Parents Can Now Block Kids From Watching Specific Netflix Titles

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Netflix has a new feature being rolled out that takes the parental controls up a notch. As of right now, the parental controls allow you to set a PIN for all content above a certain maturity level. So, if you don't want your kids watching rated R movies, you can simply set the restriction.


Well, Netflix just announced in a blog post that members can now PIN-protect individual titles, giving you the ability to seek out movies or TV shows you think are inappropriate for your kids to watch, but are otherwise available.

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For example, if your settings prevent your kids from watching anything PG-13 and above, but you decide you don't want them watching Scooby-Doo because it gives them nightmares, you can set a PIN to restrict access for that particular title.


Go to Accounts > Settings > Parental Controls and type in any titles you want to require a PIN for playback.

If you don't have the feature yet, don't worry. Netflix says it'll be rolled out to everyone in the "coming months."


In addition, Netflix will be displaying the maturity rating once you hit play on a title. It's just another way of making your life a little easier.

Of course, you'll want to use a PIN your kids can't easily figure out, because you know they'll try.