Google TV introduces profiles for children and daily usage limits. The firm seeks to introduce some new family-oriented features, such as the ability to create profiles for children. This will allow each child to have an individual profile within the parents’ Google account.
Google TV introduces profiles for children and daily usage limits
This new feature aims to allow children to have always available and visible appropriate content, as well as to avoid that when parents access Google TV, they get all those contents of their children, who used their account recently. A division is created between both types of profiles.
Parents will be able to add a profile indicating the name and age of each child or add a new account, both ways will be valid for the creation of such profile for their children. Parents will be allowed to choose which applications to add to that child’s profile. Google will introduce a series of recommendations with applications that are appropriate for children so that they will always have them available. Also, with Play Family Library they will be able to share access to series or movies that you have purchased on other devices.
The profiles for children on Google TV have bright colors and fun illustrations. It will be possible to customize the background, choosing a theme that is more suitable for these children, with many options available. In the coming weeks, the possibility of creating an avatar will also be introduced, so that they can choose a photo-based on their interests.
This is not the only new feature that Google TV brings us, because parental controls are introduced to limit the time children spend in front of the screen per day. By setting the times when the TV will be turned off when that time approaches, they will be shown a countdown, so they know that the time has come. Besides, parents are allowed to block their profile, so that children cannot access it and thus avoid those time limits.
These new profiles for children will be launched on the Chromecast with Google TV, as well as other devices that use this version, this month in the United States. It is expected that over the next few months they will be launched in the rest of the world, although no specific dates have been given for their arrival in other countries.