While the parents are working from home due to the worldwide lockdown, the kids who have hardly any errands to do, are spending more and more time watching videos on streaming apps like Netflix. Now that the kids have the complete control of the app, there are fair chances that they would explore beyond the kids' section and might end up watching a series that is not appropriate for them. Well, worry no more as Netflix has introduced a new set of parental controls that allows parents to keep a tab of what their kids are watching. You can also block certain shows, series, and movies from the list if you think it is not suitable for your kids
Netflix also allows parents to add PINs to protect profiles that can access mature content on the app. So to break it down for our readers, a Netflix account can have as many as five profiles including a primary account. This lets users view different content without showing up in each other's recommendations section. Each profile can have different 4-digit PINs to access their profiles allotted by the account holder. However, it is not necessary that only the account holder will assign the PINs, anybody who has the password can set the lock.
Netflix also lets parents decide what their kids should be watching on the streaming app. Parents can hide a series or movie from the viewing list if they feel that the content is not appropriate for the kids. To hide content from the app, the parents can go to the Profile and Parental Controls section and type out the movie or a series name that they want to hide from their kid's profile.
The parents should create a profile for their kids on Netflix as that would make it easier for them to manage their profiles.
Choice and control have always been important for our members, especially parents. We hope that these additional controls will help parents make the right choices for their families, Michelle Parsons, kids product manager at Netflix, said in a blog.
Notably, Netflix is one of the most preferred entertainment apps for children but it faces stiff competition from Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and in India other local streaming apps like Voot, Hotstar, etc.
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