Google has announced a new feature for Google TV devices as well as Chromecast with Google TV. The new feature that lets you create profiles for your kids, also lets you monitor what content your kids can consume and for how long. Kids profiles will first be introduced in the United States this month and will be available in other regions in the coming months.
Detailing the feature on its blog on Monday, Google says Chromecast with Google TV and other Google TV devices users will be able to monitor their kids’ TV viewing time by letting you create a new profile for your kids – you can either add an existing Google account, or just create a profile with their name and age.
With this feature parents will also be able manage the content their kids consume on the TV. This can be achieved by either locking or unlocking certain apps, managing which apps are accessible to your kids, and also share already purchased movies and TV shows through Google Play Family Library. The kids mode on Google TV can be distinguished with the use of bright colours and illustrations. The background is customisable and currently has three themes – Under the sea, Dinosaur jungle and Space travel – to choose from. Google has also announced that Avatars will also be available in the near future that will let your child select a profile picture depending on their interests.
Another big aspect of this feature is the addition of Screen Time Management. This lets you control the total time your kids spend…