Youtube Kids Error Help Please: "YouTube Kids won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your device"

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tahirsplace

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Hi

I have successfully added Google Play Store to my Fire HD 8 (2022) and downloaded Youtube Kids. Of course part of this included installing Google Account Manager, Google Services Framework and Google Play Services. However when I attempt to launch Youtube Kids I get the following error:

"YouTube Kids won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your device"

It goes without saying Google Play services is installed on my device. I tried clearing the data and cache and also updating it still no joy. Normal Youtube app works fine and so does Google Chrome, its just Youtube Kids that is not working.

It's worth noting this Fire HD 8 (2022) is running Fire OS 8.3.1.3. I have another Fire HD 8 (2020) which is running Fire OS 7 and Youtube Kids works fine. Could it be that the new OS is not compatible?

Please Help my kids are driving me mad! :(
Much appreciated!
 

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tahirsplace

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Thanks for your reply but I have done this already in that I have successfully installed google play store and even downloaded Youtube Kids, its just that when I try to launch Youtube Kids it doesn't work. Instead I get the error "YouTube Kids won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your device" although I have installed google play services as can be seen in the screenshot which shows my installed apps.
 

engage4

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Try installing

Google Play Services https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google account manager https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google Services Framework https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google Play Store
Install them in the order

  1. Account manager: com.google.android.gsf.login
  2. Google Services Framework: com.google.android.gsf
  3. Google Play Services: com.google.android.gms
  4. Google Play Store: com.android.vending
Do not open any app after installing, just press DONE. After everything installed, reboot fire, add gmail to google play wait few minutes untill google services auto update.
 
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Rico217

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Having same issues. have google play installed and youtube, but get same error. "YouTube Kids won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your device"
 

lomanf

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Had the same error and found a Youtube Kids APK that doesn't need google play services. It's here:

The site is full of popups and ads, so to get the APK go to the above url. Then click the "Download Youtube kids mod apk (Direct Link)" button. Then click on "Download Youtube kids - APK (77.56 mb)" to get the APK.

Verified it works on my Amazon Fire Kids HD 8 tablet.
 
Dec 2, 2022
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Try installing

Google Play Services https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google account manager https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google Services Framework https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/googl...-download/?redirected=thank_you_invalid_nonce

Google Play Store
Install them in the order

  1. Account manager: com.google.android.gsf.login
  2. Google Services Framework: com.google.android.gsf
  3. Google Play Services: com.google.android.gms
  4. Google Play Store: com.android.vending
Do not open any app after installing, just press DONE. After everything installed, reboot fire, add gmail to google play wait few minutes untill google services auto update.
Those downloads no longer exist. New links?
 

Fluffybadger

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Had the same error and found a Youtube Kids APK that doesn't need google play services. It's here:

The site is full of popups and ads, so to get the APK go to the above url. Then click the "Download Youtube kids mod apk (Direct Link)" button. Then click on "Download Youtube kids - APK (77.56 mb)" to get the APK.

Verified it works on my Amazon Fire Kids HD 8 tablet.
godsent Thank you!
 

tacomaguy24

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Had the same error and found a Youtube Kids APK that doesn't need google play services. It's here:

The site is full of popups and ads, so to get the APK go to the above url. Then click the "Download Youtube kids mod apk (Direct Link)" button. Then click on "Download Youtube kids - APK (77.56 mb)" to get the APK.

Verified it works on my Amazon Fire Kids HD 8 tablet.

Worked for me, THANK YOU! It was driving me nuts!

I was having the same issue trying to put Roblox on the tablet. This apk has been successful so far:

 
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tahirsplace

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Nov 29, 2022
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Had the same error and found a Youtube Kids APK that doesn't need google play services. It's here:

The site is full of popups and ads, so to get the APK go to the above url. Then click the "Download Youtube kids mod apk (Direct Link)" button. Then click on "Download Youtube kids - APK (77.56 mb)" to get the APK.

Verified it works on my Amazon Fire Kids HD 8 tablet.
You my friend are a certified LEGEND! Thanks a lot I was going to return the tablet as its useless for my needs without YT kids. Cheers.
 

Rico217

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When I go to install the Youtube kids apk, it says "Not available in your region".

Fixed, worked when I sideloaded the APK.. was downloading directly on Fire Tablet.
 
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Fluffybadger

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While the APK does indeed work every morning I get the same error again so i have to uninstall it and re install the apk every morning, so another fix would be amazing too while this one kinda works
 

philstuffs

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I just spent 3 hours trying to get Youtube Kids working.

I really didn't want to install a dodgy modified APK, which could essentially have anything included.

