Netflix has introduced its ‘Just for Kids’ section to the Netflix application on the Nintendo Wii, which is designed to provide children with suitable content that’s accessible without the help of a parent.
The popular movie streaming service announced the update in a post on its blog, in which the company’s director of product innovation describes its advantages for the little ones:
My two sons love watching shows they find in the Just for Kids section on Netflix. As a busy parent, I love that they can find great stuff to watch without my help. Now, we have made it even easier for youngsters to use this great section by making it available on Wii.
When you launch the Netflix app on Wii you can choose the Just for Kids section, letting the kids browse without worrying if they will come across content not intended for young viewers. Visit the Just for Kids section in the Netflix Wii app and you’ll find a world of TV shows and movies suitable for children 12 and under. With unlimited instant viewing my sons can watch as much Phineas and Ferb or Johnny Test as they want, without being interrupted by commercials.
In addition to the introduction of the Just for Kids section, Netflix has made other improvements to its Wii application, including better navigation and browsing, an improved search function, and better content descriptions.
One thing that is still missing, however, is parental controls. If your kids can navigate their way out of the Just for Kids section, they can still access content aimed at adults. Let’s hope this feature is included in a future update, then.
Netflix has promised that the Just for Kids section will make its way to other platforms, such as the PlayStation 3 and mobile devices, next year.
Will your little ones make use of the Just for Kids section on the Nintendo Wii?
[via The Next Web]