How To Add Viewing Restrictions On Netflix

Do you want to hide specific shows or titles from one of your profiles on Netflix? Or do you want to only display shows that are appropriate for children on a profile? In any case, you can adjust the maturity rating for a profile on the app. Check our step-by-step guide below, and we’ll show you the steps to do so.


Shows and series on Netflix have their own maturity ratings. With the help of this feature, parents can filter out shows that are not suitable for their children to watch on the app.

As the account owner, you have the option to change the viewing restrictions for your profiles. You can set the maturity rating and restrict specific shows to hide them from people using the profile.

Here’s our guide to changing the viewing restrictions on Netflix.

How to add viewing restrictions to a profile on Netflix

If you want to limit the shows that your kid can watch on Netflix, you can add viewing restrictions to one of the profiles on your account. You can choose the maturity rating for the profile, block specific shows, or only allow titles that are only for kids.

You can add viewing restrictions whether you’re using Netflix on your phone or computer. Follow our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it from both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Visit Netflix on your favorite browser, sign in to your account, and go to one of your profiles.
  2. Click your avatar on the top right corner of the page and select “Account” from the menu.

  3. Expand the profile that you want to manage and click the Change option beside the Viewing Restrictions section.

  4. Enter your account’s password and click Continue.

  5. Adjust the maturity rating to hide shows that don’t meet the selected rating on the profile.

  6. Scroll down and click Save to apply the changes.

That’s how you adjust the maturity rating for a profile on your Netflix account. If you still see some shows that you don’t want to appear on the profile’s feed, add them to the title restrictions at the bottom of the page before saving your settings.

On your mobile device:

  1. Launch the Netflix app from your home screen or app drawer, sign in to your account, and open one of your profiles.
  2. Tap your profile avatar on the top right corner of your screen.

  3. Tap “Account” to open the account page on your phone’s browser.

  4. Tap the profile that you want to manage and select the “Change” option beside Viewing Restrictions.

  5. Enter your password and tap Continue.
  6. Choose the maturity rating and tap Save at the bottom to confirm your decision.

Aside from selecting the maturity rating, you can make it a profile for kids directly. You can also restrict specific shows or movies regardless of the maturity rating for the profile.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to change a profile’s viewing restrictions on Netflix, you can create a profile that is perfect for your kids to use. Always remember that you can even hide specific shows and series on the app regardless of the profile’s maturity ratings.

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