How to install YouTube with Family Link. Your son got a very good grade in school, and as a reward, you decided to let him use the YouTube app on the tablet Android that, a while ago, you had to give him.

The problem, however, is that you had already set up the Family Link system, to keep track of your activities, and at this point, you don't know how to bypass it to install YouTube.

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How to install YouTube with Family Link step by step

Before even getting to the heart of the matter, I think it is my duty to clarify the exact conditions under which YouTube can be installed on a device controlled through the Family Link system of Google.

To begin with, I must tell you immediately that it is not possible to perform this operation if the age of the minor is under 13 years : Google, according to current regulations, considers children under 13 as children, thus completely eliminating the possibility of installing YouTube on the devices associated with these profiles.

This type of limit, however, does not involve YouTube Kids - The YouTube version dedicated to children, can be installed without problems, regardless of the age of the child.

In order to obtain it, all you have to do is open the Play Store on the child's device, write the phrase YouTube Kids within the search field located at the top and then give Submit, select the first result received and press the button Install  displayed on the screen.

If prompted, to complete the installation, enter the password of the Google account owned by the family group administrator.

As for, on the other hand, the devices controlled by Family Link and paired with profiles of users with age more than 13 years, the speech is slightly different: YouTube can be installed, always subject to the approval of the family group administrator, as long as you enable access to rated content PEGI 12 or more.

Install YouTube with Family Link

Once the most important aspects of the matter have been clarified, the time has come to get to the heart of this guide and explain, in practice, how to install youtube with Family Link.

If you have already linked your child's device (which, I remind you, must be over 13 years old) with your family group, you can enable the installation of Youtube as follows.

To start, take your smartphone or tablet (in which you have the control account configured), start the application Family Link for parents for Android or iOS and touch the name of profile of the minor.

Then touch the button Manage settings> Google Play > Applications and games.

At this point, put the check mark on the item PEGI 12 or in a less restrictive classification ( PEGI 16, PEGI 18 o Allow everything ) and press the button Back / Back, or the button in the shape of arrow, to confirm the change.

Now if you still intend to manually approve the YouTube installation (and all PEGI 12 content), preventing the child from independently downloading the app, tap on the item Request approval for and put the check mark next to the option All content.

Once restrictions on installable content are removed, take the child's device, launch the Play Store, type the word Youtube in the search bar at the top and continue Submit.

Once on the results page, tap the Google video app icon, press the button Install on pc, touch the button Ask now and enter the Google password of a parent associated with the account in use.

When you're done, touch the button Approve, to start the installation of YouTube on the child's device: the application will work, from now on, in classic mode.

If you are not in possession of the child's device, ask your user to start the YouTube installation procedure and press the button Ask in a message attached to the approval screen.

In this case, to make sure the installation is correct, you must bring your device (the one on which you have configured Family Link for parents), go to notification area system, touch the notification related to request for approval of Google Play Store and, to finish everything, touch the button Approve attached to the warning message that appears on the screen.

If you wish, you can also activate content restrictions (exclusion of adult content, material inappropriate for the age of the YouTube user, etc.) that can be viewed through the application installed on your child's terminal. So take u phone other device control, start the application Family Link for parents and then touch the First name account to check.

With that done, tap on Manage settings > Filters on YouTube and, finally, activate the lever corresponding to the wording YouTube Restricted Mode.

If, on the other hand, you intend to temporarily block the use of YouTube, open the Family Link parental app, tap the First name of your child's profile and go to the sections Manage settings> Android app.

Finally, locate the Youtube in the proposed list, touch your name and put in OFF the lever corresponding to the article Allow application y Okay.

If in doubt, you can unblock YouTube again following the same steps seen above and resetting the lever Allow application en ON.

If, on the other hand, your intention is to prevent the minor from accessing YouTube through the Google browser Chrome, go to section Filters in Google Chrome, touch the item Manage sites located in correspondence with the active restriction (ex. Try to block adult sites ), touch the option locked and, to add YouTube to the list of inaccessible sites, press the button capacitor positive (+) lead attached to the following screen.

Finally, enter the address youtube.com in the corresponding field and press the button Save, to confirm the block. Easier than that?