Monitoring what your kids are watching on Netflix during the coronavirus pandemic is getting easier thanks to a range of new parental controls being introduced by the streaming service.
Posting on the company blog, Netflix Kids Product Manager, Michelle Parsons, explains a number of new options for limiting access to content using Netflix profiles. Top of the list is a new PIN protection system, which limits access to an individual profile using a PIN number. That way, parents can keep their own profile open to all content without worrying about their kids using it.
It’s also now possible to limit the content available in a profile by age. Netflix allows content to be filtered by country ratings, so for example, you could block all 13+ content from your kid’s profile. If that’s not enough, Netflix introduced the ability to block individual series or movies in case there’s any particular show you really don’t want your little ones watching even if it’s age appropriate.
The settings are all available from the Profile and Parental Controls hub, which is accessible either on a mobile device or PC. From there, it’s also possible to turn off auto-play of episodes and view a log of what content your children have watched recently.
The new controls are already available to use and, according to Netflix, based on feedback from customers. As Parsons explains, “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. ”