Netflix adds granular parental controls

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Netflix is reworking its parental control settings to hand more power over to the parents.

The firm already lets parents create child accounts, and add pins to profiles, but now Netflix will enable the placing of pins on specific content. For instance, if you want your child to be able to watch all shows in PG13 or 15 brackets but one specific one, you’ll be able to do so

Netflix explained in a blog post, “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 we already provide PIN protection for all content at a particular maturity level for Netflix accounts, PIN protection for a specific series or film provides families with an additional tool to make decisions they are comfortable with.”

Netflix will also make the maturity level more prominent in a title, so as to make sure that all family members are “fully informed” about the suitability of the content.

For users, it’ll appear on the top left corner of the screen, along with why it has the rating. So you could see that Avengers has a raring for mild violence, or 50 Shades of Gray, for whatever 50 Shades of Gray have.

Netflix will roll these tools out over the coming months.

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