Just ahead of the launch of the new parental controls being launched on Disney+ in the United States on March 16th, Disney+ has begun rolling out an updated onscreen parental warning at the start of the content, which disappears after a few seconds.
One of our Disney+ Facebook Group moderators shared this screenshot of the new look parental warning on Disney+ in the Netherlands.
While Disney+ has included the age rating in the top corner, this new change makes it much more visible when starting a new show or film, what the age rating is. It has also recently made the age rating much more visible on the content page within the app.
Due to different countries having different rating systems, the actual text will vary between countries to use the correct rating system, such as using PG-13 in the United States.
It’s likely that this update will slowly roll out globally in the coming weeks, as since one of the main headquarters of Disney’s Streaming Services is located in the Netherlands and home of the original Disney+ trial, it’s why it’s begun there first.
This change is likely being done ahead of the launch of new parental controls in the United States, which will bring mature content aimed at those over the age of 14 from March 16th 2022. Bringing the parental control settings for Disney+ in the US in line with international subscribers, who have had mature content for over a year.
When opening Disney+ for the first time on or after March 16, all subscribers in the U.S. will be prompted to update their Parental Controls. This includes the option to select content ratings restrictions for each profile as well as to add a PIN to lock profiles. Those that choose to keep their settings the same will continue to enjoy Disney+ as they always have within a TV-14 content rating environment, with the option to make changes at any time under Profile settings.
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