Disney+ Parental Controls


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 is the 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. 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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