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Netflix Updates Parental Controls – Finally, Locking Profiles!

Netflix Updates Parental Controls

Netflix Updates Parental Controls – Finally, Locking Profiles!

Netflix now allows you to lock individual profiles

Netflix has long suffered from not having adequate parental controls. Slowly it has made improvements to require a maturity rating password and blocking of certain titles. But kids were still able to browse mom and dad’s (likely) more mature movie selection anytime they wanted.

Last week, Netflix added the ability to set a 4-digit lock on individual accounts, as shown on the screen shots below.

Netflix Updates Parental Controls

Netflix Updates Parental Controls

Netflix Updates Parental Controls

We hope at some point Netflix will make it so that Administrators can prevent the creation of extra profiles on the account.

Netflix also allows parents to block specific titles from being seen.

Even if a ratings pin is set, the thumbnail and description can still be seen and read. This should block the title from even showing up in a profile, which might be useful in certain situations. These screen shots show parents how to exclude a specific title.

Netflix Changes Parental Controls

 

If you need to perform a health check of you entire Netflix account, here’s our more complete parental controls review for the platform.

Are you curious about parental controls for other streaming services? We’ve written about many of them:

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