From reboots to originals, Netflix is full of entertainment for kids. Of course, it also has tons of age-inappropriate shows that kids could easily stumble across. The good news is that Netflix allows parents to restrict access to mature content so kids can only watch shows geared for their age. To enable parental controls on Netflix, you first have to create a user profile for your kid. How to get the latest parental controls on Netflix
You can set a few parental controls through the Netflix app, but you get more options by going through your account on a web browser. Parental controls are just one way to help your kid learn to make appropriate choices and manage screen time independently. They work best with conversation about why you’re restricting access.
If you already use parental controls that apply to your entire Netflix account, you can get the latest version and customize controls for individual profiles.
To get the latest version of parental controls:
- From a web browser, go to your Account page.
- Open Parental Controls.
- If you don’t see a link for Parental Controls, you already have the latest and can apply controls to each profile. Use Parental controls on Netflix to see your options.
- Once you see the New Parental Controls page with details about parental controls for each profile, you can:
- Choose a maturity level for each profile.
- Require a PIN to access each profile.
- Review the list of Restricted Titles for each profile (which will carry over from your existing parental controls).
- Click Save.
Your device may require a refresh to pick up the updated settings. To refresh:
Switch to another profile, then switch back.
Or, sign out of your device and sign back in.
Create a passcode for each user
An individual passcode ensures that each person in the household can only access their account. It prevents kids from accessing parents’ profiles or siblings from watching each other’s shows. You can also change your kid’s passcode if you don’t want them accessing their account at all.
- On the Account page, scroll down to the Profile & Parental Controls section. Click the down arrow next to each user’s name, scroll to Profile Lock, click Change, and enter your account password.
- On the Profile Lock page, check the box next to “Require a PIN to access profile,” and add a four-digit PIN. You can also require a PIN for adding new profiles to your Netflix account so kids can’t create new ones.
To give families more control over the TV shows and movies kids watch, you can now apply your parental controls to each profile rather than to your entire Netflix account.
If you prefer to keep using a single PIN to restrict viewing across the entire account, click Cancel instead of applying controls to each profile. See Managing your account-level PIN for more details.
If you have never used parental controls, or started using them after updated features became available, then there is no need to change. You can start using parental controls on any of your Netflix profiles.
Yes. To keep using a single PIN to restrict viewing across the entire account, click Cancel instead of applying controls to each profile.
You will continue to be prompted to enter your parental control PIN to stream anything above your allowed maturity rating, but will not be able to make changes without updating to the latest version. To update to profile-level controls, go to your account’s Parental Controls at any time.
No. Once you update to customize parental controls for each profile, there isn’t an option to use a single PIN for the entire account. You can create a PIN to control access to certain profiles using Profile Lock.
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