Netflix boosts parental controls

Netflix has been rolling out changes to its parental controls recently.

The first change involves introducing a PIN parental control for individual movies and series to give parents and guardians more specific control over what children can watch on the service.

“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,” Mike Hastings, director of enhanced content at Netflix, wrote.

“In addition, we will also begin displaying more prominently the maturity level rating for a series or film once a member hits play on a title. 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. We are also continuing to explore ways to make this information more descriptive and easier for our members to understand with just a quick glance.”


  1. The ACB classifies Netflix’s content, so good to see them wanting to display it more prominently, otherwise seems a waste that they’d keep applying to the ABC for all their shows.

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