Netflix for iPad updated with ‘Just for Kids’ section

Netflix last week updated its iOS app with for the iPhone 5’s larger four-inch display and iOS 6. Today, the company announced another update to its iPad app which brings Just for Kids user interface to help parents and their children browse and instantly watch a large selection of kid-friendly TV shows and movies appropriate for kids 12 and under…

The Just for Kids section launched in August 2011 and has since made its way to the Xbox and PlayStation 3 consoles, the Apple TV set-top box, compatible Blu-ray players and smart TVs.

Netflix wrote in a blog post that the Just for Kids section is “organized in a kid friendly way with large images of their favorite characters and genres such as superheroes, girl power and sing-alongs”.

There’s a new button in the upper left hand side of the Netflix App to enter the section.

Here’s how the feature works.

The new interface will be shortly available on the iPad 2 and third-generation model and can be enjoyed right now on the PC and Mac in the U.S. and Canada.

Netflix promised to roll out the Just fir Kids interface to the original iPad and Android-powered tablets at a later stage.

The app is a free download, but requires a $7.99 per month monthly subscription.

Netflix also updated its iOS client in August with a revamped and less packed interface that combines previously watched content, recommendations and latest titles into a single view, with search available throughout the program.