Netflix rolls out parental control features, including PIN-protected profiles

On Tuesday, Netflix rolled out a number of features, updating parental control on the streaming platform. Now, titles that parents deem aren't appropriate for their children can be filtered out through an age filter. Netflix says the filters will follow your country's standards in order to be more intuitive. Additionally, profiles can now be password protected, in order to prevent children from accessing them.

Moreover, individual series or films can be blocked by title, so they won't show up on the kids' profile. Netflix is helping parents be more vigilant by letting them see what their kids have been watching on their profiles, and turn off auto-play of episodes in these profiles. If parents want to review these settings, they can do so by using the "Profile and Parental Controls" hub within account settings.

As billions across the world are stuck at home to curb the spread of coronavirus, there has been a surge in the usage of online streaming platforms. Netflix has provided parents these additional controls so they can keep tabs on what kids are viewing during the crisis.

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