YouTube Kids App Getting Disabled Automatically For Those Not In Supported Regions

A weird, YouTube TV-related issue has come to light. The service’s Android app is getting automatically disabled for users who are in a region where the service isn’t officially available yet.

A lot of users are complaining that the app icon disappears from the app drawer on their device. Although it comes back when you enable the app from its Play Store listing, the problem again rears its ugly head after sometime.

What makes things strange is the fact that many users who reside in an officially supported region (say the US) and are traveling to an unsupported region are also facing the same problem.

For what it’s worth, the issue only affects YouTube Kids, as other apps like Android Auto don’t exhibit the same behavior. Until Google comes up with a word, it’s difficult to say whether it’s a bug or an intentional change.

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