Android App Blocker not blocking YouTube app

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Hello,
I spoke to a CE rep a few weeks ago about the fact that my CE App Blocker isn't always blocking the YouTube app on my Android devices (both phone and tablet). I was told then that they're working on an Android update to address this problem. Is there a way to be notified when that update might be available or get a status?

Thanks,
Ravi
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Ravi Sankaran

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Posted 8 months ago

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Ryan Sherrett, Official Rep

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Hello Ravi,

We are working on a new Android version and one that should go into a public beta very soon.  Although, this version of the beta will not immediately solve your issue with YouTube, we are continuing to work on that.  Stay tuned here in the forums as well as watch our blog. We'll post updates there as we have them.

Thanks,
Ryan
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Robert B, Official Rep

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Ravi,

In case you missed the announcement about the beta version of our re-designed Android app, click here.

Be aware that it is a beta; that means it's still being worked on. We have to focus on the monitoring aspect first; things like the AppLock feature will have to come later.

For the full announcement, click the link above.

Robert
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Ravi Sankaran

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Hi Robert (and Ryan),

Apologies the notifications of your 2 replies went to my Spam folder so just now seeing them.
Great work getting the beta version out!
I just read the announcement and based on the changes I'm actually going to hold off installing it for now, the main reason being that the App Lock feature currently works "sometimes" but would go away with the beta version and for me partial blocking is better than none. I also have an "honor system" with my 4 accountability system that helps as a bandaid until full App Blocking is available.

Please keep me posted on future updates and thanks for all your work to protect CE users like myself!

Ravi
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Ravi,

I have also found that the app blocking function is not reliable. I use a free app called Norton App Lock in addition to Covenant Eyes. This has served me well.

Nathan
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Robert B, Official Rep

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Nathan,
What version of Covenant Eyes® do you have in place?
Robert
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Ravi Sankaran

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Nathan,

Thanks for the tip on Norton App Lock. Are there any issues with having both CE and Norton App Lock at the same time? I would still like to have CE track my surfing activity on my tablet but also add the App Lock.  I'll give the Norton app a try and see if it works.

Ravi