Netflix Makes It Easier for Parents to Control What Their Kids Watch


Netflix has launched a series of updates on the parental control that will make its streaming service even more family friendly.

The said updates feature an option to set some PIN codes on individual films or series, as well as improvements to its content ratings, which will offer parents more control over what is watched by their children.

To make it simpler vet certain contents, the streaming service will show the maturity level rating for a film or series once the title starts to play. The company says that it is also studying other ways to make the ratings more descriptive and easier to understand.

The current parental controls of Netflix include a Kids user interface, individual profiles for every family member, and a PIN control for all the content at a particular maturity level.

The director of enhanced content at Netflix, Mike Hastings, stated: “We understand that every family is different and that parents have differing perspectives on what they feel is appropriate to watch at different ages.”

“While these maturity ratings are available in other parts of the experience, we want to ensure members are fully aware of the maturity level as they begin watching,” he added.

Netflix says that the new features will roll out in the coming months worldwide.

The said improvements come as Disney revealed that it would be ending its distribution agreement with Netflix for new releases, with a planned launch of the company’s own streaming service which will be likely introduced in 2019.