parental controls

Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls

Amazon is making it easier for parents to manage their child’s device usage from their own phone, tablet, or PC with an update to the Parent Dashboard in Amazon FreeTime. Since its launch in 201

As Disney’s streaming service nears, Netflix rolls out improved parental controls

Netflix this morning announced a series of updates that will make its service more family-friendly, including an additional option to set a PIN code on individual series or movies, as well as improvem

Google is shutting down Chrome’s parental control features, replacement to launch later this year

Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for parental c

Comcast’s xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their home’s internet

Xfinity xFi, Comcast’s Wi-Fi management service launched this spring, is now making it easier for parents to set boundaries for internet usage in their home. The changes include the ability to p

Amazon FreeTime comes to Android phones and tablets

Amazon’s FreeTime service, which includes access to curated kid-friendly content and various parental controls, is now arriving on Android devices with the launch of a new FreeTime Android app.

Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android

Google has just one-upped Apple on mobile in a significant way: today the company today announced the launch of Family Link, an application for parents that lets them establish a child’s first

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he exp

Hulu launches user profiles on mobile

In December, Hulu announced the debut of user profiles in order to make its streaming TV service more personalized to end users, offering each user their own Watchlist, viewing history and recommenda

New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids’ devices outside the home

The company behind a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions, Circle with Disney, launched last winter in partnership with Disney for its included media c

Bark helps parents keep kids safe online without invading their privacy

Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional “parental control” software or net

“Circle With Disney” Is A New Device That Helps Families Manage Online Usage And Apps

Parents looking to manage their children’s internet usage and screen time have a new option with today’s launch of Circle with Disney, a hardware device that works in conjunction with an i

Google Debuts Parental Controls For Chrome & Chromebook Computers With A “Supervised Users” Feature, Now In Beta

Google is officially beginning to roll out parental controls in its Chrome web browser in the form of a new "Supervised Users" feature that is live now in the <a target="_blank" href="https://support.

The Problem With Android’s New “Kid Mode”

With the release of the newest version of Google's Android operating system (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/android-4-3-will-be-available-for-nexus-7-nexus-4-nexus-10-and-galaxy-nexus