Here's the solution:

- Uninstall any existing version of Youtube Kids

- Download and install YT Kids 6.37.5 from apkmirror (trusted source for original APK files)

- Open Play Store, search for YT Kids, disable automatic updates for this app, by clicking the 3 dots at the top right

This is the latest version I could find, which works on the HD 8, 12th Gen, without giving a play services error.

Because this is the legit original APK from Google, it will actually log you in, giving you access to history and other features.

Don't forget the final step, otherwise it will automatically update to a newer version which doesn't work!

(Testing as working - versions 6.16 and 6.24.3 and 6.37.5)
 
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Dec 2, 2022
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I just spent 3 hours trying to get Youtube Kids working.

I really didn't want to install a dodgy modified APK, which could essentially have anything included.

Here's the solution:

- Uninstall any existing version of Youtube Kids

- Download and install YT Kids 6.37.5 from apkmirror (trusted source for original APK files)

- Open Play Store, search for YT Kids, disable automatic updates for this app, by clicking the 3 dots at the top right

This is the latest version I could find, which works on the HD 8, 12th Gen, without giving a play services error.

Because this is the legit original APK from Google, it will actually log you in, giving you access to history and other features.

Don't forget the final step, otherwise it will automatically update to a newer version which doesn't work!

(Testing as working - versions 6.16 and 6.24.3 and 6.37.5)
This still didn't work for me. Also, I didn't have a disable updates button. Instead, mine showed a check box for enable auto updates which was already unchecked by default. Any chance you could link each APK you downloaded for all of the Google stuff? I'm wondering if I clicked a wrong version somewhere.
 

philstuffs

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This still didn't work for me. Also, I didn't have a disable updates button. Instead, mine showed a check box for enable auto updates which was already unchecked by default. Any chance you could link each APK you downloaded for all of the Google stuff? I'm wondering if I clicked a wrong version somewhere.
I used the links provided above by engage4

Because I was also worried that maybe the Google files I used from another tutorial wouldn't be compatible.

The only other thing I did is to install regular YouTube from the play store, open that and select my Google account.

I did that before opening YouTube Kids.

I don't know if it makes a difference.
 
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I used the links provided above by engage4

Because I was also worried that maybe the Google files I used from another tutorial wouldn't be compatible.

The only other thing I did is to install regular YouTube from the play store, open that and select my Google account.

I did that before opening YouTube Kids.

I don't know if it makes a difference.
Sweet, I'll give it another shot! Thanks for replying!
 
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I just spent 3 hours trying to get Youtube Kids working.

I really didn't want to install a dodgy modified APK, which could essentially have anything included.

Here's the solution:

- Uninstall any existing version of Youtube Kids

- Download and install YT Kids 6.37.5 from apkmirror (trusted source for original APK files)

- Open Play Store, search for YT Kids, disable automatic updates for this app, by clicking the 3 dots at the top right

This is the latest version I could find, which works on the HD 8, 12th Gen, without giving a play services error.

Because this is the legit original APK from Google, it will actually log you in, giving you access to history and other features.

Don't forget the final step, otherwise it will automatically update to a newer version which doesn't work!

(Testing as working - versions 6.16 and 6.24.3 and 6.37.5)
Thank you very much. Had the same problem and with this method it is working.
Hopefully it will work in the future also with the newer versions.
 

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    Had the same error and found a Youtube Kids APK that doesn't need google play services. It's here:

    The site is full of popups and ads, so to get the APK go to the above url. Then click the "Download Youtube kids mod apk (Direct Link)" button. Then click on "Download Youtube kids - APK (77.56 mb)" to get the APK.

    Verified it works on my Amazon Fire Kids HD 8 tablet.
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    This still didn't work for me. Also, I didn't have a disable updates button. Instead, mine showed a check box for enable auto updates which was already unchecked by default. Any chance you could link each APK you downloaded for all of the Google stuff? I'm wondering if I clicked a wrong version somewhere.
    I used the links provided above by engage4

    Because I was also worried that maybe the Google files I used from another tutorial wouldn't be compatible.

    The only other thing I did is to install regular YouTube from the play store, open that and select my Google account.

    I did that before opening YouTube Kids.

    I don't know if it makes a difference.
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    I used the links provided above by engage4

    Because I was also worried that maybe the Google files I used from another tutorial wouldn't be compatible.

    The only other thing I did is to install regular YouTube from the play store, open that and select my Google account.

    I did that before opening YouTube Kids.

    I don't know if it makes a difference.
    Sweet, I'll give it another shot! Thanks for replying!