Netflix has had profiles for quite some time, and has a section dedicated for kids-related content as well. But with the latest update, the streaming service is giving even more power to the parents and guardians.
The Verge reports that Netflix is adding a variety of new tools for parents to control the content that their kids have access to. The best part of the news is that the new tools aren’t just for the kids section of Netflix, but will also be present in the general section as well. The company will now let parents and/or guardians remove TV shows and films by titles. So if a parent doesn’t want, say, Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou to show up, they’ll remove it from the list and it will no longer appear when that profile is loaded up.
That evolved search filter option will also extend to removing titles by rating. So if a parent wants to just make it so that only G-rated titles show up, they can do that.
Parents will now be able to review a child’s viewing history, and lock profiles behind a four-digit PIN. And if a parent or guardian wants to restrict screen time, they can disable autoplay. You can see the profile locking in the image just above.
Choice and control have always been important for our members, especially parents,” Michelle Parsons, kids product manager at Netflix, wrote in a blog post. “We hope that these additional controls will help parents make the right choices for their families.
The changes are available now across mobile and desktop. Parents can find them in the settings area.
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