Amazon’s videos now have parental controls

Amazon recently “quietly” joined Netflix in offering parental controls for its video-streaming service, TheVerge.com reported. “Going to the ‘Settings & Devices’ section of Instant Video will bring up a ratings page and a list of devices. Each device can be set with the slider, after which restricted videos on it will appear with a lock. To make changes, viewers input the same code used to make purchases,” according to The Verge. It adds that controls for the Xbox 360 aren’t included, but Microsoft already has robust parental controls for the console and Xbox Live, if parents didn’t know that already (for more on Microsoft’s controls, go to GetGameSmart.com). Here’s an earlier post in The Verge on parental controls for the Kindle Fire, which were added in May. [Thanks to DavidBurt.us for pointing this story out.]


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