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Netflix on Wii just got kids-friendly

Netflix (s NFLX) officially rolled out its Just for Kids section on the Wii Tuesday morning, making the kids-friendly previously available only in South America accessible to U.S. customers as well. The roll-out marks the beginning of a wider expansion of a more kids-appropriate interface to connected devices. The company’s director of product innovation David Watson announced the changes on Netflix’s blog:

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.

We first reported in July that Netflix was working on a kids-centric UI, and the company rolled it out to all its users on the web a month later. Netflix made the new Wii UI available to its subscribers in South America earlier this month, and a spokesperson told me at the time it would bring a kids-specific section to the PS3 (s SNE) soon after.

2 Responses to “Netflix on Wii just got kids-friendly”

  1. Nikato Muirhead

    Netflix had better do something, because their parental controls are NON_EXISTENT. It is ridiculous that you have to go to Netflix website, update parental control settings and wait 24 hours for changes to take effect. This is VERY inconvenient for adults. In order to get back to viewing suitable for adults, you have to go back to Netflix website, and reset, and wait anther 24 hours. Bloody Ridiculous. The only way I have seen to put parental controls on Netflix that WORK PROPERLY, is to use roku, and an app called Multi-Qs