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.