HomeTube for Android creates safe YouTube playlists for your kids


Leaving your kids with your phone or tablet's YouTube app is nor a great idea, as there are millions of unsuitable for them footages floating around the Internets that can traumatize them before you've finished the pancake batter, or at least you'll have to answer awkward questions. Still, tablet+YouTube is one of the favorite child-rearing combos these days, so what's one responsible parent to do here?

Enter HomeTube - the app "transforms your Android device into a safe, child-friendly haven where kids have instant access to watch whatever YouTube content they want from a list of content you deem suitable." You curate an endless list of cartoons and educational footage, for instance, and leave it at that. The best part is that you can set HomeTube as a home screen replacement in a separate profile, so that's basically the only launcher that Junior is going to get when they get their little paws on the electronics.

Developer: Chris LacyDownload: Android
Category: Media&videoPrice: Free

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5 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I'm pretty sure kids these days are more tech savvy than most parents except those that are here:)

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Safe? Half the f***** videos on Youtube are restricted, a ton more require age verification, a lot removed from copyright, and others censored to oblivion. You can build a playground on Youtube if it were a place.

3. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I let my son watch Youtube on my tablet before he settles down for bed. I'l usually search for a kids' show and let him watch and pick videos as they appear. One night I heard some videos of kids shows "remixed" with trippy effects, reverbs, intercuts and foul language. This HomeTube is a great alternative I've used since. It's got a nice layout that uis easy to see nad scroll through, and the videos change every few moments to give some variety.

4. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The link to the app is wrong it leads you to a app called timehop ,

5. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.hometube​.playstore

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