Google TV could soon improve parental controls

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According to the latest reports, Google TV will soon have the option of creating your own child profiles in order to better regulate the protection of minors.

Chromecast with Google TV could soon specify how it handles different users. About it had the page a few days ago Android Police first reported. They supposedly want to introduce new child profiles that parents can set up on their TV sets.

As Android Police explains, you could previously set up restricted profiles on Android TV. With a four-digit PIN you could hide certain apps, including the Play Store. With the new system from Google TV, however, things are going to be different. Several users can log in with their Google accounts here, but then share all the primary user’s settings, as various platforms criticize.

In order to make this operation easier, it will soon be possible to have dedicated child profiles that are similar to those of Android TV, even if this does not eliminate all problems with multi-user support. Android Police relies on a post from a Google spokesman in one Support Thread.

It says that the children’s profiles will be made available around the next month or a little later. Among other things, you can set which apps are accessible to children. If the children want to switch to the adult account, they can enter a PIN code. Meanwhile, there is no new information about future “multi-user support”.


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