The streaming service also plans to start displaying maturity level ratings more prominently once you start playing a show or movie.
Netflix just introduced a new feature that gives parents more control over what their kids watch.
The video-streaming service already lets parents and guardians set a 4-digit PIN number to restrict children from watching TV shows and movies above a selected maturity level. Now, parents can get even more granular and PIN-protect specific shows and movies.
So, if for whatever reason, you have something against Clifford the Big Red Dog, or some other show or movie, you can make sure you kid won’t be able to watch it.
“We understand that every family is different and that parents have differing perspectives on what they feel is appropriate to watch at different ages,” Netflix Director of Enhanced Content Mike Hastings wrote in a Monday blog post. “PIN protection for a specific series or film provides families with an additional tool to make decisions they are comfortable with.”
Netflix also plans to start displaying maturity level ratings more prominently once you start playing a show or movie. Just glance at the top-left side of the screen after you press play to see a show’s rating.
“While these maturity ratings are available in other parts of the experience, we want to ensure members are fully aware of the maturity level as they begin watching,” Hastings wrote. “We are also continuing to explore ways to make this information more descriptive and easier for our members to understand with just a quick glance.”
Netflix said it plans to roll out these changes for users across the globe “in the coming months.” For instructions on setting up a parental control PIN on Netflix, head here.
The changes come after Netflix in September pulled an episode of the kids’ show Maya the Bee over what appeared to be a drawing of a penis in a scene.