1. mayasl's Avatar
    Hi!

    I have a china made non-brand tablet which is running on Android 2.3.

    I wanna block YouTube & some other video streaming sites. I searched for an app in Play, but couldn't find one.

    I can't block in router, because I wanna access those sites in my PC & laptop.

    Is there any way to do as we do in windows by adding those URLs we wanna block, to hosts file?
    01-13-2014 05:22 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Go to Settings - Applications - YouTube and check to see if there is disable option. I of not then you can probably just use an App to lock YouTube and prevent use. A password can be set to re-enable the App if you want to use it.

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    01-13-2014 09:51 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    AppLock in Play should work.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
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    01-13-2014 10:18 AM
  4. mayasl's Avatar
    Go to Settings - Applications - YouTube and check to see if there is disable option.
    There was no option to disable YouTube app, but to uninstall.

    AppLock in Play should work.
    Yes that works. But YouTube is still accessible via the browsers.
    01-13-2014 12:19 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    There was no option to disable YouTube app, but to uninstall.


    Yes that works. But YouTube is still accessible via the browsers.
    Lock the browsers too?
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    01-13-2014 09:30 PM
  6. mayasl's Avatar
    Lock the browsers too?
    Nope. I don't wanna lock the browsers.

    I found a solution and I made it mate.

    Rooted the device, installed host editor and added youtube.com in the file.
    Now no more YouTube in that device.

    Thank you for your assistance guys!

    Have a nice day!
    01-13-2014 09:55 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Nope. I don't wanna lock the browsers.

    I found a solution and I made it mate.

    Rooted the device, installed host editor and added youtube.com in the file.
    Now no more YouTube in that device.

    Thank you for your assistance guys!

    Have a nice day!
    Glad you found something that works. See you around the forums!
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    01-13-2014 10:09 PM
  8. mayasl's Avatar
    Glad you found something that works. See you around the forums!
    Sure thing!
    01-13-2014 10:13 PM
  9. faridamran's Avatar
    hi MayaSL,
    im not an IT or any expert on gadgets and IT solutions. May i know what does rooted the devices means?
    i have the same problem which is to block youtube on one of my device.

    Thanks!
    06-23-2014 09:16 PM
  10. mayasl's Avatar
    Rooting means hacking the OS and gaining access to the system files which are normally not visible or read-only.
    06-23-2014 10:10 PM
  11. RMagill's Avatar
    I'm new here, and relatively new to android. Could someone explain how to do this? Root my phone, install a host editor, and add the website? Thanks!
    09-30-2015 04:35 PM

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