curation tool not the user-friendliest.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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NetKids Digital Entertainment Network for Kids App Poster Image
Subscription grants lots of content; strong parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Flocabulary: Educational Hip-Hop for K-12 App Poster Image
Catchy hip-hop songs and fun videos for memorable learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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HooplaKidz Website Poster Image
Parental guidance best solution for kid-focused video site.
URL: http://www.hooplakidz.com
(2015)
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NBC Learn Website Poster Image
Curated news clips help clarify science, history, and tech.
URL: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn
(2014)
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Wizard School App Poster Image
Get inspired with curated videos and creative challenges.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2016)
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YouTube Kids App Poster Image
Kid-targeted videos best with parental guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Disney Music Website Poster Image
View safe videos from Disney and other tween-friendly stars.
URL: http://music.disney.com
(2014)
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FlummoxVision - Watch Flummox and Friends on your iPad App Poster Image
Funny videos, solid questions for social-emotional learning.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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TED-Ed Website Poster Image
Inspiring, entertaining videos from the world's brightest.
URL: http://ed.ted.com
(2013)
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Brainfeed - Educational Videos for Kids App Poster Image
Curated learning videos still best after parental preview.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2015)
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Teen Nick Website Poster Image
Good site for teens to watch and discuss fave Nick shows.
URL: http://www.teennick.com
(2012)
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