Disney+ is set to launch brand new parental controls on Tuesday 23rd to tie-in with the release of its new general entertainment brand “Star”, which will bring hundreds of movies and shows to the streaming service.  Many of these new additions aren’t family-friendly and Disney has released a new video featuring Stewie from the adult animated series “Family Guy” to make subscribers aware of the change.

Check out the video below:

To keep Disney+ suitable for audiences of all ages and the family-friendly experience parents expect, new parental controls will include the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content ratings and the ability to add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.

The new parental controls will be available from Tuesday, February 23rd and can be found within the profile settings within Disney+.

Profiles can then have an appropriate age rating for the person watching.

These new parental controls will be released on Disney+ globally, however only those in countries getting “Star” such as the UK, Australia and Canada, will get content rated 18+.

Are you looking forward to seeing new parental controls on Disney+?

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  1. Dan April 18, 2022

    When they're using Family Guy to promote their new parental controls on Disney+ you'd think they'd get its age rating right. Family Guy is rated 15 in the UK but has variously showed up as a 12+ or 14+ on Disney+. 12 is considered family friendly in the UK, in case Disney didn't know. It's not just Family Guy either. Mr and Mrs Smith is a 15 on Netflix but at the exact same time is somehow a 12 on Disney+ even though nothing has changed in the film itself. The Walking Dead was initially listed as an 18+ on Disney+ but recently has been reduced to a 16+ for several days for no apparent reason. It is a BBFC 18. New Girl was a 15 when it was on Netflix, but somehow a 12 on Disney+. TV shows with rape scenes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer that are a BBFC 15 are somehow rated lower than The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Disney+ age rating system is a shambles. They use the local age rating system in most countries, I have no idea why they decided to use their own overly lenient system in the UK that is out of step with the normal UK age rating system. The parental controls can't work to their full effectiveness if age ratings aren't correct and adult content is being allowed to slip through the net at lower age ratings.