Here are two simple ways to control and know what your family is watching on Netflix. First, set up the Parental Controls in your preferences and Second, set up a second account, One for you children and one for parents.
INTRO: Hey this is Chad Gleaves with easyparentalcontroltips.com. I will show you two tips today. Number one, “How to set up your parental controls in NETFLIX, they have made changes since my last video and number two, Im gonna you two ways to adjust the settings as a parent if you wanna watch more mature than what you have set it for your kids. and so the biggest complaint I’m getting is “Hey, I want my kids to be able to watch Netflix at this level that you know maybe a PG level but I wanna go ahead and watch something that maybe PG-13 or Rated R, How do I adjust that so that I can go ahead and watch those movies?” And you’re not gonna be happy with my answer but it is a good answer and would atleast work.
STEP BY STEP: How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix: First of all, let’s set up your parental controls. Go over to your account, scroll down and you can go to parental control settings. Right here, you can choose the level, it’s very simple. It’s not a lot of you know complication. I wish they would do a little bit more but this is what they offer, so if you want to set it to teen levels, we’ll go ahead and save that. Now that we’re done with that, how would a parent go ahead and watch those more mature videos. and that’s it for setting up, that’s all netflix offers is what you just saw so let’s look at that. So this is straight from support.netflix.com and this there solution to the problem of paraents wanting to watch something more mature. To stream or watch an instant movie that has a maturity level higher than the parental controls you have set, you will need to adjust the controls to include that maturity level. You can adjust the parental control settings from your account page. Parental controls can only be set from a computer but will apply to all the other devices attached to your account. So what they’re saying here so far is that you’re gonna have to go in and reset it to adult which will allow all devices to see adult content while you are setting that. But notice this next thing, this a huge hole. Changes can take up to 8 hours for the new settings to take effect. Although you may maybe able to sync your device more quickly if you restart the netflix application. Now there’s two things to glean from this, if you wanna watch a more mature movie, you’re gonna have to think ahead and think 8 hours ahead of time so that netflix has time to populate all the devices.
Netflix Parental Control FAILURE: The second thing is you have to remember you know when you remember to reset it back to the child level at whatever setting you have, it takes an additional 8 hours for it to take effect. You are basically disabling this thing for up to 24 hours. If you do it 8 hours ahead, watch a few movies, and go to sleep and you reset it, it could be 24 or longer before your kids are protected again. That just doesn’t sound like a great way to handle it for me, I’m gonna suggest a solution here in a minute but let’s continue reading. Remember to reset the parental controls when you are done. Thank you netflix for making this harder than it should be, now this is there solution. DVD customers can add discs with a higher maturity level to the DVD queue without changing the parental control setting but you will be prompted for your password each time. So basically they’re saying if you’ll add the additional DVD plan to your Netflix, they will be glad to send you a DVD with you just typing in your password. So that’s there solution but my question to them is why don’t they allow that when you click that higher rated movie just simply put your password in again. Simple, done. You know i don’t understand why they are not doing that you know itunes does do that with the Apple TV. So I don’t understand why they are not allowing you to put your password in to watch a higher rated movie, that seems the solution to me. But let me give you the solution i think is the best, you know I’m no expert I’m just a father of three kids but this how I would handle it if I use Netflix on a consistent basis.
SOLUTION: I would pay for two separate accounts and here’s why, it’s only $8 and for the protection of my children that is you know money well spent, $8 a month it comes out you just $95 a year. If you have two separate accounts, you just sign up the devices you want or your children. They could watch that device with the child parental controls. And then your devices, you can go ahead and choose the more mature options for yourself. And so that’s how I would handle it. I would have two separate accounts. Alright, if you have any questions for me about this feel free to go over the easyparentalcontrotips.com, hit up the contact page and send me a message.