Vudu has launched a new option with their streaming service called Family Play. The feature lets users skip over violence, substance abuse, language, and strong sexual content in certain movies.
It appears Family Play is available just with PG and PG-13 films. Despicable Me (Universal), Forrest Gump (Paramount), Jack Reacher (Paramount), La La Land (Lionsgate), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony) are among some of the titles that have the feature enabled.
Family Play does not appear to be enabled for any G-rated films such as Charlotte’s Web (Paramount) or Lady and the Tramp (Disney).
The new feature is available on Apple iOS and Google Android devices, web browsers, and streaming apps on TVs and media players.
- Family Play: Family Play lets customers tailor their viewing experience so everyone can enjoy films together – no matter the MPAA rating. That’s because, through Family Play, customers can choose to skip or mute objectionable content, including substance abuse, language, violence, sex, and nudity, based on their own preferences. The feature is available on over 500 eligible major studio titles (both free and paid content). Additional titles will be made available each week.
- Ratings and Reviews from a Parent’s Perspective: Through our partnership with Common Sense Media, the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families, customers will now be able to gauge if a film or TV show is appropriate for the little ones in their homes. When browsing our library, customers will find detailed information on thousands of titles, including a parental review and the minimum age recommended by Common Sense Media as appropriate to watch the content, providing a trusted guide for families.
- Kids Mode: Now, through Kids Mode, customers have the ability to provide a safe watching experience for their kids. This feature, incorporating data from Common Sense Media, lets viewers limit what kids can browse or view to only content appropriate to the child’s age. Kids Mode is available on both free titles and rented or purchased titles in a customer’s library.