Published On: December 18, 2015

DISH Network Adds Kids Profiles to DISH Anywhere App

Published On: December 18, 2015

DISH Network Adds Kids Profiles to DISH Anywhere App

If you're a DISH Network subscriber with young kids, you'll be happy to know that the company has added a "Kids Profiles" feature to its DISH Anywhere remote-access service. Whether you use DISH Anywhere via a Web browser or a...

DISH-Kids-Profile.jpgIf you’re a DISH Network subscriber with young kids, you’ll be happy to know that the company has added a “Kids Profiles” feature to its DISH Anywhere remote-access service. Whether you use DISH Anywhere via a Web browser or a mobile app on your tablet/smartphone, you can now configure up to four different profiles for kids ages 13 and under, to ensure that they can only access age-appropirate content. The Kids Profile inyerface is also designed to be easier for young chuldren to navigate.

From DISH Network
Parents, rejoice! You can now create separate profiles for your children in DISH Anywhere on the web and in the mobile app. The new feature, “Kids’ Profiles,” gives you the ability to build a unique profile by entering your child’s age (up to 13) to filter content and ensure that the TV shows and movies available for them to watch are age-friendly. Within each profile, your child can access DVR and on-demand content. Now you can hand over your phone or tablet without worrying about your children accessing content too mature for their eyes.

The Kids’ Profiles feature applies independent age ratings from Common Sense Media, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. The feature is available today on DISHAnywhere.com, as well as in the DISH Anywhere app for Android tablets and smart phones, as well as Kindle Fire HDX. The feature will be available on iOS tablets and smart phones in the coming weeks.

DISH Anywhere allows you to create up to five individual profiles within the app, for both kids and adults, meaning you can activate up to four Kids’ Profiles with individual age filters for each. At least one profile must be an administrator profile, which provides control over all settings in the app.

And that’s not all! We have also introduced a lock feature for Kids’ Profiles, giving you peace of mind that the profile settings you have created stay intact, even after closing the app. This means that when the child exits DISH Anywhere and returns later, they will automatically be redirected to his or her designated profile and only able to access their age-appropriate entertainment.

In addition to filtering appropriate content, Kids Profiles’ on both DISH Anywhere web and mobile apps feature an image-centric tiled design, making it easy for kids to search and navigate content within the app. Exclusively on DISHAnywhere.com, children can also personalize their profiles by choosing from seven different colorful backgrounds.

Additional Resources
Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
DISH Anywhere App Gets New Interface and New Features at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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