Disney+ Parental Controls

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Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic all in one place – this is Disney+. For your daughter, all the princess movies; for your son, all the Star Wars. Hopefully you like superheros, Mom & Dad.

The on-demand and ad-free streaming service is off to a big start with over 50 million subscribers in just 5 short months. Whether you jumped on board upon its initial release or caved during quarantine, the $6.99/month (or $69.99/year) seems well worth it if you have kids.

Compared to its competitor, Netflix, the parental controls are severely lacking. Maybe this is because most Disney+ isn’t serving up TV-Mature or NC-17 rated shows (like Netflix does). Regardless, there are still many shows/movies you may want to limit based on age. Here’s how to set up your child’s profile:

Parental Controls

1. Open the app on your phone, television, computer or device.

2. Add a profile then choose an image.

3. Name the profile, then toggle ON the Kids profile. This will provide only kid-friendly content suggestions. It will also automatically toggle OFF the auto-play feature (which is nice!)

The difference is content suggestions appears like this:

Unfortunately this is the extent of parental controls Disney+ offers.

There are NO FEATURES allowing you to:

  • Restrict child accessing parent account
  • View watch history
  • Block specific shows/movies

Hopefully in the future, Disney will add these much desired features.

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Kelly Newcom

Kelly Newcom

Kelly is author of the book, Managing Media Creating Character, and the founder and executive editor of Brave Parenting. She is a mother of 7 foster-adopted children ages 10-20. Kelly is passionate to help others bravely parent counter to culture and societal norms. She believes parenting is Kingdom work and must be done with the courage and bravery of a warrior of God.

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