Google TV is bringing new parental controls to your streaming device.
The company announced that as of Monday, parents or guardians can now create individual profiles for each of the children in their households with their name and age or an existing Google account. they should have one. From these new profiles, account holders will be able to add specific applications, upload movies purchased on other devices, personalized backgrounds and, in the coming weeks, additional avatars for their user profile.
Account holders will be able to protect their normal accounts with a PIN to prevent their children from accessing more adult content from those user profiles. Parental controls for children’s accounts also allow account holders to set daily screen time limits, as well as bedtime. Google says kid profiles will hit the device this month in the US, followed by a broader global rollout “in the coming months.”
More important streamers Y device manufacturers They have introduced additional kids’ shows and parental controls for content, and Google TV features were previously provided to arrive this month.
Apple, meanwhile, is also focusing its efforts on delivering quality children’s content, both in the Apple TV + experience and more recently on the podcast front. In partnership with Common Sense Media, the company this week launched a podcast hub for kids and families that can suggest content by age, according to the Hollywood reporter.
Common Sense Media EIC Jill Murphy said in a statement that the collection of selected podcasts “will help families take the guesswork out of finding shows kids will love listening to and provide a healthy alternative to entertainment that everyone can enjoy.”