Navigating Disney Plus Parental Controls: A Guide for Families

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In a world of streaming and instant access to a vast array of content, it’s important for parents to feel at ease knowing their children are watching age-appropriate material. Disney Plus has stepped up to the plate with robust parental controls that allow families to enjoy entertainment that aligns with their values and judgement. In this blog post, we cover the ins and outs of setting up parental controls on Disney Plus, ensuring a safe viewing experience for every member of the family.

Understanding Disney Plus Profiles

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of parental controls, it’s essential to understand how profiles work on Disney Plus. Each account can have multiple profiles, each with its content preferences and restrictions. This is particularly useful if you want to distinguish what is suitable for your teenager from what’s appropriate for your grade-schooler.

Setting Up Profiles with Parental Controls

Start by creating a profile for your child on the Disney Plus account:

  1. Open Disney Plus and click on your profile icon.
  2. Select ‘Add Profile’ and then choose an icon for your child’s profile.
  3. Enter a name, and be sure to toggle the ‘Kids Profile’ option to on. This will automatically limit the profile to content rated TV-7FV and G.

Further Customizing with Content Ratings

For more granular control beyond the Kids Profile:

  1. Go to your Account settings and select ‘Profile.’
  2. Choose the profile you want to set restrictions for and click on ‘Content Rating.’
  3. Enter your password to gain access to content rating settings.
  4. From here, you can set the content rating that’s appropriate for your child – from TV-Y up to TV-14.

PIN Protection

To ensure that these settings aren’t bypassed:

  1. Go back to ‘Profile’ settings and select ‘Profile PIN.’
  2. Choose the profile you want to protect and tap ‘Create PIN.’
  3. Input a four-digit code that your kids will not be able to guess.

Now, anytime someone tries to access that profile or change its settings, they’ll need the PIN you set up.

Monitoring Activity

Parents can monitor what their kids are watching under the ‘Watch History.’ Regularly check to see what your child has been viewing to ensure it aligns with the restrictions you have set.

What to Do if You Suspect Inappropriate Content

If you find something that slips through, here’s what you can do:

  1. Open your child’s profile
  2. Navigate to the title you want to restrict and click on it.
  3. Choose the ‘+’ sign to “Add to Watchlist” for lighter content or select the ‘…’ for more restrictive options.


Disney Plus parental controls offer a comprehensive toolkit for parents, ensuring control over their children’s viewing habits in a secure and enjoyable entertainment environment. While parental guidance is irreplaceable, these controls serve as valuable assets in our digital era. Open communication about content and setting clear screen time rules are equally crucial components of a healthy media diet. Paired with Disney Plus’s user-friendly parental controls, families can explore a diverse lineup of programming without concerns about unexpected surprises. So, parents, take charge by setting those controls – your peace of mind is just a few clicks away!

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