– Imagine YouTube WITHOUT F-Words Or Cleavage Thumbnails…

Imagine if you could browse YouTube without ever hearing the F-Bomb, or seeing another stupid cleavage thumbnail? VidAngel is on a mission to make that possible.

VidAngel is an idea that my brothers and I had about a year ago when we were still at Orabrush. Why had no one had built a browser app plugin that would filter out sex, nudity, swears, and graphic violence on streaming video? We decided it was a problem we wanted to solve.  A year later, and a lot of long nights, long talks with legal teams, and saving up cash, we just went public with VidAngel. VidAngel mutes profanity and skips sex, nudity and violence right while you are watching your online video.


Clean up all of Hollywood

(thousands of filters coming):

Our first goal is to clean up every TV show and Movie available on Google Play.

Eventually we want to do the same for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Vudu and others, but VidAngel is starting with Google Play because it has a good selection (including new releases) and we understand how to use Google for marketing better than anyone (see 18 million views on our Orabrush ad, 7 million views on Orapup, and 19 million views on our PooPourri ad).

Clean up all of YouTube

(hundreds of thousands of filters coming):

If you are a member of the VidAngel community  you will be able to use your VidAngel app to filter any video on YouTube for your kids, adjust filters that others have created, and have access to the entire communities filters for FREE. Think Wikipedia for YouTube filters. Our goal is to have every popular YouTube video filtered so you don’t run into soul destroying landmines while enjoying YouTube.

YouTube has always attracted foul mouthed vloggers. R-rated language is common.  But more recently YouTube has started to allow nudity and sexual content onto the site. Traditionally YouTube has not been known for family friendliness.

There are over 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.  YouTube is now more popular than Facebook with teenagers. YouTube and Netflix account for over half of the Internet’s traffic.  There are loads of great Internet filters out there that make the web a more family friendly place, but we want to provide an option for YouTube.

Google Chromecast can Stream VidAngel to your TV

With the launch of Google Chromecast, our timing couldn’t be more perfect. Right now we are giving away a FREE Google Chromecast when you sign up for VidAngel.




Greatest Measure Designed to Maintain & Strengthen the Family

No law in history has strengthened RELIGION more than the First Amendment. Perhaps it is time to design protections modeled after the first amendment to protect MARRIAGE.


QUESTION: What is the greatest measure ever taken to maintain and strengthen the positive impacts of religion on society?

ANSWER: The first amendment to the United States Constitution.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

The irony is that the first amendment is religion’s great protector because it explicitly removes government’s power over religion. No protection in history has had a greater impact to strengthen religion than the first amendment—I am a Mormon, and we barely survived conception even with the first amendment in place, and we would have certainly died without it.

QUESTION: So, what is the greatest government measure we could ever design to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society?

Perhaps we need to design protections modeled after the first amendment explicitly removing the government’s role in defining or making laws regarding the establishment of families (marriage).


I wrote this while I was thinking about the call from our living prophets in the Family Proclamation. It is just a thought I wrote in my journal tonight, and decided to publish it to my blog.

“WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”