Google is making it easier to find Android apps, games, videos, and other content that you’d feel comfortable letting your kids use.
The Google Play Store now has a Family button for Apps, Games, and Movies & TV sections and a Children’s Books section in the Books area. Parents can also use updated controls to prevent kids from purchasing or streaming inappropriate content.
When you’re using the Family features, search results will filter out content that may be age inappropriate.
Speaking of age, what’s appropriate for a toddler may not be right for a tween, so you can browse content by age group or view the number in the new Family Star badge to see what ages a particular app, video, or book is recommended for.
There’s also an option to browser the Play Store by character to view content related to Elmo, Dora, Mickey Mouse, Elsa, or other popular characters from children’s books or movies.
Don’t want your kids to be bombarded with ads? There’s a label on app pages letting you know if an app includes advertising.