Netflix isn’t just for adults who binge watch their favorite TV shows like there’s no tomorrow. It can also be a friend to adults who need to entertain their children or who use it as part of their family’s daily routine. The video streaming giant is adding a couple of kid-friendly features to help parents think about what their kids should watch next or what they can watch together as a family. This includes a summary email for parents with recommendations and activities and a row of the top 10 for kids to find their next great watch.
If you didn’t already know, Netflix has tools and specific features for children and parents such as child profiles, custom ratings, and profile locks. Now they are adding a couple more tools that can help you decide what to watch next. Parents who enroll their children with a profile will receive a bi-weekly summary email to understand their children’s preferences and for more tools to engage those interests. This, of course, includes recommendations based on the shows and movies they’ve seen.
Apart from that, you also get printable coloring sheets and activities inspired by children’s favorite characters from their viewing habits. There are also topic tables that show the type of shows they like to watch, for example shows about science or about friendship. This will allow you to better understand the things that are interesting to them, at least on the platform. You’ll also get some tips on how you can maximize kid-friendly features on Netflix.
You’ve probably gotten your next watch from the top 10 rows you see on your Netflix homepage. So now they are also incorporating the first 10 rows of children into the children profile. You will see the 10 most popular children’s content in your country. This way, you can see what everyone (well, at least those with kids) is watching and then decide as a family which one you want to see too. Right now, it seems like the top 10 is a mix of shows and movies.
These two functions seem to be available to all users. If you signed up for the parent recap email, you’ll probably have a better idea of what other kid-friendly tools Netflix has up its sleeve.