While streaming services offer seemingly limitless amounts of content that you can sort through, it can put what would normally be inaccessible inappropriate content at your children’s fingertips. Therefore, you will likely want to look to place some restrictions on your child’s subscriptions and account. Luckily, there are plenty of streaming services with parental controls. Below, we will be going over a few of them.
Streaming Services With Parental Controls:
This is one of the most comprehensive streaming services and it has an excellent parental control feature that makes it very easy for parents to keep their kids from accessing inappropriate content. When you are looking to set your kid’s Netflix profile up, you would simply add a new ‘child’ profile which allows you to sort through and customize what ratings you would like to limit them to. Once you do that, anytime that profile is opened, you would be limited to seeing the filtered results of the appropriate content. Another way to do so would be to add a pin code that users have to input in order to access mature content. This would allow you to limit the chances of your kids simply switching profiles to watch whatever they want to watch on the account.
Hulu is another excellent streaming service that you would be able to use to stream with parental controls. To access the parental control feature, you would simply create a new kids profile which would filter the content according to the appropriate levels of content. Because they could simply log out and log back in under a different profile, it’s not necessarily the best solution but on a surface level, it works.
3. Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime has a great implementation of parental controls which will allow you to set up a Prime Video Pin in order to bypass parental controls. This will not only allow you to set up the appropriate viewing restrictions. You will even be able to apply the restrictions to various devices that exist on your account. This can make it very easy to target only the devices in question which can keep kids from being able to easily bypass the restrictions.
Along with the various streaming services, different streaming devices can offer the same kind of filters that you can set up to have the content filtered at the hardware level which can be much more effective for those that might have older kids that know how to bypass profile restrictions.
Overall, there are plenty of services that have made it much easier than ever for parents to restrict content based on ratings. By doing this, you will be able to keep your kid(s) from watching and engaging with content that might be inappropriate for their age group. While some streaming services certainly implement this type of thing better than others, each comes with an implementation that can and should help you keep your kids from accessing content that you don’t want them to have access to.