Google TV gets child profiles and parental controls

In order to only allow children to access suitable videos, Google TV will be getting child profiles in the coming months. Parents can choose which apps are available on their child’s profile. It is also possible to share access to television series and films, which have already been purchased through the Play Store, with children.

The child profiles have colorful backgrounds, such as the jungle, space or sea. Children can also choose a profile picture.


In addition, parents will have more control over how long television can be watched. It is possible to set a maximum viewing time per day, just like a bedtime. Parents’ profiles are given a pin code, so that children do not secretly circumvent the limits.

Google TV is television software to reach apps such as Netflix, Disney Plus and YouTube. The latest version of the Chromecast runs on Google TV. The software will also come to smart televisions later.


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