It looks like Netflix has decided to give parents more control over the content that their children can access on the streaming site.
The spread of the novel coronavirus has forced families to self-quarantine and now that children are forced to stay at home, they're finding so much time to spend on streaming sites like Netflix. Knowing that not all of its content is suitable for children of young ages, Netflix has decided to give parents even more parental control over their children's viewing sessions.
Posting on its blog on Tuesday (via Variety), the streaming giant announced new parental controls that would make it easier for parents to monitor what their children are seeing on the site.
These parental controls even include the option of removing movies and television series from a Netflix profile. According to ComicBook.com, this option allows parents to take down specific films or series from their children's account so that it doesn't appear when the children are browsing the site. All parents need to do is head to settings, search for the tile that they want to block out, and then click on the chosen film or series to filter it out from the account.
Another feature that Netflix has added to the new parental controls is the ability to filter out content based on ratings. Netflix's filters have country specific rating scales now, allowing users to black movies and television series from different markets even though the rating system used for the content is different.
"Choice and control have always been important for our members, especially parents," Netflix Kids Product Manager Michelle Parsons wrote. "We hope that these additional controls will help parents make the right choices for their families."
Parents are certainly going to appreciate these added controls to the site. Do you think it's a good addition? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.