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Netflix adds new features to parental control

Parents now have control over individual movies and series on Netflix.

tech Updated: Mar 06, 2018 17:31 IST
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Netflix’s latest features will be available in the coming months.(Reuters)

Netflix Inc is rolling out features that will give parents more control over access to content by allowing them to block individual movies and specific shows.

Users can currently restrict content with only a specific maturity rating by using a numeric password. With the new changes, parents can now set a PIN for individual movies and series which will give them specific control over content.

Netflix already allows PIN protection for mature content, but this added feature will give more control over content being shown to children. Netflix will also give more detailed maturity level ratings for movies and series once a user starts playing it.

Netflix allows parents specific control over mature content for kids. (Netflix)

The new features will be available globally in the coming months, Mike Hastings, Netflix’s director of enhanced content, wrote in a blog post.

Netflix has more than 100 million users across the world and spends billions of dollars in creating original shows such as “The Crown” and “Stranger Things.”

Nudity is common in several of its popular shows such as “Sense8”, “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards”. Those shows, however, come with a “adult” rating.

Netflix added that it will “more prominently” show the maturity level of a film or a series once users play it.

Separately, Netflix released a teaser of the final season of its hit political drama “House of Cards,” in which Robin Wright plays the role of the first female U.S. president, after Kevin Spacey’s exit from the show.

Netflix cut ties with Spacey, who earlier played protagonist Francis Underwood in the drama, after allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 17:29 IST