Netflix

Controls & Settings guide

Netflix’s parental controls help our members discover content that the whole family can enjoy. Every family can customise the parental control tools to meet their needs.

What do I need?

Access to a computer and a Netflix account (Email and Password).

Restrictions you can apply

icon Inappropriate content
icon Media streaming
icon Parental control

Step by Step instructions

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As the primary account holder, you have two options for controlling viewing on an account. By setting a 4-digit PIN or setting a maturity level on a profile.

While on your browser go to netflix.com and click “Sign in” and enter your login details.

 

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How to set a pin
Click on your profile icon.
Then in the top right-hand corner, click on your profile icon then “Account”.

 

 

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You’re now prompted to enter a 4-digit Pin which will be needed to amend the settings in the future.
Once you’ve decided on a PIN, choose the age group for the restricted content and then press “Save”.

If you need to unlock a profile, go back to “Profile Lock” setting and untick the PIN requirement box.

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Set a maturity level to a specific profile.
Scroll down to “Profile & Parental controls” and click the arrow on whichever profile you want to update.

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Restrict specific titles
You can specify individual titles that require the PIN to start playback regardless of maturity rating.

In the search field – start typing the name, then select the programme or film name you want to restrict.

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How to set up a child’s profile

When creating a child’s profile, they can only search for or access programming that is curated to be age appropriate.

Select “Add Profile”, then name the profile.

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You can choose a few settings. You can tick the child box, choose allowed TV programmes and films and Autoplay controls (recommended for ages 12 and below)

Click “Save” then “Done”.

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For older children (13+) create a profile, but this time untick the child option.

Then go to “Profile & Parental Controls” and change the settings accordingly.

You can still choose these settings if they already had an account previously.

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Profile Hub
In the profile hub, you can access and adjust content settings, adjust playback settings, and have visibility into the viewing history of each profile.

Maturity ratings ensure only content from selected maturity ratings are visible. You can also prevent individual titles from playing in the profile
Autoplay settings enable limitations on content auto-playing.
Viewing activity will show you all of the titles that were streamed in a children’s profile and when.

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