Netflix introduces PIN protection and other enhancements for informed viewing

07 . Mar . 2018
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Netflix has taken cognizance for the wide variety of audiences it caters to. With that in mind, the streaming service will soon present some long-standing features that provide members with the information and tools they need to make wise decisions about what’s right for themselves and for their families. Mike Hastings, Director of enhanced content at Netflix, has posted in a blog.

The first change involves introducing a PIN parental control for individual movies and series to give parents and guardians more specific control over what children can watch on the service. While it already provides PIN protection for all content at a particular maturity level for Netflix accounts, PIN protection for a specific series or film provides families with an additional tool to make decisions they are comfortable with. In simpler terms, users can currently restrict content with only a specific maturity rating by using a numeric password.

Netflix added that it will display the maturity level rating more prominently, once a member hits the play button.  While these maturity ratings are available in other parts of the experience, this move is to ensure members are fully aware of the maturity level as they begin watching, Hastings added in the blog post.