The YouTube Kids app on smart TVs will no longer work in July, and that is worrying

One of the most parent-friendly things YouTube ever did was create YouTube Kids, a standalone app for parents on the best smart TVs and mobile devices. But now it’s being disabled on TVs, according to a Google support page (via FlatpanelsHD).

Starting in July, you’ll need to give your kids access to YouTube’s main app and set up child profiles. Mobile platforms aren’t affected yet, but it seems likely that the writing is on the wall, even if it’s written in chalk.